St. Patrick’s Day Is On The Way

St. Patrick’s Day is only a few weeks away.  Looking forward to the fun of St. Patrick’s Day and the festivities?  

We have some awesome home decor items left in stock at the market.  Just hop on over to countrylovingmarket.com and take a look.  placematstpatsshamrockscroll

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Life’s Choices

Life’s Choices

Today I choose. I choose to be respectful, helpful and loving to others. Today, I choose to be create happiness. And tomorrow, I choose the same. As I move thru life on my journey the memories I want in my old age are those that have made someone smile, comforted the frightened, fed the hungry or that special look a homeless person gives when offered a meal or warm drink or even a coat or blanket. Oh yes, I will strive to succeed and excel professionally but personally I want to make sure I don’t miss those special moments of helping someone in need or putting a smile on the face of a stranger. What do you choose?

Small Business Saturday

Today is Small Business Saturday.  Each year we celebrate small businesses and their contribution to our communities by having a special day to promote and support these businesses.  They are the ones that show up at meetings and fight to keep communities clean, safe and a fun place to shop and live.  The money made by independent businesses is generally spent in the community.  

And, a lot small businesses will be offering special deals and little extras too making today a winner for all.  

So let’s get out there and shop our local independent businesses and support our people, our neighbors and our community.  

Thanksgiving Thankful

Each year on Thanksgiving my family take turns naming something they are thankful for this year.  Most of the time the answers are pretty generic.  My spouse, my kids, or my health.  Those are all great things to be thankful for but this year I’m digging deeper.  I’ve been determined to find unique things I’m thankful for each day.

So, every day while drinking my morning cup of tea I take a look at the day before and try to find something new to be thankful for.  This could be someone new that I’ve met, an owl I heard hooting the night before or just an old song I heard on the radio.  Whatever it is I was there, living in the now and noticing everything around me in a new and almost childlike way.  Wow!

So, what am I thankful for this year.  I’m thankful that I’ve learned to live in the now and, no matter how much I am in a rush, I notice the small things.  The things that make me smile, give me that warm fuzzy feeling, or…..help me to notice that someone around me needs a quick hand.  A hot cup of coffee or simply picking up something they have dropped.  And, in return I’ve received help several times when I’ve dropped something or just needed a hug and magically a friend or relative suddenly appears.  I’m thankful for daily blessings. How about you?