Thursday, January 15, 2009

Glad to have my MARGINS back

Well--I figured it was time for another post. Most of the time I don't post because I wait for the "right" time to post--well we all know the right time never happens.

Ok--back to the subject of MARGINS. I love here goes another

mar·gin noun (plural mar·gins)
Definition: (from online Encarta dictionary--skipping parts I didn't like :)

1. blank space at side of page
2. outer edge
3. limit: a boundary indicating the limit beyond which something should not go
4. additional amount: an amount over and above what is strictly necessary, included for safety reasons

My life over the last 5 months has lacked margins. We tend to get so bogged down in stuff--that we fail to have necessary margins. Sometimes--we have no control over what happens in our lives, but if we leave space--a little crisis can squeeze into the margins that we have left. If we "book" our lives too tightly, when a crisis or unexpected circumstance arises, we lack that "blank" space, "limits," and that extra "additional amount" of time that is needed for "safety reasons."

I don't know about you--but it's not safe for my emotions, my family time, my health--when I go beyond the margins in my life. Over the years, I've learned to say no to some things in order to maintain a little margin. Besides--a page that has no margins--that's written on from edge to edge--is not easy to focus upon and it's not aesthetically appealing either. I think when I ditch the margins--I'm often not the most pleasurable person to be around. (That's when Brett tells me--go get some sleep!)

So add margins in your life when you can--they are absolutely needed! Saying no to certain extra commitments and to simple things like wasted time watching TV, unfruitful telephone conversations, just being "lazy," and of course--good ol' wasted computer time--will help give back a few of those margins!

Well--my time's up--gotta go to keep up!

Ephesians 5:15-16 Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity....

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Did I really forget??

Ok. So I must admit.....I did forget my dearest friend's birthday yesterday. Although, I could have said that she called me before I had a chance to call her---(I thought about it--but she knows me too well)-- I confess that I just forgot. So... to make up for it--I'm taking this post to say Happy Birthday, Lisa!

Here's your cyper b-day present! (You'll get it the next time I see you.) Oh--and if anyone is interested in making one of these--let me know and I'll post a tutorial. It's very easy and makes a great gift!

Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold

I am very appreciative of all of my dear friends. I find that getting older only makes developing friendships (significant, deep ones) more difficult as we have husbands and families first on our priority list. So I am thankful for those all of my "golden" friends who know me inside and out.
I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Lisa! Here are a few pics of your sweet Caroline (I have copies for you too.)