What's been on my mind lately?
For starters, I've been thinking about this necklace:
Isn't it fantastic?! Imagine my utter delight when one crisp morning I ventured out to my mailbox to find that a package from the east coast had made it's way to ME! My girl, Ms. Maria--a special friend, a spicy-hot lady, and fellow blogette--thoughtfully sent some "love" my way, in the form of a pretty bracelet and THAT necklace.
So, I've been thinking about how much I love my new necklace, and how much it obviously loves me. It just might be the start of a wondrous, long-term relationship. (Thank you, sweet Maria!)
I've been thinking about how big nosed people (me) should NOT get big zits on their big noses (mine) because...well...they just look big! It's really unfortunate. (Grrr...)
I've been thinking that the thing I most positively love about kids is that they're crazy! One minute they are sitting complacently in their car seats, enjoying a bit of thumb-sucking (Cam) and listening to the Christmas tunes streaming through the speakers (Lilly). The next minute, everything changes. In a blink of an eye, they're foaming at the mouth and screeching at the top of their lungs--throwing sippy cups, kicking legs, and yanking on seat belts! It really is the darndest thing. But I love crazy. Crazy makes life more interesting. And fun.
I've been thinking about the profoundly moving and timeless movie, "It's A Wonderful Life." (Well shoot, isn't Jimmy Stewart handsome in that film!?) Every holiday season I watch (and bawl through) the whole thing! One of my favorite quotes from the film comes from the whimsical angel, Clarence, who says to the down-trodden George Bailey, "Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?" Goodness, that's beautiful! And true. Sometimes I wonder if we really know how far-reaching our influence is.
Lastly, I've been thinking about my life in general; my abundance of blessings and the preciousness that surrounds me. It IS a wonderful life! (Despite nose zits!) I've got "crazy" children and kind friends. I've got dreamy Mr. Stewart on DVD.
And did I mention that necklace?
It's pretty fantastic.