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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tuesday "Tails"



Bambi is REAL!
Remember what Thumper's mother told him? If you can't say something nice, don't say it at all."



May you always have
Love to Share,
Health to Spare,
And Friends that Care.
May You Be blessed!

Thought for the day and this is a good one:

"Miracles seem to rest, not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from far off, but upon our perceptions being made finer so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear that which is about us always." ~ Willa Cather

I think there are miracles all around us - but we look for the big miracle not all the little miracles that are right in front of our face. What do you think? Do you have a miracle around you right now?

I think that picture above was a miracle it made me feel good inside. I liked that.

Another example Debby at For Your Tears read about a woman who had lost her son. They tied blue ribbons on their tree to remember him. Well Debby did the same thing for him! She put blue ribbons on her tree, took a picture of it, and then sent it to the woman. The woman felt so GOOD that someone cared enough to do that. Now what is the price of the blue ribbon? Priceless. That was a miracle to me.

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46 comments:

Jill said...

Thank you so much for this, Sandie. It's been difficult for so many right now and you have given me a very important reminder. God Bless you and may miracles continue to unfold before you.

ArtyMarti said...

I am thankful for the little miracles. I have seen a couple big ones in my life, and they were memorable, but the little ones are the things that keep me going. My far away daughter texting me when I was feeling so low (she never texts), my friend offering to give me a ride to my surgery (I had prayed for an answer). And for the encouragement my online friends are always giving. Yes, these are little miracles. And Sandie you count as one.

Janie Fox said...

I always leave here inspired. Thank you.
I loved the fruitcake picture too. haha
My mom always said the same thing as Bambi's mom. It is a good rule to live by.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You got a laugh out of me w/ the fruitcake! I remember my great great aunt would make them every year and no one in my family ever ate it...

My Journey With Candida said...

My mom used to make the best fruitcake. Instead of dried fruit, she would use candied fruit. So good. After she died, she had a fruitcake in her freezer. The year after she died, my sisters and I got it out and ate in in rememberance of her.

Flora said...

Love you quote at the top!! So true...wonderful post.

That corgi :) said...

I think that was a sweet thing for Debby to do with the tree; I read the journal of this lady who lost her son; I can't imagine their grief. I liked the fruitcake cartoon, I see it every year but it sure is cute!

I also like the scripture you quoted at the top of your blog, Sandie. That is a good one to try to live by!

betty

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Very sweet stories and the picture of Bambi is priceless. I love the story of the blue ribbons. I think there are miracles all around us! My one miracle is our son, Michael. His birth was very difficult and he actually was stuck inside of me and the doctor reached in and broke his collarbone to get him out. He was not breathing, very low heart rate and was completely blue. But God had other plans and he is the light of my world today. Thanks for a great post! Hope your day is good!

TexWisGirl said...

very touching (the ribbons AND the photo). :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Touching words about the ribbons and the photo, Sandie. Thanks!!!

I hate to admit it --but I'm one of those who do not like Fruitcake.... Oh Well!!!

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

This is so touching what she did with the blue ribbons...I checked out her blog...thanks for telling us.

forgetmenot said...

Sandie, Lovely post full of uplifting, positive thoughts.Thanks so much. Beautiful header to remind us of the real reason for Christmas. Have a great day. Mickie :)

SweetMarie said...

Sandie, This is a very inspirational post today. I'm thankful for all miracles. I've definitely been blessed with big and small miracles.
Have a wonderful day.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Great post, Sandie! You always have just the neatest things! Cute fruitcake cartoon! And the story of the ribbons is touching as is the photo. And, I believe in miracles!
Have a wonderful day,
Cheryl

Remington said...

Miracles happen each day....we just have to take the time to spot them....

Loveforfood said...

Miracles happen, once in a while. When you believe (miracles happen)...

Sweet Tea said...

This is a great Post.
Thanks for the humor and encouragement, Sandie.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Fruitcake. LOL!!

Debbie said...

I love that Willa Cather quote. (I love her anyway. She was one of my favorite English teachers favorite authors. ) You are RIGHT about the miracle.

And how cute are the real Bambi and Thumper?

laurie said...

just beautiful,

blueviolet said...

Debby's post about her friend was wonderful, wasn't it? That fruitcake cartoon made me laugh!

Terra said...

Sweet photo of the deer and the bunny, and good quotes about miracles. God intervenes a lot with miracles, and sometimes people see it and often we don't.
Nice about the blue ribbons on the tree and Debby.

Thisisme. said...

I always believe in small miracles my friend, and sometimes they happen all round me. If you live your life as in the saying by Thumper's mum, you won't go far wrong!

Sandra said...

miracles happen every day, a new born is a miracle to me. and when i rolled my SUV 3 times and my son and i had not a scratch and the truck was totaled, that was a miracle.

Eva Ason said...

Thank you very much for your words today, I really needed it! Hope you're having a lovely day my friend! Hugs x

Shanda said...

What an inspiration to do that for someone!
I feel sorry for the fruitcake.

Rae said...

Loved this post. This time of the year is sad for many people and it helps to know that there are little miracles still out there.

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for making us laugh, think, and yes, sometimes even cry. But in a good way of course!

BTW-My daughter saw the beginning of an episode of Iron Chef - the secret ingredient was fruitcake! :)

Happy Tuesday,
Karen

Ann said...

You never know what little act of kindness will bring complete joy to someone else. Miracles are all around us

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Thank you for this and all the moments you share with us. I try to think of others and give of myself daily. Hugs, Linda

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I think that if I can get everything I plan to get done before Christmas, it will be a miracle.

I think that if I can find all the presents that I wrapped and put "someplace", it will be a miracle.

I think if I can find the floor under all the Christmas stuff I have strewn all over the extra room, that will be a miracle.

Angela said...

I heard of many miracles last night at the Christmas dinner with our church from a man who is a police officer. He told many stories of the miracles the Lord performed for him. That was the best part of the night getting to hear his stories. The food was alright but not as good as those stories!

Hugs,
Angela

Michaele said...

Yes, miracles are all around us : )

Ginny said...

I love your blue ribbon story, and the amazing picture! Wow, looks like you had a blast in your post from yesterday, what fun and good food!

Susan said...

Awwww, that was another good one, Sandie. LOVED the fruitcake joke. Hilarious.

Loved the sweetness of the blogger who put blue ribbons on her tree, too. Darling.

Thanks so much for uplifting so many! Susan

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

It is those small miracles that compose a wonderful life... I LOVE the blue ribbon story. Love it. blessings ~ Tanna

Pondside said...

Sandie, you are SO right, and I am always so grateful for the opportunity to laugh and to feel a lovely warmth around my heart from your posts.

Belle said...

I love the scripture at the top of your page. This is one of my goals, to be content each day. I read the story by the woman who lost her son. My heart and prayers go out to her.

Sush said...

See Sandie, this is what I love when I visit your blog! You always have something inspiring to read along with some humor! You are a very inspirational writer!
Hugs~

Granny Annie said...

I will look more closely for miracles today. The first one is basically that I am opening my eyes.

Love the fawn and bunny. Bambi for sure.

Stella said...

Would you let the fruitcake know that I really enjoy his company over a steaming cup of coffee. Ask himto to drop by anytime. Love to watch Bambi. Too bad all my grandkids are now in their teens. Thanks for the smiles. Stella

Catherine said...

Hahaha ~ I wonder why if nobody really likes fruitcake, it still gets made? Hmmmm..... ;)

Happy Wednesday friend!
xo Catherine

Debby@Just Breathe said...

((HUGS,HUGS,HUGS))
You are so sweet. Thank you for your heartfelt words.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Also thank you so much for putting up my buttons. You are a very sweet friend.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

dear sandie,

what a great reminder!
very touching!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

...and that sweet picture made my heart smile.
thanks so much for sharing this post.

Sharon said...

This was really precious, Sandie. That picture is just priceless. I love how nature sometimes captures the miracle of God's creative love.

I think we are surrounded by miracles - and yes, when we focus on the *BIG* ones, we miss the everyday ones. Like the faces of ones we love, good food to eat, and even the very breath we take.

God is good.

GOD BLESS!