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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

Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday - Barns in South Carolina

Okay more barns from out trip to South Carolina at 70 mph (and that was the speed limit). I think daughter did good considering that - you will have to imagine the top of the barn. (I am trying here. lol)
They had lots and lots of barns on the road here - and to tell you the truth - not much else.  We had to get gas - when we saw a gas station.



Now I read in a magazine (thanks Cheri) the following and thought it was kind of interesting:

Fresh fruit - optimism

Potatoes  - happiness

Tuna  - cuts irritability

Salsa  - reverses a gloomy mood

Vanilla - produces calm brain ways

Hot cider - erases worry

Popcorn  - raises gloomy spirit

If you have any of those maybe you can try it,  None of those can hurt you.

Thought for the day:

I do believe this - if you go around looking for YOUR peace in other people or in things - you'll never find it - I know - I tried to do that for a long time.  I was in pain a lot of years doing this.  Then I started listening to the Lord and he helped me to find peace right where I was.  Now sometimes I lose it - if my stress level gets high or I am around negative people.  I can fail just like anyone else.  What I have to do is pick myself up by my bootstraps and move forward with the Lord.  Sometimes I whine along the way too - because honestly - sometimes I don't like where I am at and I don't know where I am going.  But as long as I am with Him, I'm okay even when I don't think I'm okay.



Thank you Wendy!



65 comments:

andy said...

Love old barns! !! I totally agree on the popcorn :)!!!!have a great and happy day

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Honestly, without my faith I would never be able to get through life. So interesting that different foods have different effects like that!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I took a couple of photos while driving myself...lol...your words are sooooo true my friend! I miss you. love, Linda

BelovedBomber said...

Thanks. I am going to have to see how many ways I can add vanilla to my food and drink or maybe just to my hot cider. :)

rubyslipperz said...

thank you for putting a smile on my face and more faith in my heart...to start my Monday morning!!

hugZ,
annie
anniesrubyslipperz.com

Wanda's Wings said...

I love salsa. Maybe I need to eat some everyday!

From the Kitchen said...

ah yes--those images captured at high rates of speed.

best
bonnie

Clint said...

Please excuse me---I need to eat some tuna now.

TexWisGirl said...

'imagine the top of the barn' ha ha!

thanks for the boost at the end, dearie.

Love Of Quilts said...

I have to agree with your thought of the day.

Ginny said...

You are so right abut not depending on others for our happiness!!! Can't wait to see more barns, she is so good at high speed snapping...and I don't mean high speed shutter, but high speed car!!!

Wendy said...

My brain's frazzled today. Been doing a lot of writing... good excuse for vanilla ice cream - LOL

Glad you like your siggy! LOL

Remington said...

We have to be happy with ourselves....this is a great post....pass the potatoes please!

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

I love your thought for the day. I know how it feels, especially lately. Thanks for the helping hand to get off my behind and move with the Lord.

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

I want to mix some fresh fruit and potatoes :) Lovely thoughts and great quicky barn photo! Have a lovely week.

Sandra said...

had taters last night, don't feel much different, i will try popcorn next, i love popcorn. tuna not so much. nice barn, i can see the speed you were driving. good job

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh yeah, I've got a 'thing' about old barns too! Love 'em.

About the vanilla producing calm brain waves: If it's in ice cream it produces such calm brain waves that I'm asleep on the couch in about 20 minutes!! Totally knocks me out. :-)

Arkansas Patti said...

I am impressed, at 70mph, my pic would be a blur.
Hum,think I will have some fruit before my dentist appointment.

Jill said...

Great barn shot...especially going so fast!

I need a gallon of vanilla. Shhh...don't tell anyone. ;)

barbara l. hale said...

Nice barn even topless. Now I have to go buy a bag of potatoes.

Shelly said...

I love old barns and your thought for the day. Good things to think on!

Lynn said...

Love the barns. Now for some hot cider...

Your last paragraph I can totally relate to. I've learned to turn it over to the Lord - whatever the worry is - but I still can't stop worrying sometimes. Sometimes the answer does not come right away and I am trying to remember that.

Debbie said...

The roadsides in our neck of the woods can be a little desolate too. That's why I had to create all kinds of crazy car games to play. I love looking at old barns.

And Sandie, I loved your concluding thought for the day. I think you are very right about it, too.

Gloria Hood said...

The thought for the day is oh so true!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Love your thought for the day . I like all you posted always.


Hugs
new friend well more like older friend me as the days flee bye.

Thank you as you always give time to comment on my page.

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Lots of good food for thought in this post. And I love old barns.

Have a fun day! ...Marsha

Eva Ason said...

Hi Sandie, I am back again :-) and it feels great.
Nice picture of the barn. I really loved the thought of today. THat is so true though, we cannot find peace anywhere else than within ourselves, where we are. Hope you're having a great day my friend.
Big hugs to you

Eva

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...It's sooooo true that peace and happiness are inside jobs. Thanks for your post today, and every day. Susan

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for the lift and inspiration on this Monday afternoon!

Have a wonderful week,
Karen :)

Retired English Teacher said...

So true, no one else can bring us peace or joy. Thanks for the reminder. Have a beautiful week.

Doris Sturm said...

Just a quick note to say Happy Monday (even though it's almost over) - but as always, I enjoyed your positive post. I whole heartedly agree with finding peace within yourself - it took me some time to get there, but better late than never ;-)

Take care, Sandie!

jack69 said...

Very thoughtful entry, I love the quote by 'unknown'. Makes one think. I am a sucker for quotes. I always say, "I wish I had thought of that!"

Barns? Love 'em when I can each a camera, I cannot resist a shot of a barn.
Love from NC

A Quiet Corner said...

I agree with your theory about finding peace within yourself..this is TRUTH!...:)JP

Grandma Bonnie said...

I love the barn photo. That is almost all I saw this weekend on our drive up north. I must have got a dozen photos of barns. I could have got more but my camera battery died.

Ann said...

I should have had a tuna sandwich for lunch today :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Have a great week. Happy Monday!

Paula said...

I'm thinking of taking up drinking Vanilla.

photowannabe said...

Amen Sandi.
You are right on with this.
The only way to go through life is to have the Lord holding our hand.
Love the barns. I'm partial to them.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

I think I need to try all of these foods. . . I have it all,lol.

Like your thought for the day.The only way to find peace and real happiness is in him.

Susannah said...

I'm with ya on the vanilla.....even when it is in cookies and cake!!! Nice ending to your post today. You are your own destiny!

Love barns.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

So if I mixed all those foods together would I have a great day or a stomach ache?

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I like your drive-by barn! I haven't seen the list of foods and what they do for you before, that's neat. I love to smell popcorn popping. Then I love to eat a big bowl of it!

Maple Lane said...

Just finished a bag of popcorn!

Jean said...

I love barns. Good go get that pic at 70mph!
Hmmm....Now I know what to fix "a family member" for lunch. Tuna!:)

Jane said...

Ok well the popcorn sure did it for me last night on the couch watching TV, which I do not do a lot of. Thanks for that, I think that list makes a lot of sense. I will copy it.

Sure you can ride home with me, but I was not too sure you would like that lizard eating the leaves photo!

Richters Victory said...

Great post for a Monday! Now the rest of the week will go more smoothly! Thanks!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Wonderful advice for all of us to follow. I know life would be a lot harder if I did not have my faith.
Also having so many good Christians buddies like you sure make my life happier.
Have a wonderful week honey
Love
Maggie

DaCraftyLady Debb said...

oh lots of popcorn helps indeed!!!

SweetMarie said...

I need some vanilla! :) I do love potatoes...mmmm! Chocolate should be on the list...
Nice barn pic, especially at that speed. :) Totally agree with your thought for the day.:)
Marie

TARYTERRE said...

Based on your tips... I should be optimistic, happy and worry-free. No gloom here at all. LOL LOVED this. Take care.

momto8 said...

I think there is definitely a connection between eating healthy foods and feeling happier....I see it with my own eyes in my kids.
and I agree with my whole heart...faith is a beautiful gift.
love your barn!!!

That corgi :) said...

I ilked the thought for the day, Sandie. That is so true, isn't it? Cool looking barn!! I honestly can't remember the last time I saw a barn here........even on our Sunday drives; will have to see if one exists here :)

betty

Alida said...

Popcorn has always been a great pick me up!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I love old barns too- the older- the better,
love
tweedles

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

I enjoyed very much reading your lovely post.
Reading through your writing. I could relate to a time when i wondered who and where i was going, and if there was such a thing as peace.!
Oh how divine it was.. when i realised peace is from within. Its the most wonderful feeling ,and brings happiness.
We must have faith. Like you say, negativity is so not good. I cannot be around negative people.
I have become a follower ..I like the way you write and your blog is lovely.
Hope to see you my side.
best wishes Happy tuesday
val

Betty Manousos said...
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Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Well I say she did pretty good for trying to capture a barn at 70 mph! I fully agree with your thought for the day- peace is not found in others, but in our own hearts. Have a great week Sandie!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I guess I need to be guzzling hot cider?

Debbie said...

um....potatoes, my absolute favorite food group. no wonder i'm so happy.

i loved this entry today, i printed your thought for today for a few people i know who would benefit from reading it!!

Debbie said...

and whoops....charming barn, by the time i got to the end i forgot about it!!

shame on you, sharing "topless" barns!!

Jill said...

That video was so sweet!

Blondee said...

Love old barns, one of my most favorite things to photograph in black and white.

Carol............. said...

Great "feel good" post.........I smiled a lot...thanks!

I like the food list listening to the news I need to eat lots more tuna! LOL

SquirrelQueen said...

Each of those foods produces the desired result I'm sure but I'm a firm believer that chocolate cures all. Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Betty Manousos said...

i really liked the thought for the day and your wonderful advice.
thank you for putting more faith in my heart.
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i love old barns. and that one is beautiful!
thanks for another delightful post, my friend!:)