Christmas Cards & Things…

I am blessed… & I know it. More than that, I am so very thankful for it. πŸ™‚

It’s also late & I’m kind of tired.

Plus I’d love a gigantic bag of potato chips. I won’t even be picky about the flavor right now… lol, although just plain Lays & a Coke sound amazing! πŸ™‚

I’ve spent the last 5 hours or so making lists, writing out Christmas cards, sealing them all up, labeling & stamping them… now they are in a nice, neat stack ready to go as soon as I get the last few addresses in. (with a family picture of myself, my husband, and our adorable Labrador in them of course, πŸ™‚ — Every year at Christmas I do my best to make sure our loved ones know we love them & we’ve thought about them. — Ya never know if that could just make someone’s day or not. — & I like to make sure we don’t miss the opportunity to do just that.

I hope you all have a wonderful day today! (since it’s just after 12 a.m. here on the East Coast.. technically a new day has dawned, lol)

I’d type some more randomness for you guys… but I just downloaded a nice historical romance novel & I do believe I’m going to cuddle up & do one of my very favorite things… read it. πŸ™‚

Really though, I hope you all have an amazing day. Be blessed! πŸ™‚

Goodnight,
Heather!

When You Have Nothing To Say.. This Is What Happens.

Writing cannot be done without the use of ones’ thought, mind, or imagination. There’s a lot of heart and soul in it, but if your mind is cluttered with way too many thoughts when you’re stressed… Heaven knows it’s going to be hard to pull something decent out of it. — As I sit here tonight, I have so much on my mind that I can’t think straight. I don’t know what to write tonight. Not in the book I’m working on and not even here. I’m at a standstill.

I’m sure I’ll get the spark back… I always do. Everything twirling around in my mind makes it so hard to concentrate on anything at all. — I’m an anxious person. I try really hard not to be, but let’s face it… somehow, it seems to find me. It pulls me into a place that tries to block out all the light in my life. It consumes me. — People make me nervous. Life makes me nervous. — I know in my heart that I’m bigger than this. I know that I have a God bigger than this. I also know that I’m only human… therefore, sometimes I fail. Sometimes I fail to pull myself up and away from the anxiety and the clutter surrounding me. — This past week has just been one of those weeks.

There are a lot of people out there that judge others harshly. They look at another person’s life and they think they know enough. This right here, all of this anxiety, it is how I learned not to be that way. People can look at me and see a lot of things… only, they don’t always see the struggles and the battles. They don’t know what’s going on inside. — That’s why kindness is so important. One never knows when they might be the only light someone sees that day.

It’s a very clichΓ© phrase… WWJD? What Would Jesus Do? — He’d be the light. He’d be the kindness. He’d be the love. I was a child when I learned that phrase. I didn’t fully understand its meaning… but I do now. For that, I am glad. I never want to fail to be the kindness that someone else needs.. partly because I understand what it’s like to need the kindness and compassion myself.

I really don’t know what this blog post is all about. I came here and had nothing to say. What I ended up saying.. well, this is definitely one of the most personal posts I’ve written yet, lol. — I guess you can take it however you’d like to. I’m an overly emotional writer tonight, I think everyone should strive to be kind, or simply that I had nothing to write and came up with all this insightful randomness. — You can choose whatever you want. πŸ™‚ —

-hmthreatte!