Thursday, March 29, 2012

The power of positive thinking.

I went to the library the other day to get the book I ordered earlier last week. As soon as I was notified that it arrived, I rushed to get it... Its called The power of positive thinking. I started to read it last night, and so far, I find it pretty interesting. Its based on a Christian way of thinking, which I love, and it has a lot of interesting ideas. Here are some just from the first chapter.
1. Believe in yourself. Read & repeat the words from Philippians 4:13~~
"I can do all things through him who strengthens me."
2. The greatest secret for eliminating deep and profound self-doubt, is to fill your mind to overflowing with faith. Develop a tremendous faith in God and that will give you a humble yet soundly realistic faith in yourself.
3. The acquiring of dynamic faith is accomplished by lots of prayer, by reading and absorbing the Bible, and by practicing its faith techniques.
4. Ordinary problems could be met by ordinary prayers, but when 'big problems' come along, we need to pray deep prayers. To get anywhere with faith, you need to learn to pray big prayers, for God rates us according to the size of our prayers, for scriptures say, "According to your faith be it unto you". (Matthew 9:29)

Those were just some of the points that I found interesting. A lot of us have self doubt, which sometimes hurts our chances at true happiness and freedom. I hope you will find for your self the many points he shows us in his book, and you don't even have to buy the book, just order it from the library. :)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Kiss me goodnight.

Kissing is the surest way of expressing love.
A kiss will ease your pain, ease your fear, or give comfort.
Its a way of speaking, without saying a word.
A kiss is welcomed at any time of day or night.
Its a good way of expressing a "Hello" or "Good bye", or anything in between.
Its easy to forget to give kisses to your loved ones, but its something that will be remembered for a long time to come. Share them. Enjoy them. Love them.

My 3 year old loves kissing her little baby brother. Children know that kissing someone is a sure way to their heart. Its easy to kiss a baby, but when kids grow older we tend to forget to give them hugs and kisses. I still remember every time my dad or mom gave me a hug. They never kissed us, hardly ever hugged us, so it means a lot to me to love my little ones, to hug them and to give them kisses. Even if its a 'kiss goodnight'.

Monday, March 26, 2012

life as we know it...

Life with a newborn is tough. Its an adjustment, especially when you go to church with all 4 kids, and your husband sits in the front of the church, while you are all the way in the back with a crying, fussing infant, who wants to nurse 24/7, a whiny 3 year old, who is going through your diaper bag, taking everything out, trying to find a bag of snacks, and two older girls who talk in church and argue over a toy, or go to the bathroom every few minutes, while I am not looking. Ahhh! An adjustment for sure.

The weather was a bit chilly, and cold, but today its sunny, with little white clouds. It may be a very good day. I need to start working in my garden, planting seeds, planting flowers, waiting for things to grow.

I went to the local small public garden a few weeks ago, the weather was so warm that day. A true spring day. Look at all the beautiful flowers I got pictures of.

Spring is all about the flowers, sun, and warm air. I guess that is why we love it so much.:)

Monday, March 12, 2012

5 weeks.

My little boy is 5 weeks today. Wow, time sure flies! It seems just yesterday I was waddling around, with aching hips, and a big pregnant belly. Now he is here in my life, a beautiful addition to our family. I just love little infants, their hungry cry, their little fist flying, as they try to suck on anything that comes close to their mouths. I am finally getting the hang of nursing this little guy. He is finally learning to latch on perfectly, after many attempts and after many painful tries. But a lot of babies go through that so I know its perfectly normal to have nursing issues at first. He is sleeping up to 3 hrs in a row now, and I am finally coming out of fog of sleep deprivation. All in all, I am finally feeling a bit like myself, and getting my routine back, or as far as possible with having a new little baby in our life.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A yellow surprise.

Every day has a gift of its own.

I got an early surprise the other day, something yellow and unexpected. It was buried there last year, and finally as the warm sun and rain did its job, the yellow heads appeared. It was a nice surprise for me to see the flowers, especially with the fact that I forgot that the bulbs got planted there last year. Amazing how nature just does what it knows best. As the bulb sat dead and dry over the hot summer,  rainy fall, and cold, windy winter and surprising me early this season.
God gave us early yellow flowers to inform us that spring is trully coming, and winter is coming to an end.