Tuesday, January 1, 2013
1. All of the white railings around the house will have to be painted white.
2. The trim on the whole house will have to be painted.
3. The flowerbeds all have to be completely redone.
4. The swimming pool fence will have to be sanded and repainted.
5. My house inside will have to be gone over with a fine tooth comb.
6. All of the pasture cleaned and the trees free of all weeds.
Hopefully, the weight will just fall off in the process. There will be lots of growing flowers and planting flowers and since Em's wants to use lots and lots of lights all of the trees in the front yard will be getting lots of trimming for the days they get decorated with lights. I even told her since my Black Eyed Susan's have never been her favorite I would even sacrifice them for the flowers she wants. That was hard but I can plant more.
But How I want to start my 2013 is very different. I read this yesterday and I thought it was something I would really like to incorporate this year into my life.
This is from a man named F.W. Robertson (1816-1863)
It is not by regretting what is irreparable that true work is to be done, but by making the best of what we are. It is not by complaining that we have not the right tools, but by using well the tools we have. What we are, and where we are, is God's providential arrangement,---God's doing, though it may be man's midsdoing;
and the manly and the wise way is to look your disadvantages in the face, and see what can be made out of them, Life, like war, is a series of mistakes, and he is not the best Christian nor the best general who makes the fewest false steps. He is the best who wins the most splended victories by the retrieval of mistakes.
Forget mistakes; organize victory out of mistakes.
Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark. (Philippians 3:13, 14)
That does not ask to understand,
But confident steps forward in
The darkness guided by Thy hand."
(Keep a Quiet Heart, p. 12)
" Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."
Happy New Year
I will turn the page and go into this new year going forward and not looking back. Thank you to all who come to visit here, thank you for being here on this journey of life.