Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Day three and counting!!!
Dealing with this cold is starting to wreck my nerves!
Somehow, I am not dealing with it well at all. Usually when everyone gets a cold or flu here in the house, it misses me! Generally, I keep my self pumped with the herbs and vitamins. This summer had been different.
I have not been taking them as I usually do, and it caught up with me. Big lesson in that one!!!
I may have a cold with the works, but it has not stopped me from knitting! "laughs" I am working on a dishcloth!! Since I made my first one, I have been hooked. I like the feel of them and they are better quality than the ones bought from Wallyworld. They do not take long to make. I love using Aunt Lydia's cotton crochet thread #3 and size three knitting needles. They come out awesome!
Saturday, September 22, 2012
day a man saw an old lady, stranded on the side of the road, but even
in the dim light of day, he could see she needed help. So he pulled up
in front of her Mercedes and got out. His Pontiac was still sputtering
when he approached her.
Even with the smile on his face, she was worried. No one had stopped to
help for the last hour or so. Was he going to hurt her? He didn’t look
safe; he looked poor and hungry. He could see that she was frightened,
standing out there in the cold. He knew how she felt. It was those
chills which only fear can put in you. He said, “I’m here to help you,
ma’am. Why don’t you wait in the car where it’s warm? By the way, my
name is Bryan Anderson.”
Well, all she had was a flat tire, but for an old lady, that was bad
enough. Bryan crawled under the car looking for a place to put the jack,
skinning his knuckles a time or two. Soon he was able to change the
tire. But he had to get dirty and his hands hurt.
As he was tightening up the lug nuts, she rolled down the window and
began to talk to him. She told him that she was from St. Louis and was
only just passing through. She couldn’t thank him enough for coming to
Bryan just smiled as he closed her trunk. The lady asked how much she
owed him. Any amount would have been all right with her. She already
imagined all the awful things that could have happened had he not
stopped. Bryan never thought twice about being paid. This was not a job
to him. This was helping someone in need, and God knows there were
plenty, who had given him a hand in the past. He had lived his whole
life that way, and it never occurred to him to act any other way.
He told her that if she really wanted to pay him back, the next time
she saw someone who needed help, she could give that person the
assistance they needed, and Bryan added, “And think of me.”
He waited until she started her car and drove off. It had been a cold
and depressing day, but he felt good as he headed for home, disappearing
into the twilight.
A few miles down the road the lady saw a small cafe. She went in to
grab a bite to eat, and take the chill off before she made the last leg
of her trip home. It was a dingy looking restaurant. Outside were two
old gas pumps. The whole scene was unfamiliar to her. The waitress came
over and brought a clean towel to wipe her wet hair. She had a sweet
smile, one that even being on her feet for the whole day couldn’t erase.
The lady noticed the waitress was nearly eight months pregnant, but she
never let the strain and aches change her attitude. The old lady
wondered how someone who had so little could be so giving to a stranger.
Then she remembered Bryan.
After the lady finished her meal, she paid with a hundred dollar bill.
The waitress quickly went to get change for her hundred dollar bill, but
the old lady had slipped right out the door. She was gone by the time
the waitress came back. The waitress wondered where the lady could be.
Then she noticed something written on the napkin.
There were tears in her eyes when she read what the lady wrote: “You
don’t owe me anything. I have been there too. Somebody once helped me
out, the way I’m helping you. If you really want to pay me back, here is
what you do: Do not let this chain of love end with you.”
Under the napkin were four more $100 bills.
Well, there were tables to clear, sugar bowls to fill, and people to
serve, but the waitress made it through another day. That night when she
got home from work and climbed into bed, she was thinking about the
money and what the lady had written. How could the lady have known how
much she and her husband needed it? With the baby due next month, it was
going to be hard….
She knew how worried her husband was, and as he lay sleeping next to
her, she gave him a soft kiss and whispered soft and low, “Everything’s
going to be all right. I love you, Bryan Anderson.”
There is an old saying “What goes around comes around.
Sitting here as the last remnants of a small thunder storm rolls by, thinking of how the weather will really change now! The days will be milder and the nights much colder. Dinners will be of one pot wonders, and evenings will be of knitting something to keep warm. Time for the percolator, drip coffee will not do!!!! The smell of perked coffee seeping through the house is like none other!
It's times like these when you sit back and be thankful. Knowing that some of the blessings that GOD has given us, is not shared by the unfortunate. Not everyone can sit back and relax with a steaming cup of hot coffee, chocolate or tea. For some, a cup of clean water would be welcome.
As I sit knitting this hat I am working on, thinking of things I could possibly do for someone in need, ideas flood into my mind. I feel much better thinking about doing things with my knitting other than selling it. Although the money is needed, so is a sense of goodwill. The feeling that I helped someone.
A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups - porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite -- telling them to help themselves to the coffee.
When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: "If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups... And then you began eyeing each other's cups."
"Now consider this," he continued... "Life is the coffee. The jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of life we live. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God has provided us."
God brews the coffee, not the cups... Enjoy your coffee!
God brews the coffee, not the cups... Enjoy your coffee!
"The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything they have."
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly... and leave the rest to God.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Sometimes, I often think of what life would have been for me had I been living in another time and place. But the realization that as a disabled person, with multiple disabilities, my life would not be as full as it is right now! GOD has been very good to me, and I am very thankful! The blessings are too numerous to list.
Sitting here now working on another hat. It is amazing what knitting has done for my life! It is such of part of my daily living now, it has taken the place of cigarettes as my addiction. This addiction has positive results! Results that you can see and share.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
That is when you pick up the knitting and start a pot of coffee! Somehow, they soothe! You mindset changes, and u can relax. It also gives you the quiet time needed to spend with GOD. I seem to be able to talk to Him, meditate and focus on positive creative things.
They will tell you that coffee isn't the best thing for you, and they are right to a certain extent, but it is not the worst thing for you either!
Managed to upload another product onto my website!!! I am on a roll! www.2needleknits.com
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Link to site: www.2needleknits.com
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Nice fall day! This really is the best time of year. I like to colors of fall better than any other season. You still have some flowers in bloom, the grass is still green, but the tress are putting on a spectacular show. They are beautiful when they are fully dressed in their different shades of green, but in fall u have all the fall colors as well as some greens. It is just a beautiful time of year! Found this picture below on my FB page. It is gorgeous to me! Just sat there looking at it with my cup of bean soup in my hand, wishing for all those colors in a stash of yarn. Check it out! What do u think?
I find that I work best at night. So generally I am up all night and sleep during the day. It works for me so far! My children are grown. Trying as I might to get this business going. Not an easy task as it takes time to knit. I believe deep down that it is worth it! Check it out: www.2needleknits.com
Friday, September 14, 2012
Finally!!! My website is back up and running! It took awhile, but it is up. I has one product so far to start hopefully more to come. Been working hard on orders and trying to get the website in order. Check it out and feel free to give my any suggestions, and place an order! Here is the link: www.2needleknits.com
Have A Nice Weekend!
Have A Nice Weekend!