Really? Well, let's just say I've been very busy and occupied.
You see, I opened a new online shop. No biggie as I've done this type of thing before.
But this time was different. I was suddenly and quite unexpectedly blessed with sales and a lot of positive attention.
I quickly had to redesign the layout of our home, add shelves and storage, put systems into place, and do everything else that is needed to secure and grow a successful business.
The business is now full time and I enjoy it immensely. I have thought about this blog and all the friendships that have developed along the way. Such a blessing! I thank everyone who has contacted me to make sure I'm okay.
So what is it that I truly need to do now? I am starting a new blog to coincide with my new business, but do I really want to abandon this blog since it such a part of me? I've been avoiding making a decision for the past couple of months.
Geez...time to step up and just do it and stop being a little lost sheep. So what I've decided for now is to put this blog to rest until I see how this all plays out.
The new blog is at OldTimePickers.com. I will begin writing there soon and really envision a merging of the two blogs into something bigger and better.
We'll have to see...I just don't want to be a little lost sheep again!
It's that time for all of us to take a moment to Count Our Blessings.
Allow me to start...
I'm sure you know the story of 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. Even though Goldilocks was just a child, she knew. She knew that she did not need or want the biggest, the best, or even the most. She was determined to find what was 'just right' for her.
Children can be so wise. As a former kindergarten teacher, I was always fascinated with my students' perception of the world around them. Life is not as complicated for children. They do not worry about outside influences or how others may perceive them. They follow their own instincts. They experience the freedom to do and be what is 'just right'.
As adults, we don't need the biggest, the best, or even the most. We are truly blessed when we celebrate who we are and what we already have.
So just as Goldilocks and my students, I now embrace what is 'just right' as I seek simplicity within my life. I can now do and be what is 'just right'. I can count my blessings.
Now go ahead, your turn...share a blessing!
GUIDELINES FOR 'COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS':
-You may join in the first Saturday/Weekend of every month to share the blessings in your life. The meme will stay open for a few days to give you more opportunity to share.
-This is not to share our latest craft, thrifty purchase, or remodel project. Just a sharing of our blessings, an appreciation of life and what it has to offer. A time to push our problems aside. A reason to reflect what is good. A way to possibly give hope to others who need to hear something inspirational in their time of need.
-Click the LinkyTool below to link up your blessing post that is on your blog. In the URL line, insert your blog post URL, not your blog address. To do this, right click on the title of your blessing post on your blog, click copy shortcut, then paste it here.
-Please add the 'Count Your Blessings' button found in the right sidebar here to your blog post or do a link back (right click my post title, click copy shortcut, add to your blog post).
-Take the time to share and be inspired by other participants by visiting them and leaving comments.
This season, I have cut back on blogging to about once a week. It’s all about balance and what I strive for in my real life. And really, I would rather blog once a week and hope that it has some meaning than to blog and babble continuously about nothing on a daily basis.
I do feel blessed so the time has come to continue the monthly sharing of ‘Count Your Blessings’ which is held the first Saturday of every month! ‘Count Your Blessings’ is a time for reflection, appreciation, and understanding. No sharing of things, projects, or latest finds...just a true appreciation of nature, family, friends, faith, etc.
I will have set this up with LinkyTool so you may join in starting this Friday, July 2 and I will have it run through Sunday, July 4. Join in with your own blog post, by making a comment, or both. Hope to see you then!
I'm a country gal at heart! I have my own business and passion, Old Time Pickers. We provide Rust & Crust & Weathered & Worn Decor and Design. What better way to embrace the past! You can find us at www.oldtimepickers.etsy.com.