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Friday Favorites; Some Things That Make Me Smile

This guy. 40 plus years. He still makes me smile.

The smiles were just for the camera. You never know what you’re going to get!

How can I not smile? So much love in these photos!

Yes. He really is smiling. So much like his uncle.

The best gang to get the job done! Smile and say cheese y’all.

Good for a big smile every year.

Always ready to play. These guys aren’t so tough.

Makes me smile every day – he sneezes when he wants to go out. Laugh out loud funny!

Magdala, Israel

Old Joppa, Israel

Gai Beach – Tiberius, Israel

A Sweet Surprise.
Quickly moved into my Top Ten.

Enjoying the journey to the end.

I’m so happy you joined me on my show of smile makers.

I hope they made you smile as well.

Until next time …

Somebody Else’s Words

I’m thinking lately, how with the shut down of every thing outside of my home, just how much time I’ve had to write, and learn some new techniques for photography, or to use some serious tools for learning how to make good films.

I’m also thinking lately, just how much of those things I have not been doing.

Add to that, the fact that I try to steer myself away from the negative stuff floating around social media, but the stuff still gets in.

Those thoughts, they are somebody else’s.

And they cause my own thoughts to be quite well covered up.

To the point where stringing two thoughtful sentences together is difficult.

Who is to say what is right?

“I’ve got somebody else’s thoughts in my head I want some of my own
I want some of my own I want some of my own”

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Ron Aniello / Jason Wade
Somebody Else’s Song lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs
Lifehouse No Name Face

Here are a few of my thoughts.

I’ll put them in a list, that way they don’t have to be well worded, but I need to get them out before they are lost; again.

  • We all did what was required of us
  • We stayed home – we stayed in
  • It’s time to leave the nest again
  • The suicide rate is well up from where it was just two months ago
  • Mental health is important – for some – it does mean life or death
  • The stores are full of terrified people – how long can we live in fear?
  • Some are taking charge where it is not their place to do so
  • Some were given the place, and shouldn’t have been
  • Campgrounds and parks are open, but pools and lakes are not, da?
  • Fresh air and sunshine would go a long way to our physical and mental health, right?
  • Zoom, Facebook Live and other meeting places were fun. At first.
  • Eating and cooking at home has been an adventure – Coronavirus 15 (pounds) anyone?
  • BONUS: Reading an entire series of books has been great. (somebody else’s words)
  • BONUS: Reading books I would not have even considered before has enlarged my understanding (somebody else’s words)
  • Even with all of the “practice” reading, I still don’t read any faster. Boo.
  • Binge watching is a really cool activity (somebody else’s words)
  • Sore backside from all that binge-ing
  • Running low on binge-able material
  • The dog has been on more walks in our country fields
  • I really need to go back to church, and exercise class, and lunch with the girls
  • Hugs. I need hugs. I’m not generally a rule breaker, but …

This has turned into quite a mix and match of good and not so good.

I’ll leave you with this;

  • If you don’t feel well, by all means, stay home
  • If you need to go out, please do
  • If you feel the need to wear a mask, do so
  • If you don’t feel a need to mask up , be respectful and keep your distance
  • You should not be touching your face any way!
  • Don’t be judgy of those who feel differently than you do
  • DO wash your hands.
  • Read, sing, dance, write, chat, worship, exercise, turn off the news; anything you need to do to keep your spirits up.

My little list rant has helped to get this out of my head.

Perhaps it helped your thinking to move too, one way or the other.

Maybe now I’ll have room for some “Words of My Own”.

Until next time …

Some Gave All

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

‘We strive to be worthy of their sacrifice,’ ‘Theirs was a love more deep and more pure than most will ever know,’ ‘They marched into hell so that America could know the blessings of peace,’

President Trump

” Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

John 15:13 Holy Bible ASV

Friday Favorites; Bible Verses

Photo by Manuel Schinner – Unsplash

He created me.

He knows absolutely everything about me.

And yet, He loves me still.

Photo by DeborahSPC – Under the Hill

He watches over me, wherever I am.

And where I am is under His care.

No matter what is going on around me,

I can be full f his joy.

Photo by DeborahSPC – Under the Hill

Be blessed.

Until next time …

Friday Favorites – Walking Places

Since the sheltering in place began, of course, exercise classes have ended, so to speak.

In mine have been meeting a couple of times a week on Zoom just to chat.

We’ve done a little exercise, but as you would expect, not the full repertoire we had grown accustomed to.

This past week, several of us said that we had been walking to get in a little more movement.

Our instructor asked asked us to share some photos from our walks to our Facebook page.

I thought that was a good idea, so I ‘ll share those photos here with you as well.

It’s just a mile and a half, so let’s get going!

A Good Day For a Walk With My Walking Companion
Starting Out
At the Beginning
Ready To Go
A Look Back
Turn Left
Another Look Back
Looking Toward Home
Where We Were
Doesn’t Look So Far
Look Right – Home Again
My photo program even turned it into a little video.
How sweet.

I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Until next time …