Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Frosty Evening

It's a dark frosty night, and the moon fills the sky with shimmery light. Thought I'd give you a glimpse of it from our angle of the world. I understand we're enjoying what is called 'a blue moon' as this will be the second full moon this month.

I've been working most of the day on my family history submission for our local history book. The job didn't seem that arduous when I started, but you soon realize if you want to do a good job, it takes more than dashing off a few paragraphs. Yes, you want the information to highlight the facts of births and marriages, but it's so much more interesting to read historical information when it comes interlaced with memories that bring smiles, laughter, or even poignant throbs. So Lin, I can see why you enjoy chasing down the history of so many of your family members.... there's a real pleasure to it.

I just re-discovered a quote I always thought inspiring -- I have it on the inside cover of a little notebook I'm using these days:  "Live one day at a time, and make it a masterpiece!"

As we prepare for a brand new year, I'm musing over that idea ... what does that look like in my life? If I make each day a masterpiece, what does it feel like? What am I doing and who am I with?
On that note, what does a masterpiece day look like to you?



  1. Thank you for the visit Brenda and wanted to wish you a Happy new year and the absolute best in 2010!

  2. When I had a corporate job, I dreaded Mondays and dragged myself out of bed every morning when the alarm went off. Now, on days when I go to my volunteer work at the cat sanctuary, I wake up before the alarm goes off and can't wait to get there. I'm doing what I love... now, if only the money would follow!

  3. fun I just took a break from genealogy research to check my blog buddies and there you are writing a family history-good for you.

  4. What a beautiful photo...:-) Hugs


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