Yep I caught a bad cold and it got old really quick. By the end of the first evening of just having the cold; I wanted it to be gone so quick! The runny nose, the mild sore throat ( only lasted a few hours -whew- ), the watery eyes and basically a whole sinus breakdown! I’m happy to say today that though my nose is a bit stuffy, I can breathe out of it and I woke up with the most energy I have had in days! I hope that I will continue to progress right on out of my cold fully over the next few days!
On a brighter note, I will be posting another Christmas Craft video tomorrow. The next one is on how to make Christmas Crosses using Water Bottle Caps. It’s easy, simple and uses recycled materials! Anyhoo, I hope you all are enjoying this Wintery month called December. Despite being sick, yesterday felt so christmasy. The heat was on, I was watching yummy cooking videos…..just felt so cozy!
Have a positive and safe week everybody!
Tip of the week: DON’T BE OUT IN THE COLD IF YOU REALLY DON’T HAVE TO ;p
So a few months ago I posted this piece of work that I did called Gold Rush and it was pretty well received so I decided to get it printed on silver metallic paper….finally. Here are the final results!
I wouldn’t mind selling this print so if you would like this as a print. Feel free to send me a message
Yesterday I went into a clothing/accessory store on a budget. I am honestly always on a budget and I handle money quite frugally as the feeling when I waste money is never a good feeling. Anyway, later on after leaving the store, a new idea of thinking came to me that evening after reading the bible. For me, I often think if I had more money; I would be able to get that and that and that and that. Or not necessarily get more things but just have the leisure/luxury of just being able to go into a store and buy something without worrying about the price tag. It’s not that I like expensive items and to buy a lot, but it’s just one of the nicest feelings to be able to go into a store without worrying about ” Oh I don’t have that to spend because I got to spend on this and etc etc etc )”. But all of this …..has to do with ‘things” at the end of the day..and what are things ? Things that can be stolen, taken, and destroyed. The problem is not wanting nice things every now and then; the problem is the constant pursuit for more.
I say all of this to say though the only option/solution that there may seem to be is to be in the pursuit for more money, we actually have two options. We can be in the pursuit for more money that can only buy more things or we can be in the pursuit of contentment/ gratefulness. The thing about being in pursuit of more money, there will always be the pursuit of more money….how much more money will it take ? How many more things will you buy ? How much “happiness” will you get out of it…or even joy ? Not much!
Having more money is not what I need, having more contentment is what I NEED. The key is not getting more money to be more satisfied, but gaining contentment in what we do have so that we can cherish/have more than “monetary riches”. It’s not easy sometimes because it really does seem like having more money would be the solution to many problems…but it is not. The bible say Ecclesiastes 5:10: Whoever loves money never has enough, whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless.The world constantly tells us that having more money is what we need but is the world not temporary ? Can the world not be destroyed and everything in it. We often have ENOUGH money to buy all of what we “need”, not what we want but what we need. If we can place our focus on wanting more contentment, we just may be surprised in how much we ALREADY do have ( and I’m not just talking monetarily ) and by contentment…you can gain much more than monetary gains. Maybe love….maybe family…..maybe FAITH……because you took your eyes off what you didn’t have and focused on what was evident all around you.
In many communities, Christmas trees are being lit up for all to see. It’s quite interesting going into different places and seeing how they decided to decorate their Christmas tree. So, I am going to try to take a picture of as many different Christmas trees as I can this year. The problem with that may be simply that I can’t drive and I don’t really go …to too many places but that’s okay…I will still try. So here is today’s Christmas tree. The tree was located in an outdoor mall ( these are all pictures of the same tree).
At last, the time has come to start posting craft videos. Today I would like to share with you a craft video on how to make Mini cute Christmas stockings using paper/a cotton ball/stapler/glue and scissors. This craft is simple, easy, environment friendly and uses f.o.c.u.s : ) I hope you like and if you have any comments,suggestions…please let me know. God Bles
James 4:13-16(ESV):13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”—14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil….
Yesterday, November 30th,2013, Paul Crouch ( TBN Network televangelist ) and Paul Walker ( notable actor ) passed away. One due to heart disease and the other, a car accident. One was 79 and the other was 40. Though I do not know the two, nor do I have much knowledge of their work, two are now gone from this Earth. I say all of this to say I made some pretty sound revelations yesterday about life and I would like to share them with you. But before I do that….I just want to say Rest In Peace to both Paul Crouch and Paul Walker and condolences to each of their families.
1. We have but little control over our lives. Yes we have the power to make choices but we do not have the power to change them once done or to pick the consequences of them. Even further, the control that we do have…we have only for a little bit and within seconds…we can have no control and be helpless just like when we came into this world. Both of these men lost their lives due to something of this world that they ultimately couldn’t control. As a whole, you can not control when your heart will stop beating but we can control when we will start living; which is now. Life is short and it’s honestly over before we know it ( literally ). The only control we have in this life is by each moment as time past by……the rest is in God’s hands so why don’t we just give this powerless life to him because he has the control.
2. What are you going to do tomorrow ? What are you going to do this afternoon ? These questions are often asked leniently and simply. We ask these type of questions every single day to ourselves, to our friends and family but we don’t fully grasp what they can really mean. We are already talking of the future and it is not even here yet. I guess we all just like to predict the future…even if we don’t really think so. This is not to be taken negatively but perhaps with some attention. We can not take now for granted is all I am saying. We just can not tell the future, nor should we be living only in the future. I’m not saying don’t plan, do everything now, live frivolously and stuff….but I am just saying that we have to realize that we just can not control the next hour or minute no matter how much we try to plan it or whatever. Now matters too!
Yesterday, I think I came upon a new idea about the way we live. The reality of life is that the only moment we have is now. The moment I thought of writing this post is already gone as I am writing this post now. Just because the only moment we have is now, doesn’t mean that we do everything now. Now has significance because of what we can decide to be our course of action in the present moment. We often live ahead of ourselves or behind ourselves but not with ourselves because that moment only exist presently. This leads me to say that we have to live with purpose now in the given moment. It does not mean that we must have ________ now or must do this now. It means that we choose our actions with intention and purpose because “now” is the only time to choose what we will or will not do. If you choose to wait, that is doing something AND you wait intentionally. You do not wait out of fear but out of patience for what God has coming for you in the future. The only future moment we have is a moment that God has given us so that’s why we must choose our actions intentionally/purposefully now because the rest can only be left to God. If you choose to go…if you choose to stop….if you choose to see…..if you choose to believe…..it’s important that we do so intentionally and purposefully because that is how purposeful each moment is. This doesn’t mean each moment we live with the dread of tomorrow not coming, this doesn’t mean that we are always doing SOMETHING “productive persay”. But simply means that we are living each moment aware and with intention in what we are doing. Let our minds not be so focused ahead that we forget what we have right in front of us and let our minds not be so insistent on the past that we forget that it has already gone. We need to recognize NOW, not yesterday…not tomorrow but today so that we can live. We can not avoid now by living in the future or living in the past. If so, we waste the only moment we ever really have to change…to do…to live…now.
As I like to say….you got to live today before you can live tomorrow ;p