Saturday, January 5, 2013

Every day is a gift

Even though Christmas Day has past, the decorations have been put away, and Bing Crosby's White Christmas along with all the other holiday songs have been shuffled off of our play list...Every day is a Gift.  If we choose to see the beauty and the blessings in every day -yes, even the worst of days, they in time will become a cherished part of who we are.  Someone once told me (in regard to parenting) that the days are slow but the years are fast.  I find that the days go fast and the years go faster.  I want to be the person who cherishes each day and more so the people whom I share that day with!  I also want to prioritize my days, so that my energy, my talents and my time will help to make the day a gift for my husband, children, parents, friends and those who I come into contact with.  It may mean slowing down or saying no to all that come along.  It may mean seizing the opportunity or saying yes to the important.   One thing for certain that I know is that it will be seeking with my whole heart (and yes, my calendar) - the Lord...who will make my paths straight, who will help me prioritize my days, who will see me through all of my days - and who is the giver of all good things.  

As I began to re-decorate the outdoors- Here's what I came up with....


Love Every Day!

The table

Love Every Day "alpha card'-one of my favorite things to create

a  gift-slate hearts from my sister

Larger view of the table-(studio in the background)

My sentiment - exactly!!

So now each day when I walk to the hens, to the studio, to the pool, to the outdoor kitchen or to sit by the fire-(or even to take out the trash) eyes will read and my heart will know that indeed-

Every day is a gift!!


  1. Chantal your heart is always in the right place. Everything looks so lovely. How I would love to be back there chatting with you and your beautiful mother. Hugs, Pam

  2. Love it! You are such a wonderful wordsmith - encouraging, thoughtful, spiritual. Love you!