Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Present

Yippee Skippy! My bears are finished, their photos are ready for the blog party on Saturday, my house is decorated, my Christmas shopping is about done (including stocking stuffers), and the girls have made amazing lebkuchen for a homeschool Christmas party today. Wow! Everything just seems to be humming along!

I used to be such a procrastinator and worked very well under pressure. Not so today. My body doesn't deal with stress very well. Nowadays I tend to get things done really early because, hey, you never know what can happen!

I suppose some may think that sounds a bit pessimistic, but really I do things early to be able to enjoy the present. I want to be able to take time to look at a rainbow, a beautiful sunset, or clouds passing over a full moon. I want to take time to really look at my girls and my husband and to be able to fully listen to their joys, sorrow, or concerns. I want to be able to take a nap when I'm tired and to cozy up under a quilt with a good book or movie when I don't feel well.

So I work slowly and I don't get as much done as I would like. I work in snatches of time. Yes, I certainly wish I could make more bears, but I wouldn't trade my life for anything. I even have a small metal sign that hangs on our front door reminding us:
Life is a gift
that's why it is called
the present.
Heaps of Hugs,


  1. Hi Cheryl, I am looking forward to visiting your new creations at the Tea Party on Saturday. How exciting! I need to be as organized as you are. Thanks for signing up for the tea party. See you Saturday if not before!


  2. I think you have done very well this year've got it all done ahead of my schedule! LOL!!

    I have the same saying in my kitchen...along with "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows", "A friend is a treasure you'll always keep".

    Warmest hugs,
    Sandi @ Bearly Sane

  3. Hi Cheryl
    What a wonderful attitude to life you have. You are an inspiration! You have done so well this year unlike myself who is still so far behind. I have had so many other things taking up my time this year. So, well done to you and look forward to seeing your lovely new bears. Love the verse by the way, I have never heard that saying before.
    Beary Hugs

  4. What a wonderful hold on life you have Cheryl. That was a very inspiring post , something we all need to aspire to . Life is too rushed, and we end up spending all our time stressed and missing what is really important in life. That's not what God designed us for !

    Funny you mentioned rainbow....It poured all day yesterday until 4pm when the sky cleared for 5 minutes . The most beautiful double rainbow appeared and I jumped in the car with my camera to get a better view. I was so involved in making supper and had to go somewhere in 10 minutes that I almost convinced myself I didn't have time. We need to just get off the treadmill sometimes and enjoy the blessings in our lives.

    Hugs, Tammy


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