Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ring It In!

It's that time....ring it in! 

"Leave the Irreparable Past in His hands, and step out into the Irresistible Future with Him."    Oswald Chambers

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Goals for 2012 - Even Ones That Sound Silly

So what if the above picture has nothing to do with goals!  I just loved it and found it on Tumblr.

Getting back to goals, I've written down goals for the past few years.  While many goals go unmet, several are partially met.  At least I'm striving to attain, even if the improvements are small.

One of my friends, who is Latino, made it a goal for 2011 to get more involved in the Latino community here in Kansas City.  Specifically, she set a goal to find Latino friends. 

One day, at a yard sale, she met a woman who was also Latino, they "hit it off" and became friends.  Through this friend, she has since gotten involved with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and worked on fundraising projects for the group. 

What's interesting is we had a discussion before 2011 started, regarding friendships and whether at our age - 50 - if it's possible to really, genuinely make new friends.  I say "Why not?!"  I shared with her that some of my current closest friends are friends I've only had for 5 years or less, but I feel as though they have been in my life for 5 decades.  It's our spiritual connection - Jesus - that's really binds us. 

So, yes, I believe in setting all sorts of goals.  Even beyond the typical - lose weight, start running, get out of debt, etc....

Like making new best friends....

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Wisdom of a Harlem Globetrotter

Years ago, I had the privilege of hearing Meadowlark Lemon speak at a church.  He used to the most famous of Harlem Globetrotters.  They're an amazing group of athletes. 

What Meadowlark taught was to write down your goals. 

...and then God answered
"Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run.
This vision-message is a witness pointing to what's coming. 
It aches for the coming - it can hardly wait!
And it doesn't lie.
If it seems slow in coming, wait.
It's on its way.  
It will come rignt on time."

The Message, Habakkuk 2

It's the time of year to reflect on the 2011, but more importantly to set goals for the 2012 and write them down.  It's not that ALL of our goals will always come to pass, but if we write down our goals, there's a chance that some of them will come to pass. 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Accumulation and Inspiration

Jewelry made from vintage baubles and finds are what I'm into lately.  Here are a few pieces and they are also in my etsy shop -

Assembling the pieces is not what takes so much time;  it's getting the inspiration to creat these pieces after digging through all my finds that I've stashed away over the years. 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Every Season is for Giving

Wise people give themselves away...

All year long...

I haven't been posting on my tiny-blog.  Between life, etsy, Facebook and Pinterest, I am sort of divided. 

I hope to show you some of what I've been doing.  Like everyone, I've been making jewelry and painting furniture.  While I maintain my space at River Market Antique Mall, I am exiting Good Company at the end of this month.  I want to focus more on the mall, which is open full-time, and on etsy, which is paying off a little. 

Also, I am going to get a part-time job after the holidays, that is, look for a part-time job.  So...I need to focus on putting my time where there is the most potential, financially speaking. 

But I'll still shop at Good Company on their sale weekends.  I love Kelley and the girls!  It's a terrific boutique!