I love the spirit of Christmas. I love that people are MORE aware it seems at this time. Serving and helping others and giving of ourselves and our time can truly bring such happiness to a soul.
I love this Christmas Cottage layout by Dedra Long-
I have a wonderful design team. I love that Dedra has her own style. She just creates unique, interesting and always beautiful projects that inspire me!~
See the details here: www.teresacollinsdesignteam.blogspot.com/2012/12/remember-this-layout-by-dedra-long.html
I was up by 5 am so I could go downtown here-
This is where I find peace. I am just so much more balanced and happier when I go to the temple.
I go to the temple with a group of four other women on Wednesday mornings. I was completely touched this morning when one of the mothers mentioned that a friend we both know mentioned my son to her. She told her that "Zach is the "real deal" and so kind". I have to say my heart exploded. I have all my years as a mother constantly "pounded in their sweet heads" how kindness is MOST important.
You can do GREAT things in life if you are KIND. You can't pick and choose who to be KIND to... you must be KIND to everyone.
I think these little moments just keep me going as a mom. I struggle so much more with my youngest son. He is such a good son too, but he is growing and developing in his understanding at a different time. Does that make sense? I just my thing is I teach him the same things and yet I don't know if he is "absorbing" it.
Yesterday I was in a long line at the grocery store. The man in front on me was in a wheelchair. He was quite overweight and was very limited in his movement. He had a cart overloaded with items. I instantly thought I should help him unload his cart. Then a thought came to me... "What if he would be offended and think you are rushing him?" So I followed my heart and asked him if I could unload his cart for him. He smiled and said I would so appreciate it. After I was done, he said "God bless you and I want to wish you a Merry Christmas." I am thankful I followed my heart. I need to do this more.
Hope you have a great day!