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The Benefit Run on June 13th 2010 was wonderful! Thanks to our daughter Nacole and our friends Robin, Dan and everyone at the Rebar and all the stops who helped make this happen.
We are so very thankful!
God Bless You All!

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This was sent to me by a dear friend and I wanted to share it with the world.  Share it with yours!

 

HEIGHTENED PERSPECTIVE 

Please Read all the way to the bottom: If you will take the time to read these. I promise you’ll come away with an enlightened perspective. The subjects covered affect us all on a daily basis:

They’re written by Andy Rooney, a man who has the gift of saying so much with so few words. Enjoy…….. 

I’ve learned…. That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.. 

I’ve learned…. That when you’re in love, it shows. 

I’ve learned….20That just one person saying to me, ‘You’ve made my day!’ makes my day. 

I’ve learned…. That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.** 

I’ve learned…. That being kind is more important than being right.**

I’ve learned…. That you should never say no to a gift from a child. 

I’ve learned …. That I can always pray for someone when I don’t have the strength to help him in some other way. 

I’ve learned…. That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with. 

I’ve learned…. That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand. 

I’ve learned….. That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult. 

I’ve learned…. That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes. 

I’ve learned….. That we should be glad God doesn’t give us everything we ask for. 

I’ve learned….. That money doesn’t buy class. 

I’ve learned…. That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular. 

I’ve learned… That under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved. 

I’ve learned….. That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.. 

I ‘ve learned..
.. That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you. 

I’ve learned….. That love, not time, heals all wounds.**

I’ve learned…. That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am. 

I’ve learned…. That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile. 

I’ve learned…. That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.***

I’ve learned … That life is tough, but I’m tougher. 

I’ve learned… That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss. 

I’ve learned…. That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere. 

I’ve learned… That I wish I could have told my Dad  and Mom that I love them  one more time before they passed away. ***

I’ve learned …. That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them. 

I’ve learned…. That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. 

I’ve learned…. That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you’re hooked for life. ****

I’ve learned…. That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it. 

I’ve learned…. That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

To all of you…. Make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence.

It’s National Friendship Week. Show your friends how much you care. Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND, even if it means sending it back to the person who sent it to you. If it comes back to you, then you’ll know you have a circle of friends. HAPPY FRIENDSHIP WEEK TO YOU!!!!!! YOU ARE MY FRIEND AND I AM HONORED!

 Now send this to every friend you have!! And to your family. This was sent to me by a very dear friend

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It has been a very busy couple of weeks.  All is well in Artsong’s World.

My husband is having major surgery tomorrow, so please keep him in your prayers.

I have been working like crazy, by God’s lead of course, to get work ready for The Island Gallery.  I have put many pieces in there that  you can see on my website and Etsy Shop.  I have added a few new pieces as well.  I am stretching my wings into other areas and it’s been so fun creating new stuff.

Here’s a sample:

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and another:

 

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Here is a fun whimsical piece:

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These and others will be on the Etsy Shop, http://carlaschuchman.etsy.com  to purchase by tomorrow.

I am working on several other pieces.

And the Big Reveal for my new line will be out in about 2 weeks, so check back!  You are going to love this!

Smile Today and Bless Someone!

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Alright, how do you do it all?  I write about being balanced but can’t even seem to master one phase of it.  

I spoke with a dear friend yesterday and she was explaining to me the time that needed to be spent networking, checking out the info highway, commenting, chatting.  I thought my cell phone was attached to my hip, is your computer?  

I suppose it is what you are focusing on at the time.  I want to blog, I believe I have something to share with folks.  We are not alone out here.  I want to share my work.  My work is my life.  My art.  It may be a project I have been hired to do or it may be a task God has given me to do.  Either way, He is in it.  All of it.  

I want to blog, I want to network, I want to see my work sell.  I also want to have a life, like, with my family.  My grand kids.  I want to enjoy what time I have.  We are not guaranteed tomorrow, or even the rest of today.  And it’s difficult to find peace and enjoy life with all this stuff happening in our world.  But it can be done, with His help.  See, I just don’t believe I can do anything without Him in the forefront of my life.  I have tried it way to many times.  But you know, every time I, on purpose, include Him in my decisions, or include Him in my thoughts or just start my morning off saying, “Hey God, thanks so much for being with me.  I need You, and I love You.”  Well, the day can go so much better.  He is there, I acknowledge Him.  

I have had my grandson ignore me when I came home.  I’ll walk in, so happy and excited to see him, and he is to involved in what he is doing.  Even though I have been out of town, and haven’t seen him in over a week, what he is doing at that moment is far to important to leave to run to me.  I understand, I do, he’s just a kid, but it hurts just a little too.  I want him to come running to me shouting “Nana, Nana!”  Then go back to his playing…..just acknowledge me.  I can’t believe, after everything God has done for me, and I’m a grown -up, that I can still forget, or be too busy, or not what to stop long enough to just acknowledge Him.

So I want to do all this stuff, but time doesn’t allow me to.  Time for God and Family, friends and work, dreams and pursuits, and rest.

Perhaps you could share how you do it, or don’t!  **wink**

Love to hear for you!

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Mom and Me

I don’t like where I’m at right now.  In the Hospice, watching my Mom.  Just like I watched my Dad.  She is slowly moving away from me.  I know she can hear me.  Hear us.  Me, my sisters and my husband.  I’ve talked alot to her about God, Jesus, and going home.  I know that she just wants to go.  But for some reason she is hanging on.  I have my ideas why, but only she knows.  And God.

There is so much I want to tell her now, I have wanted her to be interested in what I have had to say. And she did allow me to at times.  Now I sit and watch and wait.  I know what to expect this time, only going through this about a year in a half ago with Dad.  Hospice is the most awesome place.  They are a wonderful group of people who have the heart of saints.  I have been here one week tomorrow.  I don’t think we will be here much longer. 

I want her to wake up one more time.  We don’t get what we want.

Be sure to love your parents.  Don’t have regrets when you find yourself in this place.  I know I have shared my heart with them.  I am glad I have their blood, ideas and dreams inside me.  I’m blessed, even with the times that were so hard, to have had these parents. 

God, I love you. 

more later…..

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