The hard part about listing the things I value was cutting the list down to 6, because there are so many things I value in life.
6 THINGS I VALUE:Faith in God: I value the faith and the trust that I am able to place in God.
Friendships: I am so fortunate to have girlfriends who have been friends since childhood. I value their friendship greatly. I have previously blogged about my new cyber friends, whom I also value so much.
Home: No, I don't mean my house. I mean my sense of "home". It's that wonderful feeling I get when all my family is gathered together. When I walk into my home after a day at work or after a trip, I value coming "home" (my shelter from the world).Freedom: I value the fact that I live in a country where I am free to express myself in any way I desire (such as blogging about whatever inane subject comes to mind).
Memories: I value memories of the parents who raised me,. I value memories of my childhood, memories of meeting and marrying my dh, memories of me and my dh growing closer in our marriage, memories of raising our children, and memories I have shared with my grandchildren.
Housework: An avoidance of housework is what started me blogging (I'll do anything to avoid housework!)
My sweet s-i-l, Brenda cross stitched this
as a gift for me when my children were young.
Mice: I am one of those wimps who can't stand a mouse. Mice make me pick my feet up off the floor and screech.
Did you really think I'd have needlework depicting a mouse?
Snakes: Okay, I am a wimp who also can't stand snakes. Snakes make me pick my feet up off the floor, screech, run for cover, and then probably faint!
And certainly no needlework depicting snakes!
(Can't you just picture me cross stitching a picture of a snake, with my feet off the floor while screaming: EEEK! EEEK?)
Hard headedness in anyone but me: I like to think I am not hardheaded, but my dh might disagree with that at times. I do not value stubbornness in a person who will not even open their mind to listen to an opinion that differs from theirs.
YOU'RE ENTITLED TO YOUR OWN OPINIONS.
YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO YOUR OWN FACTS.... UNKNOWN
(If old age had not affected my eyes, I would definitely cross stitch this).
People who are not honest with themselves: One of my pet peeves is to hear someone talking badly about someone else -especially if the "talker" has the same attributes that they are attributing to someone else. I sometimes have to bite my tongue to keep from telling them that everything they just said about someone else is a perfect description of themselves.
HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN AMONG YOU,
LET HIM BE THE FIRST TO THROW A STONE. JOHN 8-7
People who always blame others: This is a major pet peeve with me. It seems it is more and more common "these days" (as my mother used to say) for people to repeatedly say, "It's not my fault-it's somebody else's fault". Of course, it CAN sometimes be somebody else's fault, but we just have to make the best of the situation and not let it take over our lives. But it does seem so common to meet people who blame EVERYTHING on someone else. I just want us all to take responsibility for the choices we make
HE THAT IS GOOD AT MAKING EXCUSES
IS SELDOM GOOD AT ANYTHING ELSE....
(Another one I would cross stitch if my eyes were better)
I know I have given a lot more information than was necessary, (and I'm sure a lot more than you wanted to read) (Surprise! Surprise! Laurie over-shared). I've also made an assumption that everyone else is interested in an explanation of what I value and do not value. If I read back over this, I would probably delete it and start again. In addition, I am suffering from a virus (my dh has diagnosed it as a computer virus),so I will not read back over it. That means I won't correct errors either. Please forgive my errors, and as usual, please forgive my "book". laurie (bargainhunr on RMS)
CREATIVE BLOGGERS TO WHOM I AM PRESENTING THIS AWARD:
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Susan hosts Tablescape Tuesday, which has become such a huge hit with bloggers, and she is such a creative decorator.
Artie at Color Outside the Lines - Artie just made a lamp from twigs (now, how creative is that?)
Chari at Happy to Design -Chari creates such creative and beautiful vignettes in her home.
Gloria at Happy to Be - Gloria has just started blogging. She has such a creative way of using words and her creativity in her home is also wonderful.
Glenda - Okay, I am cheating a little. Glenda does not blog, but the messages she leaves on our blogs are worthy of a blog award.
Lynne at Lynne's Gifts 'N Things, whose blog is not yet up and running, but those of us who have been to RMS already know how creative Lynne is, and I can already tell that Lynne's blog is going to be very creative.