Sunday, December 15, 2013

Counting Down, day 11




Woops!  My shadow is in this one........this little necklace purse made from wool will come with the box  of applique pins and the package of embroidery needles.  When wearing this you will be able to tuck some necessaries in it such as a little sewing scissors, thimble and thread.......or a room key when staying at a hotel....you decide.

Hot Chocolate
A group of graduates well established in their careers were talking at a reunion and decided to go visit their old university professor now retired.  During their visit the conversation turned to complaints about stress in their work and lives.  Offering his quests hot chocolate, the professor went into the kitchen and returned with a large pot of hot chocolate and an assortment of cups....porcelain, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite - telling them to help themselves to the hot chocolate.

When they all had a cup of hot chocolate in hand, the professor said, "Notice that all the nice looking expensive cups were taken, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones.  While it is normal for you to want the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress.  The cup that you're drinking from adds nothing to the quality of the hot chocolate.  In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases just hides what we drink.  What all of you really wanted was hot chocolate, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups.....and then you began eyeing each others cups.


Now consider this: Life is the hot chocolate; your job, the money and position in society are the cups.  They are just tools to hold and contain life.  The cup you have does not define you nor the quality of the life you have.  Sometimes by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the hot chocolate God has provided us.  God makes the hot chocolate, man chooses the cups.  The happiest people don't have the best of everything.  They just make the best of everything they have.  Live Simply.  Love generously.  Care deeply.  Speak kindly.  And enjoy your hor chocolate".
       - visit myfixofsix.blogspot.com

And today's winner is Kay Brady
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24 comments:

  1. Love little applique pins - they make the job SO much easier! Cute little necklace purse.....

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    1. Thanks Gayle, I too love the little applique pins....you can never have enough.

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  2. Sweet little necklace purse and wonderful words of wisdom! : )

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  3. Norma, I love this story--your words and the pictures of your incredible quilt projects always inspire me. Thanks. nena@bnads.com

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    1. Thank you. those with such kind comments such as yours inspire me. I only want to send good things out into the world.

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  4. What a perfect story for the season. The professor was a very wise man. My Mom used to say "all good things come to those who wait" ..... and we were very happy with what we had. Thank you for a beautiful blog. I so enjoy it.

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    1. Thank you Nancy....your comment sends inspiration my way.

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  5. The little purse is so cute, another great idea using wool.

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  6. I love this story, thank you for sharing it. Hugs,

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  7. Thank you for sharing this story, I loved it. Hugs,

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  8. I just love the story. Let us remember the wisdom not just this season, but each day. Love the little snowman with his Charlie Brown tree.

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    1. Thanks Linda......I need to reread that story from time to time.

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  9. Norma, thank you for sharing this lovely story with us. I am going to keep it and refer to it from time to time. I also think the necklace purse is so adorable. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Jackie...thank you for your kind words of inspiration to me.

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  10. Absolutely love the snowman necklace purse, but more than that LOVE the story of the hot chocolate. It's oh-so-true, and we all should remember it!

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