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This morning was not one of my better mornings; there were so many things that were irritating me -- my house is dusty, the refrigerator is nearly empty, I have a huge laundry to do; a sudden electrical outage at an inopportune time shut everything down.  I was also fretting about a coming weekend quilting retreat that I am not ready for, etc. etc.  Then I flipped over the daily calendar page on my desk.  There was a photo of a kitten sitting in a basket of roses, and I thought, "humph"!  Then I read the caption:

"Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn bush has roses!"  

I'm going to change my perspective for the rest of the day (or perhaps longer).

Have a happy week!

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Comment by Joanna liguz on October 6, 2015 at 5:43pm

As long as it has something in it,,your good to go...Bless you my dear,,,Keep your chin up,,and your eyes on the skies....

And here's to a whole bouquet of Roses just for you...and they smell divine! Oh yeah...RED ones.!

Comment by Barb/WI on October 5, 2015 at 7:29pm

Hope the sun shines for all of us tomorrow, making our outlook just a little bit brighter.

Comment by Roxann on October 5, 2015 at 5:59pm

After a few text messages to a friend of mine this morning about my day, I labeled it "craptastic". Everything I touched turned to crap! Funny how you blog about this today, I needed it too! Thanks for sharing and I hope your tomorrow is better than today! :)

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on October 5, 2015 at 4:23pm

I can empathize.  Some days are just like that, aren't they?   Days when I'm just grumpy and those little irritants pile up until it seems like I only have one nerve left and someone or something is stepping on it!  I hope I can be like you and pay attention to those gentle nudges to rethink my attitude.  Sometimes I'm stubborn enough that it takes a proverbial hammer between the eyes, and unfortunately those attention-getters are a lot more painful.  

Here's to better days ahead.  

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on October 5, 2015 at 2:53pm

Joanna, Well if my cup only has a little bit in it, it better be Bailey's Irish Creme!

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on October 5, 2015 at 2:52pm

Janet, How fitting!

Comment by Joanna liguz on October 5, 2015 at 2:39pm

Life is hard no matter what you do,,,so I have chosen to think differently about most things,,,but my perspective has changed for the better,,,my cup is not half empty,,,but wait...there IS something in it! Life is good!

Comment by Janet/MO on October 5, 2015 at 2:30pm

The weirdest thing just happened.  I reached up to get a note pad to write this phrase on and it has a picture of a beautiful rose on it. 

Comment by Janet/MO on October 5, 2015 at 2:29pm

Carol Ann, this messages could not have come at a better time for me.  Life is very stressful at the moment and I have been finding myself losing sight of the good things in my life.  I'm going to write this up & tape a copy of it to the mirror in the hall bathroom so my daughter can see it as she has a lot to do with the fact that my life is very stressful. 

Comment by Pam/NY on October 5, 2015 at 12:48pm

We do need those reminders from time to time...

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