Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Inspired by Helen Keller.

 Just 4 days ago.

Everyone can use some inspiration
and Helen Keller was a tremendous source of
 inspiration and she shared it with the world
and we are better because of it!

Once I knew only darkness and stillness...
my life was without past or future...
but a little word from the fingers of another
fell into my hand that
clutched at emptiness,
and my heart leaped
to the rapture of living.
~Helen Keller
Life is either a great
adventure or nothing.
~Helen Keller
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway 
for the human spirit.
~Helen Keller
The marvelous richness of human experience would
lose something of rewarding joy if there were no
limitations to overcome.
The hilltop hour would not
be half so wonderful if there
were no dark valleys to traverse.
~Helen Keller
One can never consent to creep
when one feels an impulse to soar.
~Helen Keller
What I am looking for is not
out there,
it is in me.
~Helen Keller
We could never learn to be brave and patient,
if there were only joy in the world.
~Helen Keller
There is no king who has not
had a slave among his ancestors,
and no slave who has not had 
a king among his.
~Helen Keller
When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle
is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
~Helen Keller
The best and most beautiful
things in the world cannot
be seen or even touched-
they must be felt with the heart.
~Helen Keller
I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
but still I can do something;
and because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do
something that I can do.
~Helen Keller
It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
~Helen Keller
Faith is the strength by which
a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
~Helen Keller
All the world is full of suffering.
It is also full of overcoming.
~Helen Keller

Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy,
and your joy and you
shall form an invincible 
host against difficulties.
~Helen Keller

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

It's my party and I can cry if I want too...

She really didn't cry much at all.
Mostly she smiled, laughed and laughed!
One of her favorite gifts was chips and salsa.
My daughter-in-law put on a darling birthday party!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Little Miss Sunshine 
is two years old!
Proof that she has more
than us mere humans 
wrapped around her finger!
True Love!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Is it Friday, already?

This week went by SOOOO fast!
I think I have whiplash because of it!
Tomorrow is Little Miss Sunshine's 2nd birthday!

Here are some other things I loved:
sounds like an incredible motto
and is the name of a fascinating book
of a remarkable and inspirational woman.
I may just have to read it!
Loved much of this
(I can't get that triangle wall out of my head!). 
Gotta love a dog in costume!
Oh, Iceland, there you go again
with something else to captivate me!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Autumn. Captured.

I'm glad I took these pictures today
(today being Thursday, as I type)
because later in the day,
the wind whipped up
and so many of the leaves
blew away.

Other things I loved this week:
 Love these rooms.
Beautiful photos of beautiful homes.
Look at this adorable costume!
Fall in love with a little train
that thought he could
 fly into space
and did.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I went driving on Sunday and found a hidden treasure! Diamond Fork. How have I NOT known about this place!

This place is LESS than 30 minutes away from us!
What a hidden gem!
So last night we went up there
and had a picnic, hiked,
roasted marshmallow's
and had s'mores!