And this one is a Paula and Tashia kind of sign!
And I remember seeing this one several years ago in what appeared to be an original painting in Alabama. I really wanted to buy it. Now, this chick is famous, and I could probably not afford an original! I really, really, really like this one!
This is a luggage tag that made it to my very congested corkboard.
And this is a thank you card from someone for their talisman. I like, "Fullness of joy", and I liked that pattern too! Thanks for that nice card!
And then there are really tiny little sayings. And really tiny little babies too.
And I really like this one! LOVE IT actually! Planning on it actually!
It used to hang in my old art room, and now it is in my new one.
This is a magnet that hangs on my magnetic wall. I used magnetic paint under the turquoise paint on a big wall in my art room.
And recently I saw this, jotted it down, then posted it up too!
Can you read my writing?!
And I have to have an Engelbreit here and there!
And I have to have an Engelbreit here and there!
This one is in my kitchen. I think it's pretty fitting for our crew, don't you?!
These are in my closet. Jin Jin painted them for me when I was a little girl... as in LITTTTTLE girl!
JinJin used to paint a lot. I hate she gave it up. She was good.
And I was totally infatuated with this paper bag we got when we checked out at Central Market grocery store in Southlake, TX, just outside of Dallas.
How dang cool is that?! I mean, seriously, I was inspired by a paper bag!!
This is the signature line for my outgoing emails... I love this saying!!!
"Life may not be the party we hoped for...but while we are here, we might as well dance"
I found this a few years ago when our family was going through hard times... Grandpa died unexpectedly of heart attack, 8 yr old cousin died of leukemia, 37 yr old cousin (father of the 8 yr old) died 16 mths after his son from a brain aneurysm, 26 yr old cousin in snowmobile accident left his paralyzed from the waist down. All this happened in 2 short years! ...and somehow we still have to learn to live!
Sometimes we ignore the good in our hands until we've lost it. - Sophocles
Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." - Anonymous
Ahhh - I see the screw-up fairy has visited us again.
I finally got it all together and forgot where I put it.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty well preserved body, but rather skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming - WOW - What a ride!!
This is my favorite quote, I'm unsure who the author is but I love this quote... I hope you enjoy it too!
"If God brings you to it, he will bring you through it!"
I love your blog and your work, oh and of course those precious girls!!
I've got a whole 30-something page computer document with quotes & poems I've found along the way that I love.
A couple of my favs are: "Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” – Etty Hillesum
Keep what is worth keeping
and with the breath of kindness
blow the rest away.
Be a rainbow in somebody’s stormcloud.
"If I'm ever to enjoy the rainbow, its beauty my gift to gain.....there's something I need to remember....first, must come the rain!"
"There are no strangers in my world, just friends I haven't met."
Mo, I so love my Talisman....I have it hanging from my rearview mirror right now....I reach up and touch it and spend a brief moment remembering what each piece stands for, every time I get into my car. Thank you so much for your "ministry"....you are appreciated!!!......BJ
I have tons of quotes I love, but the three in front of me in my office on a daily basis are these:
"Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness." ~ Fortune Cookie
"You have so much to be thankful for." ~ Fortune Cookie
"Don't complain that you ar enot getting what you want, just be glad you are not getting what you deserve" ~ unknown
My Favorite is God doesn't call the Qualified..... He Qualifies the Called. I really enjoyed all of yours. Thanks for sharing. I love your post.
My Favorite is God Doesn't call the Qualified..... He Qualifies the Called. I enjoyed all of yours and I love your post each day. Thanks for sharing. Debbie
Lately I've been following the "I can start my day over anytime I choose". It's been a bumpy road lately. I have sayings stuck everywhere too. Love yours!
My favorite of these you've shown is your handwritten one, the difference between interest and commitment. However, I also like the one that talks about attitude. It sounds like one of the "mama lectures" I give my boys!
One of my absolute favorite quotes is by Thoreau, "I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than to be crowded on a velvet cushion." Also, I have this quote on my refrigerator, "You can lead a boy to college, but you can't make him think." (Elbert Hubbard) I don't know if those are very inspirational, but I totally relate to them in this stage of my life! lol
My favorite: it is posted on my desk:
A DAY HEMMED in prayer is not likely to come unraveled.
Like the other lady my 2010 was a wild roller coaster ride. LOTS of things happened in my family last year.
Love your blog.
my 2 favorite are
With God, all things are possible
and Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but buy the moments that take our breath away
My all time favorite that I use all the time with my kids, family and friends......"Look where you are going and not where you have been!"
btw, I love love love my talisman! Thanks you so much!
I am a huge Mary Englebreit fan, not sure if you know that or not..and I love the jotted down note, very inspiring! I do the same thing!
The picture frame couldn't have been more perfect for you family.
"If you think you can or can't, you're right".
Thanks for this post Mo. Loved all the sayings. I must admit, I just loved the paper bag. It really spoke to me.
Have an awesome day!!
Love the brown paper bag - next kite, is a paper bag and the one in your handwriting and, yes, I could read every word. I need to share that one with my older daughter - tough times for her. Thank you.
Turn your cant's into cans, and your dreams into plans.
Love the quotes...can someone help me with the last 3 words of the hand written note?
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" - Eleanor Roosevelt "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson. These two are my favorites. My favorite of yours was the paper bag.:)
I love them all, but the handwritten one is my favorite!!!
Shannon, it says You accept no excuses, only results.
I don't know if my mom heard it, or made it up: "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it."
And my current favorite: "If the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, water your grass!"
I am LOVING my talisman(s) - thanks SO much!
Hey Mo! I have alot of little sayings that I like but there's one that means alot to me. When I graduated high school almost 18 years ago my Nana gave me a grad card and she wrote this saying in it....It said... "When you were born you cried and the world rejoiced, Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice" That has stuck with me all these years and I even have it wrote on my fridge so everyone that comes over can be reminded of the same thing.
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