Showing posts with label lessons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lessons. Show all posts

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Helping Hands

Look at this adorable little hand,
I love the dimples.
and the loving heart...
that goes with these
tiny hands.

Many of you know Libbie from her blog,
And if you know Libbie,
you know her cutie pie daughter,

She has the most precious heart.
She loves people and Jesus,
and when she heard about the earthquake in Haiti,
she wanted to go and help,
or at the very least
send all their money.

Libbie, being a wonderful and wise mommy,
wanted to use this opportunity to help,
and at the same time allow her daughter
an expression of brotherly love and giving.

So Annie made beaded bracelets,
to sell to raise funds for the people of Haiti.



and more...



She has sold them door to door...

At church, and through many other people and businesses.
All so she could help the people of Haiti.

Here are my two bracelets that I purchased,

made just for me,

with love,

from Annie.

In a time when there are so many
bad things going on in the world,
I wanted to share what is "good",

a child whose heart
and hands
work together.


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ouch...the Truth Hurts

or..."if all else fails, read the instructions." A favorite quote from my dad.

OK, now put on your readers,
or sit the appropriate distance from your computer screen.

No, you are not seeing the same pictures twice.
I'm being brutally honest here and admitting one of my biggest faults
...not taking time to read instructions.

I picked out my little Kodak Easy Share camera a year ago for my birthday. Notice the name, "Easy Share". That should be an indicator of my level of expertise in the area of photography, well, I should say anything to do with electronics. (we've had a DVD player for upteen years and only recently have I learned how to turn it on).

The thought of starting a blog was HUGELY intimidating, because of said expertise in all things electronic. I do the minimum to get by, then complain that I'm not good at "it", and then tell my husband he needs to take care of it.

A few weeks ago I asked my husband if he would help me get started with the blog. He took me to "Blogger", showed me the tutorials, and then said ,"You do it. You can learn how to do it."

Well, panic sat in and I fumbled around for a few days, then I realized if it was ever going to get done I would just have to learn how to do myself.

Now, fast forward till 2 nights ago. I have been complaining about my camera, saying it wasn't very good, because, well, look at that lamb close-up of a few days ago. Then, asking how much a new camera would cost.
Guess what my husband said?????

"Why would you want a new camera, you wouldn't know how to use it. Have you read your instruction book for the one you have?"

Oh, the shame of it.
He was right. I had not read the instruction book.

So now, see the before and afters. OR, I should say, the "afters", then the "befores".

My little camera is not professional grade, but then neither am I. Now at least, I can take a close up that does not look as if you are viewing it through the bottom of a coke bottle.

Congratulations " self".
Life lesson learned.
Isn't it amazing that it can take so long sometimes to learn the basics of life.
I have many more that I am currently learning.

All for now, more later.

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