Buzzings from a quilter who bumbles her way through life!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Lessons I've Learned Over the Years!

To My Family and Friends, here are a few lessons I have learned over the years. The new year seems like a good time to review them!

A little makeup can make a girl feel a little better, but a lot of makeup doesn't necessarily make her feel a lot better!

Sometimes it takes teamwork to get uphill, even when you're "having fun!"

Learn to enjoy the simple things!

Don't judge a book by its cover! Sometimes, there's dynamite packed into just three pounds, four ounces!

Learn to see the miracles in nature as though you are seeing them for the very first time! Let yourself be thrilled!

 You can't have your pudding until you eat your supper, but occasionally it might be okay to make an exception!

Sometimes our eyes deceive us. Take a second look!

Your dreams rarely just land in your lap! You have to chase after them like bubbles in the wind!


Life is messy, but you'll feel better if you clean up as you go along!

 Some things in life are wonderful surprises!

Find a way to make the little ones in your life succeed and feel useful! They will not remember the words you tell them as much as the way you made them feel!

If you want a "white Christmas", go find your own snow! 
Scientific investigation begins early! Be prepared!

As one of my second graders once quoted, "The grass is always greener where the buffalo roam!" ......and you know what that means! There is usually an "up" side to every "down"!

Life is full of funny little coincidences. Enjoy them!

Learn to laugh at yourself! (Just be sure you have good bladder protection!)
Never let a day pass without telling your loved ones that you love them. Yes, they may know it, but there's something special about hearing the words!
Always remember that "stuff" is here today, gone tomorrow. What remains are relationships and memories. Work more on those than on your "stuff"!
 If you can't go to Hawaii, bring Hawaii to your back yard! 

There will be mountain top experiences.... well as a few low points, but never give up! God is in control!

Here's to a wonderful new year! I'm excited and ready to tackle it!


  1. Lovely life lessons! There are miracles and blessings everywhere if we just open our minds and hearts to receive them. May 2014 be a year of miracles and delights for you and yours! Take care!

  2. Thank-you for such a lovely post!! Happy New Year to you and your family!

  3. Thank you for comforting us. 2014 will be a great year.

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    1. I hope you have a lot of pleasure and joy putting your things together as you "recover" from the fire. May God bless you and your husband as you make some new memories along that line.

  5. Beautiful lessons on life, thank you for reminding us. May next year for you and your hubby be a new beginning in your new home full of love and happiness and health. Blessings for Happy New Year Sandra

  6. Great post. I was just thinking about you and wondering if you had a great time with your family.

  7. Happy New Year to you and your family Linda. I've been thinking about you and wondering how you are getting on. Hopefully, your plans are working out. Hugs, Christine xx

  8. Happy New Year to you and your family too. Your post is great , I have enjoyed reading it.Warm hugs from me in Malmö Sweden

  9. Hi Linda!!!! Love your post!!!! Happy New Year!!!!

  10. Thanks for sharing your wisdom! And Happy New Year to you and your family.

  11. Happy New Year Linda. That wee babe is so precious. Blessings on you

  12. You've definitely shared words of wisdom. You must be writing a book! :-) You've learned from your life experiences, and you've come through the fire (figuratively and literally) refined. Keep your positive attitude, and have a wonderful and healthy 2014. Blessings.

  13. Thank you for those words....our pastor talked about seeking God's wisdom, your words are very wise ! God bless you in so many ways !

  14. Happy New Year to you Linda. I am looking forward to seeing what 2014 brings for you!!!

  15. Great post!! May God be with your and yours in this new year!!

  16. I love this post Linda! Wishing you all the best in 2014!!

  17. I know that I am not the only one who knows that you speak from experience in passing along such wise advice. Thank you and my you experience many blessings in 2014.

  18. Great post. Life is about family and friends as you have so indicated! Many people don't realize how many blessings they have each and every day. Hope your's continues throughout 2014. Thanks for sharing such a lovely post.

  19. Here's to a new year of new starts for you and your family...friends that will support you in your journey...and perhaps even to a few surprises.

  20. Linda, what a great post! Aren't second graders the best ever? It was always my favorite grade to teach. They are so naturally funny!

  21. This post is exactly you my friend. Always looking at the bright side of life. You are amazing and I adore you. Happy New Year and Blessings Everyday...

  22. Awesome post Linda - wonderful advice! blessings, marlene

  23. Lovely words. :-D. We do need to stop and think sometimes, not just hurry to the next item.
    Love your pictures from S.Antonio. Brings back memories from our visits, walking along the River walk...
    Glad you liked my place mats, they are so easy to make, just white, scraps and linen.
    Hope your year will be a good one, and that all of you will stay well.
    regards from Ingrid (InGa)

  24. Great advice and family pictures :)


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