Friday, October 26, 2012

Acts of Kindness


This past week, Greg was looking out of our living room window when he called to me in the next room.  He wanted me to see two passersby who had gotten out of their vehicle to come to the aid of a distressed goat across the road who had gotten his head caught in the wire fence, as he was eating grass.

Later that day, I was talking to my mother on the phone, telling her about the kindness of the two guys who had unselfishly stopped to help the goat.  We thought it was especially great, because they just wanted to help with apparently no expectation of praise or reward.  They, of course, had no idea that someone would be taking their picture and turning their act of kindness into an act of mini-heroism, an example for the rest of us.  An action such as this renews our faith in humanity as a whole, that some people in our world still care about doing what is right, decent, and good.

 Every person can have a positive impact on the lives of others.  These guys never realized that what they did would inspire a blog post that would go around the world to help show that kindness still exists, that all the negativity presented on the nightly news is not all there is to life!

The above event got me thinking about some kind, special people who have shown up in my life the last few months.  One woman I know called me recently to tell me about a gift shop that she thought would be a perfect place for me to I sell my coal  magnets and jewelry.  It made me feel good that this woman would take time out from her busy day to encourage me with my art.

Another woman in my life is very generous.  She's always giving people gifts.  She's given Greg and me several things.  She apparently gives for the joy of it.  Life has been good to her financially.  It does seem that what you give out comes back to you.  (Things you give to others don't have to be expensive, however.  You can give wildflowers, your time, a prayer, a song, etc.)

Witnessing the kindness of others makes me evaluate myself, to see if I'm doing all I can to bring more kindness into my daily life.

Positve thought: "No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted...cause in the end what goes around comes around..."  -Wise Man Standing

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Thanks for visiting!  Until next Sunday, Becky

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Colorful Tennessee


Things are a lot more colorful right now where we live in Tennessee!  Greg and I have been enjoying the warm days of Indian summer.

 And, we've been taking a lot of photographs, some of which I'd like to share with you on this blog post.


Bringing the Outdoors In

                                   A Touch of Summer, Lingering in Our Front Yard

Positive thought:  "No matter what the season, we can always keep summer in our hearts."
-Becky Arnott
Thanks for visiting!  Until next Sunday, Becky

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Autumn Apples


Autumn means it's again time for enjoying lucious apples, raw or cooked.  (I think the organic ones are the best.)

It was my cousin Bruce that inspired me to write this blog post.  In September, he brought a raw apple dish to my brother and niece's birthday celebration.  It was so delicious that I asked him where he got the recipe.  He said he found it online at the "Taste of Home" website.  I checked it out.  The recipes looked good, but simple (my type of recipes!).

My mother has a great baked apple recipe that everyone always enjoys at family gatherings.  I don't have that recipe handy, but you can see several of her other original recipes that I put in the Tennessee Cook Book  (See "Becky Arnott" in the index of the book to locate her recipes.) which was published by Golden West Publishers.  There are several great apple recipes of other contributers in there, as well, such as apple cobbler, apple fritters, and apple stack cake, to name a few.

Positive apple thoughts: 
"When life gives you apples, make applesauce." (Unknown)
"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver." (Proverbs 25:11, KJV)

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Sunday, Becky