Wednesday, October 10, 2007


I get to see this little fellow who is growing up way to quick in about two months.This is my nephew Jake.

Here is some words of advice that I needed to hear today from Melody Beattie from the book The Language of Letting Go.I found this on Lucy's blog and thought I would share it with you.Lucy always has such good stuff on her blog.

Live Big!! Sometimes, that's the best advice we can hear. Win or lose succeed or fail, go for it, and go all the way. As my flight instructor told me on the first day of flying lessons, "Keep one hand on the throttle and one hand on the yoke." "Aahhhhh!" I would say during my early lessons as the plane lifted into the air, but I kept the throttle pushed all the way in.There are times when it's wise to be cautious. And there are times when the best thing we can do - the only thing we can do - is go for it by living big. Ask her out. Request the raise. Say no - and mean it. Learn to drive a racecar or climb a tall hill. Learn to snorkel or surf. Dreams remain dreams until you act upon them. Then they become real life.Will you throw a few coins into the beggar's cup, or will you bring him a hamburger and fries from the local fast-food place? Will you do an average job at work, or will you look for ways to go big - really give it your best - in the everyday areas of your job? Will you put your all - your heart and emotions - into the relationship with the people you love? Will you wait for another, more convenient time to pray, or will you start genuinely trusting God?You don't have to get a life. You've already got one. Live it, and live big. blog.

I want to stay here for my birthday or anniversary Treesort I have always had a thing for them.It is in Cave Junction Ore and so Oregon.

I want to learn to knit and handspinning is pretty big out here. Oregon has a lot of sheep.LOL. I didn't know that one of the realy good spinning ,fiber shops with classes is just right in my backyard in Carlton. The name is Woolworks who knows I might even take some classes.I found this thru this very quirky but inspiring blog from a fellow Oregonian Life In Color she lives in Salem and has the same thrifty nature as me.

9 comments:

Jan said...

Yolanda, I think you told me once where you live in Oregon, but I forgot. I lived in Corvallis and in Newport in the 1970s, and I taught elem. school in Eddyville.

Love the picture and love the urge to "LIVE BIG!" Thank you.

Shelby said...

LOve the picture!!! What a happy smile :)

Theresa said...

love the advice- I think sometimes we do forget we have a life- and we need to GO FOR IT.

I once saw a sign on election day that said VOTE -even if you are wrong-- so true, at least have an thought- have a conviction-take a stand.

Very cute picture of your nephew

Tess said...

Jake is very cute! He looks as if he's so full of wonderful energy. I bet he doesn't have any trouble living big. I wonder when we lose it!

Lynn said...

I have been perusing your photos, you have a great eye for artful shots. All are very beautiful.

Go for the knitting. I taught myself two years ago when my daughter was pregnant with twins. I wanted to dress them. I made them premie hats first, then blankets, then sweaters and rompers and more hats, then dolls.
they are three now and I still knit them new sweaters for each new size they become. Jake would love a sweater his auntie made him I am sure!

nonizamboni said...

Lovely blog, Yolanda. I can really identify with your words about finding yourself: 'Dreams remain dreams until you act upon them'(Melody Beattie is my hero!) and thanks to you I'm doing the one scary thing every day.
Have a great weekend.

Rebecca said...

Yolanda, Thank you for stopping by Gratitude Practices! Your blogs are very interesting and I'll stop by often.

Blessed be!
Rebecca

His Girl Friday said...

just stopping by to enjoy your words and photos! Thanks for the link over to Lucy's place!

Paula said...

Jake is adorable! I love his red hair. Join one of those knitting classes, you'll love it. I started knitting last year right about this time and before Christmas was here, I had knit up a couple of scarves and 11 hats for all of the kids! Next, I want to learn to spin...