One of my favorite things to do, when I'm in the car by myself....is to listen to the radio. Just the other day, I was listening to Dr. David Jeremiah and one of the statements that he made was this: "Your character is the one lasting thing that goes in your casket...the one thing, that you should be and will be remembered for." On this early Sat. morning....I've been thinking about this very statement. Seems that lately, we have attended way too many funeral visitations and we have another visitation and service to attend tomorrow and Monday. Just think about it! Our Character is so very important...not only while we are living, but after death as well. Character? your mental and moral qualities!! Integrity, Loyalty, Honesty...these are the first things that most of us think of when considering a good character. but...what about...Optimism, Compassion, Perseverance, Kindness, Giving...and we can't forget about Forgiveness?? "Character is doing things right when no one is looking!" J.C. Watts It is very important for us to have... and maintain good character in our lives. I can only hope that my family, friends, and acquaintances view my life as one with "Great" character. Hugs, Shug
My header photo......was taken in one of my favorite places of all times. Sam and I ate dinner a few weeks ago at the Gristmill in Gruene Texas.
There is nothing fancy about this eating place.....just an old Mill, built on the side of a big hill, with all kinds of little landings that hold old wood picnic style tables. I have eaten there several times and with each visit, I come away with a new memory. This place offers the most relaxing time and the meal is always wonderful.
I remember a time about 25 years ago....I had lunch at the Gristmill with a very good friend of mine. We must have set there, on the edge of the hill....listening to the rushing river....for Hours! The weather that day was absolutely the best and it was the most pleasant day. This my friends, is a great memory.
Other times....I have been there with Sam, and the enjoyment of our time together (while listening to that same river) and being totally engaged in the beauty of the landscape....has always made me feel so very content. This is a beautiful place to visit.....and I'm hoping to go back soon!! Blessings, Shug
I didn't realize how tired I was, until I sat down to write this post. My phone is in our bedroom, and I'm too comfortable to get up and go get the thing. Why do I need my phone? Because it has some photos of what I achieved today. Just imagine with me.....In my kitchen this morning was a bushel of Pears, several bell peppers...red-green-yellow, and a huge pile of onions. What could possibly be on my mind? MAKING PEAR RELISH!! Yes, my job for the day was to make as many jars of sweet pear relish as I could possibly get out of that bushel of pears. I sure wish I wasn't so exhausted so that I could show you pictures of my beautiful jars of good eating. It has been a (L-O-N-G) time since I've made PR and the reason being is: It's so hard to find Pears in our area. At the grocery store, they run about $1.49 and up, per pound. YIKES!! I ended up with 16 pints! Not bad I guess. If you've never tasted Pear Relish.....you need to put in on your bucket list to do so. It is so good!! Hope you all had a very successful day..... Blessings, shug