Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thursday Thoughts More Blessed Less Stressed

We do things for the moment
but also for the memory of those moments.

Wishing everyone a wondrous last day of November as tomorrow we'll be greeting December 1st!

Last Sunday was let's chop down a tree!

Our adventure wasn't anything like the photo below.

Not a reflection of Minnesota, yet anyway.
We know snow is coming, but we're happily rejoicing for now.

Just a few winters ago this was the snowy journey.

Below is this year's snow-less trail!
Is this sunny California?

Nope, pure Minnesota, just outside of Lake Elmo.
Yep, this is my tree!
It's tag name was Nancy Drew, quite fitting actually.

Shall we visit Santa?

Every person has the power to make others happy,
don't forget to use your powers.

What's so funny?

Awe, silly Santa!

Whoa! Slow down bad Santa!

Remember that snowy trail? This was that year's Santa Claus visit.

I think either Jack just told a tall or story, 
or else Santa has a bigger story to tell!

Gratitude can turn common days into thanksgivings.
William Arthur Ward

There is in each of us so much goodness
that if we could see it glow
it would light the world.

What, you want Mama in the picture too?

Okay, smile happy faces!

The very fact of enjoying ourselves 
in the moment 
is such amazing joy for all
to behold!

From the fields of Lake Elmo to our house.

These munchkins may be growing up ever so quickly
but all the simple joys of childhood 
still shines from their hearts!

O Christmas tree!

Everyday is a new beginning;
take a deep breath and start again.

More smiling, less worrying.
More compassion, less judgment.
More blessed, less stressed.
More love, less hate.
Roy T. Bennett

Instead of worrying, or dwelling 
over those things we cannot change-
change your direction.
Choose wisely your adventures, 
and keep moving forward.


Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ah, being in the moment is wonderful.

May you have many of them.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the Santa Claus and family photos. Happiness should be a way of life for everyone. The second photo of the sky is beautiful.
Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead.

RedPat said...

Wow - the tree is up and decorated already!

sage said...

Enjoy the season and may you get some snow (I wish we would, but the snow here is about as common as the Apocalypse (and closely related)

Revrunner said...

Like that snow!

Jenny Woolf said...

Looks like a jolly outing, and a very jolly santa! That reminds me, must get our tree down from the attic today - not a real one but a fibre optic one which is a tradition in our home.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You guys certainly know how to have fun Karen 😀 Gorgeous tree, must get mine up soon!

Debbie said...

ooooh, i love this...tis the season!!!

i can't wait for our snow!!!