Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Encouraging Words

We all have the means to bestow on others the most lavish gifts:

love
joy
peace 
hope 
kindness
acceptance 
laughter
encouragement
forgiveness
time. 

There is not enough money to buy them and not too little money to give them.  The more you spend, the wealthier you become." 
Eden Eliot

Be encouraged today.  The days are getting longer.  Spring will be here soon.  The gardens will bloom again.  The earth will wake up from its winter slumber.  Not too much longer.

Rhondi xo

27 comments:

  1. Rhondi come see me...
    www.myladydujour.com
    or www.adivashammer.com
    when you have time, i'll put the tea kettle on!

    and you need not bring a thing...for your list of gifts above...is all anyone would need!

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  2. Love this... I borrowed the quote for my facebook quote today. :o)

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  3. I am looking so forward to spring......Love your blog.......Don't leave comments often but read every post. Live outside Greenville SC, but husband working in New Mexico, so spend time out there also. I am a born again Christian, wife of 38 years, with 4 married children and 10 grandkids under 8........Oh and you make the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen....

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  4. Most definitely hoping for Spring as we watch the snow flurries yet again today..But, this too shall pass.

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  5. Blessings to you Rhondi, Love this post-I have always loved daffodils but love the list even more-such a good reminder.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  6. Thank you, Rhondi! :-)

    I'll be computerless for a bit, but I will be sure and check back in when I return. I love to visit your blog!

    XO,

    Sheila

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  7. No matter what, Rhondi, spring eventually comes! I remember that from my many years in Michigan. The buds on bushes and shoots coming up. Forsythia. So many flowers to love and then getting the porch ready for summer.

    Although I like fall in Michigan better now that I live in Florida; the chill in the air, the glowing trees. I try to get up there every fall.

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  8. Debbie
    Thanks for your compliment on my quilts. I'm glad you took the time to leave a comment. What a blessing to have 10 grandkids!
    Hugs, Rhondi

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  9. Beautiful flowers! I long for Spring! Such beautiful words.. yes, those are the most endearing gifts! :-)

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  10. Thanks so much for reminding me of that RHondi! This has been a long, cold winter here in Texas and I am just not use t0 that - I love sunshine. The sun will shine again soon! Thanks have a blessed day

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  11. This is a lovely and charming post. Words of encouragment so many of us could use right now. I know I can...thank you.
    Blessings!
    Gwen

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  12. Thanks for the reminder of Spring! I love daffodils! Enjoy your day!

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  13. Hello dear Rhondi,

    Your sweet little comment disappeared in my archive and I found it again today, sorry! Thank you for commenting and how sweet you still use my little gifts! I hope you are o.k. It's a joy to read your blog again. Thanks for your encouraging words of this entry, I could use it ...
    Take care & hopefully 'till we meet again'?!

    Big hugs, Carolien

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  14. I love this post Rhondi!
    I copied the words and I am going to write them on the blackboard wall by my back door so I see them all the time:>)
    I was sitting on the sofa all groggy this morning and at 7:00 I looked out and saw it was getting light. I was so happy! Unlike you I don't like getting up in the dark. I love the early morning sunshine waking me in the summer months, it makes me happy first thing! I turned to Earl, noted the rising sun and we gave each other a high five. He knows how much it means to me to have sunshine inthe morning:>) Spring is creeping up on us. I feel so happey about that, even though there are big fat snowflakes falling today!

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  15. Beautiful words and quote, Rhondi. I'm so looking forward to spring.

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  16. Such lovely wonderful words... thank you for sharing them with us Rhondi. Yes, it's true spring is just around the corner here now. I love to see the very first new seedlings sprouting and the trees and shrubs begin natures wake up and new year ahead... thanks for the reminder :)

    Wishing you a wonderful day...
    xhugx Brenda :)

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  17. Beautiful words, Rhondi! Yes, dear Spring will be here before we know it. Hallelujah!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  18. Your daffodils are up?

    Thanks for this post!

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  19. I had forgotten daffodils. Thank you for this lovely post. You are truly a generous giver of these priceless treasures mentioned above.

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  20. Your music goes well with your pictures. Thanks for the lovely words to remind us that there is light at the end of the tunnel with this cold, cold weather.

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  21. Beautiful thoughts and photos. Wishing you a day of blessings and simple joys :) Tammy

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  22. I am so ready for warmer days. Even here in Florida it is supposed to go down to 39 degrees again tonight :-(

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  23. Too true, Rhondi. We shouldn't take any of those words for granted.

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Hi
Thanks so very much for taking the time to leave a comment. I always read every one. I am glad you stopped by for a visit. Hope you'll come again!
Rhondi