Monday, March 16, 2015

Mature Mondays #8

Something that is thought provoking and/or inspiring. 

This is just a little something that I've been reminding myself a lot of lately.

Yesterday especially. I spent a total of 4 hours walking around the mall and driving to various stores. What was I looking for? A pair of shoes to wear to the party happening THAT night. (I do not recommend putting those kinds of things off until the last moment. I very nearly ran out of time).

It didn't matter where I went, either they didn't have what I was looking for, or they were out of my size.  (OR they were $100. Sadly, I'm not that committed to fashion). I must have gone to 15 different places by the end of the day.

But still, I was able to count my blessings.  I got in a couple miles of exercise just walking the mall alone, and I discovered a few new places I might want to shop at sometime in the future.

Every day I try to find something good, even if it feels like everything is going wrong. It's like a treasure hunt with an even richer payoff.

God bless,
~Amy Rochelle


  1. Thanks for this Amy, it really helped. Saturday was one of those days. Our rabbit had nine kits and all but here of them died on the first day. I know it was foolish, but I got really attached to those three. It wasn't hard, I had to feed them and check on them and they were cute in a hairless, mini-pig-looking way. But on Saturday all three died. It was kinda hard to deal with. This was cheering though. Thanks

    1. Oh, wow. That's hard. I have a rabbit myself and I got to see him as a newborn. All of his brothers and sisters died, so I understand how you feel. I'm glad you found this encouraging. :)

  2. P.S. I hate shoes. I really don't like wearing them. They bug me. If I have to, I wear sandals, and if I really have to, I wear boots or slip-ons. I hate Sundays because I feel that it is my duty to wear really nice (unfortunately high-heeled) shoes. I hate high-heels. I really do. And nearly all other footwear. What? I'm a hobbit. That being the case I can totally feel your pain. Any time I have to wear anything fancy or go somewhere special we have to do a frantic shoe-hunt. (I usually go to Goodwill to get my shoes. I don't buy anything worn, and what I do buy is usually well within my price range. My mom got a pair of $300 shoes for $4 at Goodwill once.)

    1. I am exactly the same way! My favorite way is to go barefoot. (can't exactly go anywhere like that though...) On that day I went to TWO Goodwills and a Salvation Army ON TOP of all the stores at the mall. Thankfully I found something workable at Kohls at literally the last minute. When i finally made it back home I only had 20 minutes to get dressed, do makeup, and do my hair. It was chaos! Thankfully i managed to get myself somewhat put together in time. I'll be sure to have everything ready the day BEFORE next time....

    2. Good for you! Yes, yes, we learned that the hared way at our house. We play handbells, and we have to wear special clothes for performance. They have to fit several requirements: The necklines have to be high, they have to match the season, etc. etc. Finding out Christmas performance clothing was CHAOTIC! We were doing a black and red theme. I was fine, I have my black and red "Christmas dress", but my younger sister was the problem. She had no black and red! We finally solved the problem by fitting her out in a vest of Mom's (after tailoring it a bit) and a skirt we'd found in the mending pile. It had a big long slit, so we fixed that up by making a kick-pleat out of Mom's ruffley curtains. It looked cute, and you couldn't tell it was improvised. Thank goodness.