Saturday, March 29, 2008

Random Shots of Happiness............






Good Morning Dear Blogging Buddies~

Hope you are having a beautiful day. The sun is in it's full glory, with the birds chirping and a gentle breeze blowing. My spring bulbs are slowly emerging from the chilly soil, in an attempt to say, "welcome spring." Soon it will be time to assemble my patio into the private oasis that I so crave, but until then, I am enjoying the little things inside my cottage.


This morning I was wandering around my home, admiring the way the sun beckon's me into each room, seeing things in a different way. That inspired me for the title of todays blog, Random Shots of Happiness. The few shots I've taken, are special places in my home, that just make me happy whenever I walk by them. They are little "still lifes" that resonate a mood or a feeling at different times of my life. They just make me smile!


Being content in the simple things clears the way for contentment in the big things that really matter...like a warm home, a beautiful family, food to eat, clothes to wear, things I so often take for granted. I am often reminded of the blessings I am given everyday and humbled by God for His blessings to me and my family. It is my prayer that you, too, are reminded of the blessings He gives all of us. A reminder to worship the Creator, and not the creation,


"for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:21


Have a beautiful day!!!

xxxooo Ruth

36 comments:

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Ruth,

What a lovely post and a sweet reminder too.

Hugs,
Dena

Rosie's Whimsy said...

You are so right! .....and I love your green plates...hehehe :-) Rosie

Alison Gibbs said...

Great post. I love it when I walk into different spots in my home and things just make you smile.
Alison

FrenchGardenHouse said...

You are so right, we are blessed by God, who loves us so much! I have so enjoyed reading your blog.
xo Lidy

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your random shots of happiness are beautiful. Everything looks so warm and inviting, as a home should...just lovely.
Penny

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Such pretty photos! I love your ribbon holder!

celestina marie said...

Hi Ruth, I loved this post and feel the same way. You said it all perfectly. Your books really pull me in as I have some of the same titles. Your plate display is a wonderful idea. Did you paint on the ribbons? or are they real or metal? I have some small metal rusty ribbons very similar. What a great way to use them. Love it. Have a great day!GBU
Hugs,
Celestina,
La Rea Rose

Charmingdesigns said...

Please...I would like to know about your ribbon holders!! I really enjoyed your blog...your banner is beautiful! Laurie

Charmingdesigns said...

Your hand painted ribbons are beautiful...Did you also paint the boxes on top of the cabinet that is holding your ribbons? Laurie

bj said...

A posting and pictures filled with sweetness....thanks for the gentle reminder.
hugs, bj

Jen r. said...

Lovely words and how very true!We are more blessed than we ever know! Thanks for stopping by, I always love your visits!
Jen R

Kari & Kijsa said...

Beautiful photos and lovely post! Have a wonderful Sunday!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Charm & Grace said...

What a beautiful and inspiring post. I know what you mean about those special niches in your home that make you smile; how neat to see some of yours. Wishing you a blessed week!

Christi from Charm & Grace

Hope said...

Hi Ruth,
I just love your random shots. I call them little happy spots! Thank you for the reminder of how blessed we are and how we need to appreciate it. I think God allows us those happy spots because we need uplifting. He is so good!

Sandra Evertson said...

Beautiful post, love the shells!
Sandra Evertson

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Such a lovely reminder of all of our blessings!

Happy day,
Melissa

Mike Golch said...

Ruth,I may not have the nice things adorning my house as you have.What I do have in my house is the love of a gteat lady,my wife my friend and even my lover all rolled into one.I do have mt two momento of the two thing that I treasure,my little award that I won at a Hammered Dulicmer festival(third place in the novice class and my Brass award that I earned from the realestate company that I used to work for.

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Ruth! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such kind comments about my jewelry. Your blog is BEAUTIFUL and I love your inspiring message. So enjoyable to read. I am saving you as a favorite so I can come back for another visit. Have a wonderful week! ~ xo Joy J.

Tara said...

Holly
If the corners of your home make you happy, the whole house makes you happy!
:0)
Tara

Kari & Kijsa said...

Wonderful post!

Have a blessed day...

smiles, kari & kijsa

restyled home said...

Oh My goodness, your home is lovely!! You have such a knack for displaying your treasures...I am off to peek through your archives!
Thanks for visiting me!!

Linda

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

What a lovely post. I haven't visited in awhile so wanted to stop by and say hello.

Warm hugs,
LeAnn :)

Carrie Gardner said...

I love your photos and your title for them "Random Shots of Happiness" is very smart indeed. I especially love the starfish and sea shells. I collect those too and sailboats and beach glass and even rocks from the beach. I'll come back again.

Rhondi said...

Hi Ruth I am finally catching up with you after being away. What a good reminder today. I know that the Lord wants us to enjoy our life. We take so many things for granted don't we? I like that you've painted scripture on your walls.
Rhondi xo

Jen r. said...

HI! I have an award for you if you want to stop by and pick it up!
:)
Jen R

CIELO said...

Your are so right!... and I love all your books... :)

Have a great night!

Cielo

Abbie said...

Hi Ruth!
What a lovely glimpse of your home! thank you for sharing the special places! I love the ribbon dispenser!
xoxo~
Abbie

Susie Q said...

Such beautiful spaces and such a happy post!
You are so right...

Love,
Sue

Tara said...

Holly

what a great way to look t your home, like a visitor!

Dream Keyper said...

Hi Ruth,
So much truth in your blog entry. It is so nice to wander through one's own living space and take notice how special your life really is. You seem to be so blessed, I enjoy your flickr photostream and your blog. Thank you for sharing your magical life... xoxo Suzy

Sarah said...

Love your ribbon holder and I have a platter in that same those same green dishes. It has rabbits on them. I love to use it at Easter time.
Sarah
http://vintagelily.typepad.com/

miss gracies house said...

Thanks for the visit!
I'm glad I get to "meet" you now. This is a good reminder to stop and enjoy our own "spots"-I get soo busy working on things for everyone else that I forget to do that!
Have a good day!
rene'

the feathered nest said...

I like the title of your post! I enjoyed seeing those little things that bring a smile to your face. Just beautiful!

Manuela

bj said...

Just checking to see that all is well with you and yours!
I miss you!
hugs, bj

HOPE said...

Hi Ruth...I some how found this lovely blog...and enjoyed this post and your photography.

Truly our homes are a sweet refuge when the LORD is the center.

I plan to visit you again...

Silver Bell Cottage said...

I love that ~ random shots of happiness. So nice to visit you via Kari and Kijsa. I'll certainly return.
Alexandra