My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Saint and Scripture Sunday

I have to chuckle a little every time I read this meditation. That was me, Ms. Perfection. But that was also about 20 years ago. Today I try to do a fine job of whatever I get done. So what if all I got done yesterday was a pot of soup and a loaf of bread. It was a wonderful pot of soup and bread.

And it isn't the thing you do, dear, it's the thing you leave undone which gives you a bit of a heartache at the setting of the sun. - Margaret Sanster

A quality we all share, a very human quality, is to expect perfection from ourselves, to expect the impossible in all tasks done. We must rejoice for the good we do. Each time we pat ourselves on the back for a job well done, our confidence grows a little bit more.

We need to recognize and celebrate our strong points, and need to practice prayer and listening to guidance first to develop our ties to God, but more importantly to be able to acknowledge when help is at hand. We can do all we need to do with God's help.

Having goals but keeping them realistic, for the day or the year, is a sign of emotional health. Not dwelling on those that can't be accomplished, at the moment, is another sign. A change of attitude is all most of us need to move from where we are to a better place emotionally.

There's never a better time than right now for rejoicing over what I've done.


  1. OK, Bev, now it is getting scary. I have to get my place whipped into shape for Tuesday/Wednesday company. All I feel lately is overwhelmed.....I don't even want to think about yard work. Your post is the 1st one I chose to read this am before I embark on my cleaning.....and of course, I come away feeling better. Thanks! xo

  2. Attitude says it all, are so right!...:)JP

  3. such wonderful advice,


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