Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Be Blessed~Not Stressed *** Blog Highlight****


Hope you are having a festive day like My Hannah!
She looks like she is related to Cindy Lou Who from The Grinch Movie!





I just love this site~Hillbilly Housewife. It has changed a bit from when I first started following a couple years ago and it has even changed owners. If you need a little boost in stretching your money~you are sure to find it here. If you need some good ideas~give her a visit!

Today her newsletter that came out was titled ~ Be Blessed~Not Stressed. If you would like to visit her blog click here~ be sure to sign up for her newsletter.

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The Trouble Tree
~author unknown~
The carpenter I hired to help me restore an old farm house had just finished a rough first day on the job. A flat tire had caused him to miss an hour of work, his electric saw quit, and now his ancient pick-up truck refused to start.
As I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. When we arrived he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked to the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands. When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation. His tanned face was wreathed in smiles; he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.
Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed by the tree and my curiosity got the better of me.
I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.
“Oh, that’s my trouble tree,” he replied. “I know I can’t help having troubles on the job, but one thing’s for sure, they don’t belong in the house with my wife and children. So, I just hang them on the tree when I come home in the evening and then I just pick them up again in the morning.”
“Funny thing, though,” he smiled, “when I come out in the morning to pick ‘em up, there aren’t nearly as many as I remembered hanging there the night before.” 

5 comments:

Life In a Little House said...

Ha! funny pictures with the ornaments ~:) ~Love Heather

Marydon said...

What a beautiful story, Carrie ... so much truth to this. TY for sharing. How is your son coming along? I do hope things are settling down a bit.

Have a lovely winter's eve ~
TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

Mama Rodz said...

What a wonderful story!

I LOVE the Hillbilly Housewife! I just made one of her breadstick recipes last night. If I can make it from scratch and save money I am ALL about it!

Hope you are having a Blessed Day!

~ Blaire

Treasures Evermore said...

Loved, loved the ornaments...so very cute....the story also was awesome. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I used to write an occasional article for HH...back in the day, lol! I know Maggie isn't HH anymore, but I haven't visited there in forever. Thanks for the reminder :)

Blessings!
Gail

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