Thursday, January 1, 2015

Time - 2015

Happy 2015! 

I am so happy to see 2015!  I am amazed and blessed to see it!

I never considered myself as one who took life for granted.  I look back on my life and am in awe of all the things I have done, and seen, and enjoyed.  But when you have a terminal illness, a veil, so to speak, is pulled away and you see your life differently.  It is a good thing.

See, last night at at 2015, at that second the ball came down, everyone screamed and kissed and partied.  Personally, I was sleeping!  But hurray, Happy New Year.  But we get a new second all the days long, and they go totally unnoticed.  But I say hurray, Happy New Second. 

I want to live every second to its best!  Sometimes, the best is just sitting and enjoying a TV show.  Sometimes, the best is finding a treasure!...sometimes the absolute best is a bear hug from the one you love!

I love blogging, but sometimes, I think that we live our seconds in a competative state.  That is fine....we are mostly girls and it is in our DNA!  But friends, that isn't life.....believe me, the dust control police are busy someplace else, and there will ALWAYS be something new to purchase.  Now, don't get me wrong....I can squeal with the best of them when I find a treasure and I will clean the entire house for a new dish towel!  But it really doesn't matter.  Whether we live in a big beautiful home, or a Tiny House.....time is still passing....the seconds are ticking.  USE them!  Embrace them!

Oh, how I LOVE life.  And if you knew all my story, you would wonder how I say that.  The hurts, the difficulties, the disappointments.....have been many.  But my Lord has walked along side of me.  I didn't always feel Him, I didn't always like Him.  But He stayed with me anyway.  My prayer is that I continue my life, my His glory and my enjoyment!  I hope and pray that I will be here in 2016!!  And oh, what will we blog about???  Adventures await!




Salmagundi said...

What a privilege to have met you in person at Mary Ellen's house. Your joy in life is an inspiration!! Sally

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Beautifully said, Ceekay...Wishing you a wonderfully blessed 2015!

Decor To Adore said...

A truly beautiful message!

Wishing you and yours a joyously happy and healthy New Year!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a wonderful, thoughtful post, Ceekay!

You are so right. It is important to live in the nano-second. So important. As one who has spent life saying goodbye to so many people and places I love and having had two very challenging years back to back, I give thanks for each day and the blessings (including people) therein. I think of you often and marvel at your fortitude and courage and joie de vivre. And I pray for your healing here on this earth. That is important to me.

And it is people and the Lord above all who are most important. And time. The time we give to one another in our everyday lives and on our blogs. People used to ask me frequently why I visited everyone who visits me, and it was a no brainer to answer that it is important to me to respond in kind for the kindness bestowed to me. I am grateful for others' time and sentiments, and I read every one and appreciate them.

I appreciate you, too. You are an example in courage, and I admire you more than I can say. I tried to emulate your good attitude when I was battling my challenges, and I thank you for walking the walk you preach. You are truly an inspiration.

Love and prayers and blessings abundant to you and yours!

Happy, Healthy 2015!


Sheila :-)

Shelia said...

Oh, Ceekay! What a post. You just shine as a witness for our Lord! You're so right, we should live each day to it's fullest. I had a little health scare a couple of months ago and it's not quite resolved but it's going to be okay. Everything in the world went through my mind of why the Lord had moved us here and I did let the devil just beat me up. Well, life is a battle and I pray I can fight it with the Lord leading me on. Love you and I'm so thrilled to get to know you in blogland.
Shelia ;)

Vee said...

This is a valuable word of advice from someone who knows what it means to number the days! I love your enthusiasm and zest for life. Let's live the best life one day at a time. Really, CeeKay, this post is incredible! A very happy 2015 to you and yours!

nonie everythingsewing said...

Ceekay, I feel so blessed because you chose at one point in your life to start a blog. Through that blog, I became a blogging friend. We share so much, our love of treasures, doilies and the battle we both fight against a foe.

You share so much with your blog, that has helped me. I want to blog a lot more in 2015. Sewing is only one of my passions. Life and meeting friends even if they live in my computer are now a big part of my life.

Happy 2015

Susan Newbigging said...

Ceekay, You are a blessing to me. I know , that it is only through your blog that I know you. But watching you struggle with this terrible cancer has helped me to appreciate my own life.
When I was dx with breast cancer, for a month I quit living, I would not buy anything , go anywhere, I felt my life was over. I had already died in my own mind. Thank God, I snapped out of it, and it was reading about your courage and how you embrace life. I always teased you Ceekay that you have more fun than anyone I knew. I keep you in my prayers my friend, and I believe that God can work miracles.

Betty Sneeringer said...

What good perspective, living and advice! Sometimes hardship, sharpens understanding, drives us closer to God and gives us abundant appreciation. You are an admirable and strong lady. I wish you a great 2015.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Happy New Year and so glad you are here. I have and do cherish our friendship. Gods Blessings.

Stacey said...

Ceekay, nobody could have said it better. Sending you love and hugs and the very best wishes for continued love and life. :)

Maureen said...

Happy New Year to you and yours Ceekay. May 2015 be wonderful in whatever way you spend it!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Sending prayers for a blessed New Year.

Adrienne said...

Oh, my friend, you have written such a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing your heart. I want to live every second of my life as in praise to the Lord who gives us breath. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead that is filled with so many blessings you will be amazed!

Kelly said...

You are so right! I know you live life with a different perspective than many of us and that's what makes you so wise. You see life for what it really is and can teach us or remind us about that fact. I hope that 2015 is a great year for you and you continue to live a grateful life with a positive attitude.

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I have tears of Happy Joy right now. This post- certainly, gave me something to consider. First and foremost Jesus. We must all walk out our salvation with fear and trembling...each second of it.
I shudder to think, of the time wasted, worrying about what other's think, have, or are in the process of getting that is bigger and better. What a waste! Each breathe is a gift-- none of us are promised tomorrow.
I like what you said about "having a terminal illness, a veil, so to speak... and seeing your life differently." The truth is Cee-Kay... we all have a bad case of terminal illness-- it is Sin. Unless we consider Jesus-- we will live like HELL, every day to KEEP ON LIVING. But with Him, we can take each day as it comes; the gift that it is meant to be-- and we can have Peace, Joy and Love enough to share.
My FRIEND! You have shared that with us-- every time you post here, or leave a comment out their in blog-dom. Thank you!
Thank you for sharing your Peace, Joy and Love...

Rettabug said...

AMEN, Honey...well said!!!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Ceekay, I so needed to read this today-I have some info I need that I will do on your Teal blog.

bj said...

C, this is about the sweetest, heartfelt post I've ever read. And, you know, I've read a LOT.
You are such a sweetheart with such a sweet soul...enjoy life...we only pass this way once.
Love, bj

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