Thursday, April 8, 2010

Do You Want To Smile?

I love to smile!

I love to laugh!

I love to laugh so hard that it makes me look all goofy.

My kids would tell you that I laugh so hard that I snort.  (yes, snort)  I know none of you wanted to hear that, but it's just the truth and the truth hurts sometimes.

You know the Bible says that a cheerful heart is like good medicine.

There are actually lots of things and lots of people who put a smile on my face and laughter in my heart.

Tonight, however, I am going to send you over to meet two of my blogging friends that always make me smile and laugh out loud as I read what they have to share.

A lot of you already know Shannan at Flower Patch Farmgirl, but if you don't, you have to go for a visit with her.  She is one neat lady.  God has blessed she and her husband with an amazing family and she loves to share stories about them.  This lady is full of so much honesty and humor, and the combination is great.  I look forward to scrolling down my blog roll and finding what she's written because I know something good is waiting.  I'm telling you, this lady can write some funny, heartwarming stuff.

And then there is another lady, who I absolutely adore.  She is one of the funniest people I know and I have never met her.    Kolein, at Kitchen Table Productions, is new to blogging like I am.  Can I just tell you that this lady is a hoot?  Do you all know what a hoot is or is that a southern thing?  I'm telling you, she makes me laugh.  She would be the one who if I was sitting at a table with her, I would be snorting.  Sorry with the snorting thing again.  It's really not that bad, just a slip here and there.  Kolein is hilarious. I have totally fallen for her personality.  There is always something comical in her stories and she puts pictures of herself that crack me up. Let me also add, that this lady is very sweet and caring.  She tells me that she is praying for me and I know she is.  She has such a unique and fun personality that truly shines through in her writing.

So, there you go.  I had to share these two ladies with you in case you hadn't already had the pleasure of meeting them.  It will be so worth your time to go over and spend some time with them both.  I promise you that you will be blessed and you will walk away with a smile on your face and with a cheerful heart.

Final Thoughts...

I know that I am new to the blogging community, but I have already made so many good friends on here and so many people that I think you should meet also.  Periodically, I would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to some of my new buds and to some people who probably don't even know that I exist, but that I really enjoy visiting with anyway.  Does that make me a stalker if I really like them, and they don't even know who I am?  I hope not.  I might call these posts,
"Moments Of Encouragement...", because I love to encourage people and lift them up and let them know what they mean in my life and how precious they are to God.

See, even if I can't build a new bookcase, I can sure help build someone's self esteem.  This world tries to tear us down so often and  I want to be about building up. 

Hey, I'll post this to What I Built Without My Husband over at Shanty 2 Chic...

What do you think?

Now, go over and meet yourself some new friends, and if you have the time, let them know that you dropped by for a quick visit.



Casual (dash) Cottage said...


Isn't Kolein the greatest?
So unpretentious and out there.
Not out there in a bad way... I mean out there, like she puts herself out there, she is who she is...I've only just met her with my recent blogging. But she does make me laugh too.

Glad you posted about her.
Now I'm off to meet Shannan.

Angela said...

Yes I LOVE to laugh. Yes I snort. My children comment about my laugh. There are times I'm laughing so hard I cry..heading over now to meet these wonderful ladies you have shared with us.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

I'm all aglow! You are the sweetest, Amsey Ames. I love your line about building self-esteem...heck, I can't build a bookshelf, either. :)

What a fun surprise to wake up to this morning. We were light on the sleep around here (I should have known better to proclaim to the world that Si was sleeping all night!) and this is the perfect pick-me-up. I'm off to check out the other funny lady....

Have a great day!

Kolein said...

You have blessed my life today. I have been enriched by YOU from the first time I visited. "Come lay 'em down" - changed me! So, perhaps not a bookcase builder but an esteem builder?....well, that holds a lot more of the really good stuff of life that matters and lives and sustains even when our covers are torn and a little worse for wear!

And you've made me cry. Aw shux!

"What I Built Without My Husband" - I laughed and then, said, "OH YES!"

Thank you, my dear, dear friend!


judi said...

Great ladies...enjoyed every moment visiting with them...shannon is so sweet and kolein is a hoot!

(i do sometimes snort when i laugh AND if i fall asleep sitting upright on the couch watching a movie-usually its when we have the kids friends over- so i really embarrass myself!)

it's a humbling life!
judi ;)