Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder

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Blog entry by eddie posted 02-19-2014 08:45 PM 2021 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

you know someone told me you dont seem to care for things or wealth i told them they are blessing from God as i see it and to love either is a sin but thats just the way i see it ,i do have treasures worth more than any gold r silver like when my kids say i love u to me or like this first picture not worth any thing to anyone but me it was a ole ball one of the ones with glider in it and when you shake it it looks like snow falling on a little house in it my youngest girl gave it to when she was 6 whom is grow and has her own kid on the way now,and told me this it the most beautiful thing i got and i want you to have it its
priceless to me ,

and the big old pine cone kids found them and wanted me to have the biggest pine cone they ever saw ,old pine cone worth a lot to me sell my truck before i would it and i like my truck

,and this pen its one a LJ friend William gave me that has 5 different types of wood in it he made from wood that other LJ friends gave him priceless to me, its has Box elder boxcarmarty gave ,Sweet gum that Dave gave ,Birds eye maple that Jeff gave ,Sappelle that he had ,Walnut that Grizz ,bob gave and Ziricote that Kreegan-Rich gave

and this Box that my good friend David ( patron ) gave me just thought i needed my sprits picked up a while back and it dose sits on my counter and bring a smile when i see it

and this small box its a treasure to me that Jeff made and gave me just a beautiful small box, i call it the small box because its the small acts of kindness thing that count

and the last year was bad we all have been there broken finacially and on a ramen noodle diet :) and last Christmas was a not so merry and was just on my pitty pot when a package come in form a LJ sandra she had no way of knowing it but i was just waiting on the courts and system to release my funds and had a list of wood tool i wanted and this was on the list ,did bring tears to me and reminded me of the kindness thats still in this world

my friend was wrong i guess beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and there is all kinds of wealth

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#1 posted 02-19-2014 08:57 PM

Happiness is the byproduct of a person doing something they feel is truly worthwhile. A happy person sees so many more things as being beautiful. Spring crocus are almost here in the north. Beauty is all around us. I’m glad you have found so much in your life.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#2 posted 02-19-2014 09:01 PM

A great post!!!
You have it right, beauty is in…..

You have treasures worth more than all the gold in the world….
Besides the cherished items are the memories they conjure up!!!
That and the friends, from both far and near, that you have made and in several cases met, here on LJs!!!

Thanks for the reminder, that it is the people that are the true gift!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 02-19-2014 09:04 PM

Not much to add to that Eddie. Thanks for the humble reminders…

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#4 posted 02-19-2014 09:10 PM

true Randy the great gifts is the people

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#5 posted 02-19-2014 09:19 PM

The pine cone and snow globe hit home with me eddie.
My kids think I’m crazy because of some of the things I hold into dearly.
What I use for a night stand is an old military foot locker.
That locker I bought at a yard sale.
The yard sale was by the kids of the man who gave me my first mechanic job when I was a teenager.
He had died and they were selling a lot of his stuff.
The locker meant nothing to them, but a lot to me.
I call that locker my treasure chest.

Inside my treasure chest are things that are dear to me.
My kids do not see inside my treasure chest.
One day I will die. They will finally get to see inside dad’s treasure chest.
I don’t know I they’ll be surprised, disappointed, or confused.
You see, inside is a bunch of little useless momentoes.
None of it will probably mean much to them, but each piece means the world to me.

Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.


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#6 posted 02-19-2014 09:24 PM

amen to that brother

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 02-19-2014 09:26 PM

Very cool read, Eddie. May God bless this year for you.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#8 posted 02-19-2014 09:33 PM

The special part is that you recognize the value of those “little” things. That comes from a good heart.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#9 posted 02-19-2014 09:34 PM

thanks Chris he has it turned around ,life is full of ups and downs

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#10 posted 02-19-2014 09:40 PM

Indeed very cool Eddie. Its kinda funny what we all treasure. Theyre all things that elicit memories. Some may be directly related, others, not so much. Sometimes theyre the only thing to bring a smile back. Keep on smiling brother

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#11 posted 02-19-2014 11:04 PM

You said it well Eddie….good stuff….........

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#12 posted 02-20-2014 12:30 AM

You’ve gleaned a fair bit of wisdom on your journey Eddie, thanks for sharing some of it with us.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#13 posted 02-20-2014 02:01 AM

Thanks for sharing!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#14 posted 02-20-2014 02:02 AM

Great post my friend. I too am sentimental about things that my children and friends have given me. I get harassed every time I take my billfold out. It is literally falling to pieces but my son gave it to me a month before he was killed. I’ll carry it til I die and then be buried with it.

Seems the older I get, the more sentimental I become.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#15 posted 02-20-2014 01:45 PM

Ditto what todd said above.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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