Monday, February 10, 2014

Living With Your Dreams and Staying Happy!

 

Subtitle: How To Love The Home You Are In!


Do you find yourself saying this……….


Ribbet Edit Dream House

I am sure we have all said this from time to time, and to be honest I think it can be very counter productive!

If we have these thoughts all the time we are not living in the moment, nor are we enjoying living in the home we have.

I don’t know about you, but that is a little depressing to me.

We all have to have dreams and wishes, but if we dwell on the don’t haves and the wants we will never see the potential that is in front of us in our homes.

Do you want a remedy for this way of thinking?

I think I have one for you!

I have found what works for me, and I am going to share it with you all.

First I would never want to squelch anyone’s dreams so I say make a ……

Ribbet Edit Dream list

You are going to put down your dreams, the sky is the limit.

In reality this list might never happen, but it is fun to dream big.

Only rule is there can not be any sadness in the idea that you might not get what is on your dream list. After all it is just a list to dream about.


beach house

For instance this is on my dream list, and I know that it will probably never happen in my lifetime…….

Beach house 2
But that doesn’t stop me from dreaming, and pinning beautiful images of beach houses.

Now go ahead and make a Dream List, it is really fun!!

I think we all know our reality even if we sometimes don’t like to admit it. I think it is a big mistake to not be realistic.

So, I make another list………
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This is a Dream List of sorts, but this list contains things that I will get someday!  It might take years, but I know it is attainable, and within my means.

There are even times when something from the Dream List will cross over to your someday list. That can happen with time and sometimes the circumstances that have changed in your life.

My Someday List use to be much longer than it is now because over the years we have attained many of our goals for our home. 

In fact  I am getting something that was on my Someday List in little over a week.

We have lived in this home for 35 years, and I would say for at least the last 10 years we have needed to re-do our kitchen counter tops. Well, my friends that is about to happen, and it is a dream come true for me…….

Da Vinci marble (800x600)
I am having this marble slab made into new counter tops for my kitchen!

This is one more thing I can check off of my Someday List!

I told you all that there are THREE list that I make. I am going to save the next list for another post.
WHY?
Because I want you to think for a little bit about the two list I just wrote about.

In fact I would like for you to make your own list. 

Now remember this is a fun and happy thing to do. So don’t feel sorry for yourself in this process, only happy fun thoughts. 

Let your imagination take you to fun places in your dreams.

I promise the someday list will bring you back to reality and my third list will REALLY bring you back down to reality!!

Don’t forget to come back to
see what the third list is!!

BTW: Go HERE to see my Dream List
     Go HERE to see my Someday List

 
 

5 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Kathysue, that marble is so gorgeous and it is going to be fabulous in your house. I can't wait to see it all done. Hugs, Marty

Gwen said...

this is exactly what Pinterest is for, right? Dreams? :)

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

I love both your dream list and your someday list! Good for you Kathysue ---- that marble is spectacular!

Victoria said...

Your carrara slab is beautiful. I am very happy for you.
XO, Victoria

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

This is SUCH a great idea for a series!