Wednesday, July 13, 2011

What Makes My Heart Skip a Beat?

Marie over at Primitives by Olde Lady Morgan is having a giveaway and she has added a way for getting a second chance at winning.  All you have to do is write a post about what makes your heart skip a beat.  When I read her post I thought well that's easy - my family.  But then I decided to think on it for a couple of days and I've discovered that there are lots of things that make my heart skip a beat.  Here are a few:

My husband (Mark) of nearly 21 years
most definitely makes my heart skip a beat.
I am one of the luckiest of wives.
He cares and he says so - both in words and actions.  

My son, Clinton, makes my heart skip a beat.

Pretzel m&m's make my heart skip a beat.
I am addicted to these babies!  I kind of wish I had never tried them  because
I  have no self-control about how much is a serving.  (Hint: not a half pound.)

Mark has recently been taking lessons so he can get endorsed for  flying  bi-wing airplanes.
This makes my heart skip a beat for two reasons - first I am a little nervous, but mostly
because I am so happy to see him doing something he loves so much.

Rangeley, Maine makes my heart skip a beat.
I've been there to kayak, quilt, hike and relax.  It is a slice of heaven.

Spending time in the woods and hiking with my family makes my heart skip a beat.
I love the peace I can feel when we do this simple thing.
My parents make my heart skip a beat.  (Sorry about no photo for this one - my mother would kill me if I put a picture of her on my blog.  And I know you just laughed out loud, Libby.)  My parents are tough cookies.  They have raised seven kids, helped with the raising of lots of grandchildren, and have battled several serious health problems in the midst of it all.  I am so proud of them for their independent spirit and so thankful for the moral support they always give.

My Mom's cookie dough makes my heart skip a beat.
I hope she reads this and makes cookies today. :)

I have really enjoyed this fun thing that Olde Lady Morgan has us doing.  I have loved reading the things that other people are writing about that makes their heart skip a beat.   I love when other people find their joy.  I love knowing when people have something to  be grateful for or proud of.  I think that's a big reason why I have enjoyed blogging so much.  I enjoy reading those celebrations that others have going in their lives. I love reading or hearing about successes.  I love reading or hearing about the way people's faith gets them through tough times.  I love knowing that there are people who will lift others up when they need it.  Realizing that there is a lot of good in this world makes my heart skip a beat.  
I wonder if OLM knows that she has kind of given all of us a win here with this little activity?!  If you go to the giveaway post you can find other people who are participating by looking at the comments.  I'm telling you, it's a real pick-me-up to read about what makes a heart skip a beat!