Friday, August 27, 2010

The Magnificent Miracle Party

After my massive decluttering session summer, I have a confession to make, I am still a collector! But my collection isn't sitting on a shelf, gathering dust. Instead, it is contained in this one notebook.

I am a collector of words. I love funny and inspiring quotes and I have been collecting them for years. At one time I had little bits of paper with hastily scribbled quotations tucked here and there in so many different places. Deciding one day that I wanted to gather all my quotes together in a lovely place, I covered a three-ring binder with some girly fabric from my stash and made myself a "Happiness File."

I included inside pockets to hold special cards and other mementos that make me smile.

I collect snippets of magazine articles that I find useful and glue them on pretty scrapbook paper, placing them in page protectors and adding them to my notebook.

And lastly, in my very best handwriting, I added, and continue to add, quotes that hold special meaning for me.

I am including some of my favorite inspiring quotes on this special Pink Saturday:

  • Worrying does not empty Tomorrow of its troubles, it empties Today of its joy. ~ Unknown
  • Nothing good was ever achieved without enthusiasm. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • No day is so bad that it can't be fixed with a nap. ~ Unknown
  • We are shaped and fashioned by what we love." Goethe
  • A good laugh is sunshine in a house. ~ Thackeray
  • A loving heart is the truest wisdom. ~ Charles Dickens
  • Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. ~ Abraham Lincoln
  • God has given us life to be lived with enthusiasm and joy. ~ Rabbi Magnin
  • Live your life and forget your age. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  • Celebrate every day! ~ Unknown
  • It's never too late to live happily ever after. ~ Unknown
  • Be still, and know that I am God. ~ Psalm 46:10
  • He who sows courtesy, reaps friendship: He who plants kindness gathers love." ~ Basil the Great
  • Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others? ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

We all have a chance to do something for someone else this weekend, and all it costs is just a few seconds of our time. Simply go to The Katillac Shack and follow the instructions at the bottom of the post. We can help others by just following the five links on this page and leaving a comment on each one. It's such a worthy cause! Thank you Beverly, for being one of these supporting links and allowing us all to participate in this inspiring Magnificent Miracle party!


  1. I love your book and thanks for sharing this! What a great gift to be able to help others with this wonderful Miracle Party!

  2. You are a great collector of special words. Happy Miracle Party!

  3. All contained in a beautiful book. This post is perfect, Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Miracle Saturday too, Char

  4. Hi Sherry!

    I love this post and your quotes. The Lincoln, King and Emerson really appeal...but they all do!

    Thank-you for being on The Miracle Party team! Bless you. I can't say enough thank-yous!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    love, kelee

  5. Love your happy notebook. A great way to organize. I collect quotations and use them often. This would allow me to actually fine just what I'm looking for rather than tearing through drawers and papers. Nice way to keep friendship and holiday cards, too. Have a great weekend. I will definitely be making the rounds for the miracle party. :) Tammy

  6. hey Sherry, congrats you won our canning week linky party. Please e-mail me your address so I can mail you your prize. eizinger2002(at)yahoo(dot)com

  7. I like your quotes! I think my favorite is the one that says "No day is so bad that it can't be fixed with a nap". ~ Unknown

    That's my life's motto :) Happy Saturday! Love you!

  8. Hi Sherry,
    I love your post! I too collect quotes which I use often for my blogger tea parties and Bible study group. We have several of the same ones. Thanks for sharing yours and have a wonderful Pink Saturday weekend.


  9. You did what a lot of us should do It is nice to keep books and records of what is important and meaningful in our lives. I can assure you over time, you tend to forget.

  10. Great post! Love the Lincoln quote and it is soooooooo true!

    Happy PS,

  11. Wonderful post, keeping all those special words in a beautiful book.
    Happy Miracle Weekend.

  12. Happy Pink Saturday, Sherry. Thank you for making Pink Saturday special, and for taking part in this day of celebration and thanks.

    There truly are miracles going on all around us every day. We just have to open our hearts in acceptance.

    Thank you for sharing these special words of inspiration with us.

    I love your new binder. Yellow is my favorite color, and it can't be beat when combined with pink.

  13. Happy pink sturday!!!love this post!

  14. Love your book, I emailed your post to my daughter.


I'm so happy you're leaving me a comment! ~ Sherry