Thursday, August 30, 2012

Dumplings and a talk :)

I've ignored y'all. Sorry about that :/ But I'm back with food and a talk!

Yes, those are chicken and dumplings, green beens, and an apple salad. The dumplings and salad are my grandma's recipes--they were so good!

Now for the talk ;)
During my unannounced and unplanned blogging break, I did some thinking about balance in life. I thought it might be a good idea to share it here.

I'm always busy; never in the slightest bit bored. I always have a list of things to accomplish or a list of things I could accomplish. But lately I realized that there might be something more important than crossing something off my list. Like spending time with my little sister--she'll only grow up once. Sometimes it's good to set aside your own goals for a half hour and do something with or for someone else. Oh, not that goals are bad. On the contrary, they're very good, but even a good thing can become bad. When we get the opportunity to work on our own ambitions or serve someone else for a half hour or so, let's not choose the "good"--instead let's choose the "better".

Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them. Thomas Kinkade


  1. I so agree! Taking time out of our busy days to spend time with our family is so much more worth-while! And, even though we might not get our chores/goals done, it is better in the long run.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Your Sister in Christ,

  2. I LOVE chicken and dumplings! Next time invite me LOL

    Oh whew! I thought you were about to say I'm quitting blogging. haha
    I'm glad it wasn't; I would miss you!

  3. So glad your back Sarah :) And yes, I totally agree. Sometimes we need to step back, look at life, and take time for the little things. :D


  4. Never tasted dumplings before! It's not really a dish you'd find in South Africa, but would like to try them one day.... Your talk was very challenging and very good! :)

  5. Yum!!! :-)

    Just wanted to let you know that I l sent a message to the Facebook page for your Etsy shop!

    xoxo Miss ALK

  6. That looks really good.

  7. Wow that looks so yummy! Definitely spend more time with your sister, it's a better investment than spending it here. :)