Thursday, September 13, 2007

Back to School

Thank goodness the kids are finally back to school! My school district returns to school way before their private school does, so there is always end-of-the-summer stress at my house. Even though I hate the pressures of the school year, it is nice to return to routines! I love this picture. (It was first uploaded to Flickr by freeparking.)

I worked on a little tin today for my mom of 'back to school pics'. It turned out so cute, and I sort of got my work space cleared up. I don't think it ever really will be 'cleaned'. I have to have everything out so I can see it - and that leads to a mess! But as I was cleaning up, I thought this looked pretty -

I was straightening up in the hall, and saw this little picture I found about a year ago. I really need to hang it where I notice it more often.

It says:
He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much;
who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;
who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
who has left the world better than he found it,
whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem or a rescued soul;
who has never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it;
who has always looked for the best in others and given the best he had;
whose life was an inspiration, whose memory a benediction.

Thank goodness tomorrow's Friday!


dede warren said...

I LoVe that peoM!!!!! thanks for sharing that with us. Love the photo of the school children as well.

Alison Gibbs said...

Great poem.
Who in their right mind has a clear workspace!
I am lucky cos it is Friday 5 pm.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Wow, beautiful work...I have some wonderful old family photos I've been wanting to work with...BUT I am now having 'puter problems...sigh.
Clear work space? hmmmmm now that's a great idea, if only I could implement it LOL...
Thanks for sharing...


Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Sarah! So nice of you to stop by today and leave a comment on my blog. I love the old pictures that you shared and the tins full of sweet joys. I will be back for more visits!!

Take care and happy blogging to you!