Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Our town in color. Enjoying what we have.

Ok dear ladies here I am again showing off my life and the colors of it. 
My town is fairly small and not to close to much and so there are days where it can feel dreary, so I am dedicating this post to "my colorful little town" ~ . The past 4 days have been a religious holiday here everything was closed for a few days and our kids had a 5 day weekend so our family went out yesterday and hit the town to try and find something new to do. Today, Wednesday is the last day of Kurban Bayram.

This is what we found to enjoy:
Each other! 
A sunny fall day. 
Horse drawn carriage (mind you it is an ugly work horse but still a carriage).
Homemade crocheted items displayed that celebrate Turkish creativity and style.
Sweet delights like: feeding the birds or finding a small pet store.
Balloons, that my kids seemed to be mesmerized by at every corner. 

Isn't this crocheted baby blanket beautiful?
I also love the scarf my daughter is modeling!







This is a picture of our downtown before the crowds hit. Turkey is typically a late night culture and so anything before noon on weekends or Holidays is out of the question. :) 


Our horse drawn carriage ride was full of laughter, cars almost re-ending us, 
a slippery seat that kids kept falling off of and an ultimate success experience! 

































It is easy to allow discontentment to creep into my heart and thoughts. This post is for me because I am grateful and I want to say it and see it, even if I am struggling feeling it, I know it will help cultivate sweet joy in my heart. This post is about me enjoying where I am and what I have. I want to stop wanting more than I have and enjoy thoroughly what is around me, to notice the small pleasures that are there to eyes full of contentment. Often my attitude dictates what my eyes see. ~

Today what do you see? :)

"Truly my soul silently waits for God; from Him comes my salvation. My soul wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him." Ps. 62:1,5

I hope you have enjoyed a few moments into our (my) world. Until next time...
In my colorful west corner, 
Becky


I HAVE LEARNED THE SECRET OF BEING CONTENT IN ANY AND EVERY SITUATION, WHETHER WELL FED OR HUNGRY, WHETHER LIVING IN PLENTY OR IN WANT. I CAN DO EVERYTHING THROUGH HIM WHO GIVES ME STRENGTH." PHIL. 4:12,13


4 comments:

folkhaven said...

I was able to spend a week in Istanbul while my husband was there on a work trip. One of the things I did to amuse myself while he was working was to buy some inexpensive fish and feed it to street cats. Granted, probably not for everyone but I'm an incurable cat lover!

Lovely baby blanket! I'm glad your family had an enjoyable outing.

Creatively Content said...

Folkhaven, fun that you were able to come to Istanbul. I love that city it is so full of history and a clash of Europe and the middle east.

And yes there oh sooo many cats!perfect little past time for a cat lover.Thanks for stopping by.

Laina @ Vibrant Serenity said...

Oh, it's so pretty there! Reminds me of Denmark and the shopping streets. Hope you're having a very happy fall!

Lady Thought said...

I dropped by after I saw your guest post on Thrive. I'm so impressed with your attitude, thanks for spreading your grateful spirit around! I'm excited to see more from you, I'm following now with Google Friend Connect!

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