Thursday, December 31, 2009

Take Thankfully the Past

"What you need to know about the past is that no matter what has happened, it has all worked together to bring you to this very moment. And this is the moment you can choose to make everything new. Right now." ~Author Unknown

At school there is a staff room stocked with books people bring in for swapping and sharing. Before the holiday, I found this book next to a box on the floor. The appearance of age and the color are what I was first drawn to.

When I opened it and saw the date 1926, I just couldn't image why anyone would just throw it out.

There's even an Army stamp on the inside cover.

It now sits in my living room.



"Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition." Sir William Osler (1849 - 1919), to his students



Wishing you a bright and beautiful New Year!

Peace & blessings, Tammy

23 comments:

Zuzu said...

Beautiful book!
Wishing you the happiest of Happy New Year's, Tammy!
:)
Zuzu

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Don't ya just love old books. Wishing you and your family a wonderful and happy New Year!

Bettyann said...

I love old books..Happy New Year to you and your family..

Lemondrops Simple Stuff said...

Hi Tammy! What a great find! Does make you wonder why someone would toss it???
I hope you and your family have a Very Happy New Year!!! Talk to you soon- Tina

glor said...

I love old books, especially if they have markings or inscriptions in them. I'm glad you found this one and rescued it! Enjoy it (I'm sure you will!) and I wish a wonderful, blessed New Year to you and your family.

Marilyn said...

I love books so much I have a tendancy to rescue them all!! I always find a place for them!!
I want you to know I have enjoyed our long-distance friendship so very, very much!! I so enjoy learning about your adopted country...
Wishing you all Health & Peace in 2010!!
Love,
Marilyn

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Tammy I just love old books too! I have shelves of them - so many crafts using old pages but I have such a hard time parting with them! I did use one that was in several pieces for crafts - hope it will last a long time as I don't think I could tear another old book apart!

Praying your 2010 brings many more wonderful memories!

blessings
mary

LuLu Kellogg said...

Happy New Year Dear Tammy! Many blessings to you and your family for 2010!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

GWENDOLYN said...

Your book is a great find. Have a happy new year. Ernie and I are going to the cabin tomorrow. Gwen

The Pink Birdhouse said...

What a fabulous thought! I have often thought that myself, that no matter what has happened, both the bad and the good, it has brought me to this very moment in life. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU! hugs Debby

Judi said...

I couldn't let the year end without stopping by and thanking you so much for visiting my blog and offering such kind words. I look forward to hearing more about your goings on in the coming year and I hope it is both Happy and Healthy for you and your family! Judi

Queenmothermamaw said...

What a find in that old book. I too have enjoyed sharing the past few months with you. It is so rewarding to hear about your life in a different country. All the best to you and your loved ones.
QMM

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful treasure you have found at your "swapping room". I suggest you don't let my mom know you have that, as she loves old books more than anything. Really, it looks amazing, and the army stamp inside makes it all that much better. REALLY COOL!! It looks great in your living room!

Hoping 2010 is filled with much sucess, happiness and wonderful things for you!!

Thinking of you as always,

Love,
Renee

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

You have a good eye for treasures. I love books old or new.
Thanks for leaving such a nice comment about my home the other day. I really appreciate you taking the time to come by and then commenting. I felt funny posting my home but I knew everyone was curious about the old farm house. Soon when the weather clears up I will take outside pictures.
Also sweet of you to comment about Kaci's picture. I do so love it. I framed it and am thinking about over my bed.
Take care and have a very Happy New Year
Maggie

Rose said...

What a beautiful book. I am so glad you rescued it. Blessings to you and Happy New year!
Rose

Draffin Bears said...

Happy New Year Tammy.
I love the old book and glad that it is at your place where it can be appreciated.
That is one of my wishes, to have a work room, instead of taking over the dinning table and house.
May you have a wonderful year ahead, with much love, good health and happiness.

Hugs
Carolyn

stefanie said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with happiness!!!

Vicki said...

Hello, Tammy,
What a treasure that vintage book is! I am so glad you got it because I know you will treasure it always. Your quotes are beautiful, and I really appreciate them as we start a new year. Wishing you and your family a blessed and happy New Year! Thank you for always dropping by for a visit with me and for your kind and sincere comments. Vicki

Lori R. said...

Tammy, thanks for visiting my blog. I am trying to get caught up on reading others' writings this morning. I have had so much company for the holidays, I have not been on the computer much.
I truly enjoyed the little journey I ventured on this morning reading your posts through December 6th, into a place I will probably never get the chance to visit. Love the crafts! I especially liked your recycled Happy Holidays. Thanks for inviting me into your little part of the world. I joined your follower list and will be back for a visit!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love the quotes. So perfect for today. They inspire me. I think that book was just meant for you to find. It's beautiful. Have a wonderful new year! Twyla

Mary said...

and the same to you, Tammy :) Blessings and love~

Melissa said...

I GUESS ITS TRUE THAT SOME PEOPLE'S TRASH IS ANOTHER ONES TREASURE. DID YOU READ IT OR JUST GET IT FOR DECORATION? IM MORE OF A MAGAZINE READER THAN A BOOK READER. LOOKS LOVELY SITTING IN YOUR LIVING ROOM. IT FOUND ITSELF A GOOD HOME.

Linda said...

Happy New Year! I loved the quote. :)

~Linda

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