December 8, 2014
Growing up in a town you look forward to Christmas time. That's when you get to drive around and look at the festive lights all over time and you hold the excitement in. I want to say Thank You, to those who put a smile on the children's faces and of course us grownups to. I want to take the time to show you some of the Christmas lights in my town. Walnut Ridge, Ar. Thanks to the Walnut Ridge park, and to the others in the town who show these festive lights.
Anna Baty, 12-8-14
December 7, 2014
I believe that there is beauty in age which is not always on the surface. I truly believe that “age is a state of mind” and we should embrace it!
As you will see the amazing beauty of the stunning women of the 50's. I believe their beauty will always remain in women of today's world. That is why I say my daughter Samantha Mansfield, holds the beauty of today as the women did in the 50's and her beauty is truly captivating.
Anna Baty, 12-7-14
December 1, 2014
October 21, 2014
Life is an open book of empty pages and how we decide to fill them pages is our choice and no we can't go back and erase them. We can only learn from them and make the pages we read full of happy moments.
Everyday is different. We just need to lean on our faith that we can have happy moments. We will laugh, cry and smile a lot. But we will also stumble just to be able to stand and say I didn't fail i succeeded.
Every chapter will define who we really are. It will show the sadness, the loss we endured but it will be a book we can sit back and read and say.
I am a survivor of Life.
Anna Baty, 10-19-14
October 1, 2014
I think that if you believe in something and you want it so much you have to go for it. Which sometimes means taking risks. Yes we get butterflies in our stomachs because it's scary to us.
But the thing you want most to happen doesn't stand a chance unless you give it one. So if you believe in something enough what's stopping you from taking that leap forward. Open yourself up to,
New challenges, New goals and say, Today "I Believe".
Anna Baty, 9-30-14
August 26, 2014
Dragon Fly I ask, Why do you fly wild and free?. Dragon fly responds if you sit down just for a minute I'll explain why see lots of me.
We all share a world wild and free, Helping each other as they see me. We fly up and down without making a sound.
Making sure our friends are safe to fly around. Our wings feel like feathers, Our colors so pure, The purple and yellow blend in so well. To hide us from danger whenever it's around.
Now when you see us gather and flying around. It means were peaceful not making a sound. So please don't trap me or put me on a board. Because then the Dragon Fly will exist no more.
Anna Baty, 8-26-14
August 15, 2014
In the very quiet moments of a day what do you think about? How far you’ve come, or how far you have to go? Is it about your strengths, how weak you are. Or is is about the best that might happen, or the worst that might come to be? Take time and in your quiet moments, pay attention to your thoughts. Because maybe, the only thing that needs to shift in order for you to experience more happiness, more love, and more vitality, is your way of thinking.
One must always remember.
No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying. You must do this to feel and know what trying to accomplish something on your own feels like it's called
Anna Baty, 8-15-14
July 26, 2014
The 4 corners of my mind they seem so dark. Where's one to go with no words to get out. The sounds that I hear their always near, living in darkness and a mind full of fear.
Living with "Dementia".
I search to find the words but none is their to write to help me fight the darkness that's taking over my mind.
I listen real closely to sounds I might understand. I sometimes feel a light touch from a lingering hand. I reach deeper in my mind trying to come to grips. See I have a mind where words no longer fit.
I think I've lost the battle where the darkness will win. The dementia's took over now no one can get in.
Anna Baty, 7-26-14
July 13, 2014
My heart mourns with her and it's breaking my heart. I know we're not suppose to as why but we cannot help ourselves it's in our nature to come up with a reason or a why?.
Yes I angry, I'm hurt, sad because I don't understand. Will are our families and children ever be safe from the monsters we trust in this world. My question is?
"Will we ever be safe".
She is a true survivor and hero. Here are her words. 'I'll see my family again one day'. Here is the video and link as she speaks to us to help us understand and know that she will be ok.
Cassidy Stay, who lost family in Houston shooting, speaks after leaving hospital.
By Snejana Farberov and Ryan Parry In Houston, Texas
18:45 12 Jul 2014, updated 11:09 13 Jul 2014
July 6, 2014
What we decide to do with our lives everyday will always be a challenge. Today I choose to live life to the fullest. In the mornings when you wake up you have a choice to Be happy, feel sad, be angry, Maybe depressed and have negative thoughts throughout the day.
I think every person needs to know that to feel the freedom that comes from living you must be able to continue to make mistakes and choices. Today is a good day to choose to feel life, not to deny it but embrace it.
Be yourself everyday and in the end you will love who you have become. Because only then can you smile and be content to live your life and know the,
"Freedom of Happiness".
Anna Baty, 7-1-14
June 14, 2014
Happy Father's Day. To all dads, On earth and in heaven.These songs are from your sons and daughters. Dedicated to all fathers.
George Strait- A love without end, amen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2af10YlLoc&sns=tw via @youtube
I love and miss you everyday "Dad". Holly Dunn Daddy's Hands [Lyrcis]
We will always feel you by our side. From the first time you held our hands when we took our first steps together. Also "Dad" you will always be our Hero's.
Remember without our dads we would not exist in today's world. So I want to say "Dad" thank you for loving me, Thank you for the hugs when I was hurt and couldn't stop crying. Above all "Dad" thank -you, for always believing in me.
Anna Baty, 6-15-14
June 10, 2014
Sometimes in life we have to decide on a direction in our lives. Think about what areas we want to explore and change. What experiences we want to feel. Also what do we want to accomplish in our lives. The main change is what kind of person do we want to be?.
We need to start taking steps towards those goals. Even if it’s just tiny steps every day, Those tiny steps count and keep us focused on what and where we want to go and what to look forward to in the new path we take. We all need to,
Stop drowning in old Habits.
Remember that the little things you’re going through right now won’t hurt as much because you have an exciting new direction to focus on instead of a path to nowhere. Sometimes a new path helps to keep ourselves from,
Stop drowning in old Habits.
Anna Baty, 6-10-14
May 26, 2014
Hope all had a safe Memorial Day.
I Dedicate this to all our men and women. God Bless you all.
Trace Adkins - Arlington
"Arlington," Trace Adkins (2005) The song was inspired by U.S. Marine Cpl. Patrick Nixon, the first soldier from Tennessee killed during the war in Iraq. Songwriter Dave Turnbull wrote it with Jeremy Spillman after meeting the soldier's father.
May 17, 2014
Is it just about love, or is it just about compassion. I think it should be about kindness and giving faith to someone when they have given up.
It should be about wanting to make a difference in the world. Sure, you are only one person. You cannot do everything, but you can do something. Smile and enjoy the fact that you have the ability to make a difference in someone's life and make it one you’ll likely remember forever because it will always stay in your heart.
Go out and do something for others, Lets put an end to selfishness in today's world. Help a neighbor by offering them help with yard work. Praise a child for the amazing job on respect and helping others. Go to your local Nursing Home and read to the residents. Put a smile on a lonesome face.
Anna Baty, 5-17-14
May 16, 2014
My question is, "Could" you?
"Would" you? "Should" you?
If you saw me sitting on a street and it was poring rain with nothing to shield me. "Could" you give me something to keep me dry.
If I was hungry and thirsty "Would" you gave me a piece of bread and a drink to wash it down with?.
If I was a lost homeless man and didn't know my name, "Should" you be expected to take me to a safe place to help me find out who I am and where I belong.
These are my Questions?.
Anna Baty, 5-15-15
May 13, 2014
Sometimes we all need a simple "Prayer".
A Prayer for Strength is often needed during difficult times. God is always here for us, to give us strength and lift our hearts when all seems hopeless. Also when your frightened to face another day.
Most of us realize that our own strength is not always enough to get through some of the situations that this life brings. At those difficult times, it is wise to call on God for extra strength and for His strength to help sustain you when your own strength fails.
Psalms 28:8 and Isaiah 40:29)
For more prayers when needed please find strength in the link below.
All flowers or roses have untold stories to tell. They can bring tears to many eyes. How many around the world have picked a perfect delicate flower never to be gifted to their beloved because you have not reached that journey's end.
Life may be a bed of roses for those who always except it. But for the faded love ones it's only a path full of painful thorns. Yet this is always a path worth the walking. See the one's spent in love, either it be pleasure or pain, laughter or tears. Love always has a sweetness of its own and it's a journey we all succumb to but we also ask ourselves when?
Will this delicate Rose be accepted by the love you longed for, or will it be trapped in a room never able to show it true beauty or the love given behind the journey you longed and ached for. We need to remember in the process of searching for the right path the right person the right love. It just might get lost if were forever searching.
Anna Baty, 5-13-14
April 16, 2014
It's not just about the bedrooms. It’s not always about intimacy. Sometimes the best type of intimacy is communication where you can just lay back, laugh together at the stupidest things, hold each other, and enjoy each others’ company. When a woman or man open up their heart it doesn't just want a kiss it wants their souls connect.Through open communication couples can enjoy the pleasures of true intimacy.
Anna Baty, 4-16-14
March 16, 2014
Love can be more than one single emotion or a physical need. It can be a simple touch. Maybe a word of loyalty with encouragement. Love can also be companionship with lots of laughter. We all have the freedom to share beauty and sorrow, But it's the need for two souls to truly understand each other, To be gentle yet strong with each other.
Sometimes unspoken words are the reason why people fail at love. Take a chance. Take a risk. Tell them how you really feel. Don't let silence be the reason your alone because we all deserve and need to be loved. It brings happiness with a touch of perfection to our hearts.
Anna Baty, 3-15-14
January 22, 2014
Do these 10. Rules apply to you.
When does one decide to accept the fact that certain peoples intentions are just about them. Their needs, of getting the satisfaction of knowing they have you just where they want you.
If these 10 rules apply to you.
1. Users their number 1.
2. They think only of No.1.
4.They always want pity.
5.Never think of others.
6. Always got a hand out.
7.Their needs come first.
8. The world owes them.
9.Their selfish and show it.
10. They will never accept 2nd place.
Then to see the sunshine again you must. Eliminate those fake friends who seem real when you have something,
and disappear when you have nothing.
Anna Baty, 1-21-14
January 9, 2014
Never give up on what you want in life.
I say a person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts. Instead of giving yourself reasons why I can't, Give yourself reasons why you can. When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.
Was it because you deserve to be happy and we should never give up or be discouraged. Because often it's the last key that opens the door to your opportunities to be happy or for things
to remain the same. It's your choice if you choose to walk in and realize it. I know many times I felt like giving up,
then I could hear "Hope" whisper,
Try it one more time because you can make it happen.
Jimmy Cliff - I Can See Clearly Now With Lyrics
Anna Baty, 1-9-14
January 6, 2014
Today I dedicate this to all my Grandchildren and children everywhere. Love your child encourage them.
Let them know that they are special.
Let them express themselves by chasing their dream at any age and support them.
Sometimes a child's scribbles and drawings by there own hands is called learning art through expression. Let them learn who they are and how unique they have become. Let them know there art is special enough to hang right beside a "Picasso" art piece.
This painting in the picture is done by our Grandson, Lucas Smith, age 10. He gave this to us, His Papaw & Mamaw for a Christmas Gift to hang up in our house.
I think it's a perfect Picasso Drawing.
My grandchildren are all Unique in their own way. Chris, Jessie, Destiny, Racheal, Lyric, Lucas, Hayden, Ian, Kobi, Hunter, Oliver.
They all are very Talented.
Anna Baty, 1-7-14