I met one of the most beautiful ladies recently. She is lovely with a gentle nature. When she talks, life radiates from her eyes. She’s a good conversationalist and well educated. Her spirit is meek and kind. She has had many experiences in her life & been blessed with opportunities to work in many fields (that I often found interest in my younger days). Her eyes sparkle when she smiles and she has no idea she is special. She loves the Lord and knows him well.
Who is this beaming woman of whom I write? She’s a new friend that lives close by. I am blessed to have met her. I don’t think it was a coincidence we met either. She makes me happy when we talk or get to spend time together and I think I needed this. Although she smiles, there is pain there as well. Who doesn’t carry some of that with them, right? Somehow her inner sadness touches my heart and I pray for her gentle spirit to be healed.
When life seems bleak, how do we cope? When the lights go out and we are alone, where does the mind go for comfort? Those who are gifted seek out positivity to remind themselves how beautiful life can be. They hold tightly to Hope. Embracing it and seeking signs of it around each corner. They know that their Faith leads them there – to Hope of all things. It’s that same Faith that tells them they are worth loving. Faith that they know our Savior loved us enough to die for us. Love that they know they are deserving of.
But… what of those without this gift? The gift that helps them continually seek out encouragement? Where do they go in their mind when they are swimming in doubt? I scares me to think about it.
Where do you go for your uplifting dose of inspiration? Is it a person, place, thing or a website?
My Daddy. Vietnam War Veteran.
Happy Memorial day everyone! As millions of workers are off today for remembrance of fallen American soldiers and their loved ones left behind, please take a moment to say thank you to a veteran or an active duty soldier. I believe there is more awareness now due to media coverage of all types, but there are still many soldiers that are forgotten, left behind and the memories of their unselfish service is forgotten or fading.
It only takes a moment of time to say thank you. Sometimes, that is all someone needs to hear… just 2 words – Thank You.
I personally thank you if you have ever served in any branch of our US military. I appreciate the freedoms you contributed to. I appreciate the peace you helped maintain. You didn’t have to be on the battle front to be important, you simply served. It’s an honor and my gratitude overflows.
It doesn’t matter where you are now or what you “became”. Your life matters. Your service matters. You matter!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!
**My father served. My Husband served and many other members of my family have served. A great number of my friends have served or are still serving. So my passion for veterans is well seated. Please pass along this note of gratitude to encourage others to say a simple THANK YOU to our men and women in uniform past and present.
Over the weekend, my husband and I thought we would go out and look for a tilled up field to look through for arrow heads. Thinking we would try north, we drove around field spotting for a few hours. We found a lot of field, but none had been turned. We discovered that practically no one will is home on a Sunday afternoon anyway to give permission to walk their field.
Lesson learned. It was actually a good trip. We shared time together and checked out the landscape that we didn’t otherwise know.
After a couple of fields, Nick said “I just know we’ll find arrowheads or artifacts here! Just look at what I found!” ….
After a good laugh, we were on to the next field 🙂
The only thing we actually did find was a shaft straightener,
a few tiny pieces of flint, and several farm properties that are for sale.
I’ve always liked just leisurely driving around though, so I loved it!
It was a good day 🙂
Below are some we found on other days.
1. When was the last time you tried something new?
Tonight. Nick & I went to Alibaba and had some fabulous eastern foods 😉 I ate a German desert that looked like a small turd 😉
2. Who do you sometimes compare yourself to?
My mother & father
3. What’s the most sensible thing you’ve ever heard someone say?
Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul. Democritus
4. What gets you excited about life?
The little things.
5. What life lesson did you learn the hard way?
6. What do you wish you spent more time doing five years ago?
Hanging out with my kids
7. Do you ask enough questions or do you settle for what you know?
I ask many questions
8. What can you do today that you were not capable of a year ago?
Hold my tongue
9. Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
10. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
11. Do you celebrate the things you do have?