Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Playing My Part

(Artist Unknown)
 
We tend to believe that people are only important if they have some magnificent gift or talent to share with the world, and most certainly I don't fit in that category.  But in the words of the Blessed Mother Teresa, “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”  

The above cartoon was circulating on Facebook recently, and I think it conveys the power one person can have when it comes to healing a battered heart.  This is the role I have always seen myself in. The task that has been assigned to me during my journey here on earth is to do my best to encourage and uplift each others.  In doing so, even if I manage to make just one person feel a little better about themselves or their life, then I've achieved my purpose.  I've also found that any time I am able making someone else feel a bit happier, I end up feeling happier too. That's where the healing part comes in, when we reach out to each other we all feel better!

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I'm joining Patricia for In Other Words
where this week's writing prompt
is the following quotation by Marianne Williamson:
"Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world."

Friday, August 19, 2016

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week 15


Annie at McGuffy's Reader and Ellen at 15andmeowing are co-hosting a fun weekly meme called  Friendly Fill-In'sAll you have to do to participate is complete the statements and link your post up hereThis is a fun way to get to know each other a little better!

Here are the this week's statements:

1. When I run out of  _____________, I use _____________ instead.

2. My guru is  __________________.

3.  I am afraid of  __________________.

4.  I feel empowered  ___________________.


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Here are my answers:

1. When I run out of  excuses, I use humor instead. :-)

2. My guru is Jesus.  There are others such as Mother Teresa, and followers who are still living, that show us how we can live in the footsteps of the Master.

3.  I am afraid of losing the people I love, especially Papa Bear. I also worry about us not being able to take care of ourselves as we grow older.

4.  I feel empowered when I make a suggestion or a decision and it turns out to be a good one. 
 


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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

It's All Messy

Thought for the Day:
 
 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Someone Special

Thought for the Day:
 
 

Friday, August 12, 2016

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week 14


Annie at McGuffy's Reader and Ellen at 15andmeowing are co-hosting a fun weekly meme called  Friendly Fill-In'sAll you have to do to participate is complete the statements and link your post up hereThis is a fun way to get to know each other a little better!

Here are the this week's statements:

1. My nickname is  ____________________.

2. The first thing I ever won was  __________________.

3.  I have never been to  __________________.

4.  Next year  ___________________.


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Here are my answers:

1. My nickname is  Josie. It is not my given name, but I like it much better

2. The first thing I ever won was an award in high school for "The Betty Crocker Homemaker of the Year".  My essay was chosen as the winning entry and it still makes me chuckle because no one has ever accused me of shining in that role! :-)

3.  I have never been to  the Pacific Northwest, but I hope to visit there someday.

4.  Next year  will hopefully go more smoothly than this year, and will be a better year for all

      the people I care about!

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Unconditional Love

Thought for the Day:
 
 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Beef Tongue - Mmmm!


I clearly recall the time I sat down to dinner with my first husband's farm family and discovered that the meat on the serving platter was quite unmistakably a large tongue. 

 
Needless to say, they were quite bemused by my look of horror as I worked to hold my gag reflex in check.  However, being a good sport I consented to trying a piece, and I discovered that it is some of the most tender, tasty beef you can imagine! 


Like with most "gross" foods, it is much more palatable if you don't know what you are eating. I later learned that it is usually presented already sliced, vastly improving the appearance, but they left it whole at my husband's request just to see how I would respond.  UGH!

Come and share with us at Ivy's
Today's Cue is: Worst Food Ever

Thank Them

Thought for the Day:
 
 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Savannah

 
Today's cue for Ivy's 30 Day Art Challenge is: cityscape. While this isn't exactly a cityscape, it is a collection of some of the incredibly beautiful homes we saw while sightseeing when we visited Savannah, Georgia three years ago.  If you've never been there, GO!  I promise you will fall in love with it just as we did!
Come and share with us at Ivy's
 30 Day Art Challenge