Friday, January 22, 2010

It's Not About Me!

I’m glad I’m not queen of everything. If I were, I would add more hours to the day so I could accomplish more and I’m pretty certain that wouldn’t be wise. No doubt I would shorten my life in exchange for smashing more into less time. Thank God He’s in charge!

I’ve decided I love books as much as I love chocolate and walking on the beach and wish I could do more of all three activities! There’s nothing quite like the small things that bring great delight. If you want an exact count, I think I’m reading four books concurrently. I had three in progress, then I won a fascinating book titled “The Male Factor” over at Mocha with Linda’s. (She does some amazing give-aways of books she reviews). When that book arrived, I couldn’t resist starting it too! Surely I’m not the only one who does that?!

I’ve missed visiting with you this past week and plan to go blog visiting this weekend. I’ve learned a lot in the past week as I’ve seen 2 significant people pass into eternity. I’ve reflected on what I learned from each of them and it’s momentous. I just have to share a few nuggets that I received as a torch being passed from my friend, Brenda Pink.

*Get over yourself, it’s not about you.

*Love your spouse like there’s no tomorrow.

*Believe in people and know that each life is a canvas that we can paint on

*Lift people up - you can never give away too much encouragement and love.

Thanks for stopping by – your visit encourages me!

P.S. Come back next week for my first give-away of 2010. It’ll make you laugh.

11 comments:

Ballerina Girl said...

I like visiting...it lifts me too!

I'll be back for the giveaway...yay! I love those, even if I don't win, hahaha


BG

Kelly Combs said...

I loved this post. While I like to think I'm queen of everything, more often I end up the joker! Ha!

Great quotes too.

Tammy@If Meadows Speak... said...

We always need reminding that at the end of life here on this fragile earth, it really isn't about us. It's about opening up and loving others well. Because that'll be what matters and above all, our relationship with the Lord to bind it all.

Tammy@If Meadows Speak... said...

We always need reminding that at the end of life here on this fragile earth, it really isn't about us. It's about opening up and loving others well. Because that'll be what matters and above all, our relationship with the Lord to bind it all.

Mocha with Linda said...

Great thoughts.

And I can't read multiple books at a time. More than two and I get all confused!

Thanks for the shout-out. Enjoy your book!

Fuschia said...

In light of your friend passing, the "love you spouse" quote really struck me! I've added love your kids, love your parents, love your friends...

Good stuff, my friend...good stuff!!

sara said...

I can only read one book at a time...I am impressed you can read FIVE!!!

Love those nuggets.....needed to read them.

btw, thanks for your update on FB, it was so encouraging to me!

Protege said...

What a lovely post. You always have something of substance to convey.
I have so little time these days to read any book, but my Irishman reads to me every evening, so together we do get through at least one book a month.
Thank you for your very kind words always at my place,
xo
Zuzana

Merrie said...

Great lessons! I need to inscribe them on something - like etch them on my heart!
Thanks for sharing!

Edie said...

I can't read more than one book at a time and when I start reading a book, I can't put it down (if it's worth the read). I have 5 books waiting in line to be read. I'm so glad they're patient.

Love your new profile picture. :)

Brenda Leyland said...

Well, dancing daffodil lady, I haven't been for a visit in a while, but I'm sure glad I came tonight. It was lovely to catch up... and I enjoyed the video of Jeanne Robertson too.

Interesting... you love books, chocolate and walking on the beach.... have to say those three are right up there near the top for me too!

Here's wishing you a wondrous weekend.... may there be many glimpses of heaven everywhere you go.