May 22, 2017
Happy Monday, my friends and welcome to my Monday Blog!!
Well, my baby sister visited me this weekend from Florida and what a fun time we had!! You can imagine with only forty-eight hours to pack in the “latest-in-life”, sleep would be a stranger in my house. We started out Saturday afternoon, went non-stop, covering a great deal of miles and memories. Sleep, what’s that?!
She’s a thinker, I’m a talker, we’re both laughers. She has a heart of gold and lives to serve others. I recognize this of course and so our conversations were mostly about how we can live happier lives. She’s a devout Catholic, I’m a big-mouth Baptist. We both love our Savior with all our being, we know where we came from and we know where we’re going. We both agree that as it stands today, society sucks. Some of the situations going on in this world today are nothing short of insane. No one person can change it either! Each and every one of us must dedicate ourselves to making… first, our own lives better; however, that doesn’t mean by causing harm or injury in any way, to anyone else. After that, we extend ourselves to others in ways we may be of help or service to them. The gift of giving far out-weighs the gift of receiving.
I found this poem recently and it’s so right-on in it’s depiction of what our society has become…
‘Words of Wisdom —e.h
We’ll bully you for smiling,
And then wonder way you frown,
We’ll tell you that you’re worthless,
That you shouldn’t make a sound,
And then cry with all the others,
As you’re buried in the ground,
You can fall in love with anyone,
As long as it’s who we choose,
And we’ll let you have your opinions,
But please shape them to our views,
Welcome to society,
We promise we won’t deceive,
And one more rule now that you’re here,
There’s no way you can leave.”
See? Society can suck, but Life doesn’t have to. Life and what we do with it is up to us…each one of us; however, when it’s all said and done, it’s the how, not how long, we lived our lives. I choose to live my gift of Life in ways which will assure my future with my Savior, Jesus Christ. I’ll live by His rules. Society can and does suck sometimes, but society does not rule.
“For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16
GOD is the ultimate Ruler. Take What You Need in this Life and live your gift of Life with a loving purpose. Live by The Golden Rule…love yourself, be kind, be playful, smile, laugh, be generous…forgive yourself when necessary and FORGIVE those who trespass against you. Make good, thoughtful rules for yourself. Be a good Friend.
My sister and I decided that most definitely…we rule— YAY us!
After a third cup of coffee, donned in my PJ’s and argyle slippers, at 7:30am, I stood in my driveway, underneath a gigantic ray from the beautiful rising sun, and waved her off on her gloriously safe trip back home to Florida. (I love you, Lynnie-Lu).
God is Good! God is Great!! Always!!!
I love you,
“A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
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