"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Sunday, December 2, 2012

When We Get Side-Tracked In This Life

Hi my bloggy friends!!  

~ I have missed Y♥U ~

Oh my goodness how life's happenings can side-track
us sometimes from the things we hold dear.

Getting ready to have knee surgery in a few weeks after 
going through an injury back in October.  
It seems I've 
been hobbling along since and 
coming home from work and just crashing on 
the couch with an ice pack. 

Anyways, I didn't figure I had much to say 
that would be very interesting for you to read the past few 
months...but I miss you and blogging too much
to give it up.  I've decided that even a short post is better
than nothing at all.

With Christmas on it's way,
 I started reminiscing about past Christmas times
 and found this photo to share with you
 of my two younger sisters and I all decked out
 in our look alike jumpers that our grandma made for us. 
 (photo from 1960's)

When I think about how wonderful
 it was to have a grandmother who 
loved to sew for us and how encouraging 
and wonderful it was 
to wear something so nice, it makes me
 realize how special it is
when we use our encouragement
 and God given gifts to 
help others.
  It's such a simple thing
 to give to others using our natural
gifts, whatever that gift is in each of us 
such as
 encouraging with a written card, or  
cooking a meal for someone,
 or giving a piece of your art, 
or singing a song to them, etc.... 
I think we sometimes dismiss this idea
 because we don't think 
the gift we have,
 could make a difference in the life 
of someone else.

But it can and it does!!

“A hug is the perfect gift--one size fits all,
and nobody minds if you exchange it.”
--Ivern Ball

“It is expressly at those times when we feel needy
that we will benefit the most from giving.”
--Ruth Ross

I've been feeling a little needy lately

 (a little side-tracked)

so I think this week I will focus more 

on giving.

I want to give someone

the awesome feeling I had when I wore 

 that brand new jumper!!!

"For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat;
I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink;
I was a stranger, and you invited Me in;
naked, and you clothed Me;
I was sick, and you visited Me;
I was in prison, and you came to Me.
...Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine,
even the least of them,
you did it to Me.’
The Gospel of Matthew 25:35-36,40 NAS