Wednesday, October 31, 2012

~Living Life~

A week ago Sunday, when my mums were showing off their most vibrant colors, I went out and took pictures with plans to brag share with you their glorious blooms and magnificent sizes.  But then my world was unexpectedly turned upside down with the sudden death of my father.  By the way, thank you so much for your sweet comments and promises of prayer.
Sometime back, I was looking through a catalog and found a picture that had the most encouraging and wisdom-filled phrases and thought I would save it for a rainy day post.  Well, I think my rainy day has already come.  Though my heart becomes heavy from time to time, I can smile as I think of how apprpriate it would be to share this with you today.  These words speak loudly of the type of life my father lived and I can think of no greater way to honor him.
 
~Living Life~
 
"Life is not a race ~ but indeed a journey.
 
 Be honest.  Work hard.  Be choosy.

Say 'thank you', 'I love you', and 'great job' to someone each day.

Go to church; take time for prayer.
 
The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh.

 Let your handshake mean more than pen and paper.

 Love your life and what you've been given; it is not accidental ~

 search for your purpose and do it as best you can.

 Dreaming doesn't matter.  It allows you to become that which you aspire to be.

Laugh often.   Appreciate the little things in life and enjoy them.  Some of the best things really are free.

 Do not worry; less wrinkles are more becoming.

 Forgive; it frees the soul.

 Take time for yourself ~ plan for longevity.

 Recognize the special people you have been blessed to know.

Live life for today; enjoy the moment."


These words have touched my heart and cause me to be more aware of how I live my life each day.  I pray that they have done the same for you.  Blessings~


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6 comments:

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Beautiful, Velma! Words of wonderful wisdom.

Melinda said...

Great thoughts.

M :)

Barbara Jean said...

wow!! what vibrant colors. have never sen any like those top few pics.

thanks for visiting my place. sorry you live too far for sale. =)

blessings
barb

Kerin said...

Loved this post!
Great words of advice, and beautiful blooms.

Thinking of you, and knowing that you are missing your dad.
Hope that your heart feels a little better as time goes by.....
How blessed you were to get to know him.

Warm hugs, and wishes....
K.

Cindy said...

I'm sorry to hear about your dad passing away suddenly. It is nice to remember him though with words of life and hope. And your Fall flowers are beautiful!!!
Big hugs, Cindy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

How beautiful, words well said

Carol

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