This quote made me think so much it is later in the evening than I expected! First & foremost, I try to live, love, listen & speak with patience, grace & humility. The jist is do I practice pretense, dependence, defense & / or offence?
- Am I pretentious?
- Am I dependent?
- Am I defensive?
- Am I offensive?
I have decided to take all of this in small bites of time instead of monthly, annually… I thought has just today been a positive day? Then I laughed remembering another little tidbit about a prayer giving thanks for God’s guidance ~ I remember it something like this but am putting in my thoughts about the quote…
“Thank you God for today & I was realistic, grounded, free thinking, accepting, open-minded, kind & gracious to others. Thank you God for being my support Thank you God for allowing me to live, love, listen & speak your truth. And now I have to get up out of this bed & start my day!”
So often this is the way I wish it was! I could start in reverse & go “without” all the issues that pile up during the day. Add up a day + a month + a year + a past of negative… Give God the Glory as he is as forgiving as we are repentant!
My goal is to LIVE in the moment, LOVE through a giving heart, LISTEN with my mouth shut & SPEAK softly!
This quote really does not condone a lie! I do believe one should always be truthful. The fact of the matter is the truth is powerful… but let’s also consider embellishment of details to enhance a story as an art! I was reminded of this powerful truth recently as friends & family gathered for the weekend & somewhere in the midst of all the enjoyment… well let’s just say there was a lot of art happening. The stories were amazing! Most were retold from years past ~ Each & every account was humorous, entertaining & contained 100% truth? The laughter, love & friendship was evident but the evidence of truth at best… lacking! I will also add, all stories about me were definitely not true! As families & friendships grow the years seem to pile on… the facts surrounding memories get shaded & fuzzy ~
Oh how much fun to relax & enjoy being together! I needed the laughter! I needed the being lost in the moment… lost to the memories… I needed the comfort of love & laughter!
By the way, the quote for today was penned by my Mother! The infamous MeMa loves to tell a good one! She does not take kindly to being corrected about the year, which child or any other specific detail. MeMa recently reminded us “Why (really drawn out), I would never let the truth get in the way of a good story!” According to her grandsons, “MeMa knows everything & what she does not know she makes up real good!”
Thank goodness for my Mother & our times together ~ priceless!
Thank goodness for family & friendship!
OK ~ so let’s say the week has been a whirlwind! We decided to conquer this world wide web thing & without a computer science doctorate degree ~ It has been a challenge to say the least. Everyday there are new twists & turns. The blogging, etsy store, facebook, twitter & web store. Oh & let’s not forget sending out our newsletter regularly & planning upcoming Trunk Shows! The interesting part is linking all of these avenues to benefit Mae & Me Designs. Independently each would be a good resource for customers to see what we do but add all of them together & WOW ~ Mae & Me has it going on! All of this to show the inspirational & awesome products we design. Ok ~ so let’s say the week has been… let’s start over…
“DO NOT TAKE YOURSELF TOO SERIOUSLY!”
This is quoted from Robert Lewis Stevenson in the 1800’s. I need to step back & smile! Too serious ~ Too serious ~ Too serious ~ I will not take myself too seriously! Smile & know it’s all ok!
Yes, today is a rainy day! This is definitely a rainy day thought. Pooh loved Piglet & I loved Grandmother MeMe! Mae & Me Designs is named for her. Hattie Mae Stephenson. She died on Joe’s 2nd birthday 7/25/99. This is a perfect “quotable” & so sweet & true ~ those we love are always with us in our hearts. The memories are treasured & enjoyed ~ especially on rainy days.