Monday, December 26, 2011

Ending It All With Some Joy

I want to end this year with finishing out my 100 things that bring be joy.

82. all types of boardgames, especially Monopoly

83. Christmas

84. My Lieba

85. Twilight Zone

87. Doggy hugs

88. Running 5k races with my sister

89. Hanging out with family

90. The Muppets

91. Dr. Seuss's The Lorax

92. surprises, whether surprising someone else or getting my own

93. candlelight

94. driving around looking at tacky Christmas lights on houses

95. dog sweaters

96. The human form (thanks to Marie for the Picture)

97. giving platelets with my sister

98.  picking out a real Christmas trees

99. being able to give & bless another person

100.  a smile.

Friday, December 16, 2011

The True Depth of a Child

Who's to say children cannot comprehend deeper concepts.  I think it is adults that have a hard time grasping the depth of the young untainted imagination.  It's like a non-swimmer falling into the deep end of a swimming pool. When we realize we can no longer feel the floor underneath us we start to freak.

Part of what I think helps creates this is a child's faith. I think it's why Christ loved the children so-he could reach them more, pain hasn't blocked them yet...

"Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein." Mark 10:15 KJV

There are but a handful of people I think really embraced and tried to flourish the child's mind, men such as Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, C.S. Lewis, Jim Henson, J.R. Tolken stand out in my mind in particular...

Random note I know but there ya go.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Proverbs 31 Movement

Those who have read & kept up with my blog know that I've always tried to become more of a "Proverbs 31' type of girl, so this movement just excites me!  It's exactly what this world needs to me.

God is awesome! ...I know I get happy over the silliest things! I've learned to love myself, who I am and the characteristics and trademark details that make me unique, but still-for someone who struggles with knowing that I'll never look like the woman I wish I did, I'll never be a Victoria Secrets model, this speaks volumes.  I think this world would have more beautiful women in it if we worked on inner beauty instead of outer beauty. Usually the outside appearance will catch up with the inside, but the inside appearance doesn't generally tag along with the outside.