Okay, first things first.. About 2 weeks ago mom found these two sweetfaces roaming in the Tree row, abandoned, and hungry..She took them in, and has been working with them..they are sweet, smart, labs, and have a great disposition..They would be excellent family dogs, so if you, or someone you know has room in your home for them, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Now moving on.. Today I went to Sunday School at Crossings and Terry had a great message today.. He was talking about how we are usually always asking God to bless OUR plan.. and what WE want.. Now God will do this, because he loves us.. but did you ever stop to think about what plan HE had in mind? God's plan is always bigger, better, and more abundant that anything we could have planned.. So sometimes its just best to say "Lord..Its all in your hands. I have no idea what you have planned for me, but I know its cooler, and more awesome than anything I could have come up with on my own, so have at it!".. But in our efforts to always have control of every situation, its hard to give it up to him, and let him take the reins. I'm doing that right now..and there are many days when I feel like I've been left hanging.. but I'm so excited about HIS plan.. For the last 13 years its been all about MY plan..what I Want..what I think is best.. and I've realized, that I'm not always the best decision maker.. Now I'm going to leave it up to the Master and let him do amazing things with me, and through me.
Tomorrow is Miss Dorothy's funeral. For those of you who don't know, she was the hospice lady that I visited on a weekly basis. She was 87 years old, and a spitfire.. When you sign up to Volunteer for hospice they tell you that the patient usually has 6 months or less, but I had Miss Dorothy for 2 years! I feel truly blessed to have known her, and been her friend. Tomorrow I will sing "Drinking from My Saucer" to celebrate her life at her service. What a neat, inspiring lady.. She didn't even enter the work force until she was 60 years old, and worked till she could not work anymore because the Cancer hurt her bones. She used to tell me she was "almost perfect" and now I know she truly is...
Lately I've been thinking a lot (Since someone has been sending me rude, hateful emails) that its really awful when people get to a point in their lives in which they don't care about hurting someone's feelings, or care about someone's feelings.. Like those who constantly act hateful to waitors and waitresses.. sending food back..barking complaints.. griping about the service. .I don't like to wait either, but these people are doing their jobs, so why try to be rude and make them feel bad about themselves? Or Road-ragers.. Unless you plan on seriously getting out of your car and fighting someone, don't act like you are a badass behind the wheel..We all have places to go, so lets all just try to be respectful when we are driving. .We all make mistakes, and driving mishaps..so lets just be nice about it. My point is this.. Instead of taking time out of our life to try to make someone feel bad..why not smile, or offer kind words to make someone feel good? Who knows what kind of day that person might be having, in which your kind words might lighten their load.. to quote my favorite band the Oak Ridge Boys
"You know a smile
Never goes out of style
So brighten up the one that you wear
Let it shine
And you just might find
You'll lighten up the load that you bear.
You know with all the trouble and sorrow in the world
It seems like the least we can do
Just take that smile into the street
And share it with everybody you meet.
Everyday (Everyday) I want to shake somebody's hand
Everyday (Everyday) I want make somebody know (that thinks they can) that they can (yes
Everyday (Everyday) I want to try (I want to try)
To show my brothers and sisters that I want to help them along the way Everyday, Everyday.
You know a kind work
Never goes unheard
But too often goes unsaid
And on the tongue
Of the old and the young
Gets swallowed up with pride instead."
I know with all the negative press, and crappy things we see and hear its easy to be negative.. But we can control how we treat people, and how we think.. So if you need to read "The Secret" and lets try to be better to each other.. Its a process, but one that I think is worth the effort..