Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Incidentally, I found another book in this same genre with a fancy cover called Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife. I began to read it, anxious to compare the two books. I got to page 13 and realized that it was nothing more than smutty junk and I gave it away. Definitely not anything like the other novels mentioned above.
I did enjoy Mr. Roger's Neighborhood and Jeff and I used to watch it quite often. I remember that Mr. Rogers made me cry one day when he said " I like you just the way you are." or something like that. It touched me and really hit the spot at that moment. I got the impression that Fred Rogers had some very saintly qualities.
The reading of GOOD books can be a wonderful use of time, in moderation, of course and a genuine source of pleasure. It has been a great way to spend time in the living room with the kids on these cold winter evenings.
How To Be Remembered
If you would not be forgotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing.
These crocheted doilies are just a small sample of the many things this well remembered lady did that are worth the writing!
She recommends working in 15 minute increments at a time using a timer. Her theory is that anyone has 15 minutes to spare and that you would be amazed at what you could accomplish by overcoming inertia and beginning with only a 15 minute commitment. Once started, if you feel like working longer, you can but you don't have to. This is very empowering to me.
I can rarely, almost never, find a Whole Day to clean my house, but I Do have lots of 15 minute windows throughout the day. I have started, and am seeing big results that make me happy. Success breeds success! These little changes make such a difference! They motivate me to continue to clean up hot spots of clutter and to form new habits.
I have been wanting to organize my pantry for quite awhile. While Tori cleaned and vacuumed the basement, I worked alongside of her emptying my pantry. Taking inventory, I realized that I had 14 cans of tomato products! Apparently, no shopping trip is complete without a can or three! Sauce, paste, crushed, diced and prepared seasoned sauce are now organized by way of product and expiration date! It's time to make some chili!
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Then he asked the crowd to join him in thanking and praying for Benedict XVI by leading us in an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be, in Italian, I think. Our eyes were tearing up, in response to the spirituality we were experiencing. What a great concept to pray together with all the people there and the many millions watching from all over the world. We all agreed that he was on the right track by unabashedly beginning by praying aloud and inviting us all to join him.
Lord God, please help him to know your Will and to Do it, serving You in Love and Holiness. Please help him to continue to bring forth the New Evangelization by attracting the young people, and help him to lead each of us to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Lord, Have mercy on me, a sinner. ... God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:7–8).