Thursday, August 12, 2010

a thought sent...

at a most meaningful time...
so many people have struggles
some big, some small
some come and go
some seem to overstay their welcome
but in time
and with faith
life that deals you lemons
shows you how to make lemonade...
if you didn't know about lemons
and someone just handed you a bag one day
and you gave up
trying to figure out what they could be used for
you would surely miss
the enormous relief they can bring
when on a really hot day
you get to enjoy the lemonade
you could have felt yourself burdened with the bag at first
someone handing you something else you just didn't think you needed
but 
if you just relax, let things sit for a bit
and realize that you are not given
ANYTHING
without purpose
it will help you appreciate the day
when the hard stuff has passed
and you can sit back and relax
and drink your hard-earned lemonade...
and those are the thoughts that stormed my brain
after i read about the pencil...
who knew? 
pencils and lemonade
inspire deep thoughts...
ha ha ha =)
ENJOY


The Parable of the Pencil
The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box. There are 5 things you need to know, he told the pencil, before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be.

ONE
: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in Someone's hand.

TWO: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you'll need it to become a better pencil.

THREE: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.

FOUR: The most important part of you will always be what's inside.

AND FIVE
: On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark. No matter what the condition, you must continue to write.

The pencil understood and promised to remember, and went into the box with purpose in its heart.

Now imagine you are the Pencil and you will become the best person you can be.

ONE
: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in God's hand. And allow other human beings to access you for the many gifts you possess.

TWO: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, by going through various problems, but you'll need it to become a stronger person.

THREE: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.
FOUR: The most important part of you will always be what's on the inside.

AND FIVE
: On every surface you walk through, you must leave your mark. No matter what the situation, you must continue to do your duties. By understanding and remembering, let us proceed with our life on this earth having a meaningful purpose in our heart.
We are just like the pencil. We can make a difference in our lives and in the lives of the people around us. Don't ever underestimate what you have the power to do!

Friday, August 6, 2010

10 days...not bad...

last post was 10 days ago...
if i can just keep up this pace...
since our last visit
giles has started a new school year
with a brand new school!
with a switch such as this
comes much apprehension
{for moi}
but the transition has been like buttah!
cutie went to his open house and met
mrs mccullough
and even gave her some cookies!
and met new friends to play kitchen with...
and even did a little sink repair
and smiled a little for the camera
he knows right where to put his 'pack-pack' in the a.m.
and just really seems pleased as punch
about the whole thing....
he even kept a smile on his face
after he bumped his head walking 
out the front door for pictures!
so, here he is!
gilesy on his very first day of pre-k3
new lunch box
new 'pack-pack'
new bbtn outfit
potty-trained and eager for the day!!!

now...posting this is good for me! 
seeing as how i woke up at 2am
FOR THE SECOND TIME 
IN AS MANY WEEKS
with a another stinkin stomach bug.
what gives?
see you sooner!