Here's a dozen of my favorite things never to apologize for:
1) Never apologize for acting on your instincts.
2) Never apologize for being passionate.
3) Never apologize for being smart.
4) Never apologize for demanding respect.
5) Never apologize for saying no.
6) Never apologize for not embracing someone else's agenda.
7) Never apologize for disagreeing.
8) Never apologize for your faith.
9) Never apologize for your own sense of creativity.
10) Never apologize for ordering dessert.
11) Never apologize for being funny.
12) Never apologize for living your truth.
Every one of us casts a shadow.
There hangs about us, a sort of a strange, indefinable something, which we call personal influence--that has its effect on every other life on which it falls. It goes with us wherever we go. It is not something we can have when we want to have it--and then lay aside when we will, as we lay aside a garment. It is something that always pours out from our lives . . . as light from a lamp, as heat from flame, as perfume from a flower.
The ministry of personal influence is something very wonderful. Without being conscious of it, we are always impressing others by this strange power that exudes from us. Others watch us--and their thinking and actions are modified by our influence."
"Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity." Ephesians 5:15-16
~J. R. Miller, "The Shadows We Cast"
sexta-feira, 16 de setembro de 2011
quarta-feira, 14 de setembro de 2011
segunda-feira, 12 de setembro de 2011
WE WAITED, SOME PATIENTLY,
THE LITTLE VOICE WAS SO
'WHAT?' MOM ASKED.
'LETS RUN THROUGH THE
'NO, HONEY. WE'LL WAIT
THIS YOUNG CHILD WAITED
'WE'LL GET SOAKED IF WE DO,'
'NO, WE WON'T, MOM..
THIS MORNING? WHEN DID I
'DON'T YOU REMEMBER? WHEN
THE ENTIRE CROWD STOPPED DEAD
MOM PAUSED AND THOUGHT FOR
'HONEY, YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY
THEN OFF THEY RAN. WE ALL
AND YES, I DID. I RAN. I GOT
CIRCUMSTANCES OR PEOPLE CAN
TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON
I HOPE YOU STILL TAKE THE TIME TO
IT IS SAID IT TAKES A MINUTE TO
KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOUR FAMILY
quinta-feira, 8 de setembro de 2011
|Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard when he lives in the jungle |
without a razor?
Why do we press harder on a remote control when we
know the batteries are flat?
Why do banks charge a fee on 'insufficient funds'
when they know there is not enough?
Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
Why does someone believe you when you say there
are four billion stars, but check when you say the
paint is wet?
Whose idea was it to put an 'S' in the word 'lisp'?
What is the speed of darkness?
Why is it that people say they 'slept like a baby'
when babies wake up every two hours?
If the temperature is zero outside today and it's
going to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold will it be?
Do married people live longer than single ones or does it
only seem longer?
How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured
out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?
Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put
money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?
Did you ever stop and wonder.......
Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, 'I think
I'll squeeze these pink dangly things here, and drink
whatever comes out?'
Who was the first person to say, 'See that chicken there..
. I'm gonna eat the next thing that comes outta it's bum.'
Why do toasters always have a setting so high that could
burn the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would
Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?
Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the
time, but don't point to their bum when they ask where
the bathroom is?
If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?
If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from
vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?
If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from
Why do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
have the same tune?
Stop singing and read on......
Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?
Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face,
he gets mad at you, but when you take him on a car ride,
he sticks his head out the window?
Does pushing the elevator button more than once make it