MY MOST BEAUTIFUL CLAY POT EVER!
Updated: Dec 12, 2021
MY FAVORITE CLAY POT! DESIGNED AND PAINTED BY MY GRANDDAUGHTER, SWEET CAROLINE ELIZABETH!
I find it amazing the things we treasure the most become extraordinary blessings.
This sweet clay pot has become my favorite! As I watched her painting, she was totally
absorbed. Her comments about her favorite colors began drawing me closer each moment.
”Lee, it has to be perfect!” I have noticed she‘s become the same way with everything she does.
THE POWER OF THE WRITTEN WORD
I enjoy reading Robert Fulghum. His writings are simple and to the point. Read these and see if you agree.
“These are the things I learned in kindergarten.” By Robert Fulghum
Don’t hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
CLEAN UP YOUR OWN MESS.
Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
Say your sorry when you HURT somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life - learn some and drink some and draw some and paint some sing some and dance and play and work everyday.
12. Take a nap every afternoon. 13. When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands
14. Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the styrofoam cup;
The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows
How or why, but we are all like that. 15. Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the styrofoam cup - they all die. So do we.
16. And then remember the Dick - and - Jane books and the first word you learned -
The biggest word of all - LOOK! ”
All 16 written By Robert Fulghum - All I Need to Know I learned in Kindergarten
Simple. This group of words about how to live life are paralleled to Jesus’ written Word.
I wonder what would happen if everyone, including our President and Congress,
had to write the above list by Fulghum 50 times with a box of crayons.
Would we find each one of us practicing this same list the following day? I wonder how it would make a difference in this world. Do you think we could pass the test? If not, perhaps some of this goodness might stay in our thoughts, at least for a day. How wonderful would that be.
How soon we forget the very basics of life. Tell the truth. Do not lie. Always do what’s right. Practice good manners. ————-==========
What I have to say is far more important than what you have to say.
Did I just sneak in front of you in the grocery line? But I have somewhere to go and I don’t have time to stand in line.
Did I just cut you off in traffic, not allowing you in front of me? Really, I didn’t notice it.
Oh yes, you did!
Good manners, tell the truth, say you are sorry if you are being unkind, why Is it so hard?
Why is there ever a reason to say unkind words to each other? THERE ISN’T!
Simple. Simple. Simple.
So why do we struggle using kind words? Because we are human. We need to hit the pause
button. Better yet, ask yourself this simple question,
What would Jesus do?
It humbles me every time.
My sweet Caroline lives these words of love and kindness. I watch her. It is second nature to her.
So why can’t we?
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so! That is all you have to say
and do and you will be right.
Tell your family you love them. If you have offended a loved
one, said unkind things to them, apologize. It’s cleansing for the soul. Paul said do it before the sun goes down. Ever wonder why?
From the East to the West, that’s how much Jesus forgives us when we ask Him. If you don’t believe me, I have just the book for you to read, my Bible!
We, as individual churches, have been commissioned by Christ to go and tell others about Him! Guess what? You don‘t have to tell them. They will see Him in you. Your actions speak louder than any words you can use. It’s such a blessing to share Christ. Every time you do, it is a verbal commitment and exercise to our Lord. He knows. Make sure your words match your behavior.
It becomes easier every time you do it. Promise!
IF YOU COULD ONLY SMELL MY MR. LINCOLN!