I’ve been considering all the ways I make excuses to not do things I know need to be done. Do you ever catch yourself going down the excuse path? I know we are all unique but we also have some similar traits and making excuses is one of them!
On this Memorial Day remember those who have died in service to our country. We are standing in front of the panel of The Wall, the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. where my mother’s brother’s name is engraved. I was 10 when he was killed by a land mine. Uncle Buddy left a wife and two small children behind. Our family, like many, knows the sacrifice serving our country is. Please pray for the families who are even now mourning the loss of a loved one.
I had to have help putting this picture in place because it was huge! In the process I learned how to change the size in html without changing the aspect ratio. All that thanks to my husband the engineer! I asked him if he could tell what kind of person I am from this picture and he said “A duck follower!” He may know how to manipulate pixels accurately but “getting the hint” is not high on his list of skills. Not to mention he has lived with my obsession of control for 18 years of wedded bliss, poor man.
“It is never too late to become what you might have been” George Eliot
I mentioned earlier that I love to collect quotes; I find inspiration through the written word. But inspiration comes in lots of forms: sights, sounds and memories can all play a part in inspiring us to change and grow. The quote above comes from a Mary Engelbreit picture I have framed. I look at it to remind myself that the new skills I want to learn are not beyond my reach; I look at it to see that the things I already know and love can be made use of in new ways.
This has been an inspirational week for me: I spent time pondering my own question “what difference does the Resurrection make?” ( a lot! more on that later); I had tea with a dear friend and her very inspiring mother; I am writing and writing and writing some more!
But the greatest inspiration came with the third reference in as many days to this wonderful, plain woman who had a dream to sing on a big stage. Check this out and let me know what you are now inspired to do!