Category Archives: quotes, sayings, poems

STONES

I received an email this morning with the following message that I thought was definitely worth sharing

 

TWO FRIENDS WERE WALKING THROUGH THE DESERT .  DURING SOME POINT OF THE JOURNEY, THEY HAD AN ARGUMENT; AND ONE FRIEND SLAPPED THE OTHER ONE IN THE FACE. THE ONE WHO GOT SLAPPED WAS HURT, BUT WITHOUT SAYING ANYTHING, WROTE IN THE SAND ,

TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE .

THEY KEPT ON WALKING, UNTIL THEY FOUND AN OASIS, WHERE THEY DECIDED  TO TAKE A BATH. THE ONE WHO HAD BEEN SLAPPED GOT STUCK IN THE MIRE AND STARTED DROWNING, BUT THE FRIEND SAVED HIM.  AFTER HE RECOVERED FROM THE NEAR DROWNING,  HE WROTE ON A STONE:

 ‘TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SAVED MY LIFE’

THE FRIEND WHO HAD SLAPPED AND SAVED HIS BEST FRIEND ASKED HIM, ‘AFTER I HURT YOU, YOU WROTE IN THE SAND AND NOW, YOU WRITE ON A STONE, WHY?’  THE FRIEND REPLIED:

WHEN SOMEONE HURTS US WE SHOULD WRITE IT DOWN IN SAND, WHERE WINDS OF FORGIVENESS CAN ERASE IT AWAY. BUT, WHEN SOMEONE DOES SOMETHING GOOD FOR US, WE MUST ENGRAVE IT IN STONE WHERE NO WIND CAN EVER ERASE IT’

 LEARN TO WRITE YOUR HURTS IN THE SAND AND TO CARVE YOUR BENEFITS IN STONE.
I remember going to hear a speaker one day at my church, who was sharing something similar.  It had prompted her to do something in her own life to remember all of the struggles and trials that she had gone through.  She created a Stones of Remembrance vase, which is a vase, filled with stones, and on each stone is written a trial or struggle she had gone through, or even happy milestones and achievements. And then when she was going through something  (as we all know we will have many trials in this life) to pick up the stones and look at them and remember how she had gotten through it, and also look at the positive stones and reflect on happy times.  After hearing her story, I was prompted to make my own Stones of Remembrance vase.  I haven’t updated it in a couple of years, but I have it on display in my bedroom, and glance at it every day.  Here is a picture of it when I made it:
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Weekly Photo Challenge : CELEBRATION

In keeping with the upcoming holiday, I thought it fitting to post a picture of my Willow Tree nativity set, not because I love it and am so happy to have finally gotten all of the figurines for it and being able to display it in my apartment, BUT because of what it really represents:  the birth of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for whom we CELEBRATE Christmas.


Dirty Laundry

I came across this email and thought it had a great message for all of us:

 

A young couple moved into a new neighborhood.
The next morning while they were eating breakfast,
the young woman saw her neighbor hanging the wash outside.
That laundry is not very clean,’ she said.
She doesn’t know how to wash correctly.
Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.’

Her husband looked on, but remained silent.

Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry,
the young woman would make the same comments.

image courtesy of Google

         About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a

nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband:

‘Look, she has learned how to wash correctly.
I wonder who taught her this.’

The husband said,

‘I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.’

image courtesy of Google

And so it is with life.

What we see when watching others
depends on the window through which we look.

image courtesy of Google


Weekly Photo Challenge : PATH

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference

…Robert Frost


What I wish

I wish I could:

– turn back time and change how things turned out

– kiss you one last time

– tell you goodbye

– get my mind and my heart to align

– not have to worry about how things will turn out

– be the person you want me to be

– let go of the things that I cannot control

-give you all the pieces of my heart and soul.

 


You decide to start a blog…what do you call it and why?

Daily Post topic of the day:  Explain the name of your blog and why you chose it.

I have always heard the saying “You’ll never truly know a person until you walk a mile in their shoes.”.  It has always just kinda stuck with me.  When the time came where I decided I wanted to write a blog, I had wanted it to be about me, just random thoughts, pictures, quotes, whatever came to mind,  as a way to work out thoughts in head, keep record of things, have something to look back at, and to put myself out there in the blogosphere for whoever stumbled upon my little blog, hoping that they would read it and know more and more about me.  And so I decided that Walk A Mile In My Shoes was very fitting.  Not to mention, I love shoes.

I do think life is journey we each have individually, and together with each other, and I am really happy for those of you who choose to keep “walking it” with me!