Don’t run to success as if it’s only fleeting moments.
Take your time and WALK – with every step forward – you’ll get there.
For success isn’t the purpose of your destination.
It’s each skill you’re developing on your way to the goal post. ~ Changeversations
#1 skill – Self-Discipline
I’m losing weight and I’m so happy about it. For months, the numbers were continually going up but now they have made a downward turn. Ever since the first of the year I’ve eaten healthier meals. And for a couple of years now I’ve baked my own breads but recently started making my own soups, dips, and sauces. I’ve cut down on the diet sodas so much that I really don’t have a desire for them any more.
I am so thankful:
- that I’m breathing.
- for my family and friends.
- for my audience of ONE.
- that God planned and wanted me.
- for stupidity that gave way to wisdom.
- for cleansing tears.
- to hear laughter.
- for the gifts and talents God bestow on humans.
- for survival skills.
- for what is and what will be.
- for everyone visiting and reading my blog posts.
“Do you know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous of the ONE whose knowledge is perfect, you whose garments are hot when the earth is still because of the south wind? Can you, like HIM, spread out the skies, hard as a molten mirror?” ~ Unknown author
My Thankful Thursday’s list was inspired, in part, by Girlfriends in God – a Christian Devotional and Conference Ministry for Women.
I’m still reeling from the realization of Whitney Houston’s sudden death. I watched her “Celebration of Life” service last Saturday on my television set while tinkering with other things on my desk. Around the time I thought the eulogy would begin I started putting everything aside to listen to Pastor Marvin Winans deliver his message. But the person next to the podium was R. Kelly. He sung, “I Look To You” and immediately I started sobbing and my daughter began to realize why I didn’t pay closer attention to the service in the beginning. Being distracted, while only for a little while, was my way of handling the grief, sorrow, and pain that I felt since hearing of Whitney’s death.
Memories of my mother’s sudden death overwhelmed me. Unless you have experienced the sudden unexpected loss of a loved one it is hard to imagine the pain and deep sense of loss you feel. Many people have chosen to leave their comments and opinions about Whitney’s life and death around the different internet sites. I’m saddened by some comments and find myself filled with a range of emotions by others. I’m still not able to express what I’m feeling even though when I started this post it was my intentions to do so. I can only imagine the pain and grief the entire Houston family and their friends are going through. I pray they’ll be strong for one another, holding each other up on every leaning side. I pray for their peace to be restored. I pray for joy to overflow again. I pray their memories of Whitney will guide them to renewed hope in their own lives.