Yesterday I actually
Immediate flashbacks of the Brady Bunch episode "Mom Always Says No Playing Ball In The House!"
I am officially in the Carol Brady Club. Who's already joined?
Ah, if only Alice lived here...
I would have eaten the popcorn in the GOOD living room and worried much less
about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.
I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his
I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day
because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.
I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in
I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about grass
I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while
I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth
would go into a holding pattern if I wasn't there for the day.
I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't
show soil or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every
moment realizing that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance
in life to assist God in a miracle.
When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, "Later, now go
get washed up for dinner."
There would have been more "I Love You's" and more "I'm sorry's" but mostly,
given another shot at life, I would seize every minute ... Look at it and
really see it. live it. And never give it back.
There is no situation so chaotic that God cannot from that situation, create something that is surpassingly good. He did it at the creation. He did it at the cross. He is doing it today.—Bishop MouleRomans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.
The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.
See how you do on this one:
1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.
"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in