RIP OFF THE LABELS!

July 8, 2017

Unlabeled

The happy little dandelion

growing in the field

smiled toward heaven

all the while.

No one ever said

“you’re just a weed”

so he had no doubt

that he was loved.

Perhaps

there is a lesson

here for you andme?

by Martha L Shaw © 2017

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Just today, another young life lost whom I knew and many I never knew, due to labels. . .some self imposed, some by society or classmates or undefined loud mouths thrust upon them, but lives lost again aand again needlessly.  Each loved, each with purpose. When will we learn.

 

 

but by His love

 

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TAKE A CHANCE ON LOVE

November 15, 2016

This is especially important at this time!  I have met these folks and have been one of them.  We all have!  Be JESUS to someone!


Think Again!

October 2, 2016

Weight, measure, value . . . simple concepts?  Not really!

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When I was very young, my dad offered me a dollar at the fair.  I was disappointed.  I heard coins jingling in his pocket!  Why would I want a piece of paper, I thought, coins were heavier so that must be more . . and better!  Silly little me!  Not always!  How do we decide value throughout our daily lives?

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What do you value the most?   Being an adult, I know 25 pennies weigh more than a dollar but have less  value, but this doesn’t mean I always get the right answer when I answer the question just posed here.

  • The old  lady across the street is looking bone weary as she rakes her leaves.  Mine are done so I can relax and read a book.  Value?
  • Sunday morning after a tiring week.  I don’t need to get up for church.  Value?
  • The 4 year old is crying  but my] show goes off in 15 minutes.  Probably nothing, she can wait.  Value?

WHAT DO YOU VALUE MOST?  The answer lies in your HEART!

 

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One of THOSE Days!

September 12, 2016

Having one of those days?  I am and I don’t like it!  DOES ANYONE?  But, really, the parrot woke me yelling rudely, messed up her cage, and then . . . and then. .  . Some days we sing upon waking, others ZING!

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Would it be so hard to be nice to me . . . seeing I am having a rough start to my day?  Why fire off a zinger . . . really!

 

 

 


Six Word Friday – Kindness

June 28, 2013
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Kindness!  

Restores . . . relieves . . . encourages . . .

Simple . . . Life-giving!


Quote of the Day – Kindness

January 3, 2013

Someone referred to me as kind the other day and my initial reaction was “wow, I thought he loved me.”  Amazing how this world’s misuse of words and acts can change things (he does love me) . . . but this quote says it so well:

Genuine kindness is no ordinary act,

but a gift of rare beauty. 

– Sylvia Rosetti –

 

 


Is Kindness Fashionable? A Tuesday Quote

November 13, 2012

Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your modus operandi and change your world.  – Annie Lennox –

When I read this quote I made a face . . . wrinkled up nose, raised eye brows . . .  you get the picture.  Thought “oh, yuck . . . greeting card sentiment.”  Then I got that very familiar nudge to reevaluate.  I did so.

Seems, Jesus made kindness and acceptance His modus operandi and he changed the world.  Why not me?  I can’t really tell you if it by trying to be kind whether I felt it or not changed anyone’s day, but it did change my own.  There just might be something to this .. . .

 

*yes, the greeting card and envelope shown are my own design, original photography, etc.*


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