Sammy. Being himself. :)
****In my kitchen this morning, this came to me:
Self-pity kills creativity.
Ain't that the truth!
So today I would say:
Please don't feel sorry for yourself. Or even for others as they learn the lessons we must learn alone, otherwise we become like butterfly killers, 'helping' release them from their cocoon, easing the struggle which would have strengthened them for Life.
Don't let yourself despair because the world is falling apart (Jesus warned us ages ago about all this). He's still in control... we need not panic.
Self-pity kills gratitude, also.
Instead, let gratitude overtake you. Create. Paint a wall. Write a lovely letter. Make a long gratitude list. Take a walk and really see any attempt at beauty.
Post something uplifting on Facebook. Give a compliment to someone downtown or to someone in your home. Love your family--treat them better, not worse, than everybody else.
Create the life you want, do what you can and release what (or who) you cannot change. Pray. Move on.
But please don't become just one more whining, miserable Christian who makes other people think God is a miserable whiner, too. The quota on those is overflowing.
Be different. Be joy-infused. Be a lover of God ... and let that love spill all over.
Tom and I went and saw Bourne Legacy last week. Great movie! Began a bit slow, but sometimes it's just wonderful to sit still inside an air-conditioned, dark theater on a summer day and soak in a slow movie. Besides, the second half certainly sped up and Tom and I were disappointed when the end came.
Why? We wanted the movie to continue for at least another hour.
My buddy, Wilma, sent this recent article about Mt. Airy, NC to me yesterday and oh... while reading it, I got a bit teary-eyed and thought, "I need more Mayberry in my life."
So since today's another cool one and I can think more clearly now after all that summer heat, Mayberry here I come. In my head, in my heart, in my home.