Monday, January 11, 2016

Some lessons I've learned ...

When you've lived to be my age you (I) have surely learned some lessons.

Example: We had a lady work for us for a while when I was young. (Back then many folks had maids, as the minimum wage wasn't required yet - and many non-rich folks (like us) could pay for help around the house, and well, it worked well for all.) (That's what I always thought.)
Anyway, Maria would do chores around the house. Sometimes she'd cook, and whenever I eat really good Spanish rice in a Mexican restaurant Sam will hear me say, "This tastes like Maria's rice. YUM!")

When she washed clothes in the washing machine Maria would sit in a chair by the washing machine while the clothes were washing and I'm thinking she would sit in the same chair while the clothes were drying.
I think we should learn from her!

So Lesson No. 1...
Don't multi-task.
 Just sit in the chair!

Multi-tasking is overated.
Sit next to - or near - the washing machine.
Let it be all that you do.


And texting while driving...
Let driving be ALL that you do.

You just cannot drive and text well.
You know that.

So lesson No. 2.

Some of you are not surprised that this is one of my 'don't-do's'.

I have to admit:
when I get a text while I've driving I, too, am so tempted
to look at the text and to respond.
it just takes a nano-second to die.

You can be in perfect health
and in a nano-second you can die.

That should be an oxymoron statement...
but not when it comes to texting while driving.

You CAN die in perfect health,
and you can kill someone who is in perfect health

Do NOT let that happen.
(I hope this resonates with you, today.)


Now Lesson No. 3.

Lately, I've been sneezing, and coughing, and sniffling.
Hubby has done even more of that, plus having fever.
So I've been the one to walk the dog,
and pour the Progresso Chick'n Noodle Soup into the pan,
heat it,
and serve it with some Zesta whole wheat crackers.

We have 'hunkered down' in our apartment...
and have been watching some Seinfeld and "Law and Order" reruns.


And I am feeling well enough to blog.

Ah, and along that line I have a LESSON NO. 4...


In the middle of the night when all is dark,
there might be a t-niny night light on.
Sometimes that is all you need to help you to find your way.
And it gives you balance.

A light is like that.

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
John 8:12 

Jesus is the light.

Don't discount that...
He is the light.

I so believe that.

 Jesus IS the light.

So my Lesson 4 is to heed the light.

The light is there...
not to rebuke you,
or refute you,
or shame you.

It is there to show the way... and to bring balance.



John 14:6
 “I am the way and the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me."

That's it...

Oh, and R.I.P David Bowie. 
He's one of those people I never thought would die, somehow.

But everyone does.

I hope you're ready.



Ryan Maxwell said...

I like this post and the bit about light, in particular. It's funny what you said about David Bowie - never dying. It's interesting how some people seem more immortal than others.

Hope you're having a good time at board meeting.

Nancy said...

Thanks for that wonderful comment, Ryan.
And yes, I am having a good time here in OKC. I came up a day early since I came by myself... and well, solitude is good for my soul sometimes. (though I do love hubby)


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