Monday, October 26, 2015

Guest Post: The Potential Of Your Life

My husband and I were talking last night and he had some great things to say, so I had him write a post.

I believe that there's more to this life than just living and dying on Earth. We have more potential than that. The only answer I can think of to explain it now is God. 

You look at a child and how fast they learn and just imagine all the things they can do. It just seems like such a waste of a perfectly good life to watch someone grow like that then just die. You can even consider some of the great accomplishments specific individuals have made in the world, their talents and abilities. To say that is all gone just because their physical body couldn't contain their spirit anymore, again it just seems like such a waste. 

Everybody has potential, it's just a matter of the choices they make in life that may or may not show their potential. It's a matter of if you value your life or squander it.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Saturday Laughs

I was cleaning up my computer and found these goodies that still make me laugh out loud! 
I don't know where they all come from, but probably from some comic geniuses!

Monday, October 19, 2015

The Bottom Of The Pond

You are always an influence, for good or bad. Your actions have effects, some you notice and many that you don't notice. The effects of our actions are like ripples in a pond. The influence of our actions can spread very far, and combine with other's ripples for greater effect.

Many times though, we don't look at the ripples to see what's happening. What we do is take the rock's perspective. The rock gets thrown in the water and sinks to the bottom. The rock thinks, "Well, that was anti-climatic. All this talk about ripples going out affecting others, and all I see is that I sunk down to the bottom under the water. Humph. Guess I'll just sit here." The rock doesn't get to see the effects of its drop to the bottom.

I've had many people that have affected my life, but they don't know that, and they never will. Some have had a positive effect, some a negative, but I learned from them all.

I've had people tell me they've noticed things about me, and I didn't think they ever gave me a second thought. People don't usually spend a lot of time thinking about you, but a small moment can make a big difference.

Remember, what you do, how you dress, what you say, how you act- it all sends a message. The absence of these actions sends messages too.

I would like to have my ripples be ripples of love, acceptance, and kindness. Even if I don't see the end results, I know that having a good affect on people results in good things. I don't aspire to fame or the spotlight, but I would like to be remembered in a positive light, even if I'm only ever looking up from the bottom of the pond.