Thursday, June 09, 2011
Today's topic is 'A picture that motivates you to do more and A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most'.
Well, there's a few photos that could motivate me to do more. Like pictures of when I was in my 20's, thin, and looking great, or pics of someone I know that looks better than me, or just general pics of women who look great. However, the one I think motivates me the most would probably be a pic that was taken during my heaviest time. I look at this and feel like I'm looking at a different person now. I wonder how that ever happened to me. How did I get to be so overweight? I don't ever want to go back to looking like that; and I certainly don't ever want to go back to feeling the way I felt during those years. I was tired, cranky, with a list of health problems... and that's just to begin with. However, I don't have to talk about any of that because all of you who have ever wanted to lose any weight at all will know first hand what it's like.
Next... a photo of the person who has gotten me through the most. Wow. That's a toughie. There are so many that have gotten me through a lot... each of them in their own way for different reasons. It's hard to pick just one without feeling like I'm doing injustice to the others. My parents, of course would likely top that list. Then there's my brothers, my sisters-in-law, Paul, Graham, Pastor Cliff, Pastor Henry, my dog Casey, Suzanne; and there are many others for different reasons during different chapters of my life. The One who has never left me, has held me up, has carried me when I couldn't carry myself, has dried my tears, has let me have temper tantrums and waited 'till I was done to tell me He loves me anyway, and has taught me how a true good heart should be... well, that would be Jesus. He is my everything.
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Today's topic is 'A Pic that Always Makes You Laugh'.
Well, it took me a while to remember this photo. When I think of 'funny', I tend to go to my own memories first... events in my life that I can still look back on and laugh like it just happened. The trouble is, there's no pics of most of these funniest times.
The other option is just to pick any old funny photo... but that didn't seem to be the right thing to do. Then, I took a nap and had a snack; and I woke up remembering this photo.
In this photo my best friend, Paul, who was then my boyfriend, sat down... and kept going! lol The chair tipped backward. We did a lot of laughing together in our years together as a couple. They are memories that I like to remember all the time. It warms my heart.
Here's a 2nd shot with a different angle.
Oh, by the way... I did eventually help him up... after I took some photos and had a good laugh.
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Today's topic is my most treasured item.
I have to say that this is a subject that I've learned a lot about in my life. There was a time when I had it 'all'. I had a big beautiful home with all the perks. I had the latest gadgets and plenty of disposable income. That was a long time ago... a different lifetime.
Now, I live from month to month having a hard time feeding myself sometimes. I live in a 500 sq. foot apartment. Even in my last place, it was only approximately 1000 sq. feet. I had some extra storage with it though. This new place... no storage. Small, with no storage.
Well, I've never been one to hoard stuff. I always enjoyed going through my stuff and dumping lots when it needed to be done. I used to have lots of garage sales once. I get rid of stuff when I don't need it. I rarely ever ask for money or anything in return. It's just stuff. I figured, the worst that can happen is that I may have to buy another one of something.
I have a hard time coming up with a material object that really is something truly treasured. Granted there are a few. Such as a necklace that I purchased with my share of my Grandmother's estate... the whole $50 of it. The necklace and a special bible in chronological order was how I chose to honor her with that money.
There's also a small rosary that someone super special gave me once. I was not raised a Catholic, but this friend was; and this small rosary is special for a number of reasons.
I'm sure if I sat here long enough I could come up with a few more. However, the one thing that I have to say that I cannot live without... literally... is this....
This book itself is not the special part. It's what's written in it that's the special part. The Word of God. These words have changed my life, changed who I am, and have given me hope where there was none. This book has helped me find true happiness. It has taught me 'the truth', let me see the light in ways I never would have dreamed possible. It is my instructions for everything I do in my life. It has the answer for every question that I have. It has given me eternal life where it was not possible to happen before.
I cannot live without the Word of God in my life. This book that holds these words are my most treasured item.
Monday, June 06, 2011
Today's topic is 'The person who I would like to trade places with for a day'.
This was a little tough for me. Truth is I don't picture myself being switched with someone. The closest I've ever gotten to that is to picture myself hanging out with another person. Even then, there's a lot. There are a number if top Interior Designers that I would LOVEEEE to hang out with for a day. There are people of inspiration, people who I could learn a lot from, people I would like to have fun with, or guys who... well, never mind. I won't finish that thought. LOL
I think to narrow it down, and to pick someone for the sake of picking someone; I would choose to trade places with Shania Twain for a day... assuming that trade places means I get her body and life for a day and she gets mine.
I don't pick her, though, for the reasons most of you might think... she's hot. She is, and that's definitely a bonus; but it's not why I pick her. I also don't pick her because she's famous, or she's rich, or she's pretty. She's fun, she's wholesome, she's sexy, she's an inspiration for women all over the world. All things that I dream of being some day... but, I pick her because of the music.
The one thing that I've pictured myself doing every day of my life is singing. I don't have any talent that I know of, though a number of people who have caught me singing when I wasn't looking have said I have a good voice. It's never occurred to me to take them seriously. I have no training in anything musical. I don't know how to play any instruments; though I would LOVEEEE to learn.
Well, if I had to pick one of dream; it's a toss up between interior designers and music. I think music would win out in the end because it's just something that touches your whole heart, mind, body and soul. It's something you feel in your heart, that speaks to your soul, and you can even feel it in your body. I can... the right music at the right time gives me a passion that allows me to get physical reactions from it. It's like I'm feeling the music flowing within my body. I love it. It's awesome.
In my dream when I'm singing, I picture myself in a huge stadium surrounded by 1000's of people... and to be so involved in the music... to be feeling it in my heart, my soul, and my body so much that I forget that all the people are there. Does that makes sense? Music is the one thing in this world that's almost as awesome as love itself. Sometimes when I'm listening to my music it's like I'm taken away to another place. I feel it inside me. To be this involved in my music would no doubt make for an awesome passion... and an incredible performance.
Sunday, June 05, 2011
Today is my favorite animal and my favorite memory.
My favorite animal...
I can take a guess as to what this would say about who I am. Dog's are not only my favorite animal, but this one, is my baby. I love him like a child. He is my family. He is fun to have around, he is loving; and he is forever cheerful. He is the bring spot in every minute I'm with him. I feel God with me when I look at him.
My favorite memory...
Even though I am divorced now... my wedding, I think, has to be my favorite memory. It was the happiest day of my life. It was everything a wedding day should be and more. I never knew happiness like that was possible. I never knew that security like that could be real and achieved. One day, God will bring me another wedding; and this time, there will be no divorce because God is the one who will choose my new husband. Till then I'm willing to wait... 'cause whoever he is... he's worth waiting this long for!
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