Is That Me?

I went to renew my driver’s license.  It’s not my fault that no one can recognize me by this photo on my new driver’s license.  The clerk said sit, do not smile, look at the lens here and then a bright light produced a click (this is a clerk you do not argue with) .  She never  told me the wind had made a mess of my hair (but no one can tell).  It took 5 minutes of noise and whining by the machine to spit out my (perfect) new driver’s license.  I had paid my fee – so I took what the clerk handed me.  Anyone can use my new license for an ID – cause it doesn’t look like me. The limerick below is perfect – it describes me to a T!

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(My driver’s license is not quite as blurry as this, you can read all the words and numbers.)

Limerick by Anthony Euwer

For beauty I am not a star,

There are others more handsome by far;

But my face I don’t mind it,

For I am behind it.

It’s the people in front that I jar.

Responses Of The Heart

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Be content and delight in life – Do what makes one’s heart feel good.

Do not nurse your troubles – Do not eat your heart out.

Be calmed and at peace – Set your heart at rest.

Do not grieve too long – Never let life break your heart.

Evaluate yourself with deep honesty – From the bottom of your heart.

Hit reverse when things go wrong – Have a change of heart.

Respond to the things you cherish – Take them to heart.

If you feel compassion – You wear your heart on your sleeve.

What you need and desire – You can always set your heart on.

If you are kind – You will be known to have a heart.

Love others with – All your heart.

If you love another – You may lose your heart.

If you help others – You are a person after one’s own heart.

Your heart’s responses will show – You truly lived by heart.

Arkansas Quilt Trails

A quilt is not always quilted.  These days, it may be a colorful pattern painted on wood and displayed on the wall of a barn or other building.  This happens on the expanding Arkansas Quilts Trails network.

As you travel through the following counties of Arkansas (Stone, Searcy, Van Buren, Perry, and Baxter) you can admire over 100 artworks often called “barn quilts”.

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A quilt trail is a sightseeing adventure dating back less than two decades..  The inspiration  comes from decades of quilting history.

Have A Good Day

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Have a good day

furthermore I will say

disregard yesterday’s sorrows

do not be anxious about tomorrows

just aspire to do your best

then all your todays will be blessed

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I have decided when I tell someone to have a good day – it will be said with sincerity.

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I will truly hope and pray that person has a great and productive day of enjoyment.

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I will let my body language and tone of voice project how compassionate I feel.

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Pretentious behavior can be felt so – I will try to project love and kindness.

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I will do the best I can to follow the commandments that God has given us in the Bible.

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So to all of my blogger friends  – Truly – Have A Good Day!  ♥♥



The Lone Park Bench

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I was up at the lake not long ago and snapped a picture of this park bench.  Tears entered my eyes as I thought of my brother Jack.  I had cared for him for 3 years – through his dementia.  I would take him to the lake and we would sit on this bench and talk.  He would thank me for bringing him to the ocean.  I never tried to correct him or tell him that it was a lake.

I know that all of us have seen people show pictures of an empty park bench and talk about someone they have lost.  We miss those we love forever and reminders of them stay with us until we die.  My brother was a Church of Christ preacher and I know he is in a better place.  A place that God prepares for those that serve Him and love Him.  My brother passed away in November 2015.  I know he is free from pain and sorrow now and that gives me great comfort.

Memories of those we loved and lost bring us comfort and joy.  Those memories often make us cry and often make us laugh.  Life moves on and with God right beside us we can hope for that home in Heaven and the promise of eternal life – if was walk with the Lord and keep His commandments.

“To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn than to the imperishable truth to be found in this treasure house, The Bible?   Queen Elizabeth II