A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Keeping Vital

Every year Joe gives me a little calendar that he receives from Guideposts. It's a little foldout calendar that sits on my computer desk. Sometimes I read the message and sometimes I just forget it. This morning, when I was feeling tired and "old" I read the little message...Here it is:
Keep vital. Are you getting old and tired? Charles Lamb said, "We grow old in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair." I've seen so many people who exemplify the happy opposite of that: people with gray hair, or no hair at all, who never did grow gray in their spirits. Life should never grow dull or flat to us. It should never lose it's luster.
What a great message for me...going into fall then winter. I was thinking about winter coming and how I would be in the house more...not being able to work outside. Feeling the dread of finding something to do each day. Forgetting that  I have so many fun things to do here at home...reading my tall pile of books saved, art work, plant care, cooking, TV shows, needlework, catching up with family and friends, my work at Church and of course blogging.   Joe has little Christian notes on our fridge...to remind us of good things.I think that these little reminders help keep us vital. We read them and the message  takes off in our brains and maybe those thoughts help to give us a good day.What do  you do to keep vital?


Margie's Musings said...

I stay busy doing worthwhile things with my life.

Anonymous said...

Hi Balisha! Just been catching up on some of your blogging. The grotto looks absolutely beautiful. I have been trying to get the yard ready for winter just like you, moving flowers, emptying pots, digging up stuff and taking down what garden plants are left. I had lots of okra and zucchini this year and my tomatoes did not last long enough. I am trying to keep "vital". I mostly enjoy everything about life and have taught my children to do that as well, but I can tell I am slowing down and not able to do as much as I would like. We are having some cool weather here. It is 47 degrees this morning but I love the briskness of it. Have a great weekend. Love and hugs.