Monday, February 29, 2016

She is one of our granddaughters.......the middle child in her family of six children........
a dear little girl....... and we love her so much!  She truly does march to the beat
of her own drum.  She is strong.  She is determined. She loves to lead.  On Saturday,
when we all went for a hike, she chose to lead, and to carry the rather heavy cooler,
along with the walking stick that she immediately picked before we started the hike.

With the snack of Keebler Club Minis...she had her own style of eating them:)

That is something I am coming to appreciate more and more, the older I get.  I like
individuality in my family and friends.  I am growing to appreciate how everyone
is uniquely.....well, them.  Their personalities and their styles are theirs and theirs alone.

In being yourself, don't copy anyone else.  The world needs you, and God created
you in His perfect fashion.   Take time to stop and leave your mark wherever you go,
even if everyone else keeps walking.

Remember also, any method in which you serve others, will be remembered, oftentimes for years
to come.  A meal served, a muffin baked, a house cleaned, a letter written...the list goes
on and on.  At times, we can feel like no one notices, but they do, and it does make a difference!

  Share those smiles with others around you.  A smile can lift one's spirits and lighten one's steps.

When you feel like it!  If your personality is more laid back, and your favorite
pastime is sitting in front of the fire, with it.

Don't feel the need to be like everyone around you.  In a cookie cutter world, we need individuality.
It would be such a boring world, if we were all the same, looked the same, and acted the same.

No matter who you are, and how God made you...

We need each other's uniqueness and gifts. 

So, today, shine wherever you are!  And, whatever you do, do not criticize others in public,
even if you are a presidential candidate!  In fact, all the more so if you are!  My Mother always
said, "If you don't have anything nice to say about others, don't say anything."  I feel like that
is a most important rule in life.

Thanks for stopping by tonight, for my "little something".

Thanks to my uncles, for the exceptional nature photography.


Happy@Home said...

Your post today made me smile and nod my head in agreement. My mother used that same quote often and I think it is a good one. Sadly it seems that too often people aren't putting it into practice like they once did. Your words and photos today will serve as a good reminder to me to appreciate the differences in people. We are all unique in our own way, but can learn so much from one another if we keep an open heart and mind.
Always happy to visit here and learn a little something from you Judy.

Lea said...

Oh, if our Presidential candidates would abide by, "if you can't say something good about someone, don't say anything at all." A great post, full of truth.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

How timely...your reminder not to criticize in public!

Yes, we are each uniquely and wonderfully made...and we need one another. Love the smiles of your grands...enough to cheer anyone's spirits.

Anneliese said...

This is another uplifting post, such as you are great at! Thank you!
Your mother had good advice.

Christine said...

Thank you for encouraging us to keep on blessing others.
Sometimes it seems others don't appreciate the thoughts. So, thank you for inspiring us to continue.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I can always count on sweetness, encouragement and wise words when visiting here :) Endearing little girl and cute as a button!


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