Sunday night while giving his acceptance speech, Matthew McConaughey said he has three things that he has in his everyday life. Some one to look up to, something to look forward to and someone to run to. The first two were no brainers but the Someone to run to, brought me to tears.
We all have people we love, dearly. We all have plans that we look forward to. Do you have Someone to run to? If we use this one in correctly, we will suffer. Running to a spouse, a job, perhaps a dream. I immediately saw myself running to God. As fast as I could. My go to, my maker. The One who knows me best, loves me most...Today is the start of Lent. Never growing up in church or later, a church that participated, it is a new thing to me. A few close friends have brought me along, Thank you D and A. I tend to keep my Lent choice private, just between Him and me. This morning, I went running to meet Him. Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine...
Posted by email@example.com at Wednesday, March 05, 2014
When Someone asks, to pick your brain, there is a certain satisfaction that comes to mind. Years of learning and experiences is being taken seriously. There is value being assigned to you. It is a time of sharing and mentoring, a giving to each other freely, no strings attached. We should have more of these times in our lives. Many more...
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org at Monday, February 24, 2014
Late night TV is one of the greatest gifts this earth, gives. I have watched The Tonight Show for as long as I can remember. Johnny Carson came into my home every night and no matter what the day had brought, he soothed me with laughter and jokes and it didn't seem like such a cruel world. Then Jay. I moved to Letterman when Conan came on. I never understood that choice but Dave was a new perfect fit. I will now have to watch both until Dave is replaced by a younger man which has to be, right around the corner.
It is a young person's world and Jimmy Fallon was meant to replace Johnny Carson. He brings the best that late night has and it is rooted in the here and now. Friday's Thank You notes, Justin Timberlake as his BFF, it is new yet has that same feel of the old Tonight show days.
Welcome home, Jimmy. Your replacement is already hard at work. in 25 years when you are ready to set sail with Mrs Fallon, Winnie and the twins, he will be ready to take it over and will make you proud but tonight, it is all you, my friend. Enjoy...
Posted by email@example.com at Monday, February 17, 2014
Comedian or actor.
A comedian wants to be himself, studies himself.
An actor wants to be anyone but himself. Jerry Seinfeld.
I am a so a comedian.
Jerry goes on to ask Howard Stern in the latest CCC if therapy could help him.
Jerry answers, What could I possibly be better at?
I think it says Something about how we take in information. In a TED talk this week, the speaker basically explained that said when we take in information we filter it either through the past, present or future. Those who choose the future, scored higher in IQ test and generally lead better lives. The test given to kids was you can have one marshmallow now, or 2, later. There is no question in my mind, none, that I would have been in the group that said, Now. I had learned even as a kid that when food was offered, you took it. You didn't know when your next meal was coming. Had my experience been different with regular scheduled meals that any kid could count on, things might have been different.
Even if it were not the case, I would always take comedian or actor. I would always, always take the funny Road, no matter where it lead. That is how I am wired, that is how I process and I can't imagine it any other way...
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org at Sunday, February 09, 2014
I imagine myself to be like a girl Superman. I have practiced taking down Bad Guys, with a single bound. The ne time I needed to, paid off nicely. I did everything right, didn't panic. While there was no physical take down, and the perp was elderly and, clearly have a kid's sheriff's badge, he threathened my family we didn't take the bait. We got his license number, refused to get out of the car when he was screaming at us in the middle of the road and while he sped away, thinking he had gotten away with his little deal, the cops went knocking at his door a few minutes later and it was only a technicality that he didn't go to jail.
My superpowers worked even without the cape. I keep thinking about the cape, and getting one. seriously. Not to make all the BG aware of who the are messing with but as a physical reminder to me of how strong I am. How brave, how territorial... Don't screw with the girl in the cape, choose someone else. Someone easier to take down. My husband would argue that I am scary enough without a cape and feels sorry for everyone who comes across my path, that I see as a threat.
And then there are those days when I realize I am only as strong as my wifi signal. Humbled, I remember where my strength comes from...
Posted by email@example.com at Tuesday, January 28, 2014
19th spaghetti dinner was last night. We all get together once a year and it is like no time has passed. The kids are getting bigger and a few have moved away. We missed them but had great conversation with the Millennials. Loved seeing the world from their perspective. We are all a little older, hopefully a little wiser but no matter what, have certainly seen much change since we started this little church all those years ago.
When we started there was no home computers, no internet and no social media. Times have changed and so have all of us. A few more grey hairs and. a few more pounds gained. Yet we continue our tradition. Our dessert girl thought about changing up the brownies but was quickly silenced by her own family. I know as soon as she started getting the new ingredients together, it would have dawned on her that this was no place to start Something new. She got the message and we feasted on her brownies which are out of this world. Until next year, my friends. Stay safe, well until we meet again...
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org at Sunday, January 26, 2014