Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Who Are You?

Maya Angelou passed a way today and she left this world leaving me with more words of wisdom.
"You show who you really are by the way you treat others."
Simple words that are so profound...Think about it. Think about the people you know and how they treat others and then decided for yourself if they are the people you think they are?  An interesting thought to ponder and a good way to take a good hard look at yourself.
Anyone who knows the words and works of Ms Angelou knows that she walked her talk.  May she rest in peace.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Defining Help

This morning I was helping my almost 4 year old grandson carry some Lego's upstairs for him to play with.  I handed him one case with a nice carrying handle while I grabbed another while balancing an uncovered one full of tiny miscellaneous pieces on top. In my left hand I grabbed a much larger box ready to go.  I took two steps and the uncovered container slipped, spilling hundreds a the smallest Lego pieces they make; tiny little neon lights, hands, heads, feathers, flower tops and heaven only knows the use of most of these practically invisible items.
Alec exclaimed, "OH NO!" and with the most sincere look on his face squatted down to look at the eight foot perimeter they had scattered:(   Most of them were practically hidden in the texture of the multi-colored carpet as I struggled with even grasping most of them.
My immediate thought was, "Thank goodness he is such a good boy and is going to help me pick these little pieces up." 
He then jumped up and said, "Grandma, I will help you."   He then reached out and grabbed the one handled container I still had in my hand and promptly and dutifully headed upstairs while I sat among the rubble...

While I really couldn't complain as he WAS helping me- I did think to myself, "Boy, I misread that one!"
Goes to show that while great minds think alike, they somehow are still a bit different:)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Words of Hope

I am a saver of great words.  In fact I have a pile of comments and sayings that have moved me over the years and on occasion I pull them out and read through them.  This one struck me the other day and I just had a need to pass it on. It is one that should be built in to our minds for use in time of need.

"Sorrow comes in great waves...but it rolls over us,
 and though it may almost smother us, it leaves us.
 And we know that if it is strong, we are stronger,
 inasmuch as it passes and we remain."
~ attributed to Henry James