Anyone who has either visited South Africa or who lives here will know what I’m talking about when I say that the roads are in a shocking condition. One of the roads I travel on every day is a hit and miss affair. One has to pay extra attention to the holes in the road if you don’t want a flat by driving right into one of them. Surprisingly, one of these are being fixed.
My youngest daughter, who has just turned nine, and I were driving along on one of these roads. We were discussing the way the road is being tarred. She thought they were doing it properly, and I thought it was just not up to scratch. So, her and I were having a little friendly debate about this. I started my next sentence by saying “well, in my humble opinion…” She stopped me right there and said “Mom, you’re allowed to have opinions about anything, but the thing is, your opinion is not always that humble.” I was totally floored. It caused me to think about how my opinions are truly not humble that sometimes my opinions are quite arrogant.
My little daughter, whom I see as an old soul, has taught me quite a few lessons so far in her beautiful nine years. I thought I’d share one of them with you.
Every week lovely blog friend “Colline” shares a gratitude post and invites us all to share our gratitude too. I thought I’d do my gratitude posts on Sundays.
I have so much to be grateful for, but for this week I am especially grateful for health. I have been a bit under the weather emotionally and physically over the past two weeks. Contrary to what the Doc says I think that often my health problems are caused by my emotions, but all this “feeling bad” seems to have flowed out of my mind and soul now. I am grateful the good health of my family and of myself.
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Daily Prompt: Tomorrow is the first day of a brand new year. Tomorrow you get to become anyone in the world that you wish. Who are you? You can choose to be anyone, alive today or someone gone long ago. If you decide to stay “you” share your rationale.
Well, let me put it to you this way; if I’m going to choose to be someone else, who is going to be me? And if you choose to be someone else other than yourself, the same applies, who’s going to be you? Do you know of anyone on this earth who can do a better job of being yourself than you?
I don’t want to give myself away for someone else to be me. I am myself, and you are yourself, we are the best versions of our unique selves we can be. Wanting to be another person is tantamount giving your soul away. I am far from perfect, very far from, but slowly, and surely I am beginning to love myself…
Yes, there are one or two people who I admire for specific reasons, but I don’t want to be them, although I do take pleasure in knowing them.
So for me, I shall continue being me, but I will strive to become the best me that I can.
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Daily Prompt: What’s the best idea you’ve ever had? Regale us with every detail of the idea — the idea itself, where it came to you, and the problem it solved.
I have these bright ideas every now and then. The one that I I thought of whilst doing laundry is to use dishwashing liquid on stains, especially fatty stains. Just rub some of it in the stain, undiluted. It works like a charm. I only read about the very same idea long after doing it myself. I have since read that one can use this with salt to take stains away, but I’ll tell you, the salt isn’t necessary. So there you have it.
Wait, this reminds me of a joke, but alas, it isn’t suitable for the blog 😳
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Todays Prompt: Share a story where it was very difficult for you to forgive the perpetrator for wronging you, but you did it — you forgave them.
I’ve written so much about forgiveness, and so often that I just don’t think I can do so again. It is a difficult subject for me. It is also not the right time for me to reach down into that dark corner right now, so I thought I would follow the photographers prompt, which is: Repentance. The picture which came to mind immediately was this picture of a little chapel I came across a little while ago, out in the country.
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