Thanks for all the wonderful comments on my previous random post. I have some really neat new commenters, and it is such fun to have new cyberfriends. I have been honored with two new awards, which I need to acknowledge. First of all, thank you so much to Angela at The Life and Times of Gran for the Sweet Treats award. I must admit (see first paragraph of previous post - the lost mind thing!) that I know somebody else gifted me with this previously, but I cannot for the life of me find that comment. I apologize to whichever wonderful friend it was, and ask you to please let me know who you are. I am so embarrassed. But thanks, Angela, and my other anonymous benefactor.
The second award is from a brand new friend, Cynthia at Walking On. Cynthia is the mother of 8 children, and writes so beautifully. Go over and visit Cynthia at her lovely site. She has given me the following award, which I greatly appreciate. Everyone I read lifts me up every day. I truly love this community of women I have grown to feel like I know in person. Thank you, Cynthia.
Not only is it a wonderful sentiment, but it is a beautiful button. I would like to pass this sentiment on to Nancy, who finds something to thank the Lord for every time she posts. She has been a blessing to me. Right now, she is in pain, so please go over and encourage her.
Many of you wished me "Happy Birthday" when I posted about my belated birthday gift from DC - the laptop! It arrived this week-end, BTW. I am so excited, and looking forward to learning yet more new things!! Hmmm. But most of you did greet me, way back when I posted about it at here. Aren't I sneaky, to get double blessings for this 60th anniversary of my birrth!
I finished listening to Tuesdays with Morrie this morning on my way to work. Oh, my goodness, this book had a terrific impact on me. A brand new commenter, Julie, pointed out that people on Oprah and Dr. Phil are told not to give God the credit for being able to make it through horrendous experiences. I suspected that to be so, but it grieves my heart that they cannot give God the glory so that others may find Him as well. We are in precarious times in our land. But back to Morrie -- at the end of the CD of the book, Mitch Albom plays some of the actual footage he recorded with Morrie. It touched my heart deeply, and if you have opportunity, "read" the book in this way, or go back and listen to it if you have already read it. As Sharon Lynne said in her comment, "Even though I'm not sure if Morrie knew the Lord, I still think the God uses books like that to speak to us." I agree.
I must stop now and go do that for which I am being paid. But I leave you with a bit more of Care Bear's wisdom. As Pea said in her comment, "That Care Bear is wise beyond her years:-)" We were talking about the gifts they were wrapping for the Navajo brothers and sisters which I wrote about a few days ago. We as a district of our church always take down an entire 18-wheeler full of gifts just before Christmas. They had gifts for a young boy and a teen-age boy. The young boy had a toy and the teen boy had a DVD. She said, "Teen-agers don't want toys, you know. They just want to hang out!" Now I ask again, "How in the world does she know these things??"
Have a wonderful Tuesday.