(and an 'aside' or two.)
You know, I lay awake thinking thoughts (that turned and twisted some)
earlier this morning. Ever been like that?
Caught -in between- the puzzling 'twilight' world of dreamland
(...even somewhat lengthy and disturbingly 'real' dreams
that you try and 'figure out;' but can you ever really
figure them out?)
As I was 'all over the place' last night,
and I truly was--
I came to
(It's my small realization, O.K.?)
[You must admit...even I have a right to that---
as a rapidly advancing
(and here I do mean rapidly advancing)
sometimes mild mannered (and quite often, not--
but there, that's enough said about that...)
'stay-at-home "Mom;"' as a wife and as a Mother.
Tongue in cheek, here, dear Readers....
as I truly believe that Mothers 'run the country.'
However, that, my dear, is an altogether "another subject..."
(...Dear Readers, can we agree,
here, to carry on, then?
the issue at hand.)
I was thinking
along the lines of the following...
(for whatever reason, here---it was my reason.
Never invalidate your own reason.
Let me say this again as it bears the hearing--
"Never invalidate your own reason.")
As I said,
I was thinking along the lines of the following:
"I need to 'make myself' more invaluable."
Isn't that where blessing and provision come from?
The fact that you are
an 'invaluable asset,' of sorts?
That you have some skill or talent,
that you (alone) produce an item of intrinsic value--
for example, that everyone has need of?
What I am going to say next, I am saying (mainly) to women
(because I am one, of course.)
Here is the insight I arrived at, then.
(Drum roll, please...)
This is how we (mainly)
make ourselves an invaluable asset
(in life; as a marriage partner,
as a friend, too...in a company (even)
and to those we love...
(you get it; and as an aside--even to a nation, for example.)
How does one make themselves (more and more)
Take it at face value...and think about it.
Now, I had to ask myself, what photo do I include with this?
I chose the above because of its title "Majestic Mountains."
As an aside, let us choose to believe the very best.
Let us put our "best foot forward"
(as a beloved Pastor/friend of mine used to say. )
Our nation needs us, now.
Let us believe the very best about ourselves,
about our friends, about our neighbors
This is not to say that we are naive.
I believe that we must take the following idiom to heart
to pass the torch on well.
Is this important ?
I think that it is (almost) the only thing that
has weight; that has true value and that
matters in the scheme of things.
...Believe this, then--the best generation
is the one that is next to come.