So, I’m writing a book, 40 Days of Lent, and it is all-consuming. I worked on it yesterday until 6:15 p.m. and finally called it quits, went downstairs and cooked a pretty decent supper for hubs and myself. We actually sat at the table and watched a show on the iPad as we ate. We don’t have cable TV so everything we watch is usually a day late, but not a dollar short (becau$e we $ave $o much money not having cable tv!!!). As usual, I digress – we got the kitchen cleaned up and, as my daughter refers to it, we did a thorough wipe-down of all surfaces. It was then 8:30 p.m. and time to get under warm covers and sit up in bed and check in on the Five Minute Friday Twitter party. Everyone was in the room, including our host with the most, Kate Motaung! Around 9:40 p.m. Kate said…
Yes, I know. LOVE this image!!! It makes me laugh.
UnCONTROLlable laughter! Bertha in the picture looks like a control-freak, doesn’t she? I bet she rules the roost and the cafe with an iron fist. Her way or the highway! You go girl. Love the shoes too.
I never try to hide my age and I think it’s because I don’t feel 66 – I don’t even see how it’s possible that I’m 66 – I like to think of myself as 55. Yes, 55.
But one cannot control the years – can one?
I have learned in this journey we call life, we can CONTROL ONE THING. And, that is ourself. (is that a word?)
The only person or thing I can control is ME. I cannot blame anything I do on anyone else because it is MY reaction and action to a person or a situation that matters.
And, I control those things in ME.
And, when we realize that? We make for a fairly easy journey through our days.
Will I get angry? You bet.
Will I get frustrated? You bet.
Will I make stupid choices and decisions at times? Yes, unfortunately I will.
But today, my choice is to look at Bertha and laugh – because I can control that.
I CONTROL my choices and with my good, good Father’s faithful attention to me? I strive to make the correct ones because ultimately I am submitting to HIS CONTROL over my life.
That went fast but I think I said what I wanted to say.