Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Trish....This Song Is For You!

I will have to apologize to Trish for swiping this post from her blog.
For sure and she is my sister, so she won't mind, eh?
This post has been such an encouragement to me and I know whoever reads it will be blessed by it too!

Dearest Trish.. I am dedicating this song to you!...Love Terry

Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Lessons in the snow

Our weather is snowy and cold. Believe me, I am not complaining...I love the snow.
And this bitter cold that is upon us...Brrr! I am still not, nope, nada, no siree bob! Ain't gonna do it.
We had to drop our car off at the dealership on Monday morning to have the brakes checked out. Everything was fine, nothing wrong. Thank the Lord!
But that's just the beginning of this story... what I need you to know is that it was not by chance when dropping off the car on Monday, that I spotted an elderly lady walking from McDonalds (next to dealership) with a super large carry out bag. The snow so deep after our weekend snowfall, that she had to walk in the ruts of the snow covered road, to make her way back to the Senior Apartments nearby. Oh, My soul cried out "thank you Lord, for this warm car I'm in." And "Bless her Lord" for judging by the size of that bag she is carrying, she is taking meals for several others, not just herself. What strength, what determination.
So, this afternoon, another snowy, cold and messy day. Tomer and I made our way back to the dealership to pick up the car. Not complaining! I am once again sitting in the parking lot and am waiting for my car. When I look up and just ahead, I see him. A middle aged man in a blaze orange stocking cap. He is making his way from that same McDonald's. But lo and behold...he is buzzing by in a motorized wheel chair! I am amazed, he cannot walk, it is snowing and our temperatures are in single digits. No, he is not letting it keep him in. He is living life. Wow!
I wonder if given the same circumstances, how I would react?
Would I get on with life...trudging through the drifts that pile up before me? Or...would I whine and complain...Poor, poor, pitiful me and stay stagnate, never growing?
I am so deeply touched by two people who have unknowingly crossed my path. They have left a profound impression. One that I pray God brings to mind everytime I even think about complaining.
Forgive me Lord? Oh, and bless me with just a little of their determination! And please extend my view...may my eyes be open to Your lessons in everyday life?
Simple lessons in the snow...I don't think so. It is proof that if we choose... we will continue to grow.

Love to all!


audrey` said...

May we continue to grow and learn through our daily encounters =)

This is a very encouraging post. Thank you for sharing :o)

Felisol said...

Dear Terry,
you sure are sweeping in the best of all intentions; bringing blessings further out.
Thanks for sharing.
From Felisol

Terry said...

Yes for sure Audrey and Felisol.
Trish is going to bless a whole lot of people with this post of hers!.....Love Terry

Trish said...

Miss Terry...I am so humbled by this. You can swipe my stuff anytime! And the song...well, it brought me to tears.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Mrs. Mac said...

Terry ... I did read this lovely, very optimistic winter post over at Trish's and I enjoyed reading it again over here with that song you swiped as well (lol). You are some friend indeed ... swiping and posting, posting and swiping. You go girl! Tell that Bernie fellow I said hi.

ron said...

Hi Trish,
Hi Terry too,

Thanks for the post . This cold weather we are having in Ga. is nowhere cold as ya'll are. But down here its way to cold for Author and his Kinfolks . Author ain't got no respect for no one and makes me want to complain but I'm just proud to be able to just get around and thank God for all the blessings He has given me ! I used to about 4 years ago have them pity parties but they even got to expensive so I just started talking to God on His Hotline and this is what He said >
Your peace is your target
Your target is Heaven
And I learned Life is Terrible Without Friends ?

God gave us disabled children of His a will and a way , that is the reason we always wake up hollering praise God I got to wake up this morning ? I got to where I was napping to much so He blessed me with Two grandaughters [ one 11 years old and one 9 years old ]! No where for them to go but to Strange [to them] Foster Parents ! Now I'm busy teaching and praying with them and enjoying every bit ? God has His ways to inspire and motivate old folks just as the two different people that crossed your path ?

Sorry I didn't know when to shut up ?

Blessings to ya'll.
grandpa ron .

Amrita said...

Thank you Terry and Trish .
That songis my testimony too.I maynot have what Jones have and shopping is an exercise in self-denial but the Lordhas blessed us and we can share our blessings with others too.

Reducing the post per page certainly helps whose of us who have slow connection.

The vidoe played with fewer hitches, but not completely smoothly as I have super-slow connection. People who post lots of pictures per page slow down our slow connections. Sometimes it takes 3 to 5 minutes to down load a photo laden page with videos too.

I have reduced my posts to 5 per page I can reduce them further, I want my site to be user-friendly.

Terry said...

Two per page just for you sweet Indian Princess...Love Terry

Hey amazing grace man, Grandpaw Ron we will be celebrating your blog anniversary next week. Guard your blog because there is going to be a whole lot of swiping going on!!
Ha!!Princess is no watch dog either!...Love Terry

Constance said...

Wasn't her post just what we needed to hear?

Love your post about Shopper, what a great story!

Enjoy the weekend!