Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Some of us are collectors. Genuine, bona fide collectors. Others of us dabble in collecting...something appeals to us for a season or a lifetime and we can't help but gather all we find, if we can afford it.
I gather quotes. (I can afford it.) Many of you gather them as well. I keep them in books and have a number of them filled with gathered written-in-my-own hand quotes. They sure come in handy for this blog.
Some of your quotes have been collected. Before anyone gets antsy, I always ask for permission to gather a quote. Always. Bloggers say the most profound things. Things that I've not heard before or thought of in that way before or there's.just.something.that.rings.true.in.a.special.way. I think of a quote as a word picture or a way of expressing a thought in a single zap of light straight to the mind or heart.
Want to know some quotes I've gathered from bloggers? Oh good! Because I came prepared to share.
Sometimes what appears to be our failure is actually God's planning.
Don't you just love that one? I do. I'm glad that I read it often because there's been a whole lot of "failing" going on around here.
There is a reverence in children for delicate things. ~Abbie
Now does that not perfectly express that look of wonder and those chubby fingers so carefully holding a caterpillar for the first time?
It requires daily effort to remain interested, interesting, and connected to others. Without that connection, life is a lonely and closed place. ~Suzanne
After reading Abbie's insightful post on bananas and apples, I'm going to keep working on this thought. No, I am not mixed up. I may be mixing apples and oranges, but not bananas and apples. Come to think of it, I may feel a bit dizzy. Anyway, Suzanne has wonderful posts full of insights and so does Abbie!
Never underestimate the importance of a domestic missionary with an apron around her waist, love in her heart, and wisdom in her words. ~Brenda
I think I sat up straighter after reading Brenda's words and the post it came from. You'll note that each name takes you to the proper blog. Because Brenda's was the most recently gathered, I know which post it is from and have linked there.
Create yourself a blessed Tuesday...
P.S. I collect John's quotes, too. Here's the latest as I was working on this post.
Me: Don't be kissing me goodnight when I'm taking a picture.
He: Don't be taking a picture when I'm kissing you goodnight.
Me: Hmmmm, point well taken!
(Yes, I'm well aware of the incorrect use of pronoun case. It should be me/him or I/he, but I like rhymes, too. I collect them. ;> )