Happy day, reader dear!
I hope this post finds you well and staying home. If your work is essential and you are still out and about and serving others, many thanks and bless you. I pray for your health and safety daily. This post is scheduled to go live on Friday, and I start Easter Break on Thursday evening, so please forgive me if I don’t respond to your comments as speedily as usual. The irony of this enforced slow down in the world is that it feels perfectly in sync with my desire to slow down and honor Holy Week.
Leslie, of Once Upon a Time Happily Ever After mentioned that she’s hosting a 10 on the 10th for April, with the theme of 10 favorite quotes, songs, and bible verses. I’m not quite sure how all this works, but there’s nothing like throwing yourself in to learn something new! Rather than pick 10 of one category, I dabbled in all three. I don’t know if that’s against the rules, or even what the rules are. The task seemed simple enough, but I kept finding more additions in each category. So for the moment, here are some quotes, songs, and verses that keep me going lately. Hope they keep you going, too…
Those who don’t read good books have no advantage over those who can’t. Mark Twain
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Theodore Roosevelt (This is an all-time favorite. It’s even inside my closet door!)
No one can make you feel inferior without your permission. Eleanor Roosevelt
And because this is a style blog, I felt obligated to share at least one style quote!
Melt With You, Modern English.
Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone, Bill Withers version.
And if we needed reminding that we are amazing together. And will be again. Hallelujah, Rufus Wainright/Choir!Choir!Choir! version.
If this next part isn’t for you, no worries, just skip to This reckoning down below!
Ephesians 4:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens, as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him.
Mark 9:24 Then the boy’s father cried out, “I do believe, help my unbelief!”
Psalm 116:13 I will take the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.
This reckoning took me back to our days of living in England. One of my favorite radio shows on BBC Radio 4 was Desert Island Discs. Now I’ve discovered there’s a podcast! (I expect you’ll see it again next month on my 5 Faves post in April!) Let me know. Do any of my choices make your heart sing? Normally, my song list would be much more raucous, but this time they all feel mellow and moody… Go figure. Please share one of your favorite songs, quotes, or bible verses! I’d love to hear.
Stay safe, sound, sane, and stylish!