Do y’all remember the Disney movie “Alice in Wonderland?”
The crazy time crunched rabbit running around senselessly saying, “I’m late, I’m late!”
Well folks, after driving in town recently, I have come to theconclusionwe’ve got way too many nonsense people running around acting senseless on the roads.
I was passed on the shoulder once by a teenager with music blaring, then nearly ran off the road by some crazy person weaving in and out of traffic, and then to top it off watched this crazy guy check to see what his pickup could do, by driving in the median to get through the light.
Believe it or not, all of this took place in a half hour time.
Why, that’s enough to send this old woman into a frenzy!
Yes, I called them idiots!!!
Bless all our hearts!!!
Slow down, there isn’t a thing in this world worth wrecking over.
What’s wrong with everybody????
I finally thought to myself, “Enough!!!”, and just pulled over and just sat there in my car and watched peopleandtriedtoregainmycomposureofcalm; which I might add took a few minutes!!
If people live their lives like most drive; they don’t see or hear a thing.
Life is just one big blur each day, just to repeat the next.
In watching and listening to people, that’s the life of so many today.
That’s truly sad, we were not created by God, to live in a rat race to be on top.
Gonna have a lot of regrets one day!!!
You spend all your time running around, set in super fast motion. You think to yourself, gotta make more money, need a nicer car, a bigger house, a bigger bank account, gotta keep up with the neighbors.
That all is such nonsense!!!
Yes, we all are to work and provide, but not to the extreme of more, more, more.
Thekids will be grown one day, and you spent so much time focusing on more hours, more money, nicer car, nicer house, and on and on, that when you finally come to your senses and slow down.
The shattering reality is well as a lot of country folks would say “just gonna smack you in your face”.
Those darling children you had are now all grown, and you modeled exactly what they are now striving fortoday, more!!!
More money, more toys, more, more, more!!!
You are ready to slow down, to have family time, but well, they’ve already grown up and started their own lives.
They don’t have time to make for you; they are in too big of a hurry, too much to do, too many places to be, gotta get more and more.
There’s no time to slow down.
What a sad, but true cycle we live in today!
So, folks, I dare each of you to try this.
I suspect most of you will not, just because the sheer thought of it sets you on edge.
Turn everything off to complete quiet, go set somewhere byyourself, no gadgets of any kind, no sound of any kind.
Nothing or nobody else in your area,but YOU!!!
The only thing you should be able to hear, is just you……. breathing; slowly, calmly just breathing.
Now, see if you can sit there for 15 minutes.
You just simply sit in the stillness…doing nothing, focusingonthecalm.
Can you do it?
Are you even willing to try?
Or is going full speed ahead like a crazy rabbit more important to you?
When was the last time you sat in the stillness, even for 5 minutes?
You should try it sometime, like maybe now.
Do you think you can do it?
I think a bunch of you are going, “Yeah right, piece of cake.”
Well, then go for it!!!
I dare you.
By the way, I’d love to hear comments back on this one.
Especially if your brave enough to truly do it.
My guess is over 70% of you are too attached to gadgets and gizmos to survive it.
I’ve had the blessing through the years of knowing so many Godly women.
There are a few that really meant the world to me.
Pull up a chair, get comfy and let me tell you about these three amazing women that have touched my life in such a wonderful way, and of course, there are many others because of their faithful love for our Father God.
The first dear sweet lady was Mrs. Bramlett, if you have read the blog ” Those ol Mom and Pop Places., you will know exactly who I am talking about.
Mrs. Bramlett was simply a pure sweet God fearing lady. She never had an unkind word aboutanything or anybody.
She loved the Lord, loved people, and read the Bible daily. I so loved her.
I worked at their little cafe for a bit, and in the afternoon when times slowed down we would have a glass of tea and Bible study time. I learned so much from her.
But, what really touched my heart was when Mr. Bramlett passed away, she stood there in the funeral home, and I never saw her shed a tear. They were a dear couple that was married for over 50 years, and she said: ” It was all okay, she knew he was with the Lord, and she had peace beyond measure knowing he was with God.”
She was indeed a very precious, kind, caring woman that always had a smile for everyone and God in the center of her world.
I so love and miss her!
The next dear lady that I want to tell you about was a precious soul that everybody called Mammaw Pearson. She was my first husbands Mammaw, but more importantly, she was a true saint.
She read her Bible always, knew it cover to cover, walked the walk and never ever had a bad thought about anybody. She was a dainty little soul, with a sheepish smile and such a soft voice. She taught me so very much about God’s word and loving others.
I can remember one of the many family get-togethers, and how everybody was invited, even those that were once married, they all were still family to her always.
But what I remember most about Mammaw Pearson was when the kids and I spent a few days with her while Pappaw was in the hospital. Mammaw would kneel down every night with us by the bed for bedtime prayers.
She was a joyful, sweet kind soul that everybody loved so dearly.
Oh, how I love and miss her.
The last lady I want to talk about was a dear sweet lady that I knew in the work world. She worked at the office across the street from mine. I would go over often for various work reasons.
A very precious soul that I called Ms. Janet worked there. She was a true sincere kind woman.
She always had a smile, and lunches with her were always so enjoyable. We would talk about our families, Church and the Bible.
She so loved God and lived it. I never heard her say an unkind word about anybody.
Even later when she got cancer, I never once heard her complain. “It’s in Gods hands.” Her faith and prayers, and the prayers of so many others helped her through tough times with cancer and treatments.
Cancer eventually won and she went home to be with the Lord.
But oh how I miss her and that smile she had every day, no matter what was going on in her life.
I loved and greatly respected Ms. Janet, she was a true Saint!
I feel I have been so very blessed in my life with Godly women throughout my life.
From Grandmas to neighbors, to Mammaw and my first Mother in law.
All the precious souls at Shiloh where I went for years to Cloverleaf where I go now.
All the precious women I’ve worked with through the years and befriended.
God has truly blessed me with Godly women, mentors, prayer partners and friends.
I am so very grateful to the Lord up above for placing each dear precious soul in my life.
My prayer is that I will be thought of as a Godly woman just as all of these precious women are and were and that someday I can be that same Godly soul touching other women’s hearts!