Also on these boards
reminded me of this quote from MLK - "If you are called to be a street sweeper, sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well." (from jeffersonbethke) whatever you do, do it for the glory of God.
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, know suffering, known sturggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do no just happen. Elizabeth Kubler Ross.
Traditional housewarming gift: Bread so you'll never go hungry. Candles so you'll always have light through the darkest times. Honey so you'll always enjoy the sweetness of life. Olive Oil so you will be blessed with health and well-being. Salt so there will always be flavor and spice in your life. Wine so you will always have joy and never go thirsty.
This should be my mantra. Always afraid the finished is never quiet up to par and I hide it away.