Having a blog is great because it is a form of historical record of your life. While, I do not usually write directly about what I am experiencing, my writings each year will usually reflect my own personal journey. Today, I remembered one word from years ago that I wrote about. When I searched my blog for this word, I found my favorite quotes from 2008. Some of these are from movies, authors, famous people. Others are from people I know as they spoke directly to me or just about a certain subject. As I read my Quotes and Such 2008, I am flooded with that year of my life. It was certainly a year of self awareness, growth, change, reflection, tragedy and triumph. God was very present. My heart was wide open.
Below are a few of my favorites, from my favorites of 2008:
“Look, in my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are; good mood; bad mood; ugly; pretty; handsome; what have you. The right person’s still gonna think the sun shines out of you. That’s the kind of person that’s worth sticking with.” (Paraphrased from Juno’s dad in Juno)
“Learn to say Whoa instead of Uh-oh.” Me
“You can’t keep a bird from flying over your head, but you can keep him from building a nest in your hair.”
“She is obedient. I saw her standing tall with something holding her up straight and she was looking down on the muck.” Leigh
“She will have strength.” Sandy
Courage is not the absence of fear but calmness and stability in the midst of it. Although we do not see God, we believe He is at work. A resolute spirit is required if we are to wait on God.
“Enduring love is to allow the blending.”
Costas to Lena (Sisterhood of Traveling Pants):
“We are terrible at not loving each other.”
“I tried to stop but I couldn’t.”
“I tried too.”
“So what do we do?”
“We figure it out.”
“Never try to hurt your spouse because they hurt you. Show your spouse more love when they seem unloving. Always share the work at home. Have frequent surprise gifts and parties. Always share your feelings or the smallest problems grow into monsters. Always treat your spouse better than your favorite pet. Ask your spouse what is important to them – don’t suppose you already know. You will be surprised.” Chad
I have learned through all of this that we cannot keep hitting snooze every morning. We have to get up and do this life. This thing God wants us to do. Face the trials. We live among a “prozac fogged” people a doctor said. The verse is not, With Prozac all things are possible, but instead, “But with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 — We don’t have to keep hitting snooze through life because we can do this life. “with God”.