Sunday, July 03, 2011

The Winds of Life - by Mr. Daddy

 

(pictures added by Rachel – Mr. Daddy would never allow these otherwise :)

 

The winds of life.

Oh how they can buffet and assail us.

They can hammer us down and mercilessly afflict our souls.

Each and every one of us are touched by these winds.

Just remember: These winds do not define us! Life is a choice.

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As in the words of Jimmy Dean: " I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination."

 

We have had some pretty fierce winds as of late. Now, no one minds a gentle breeze or two, but a class 4 or 5 tornado is certainly not a welcome sight. And requires a lot more adjustments... Just saying....

With that being stated. I would like to take this opportunity to share a few things that helps with my adjustments.

 

“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine” (laughter really does heal and cleanses the soul) ~Proverbs 15:13

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“Hold it the greatest sin to prefer existence to honor, and for the sake of life to lose the reasons for living” ~Juvenal

 

“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” ~Winston Churchill

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“If honor be your clothing, the suit will last a lifetime; but if clothing be your honor, it will soon be worn threadbare” ~William Arnot

 

“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” ~Aristotle

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“When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier”. ~Roy E. Disney

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"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.” ~Oscar Wilde

 

“What you are afraid to do is a clear indicator of the next thing you need to do.” ~Unknown

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“The possibility that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

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“Transcend political correctness and strive for human righteousness.” ~Anthony J. D'Angelo

 

“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” ~George Washington

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I never suggested that adjustments would be easy, :o) just necessary...

I hope and pray that you can find a nugget of truth in here - that helps with some of your adjustments....

And with that I would like to leave you with one more thought:

 

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.

"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.  One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.”

This same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too." The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

23 comments:

Emmy said...

So so many great quotes- and the pictures- all truly amazing and fit so perfectly. Change is hard, life can sometimes be hard- but it is who we are and what we learn from it that matters.

lifebythecreek said...

Love all of the quotes, but that last one has definitely always been a favorite of mine. And then there is Joshua 1:9 "Haven't I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don't be timid; don't get discouraged. God, your God, is with you every step you take." Really, if He is with you, who can stand against you? Please do know that there is an army who lifts you up to Him on a regular basis. And for the merry heart part... when I saw the title of the blog post in the favorites section of my blog, I just KNEW this was going to be about ...well... let's just call them "odiferous winds that come from behind"....

Foursons said...

The strength that you and Rachel are showing and the faith that you are believing puts life into perspective and is humbling to me.

K- floortime lite mama said...

What an Amazing stunning post
Love it mr daddy
Sending u loads of strength
So sorry to see the difficult time you ate dealing with
The two of u are two of the nicest people I know

Anonymous said...

So Mr. Daddy, other than believing that being a godly man (which includes all those other virtues)is the highest honor, and title, I completely concur.

Beth Zimmerman said...

Okay ... I'm going to go back and read what appears to be a very sweet and sentimental post but first I have to tell you ... the title made me think that this was going to be about passing gas! :P

Beth Zimmerman said...

I hope my first comment made you laugh! :)

We're in the storm too you know, making adjustments, and trusting Jesus to carry us through ... in His perfect timing! Trust is a hard lesson to learn and it's school seems to be adversity!

Praying for you and for us!

Saimi said...

Great quotes and GREAT pictures and can I just say I love Itty Bitty's red boots!

robin said...

...awesome post!

NaomiG said...

Such a great collection of quotes, and so very much truth to it all. Praying that God will give you a special sense of his presence beside you right now!!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I so needed this today! I love, love, love it!

Tamar SB said...

Love those quotes! And the pictures just make it better! Hope you've had a great 4th!

stephanie said...

great post! so many awesome quotes!

Melissa said...

thank you for sharing all these encouraging quotes, I never have heard of that last story, and I'm sure now I'll never forget it!

Bridget said...

Love these quotes and the pictures with them! :)

Teachinfourth said...

These winds to not define us...

I like that.

Thanks.

blueviolet said...

Oh wow, that last line was so powerful that it gave me chills. I won't soon forget that story.

As much as I hate life's struggles, I think they help us grow and become better in the end.

Julie said...

wise words :)

Bethany said...

Thank you for this encouraging and convicting post. I pray that you will be given wisdom and strength as you walk the roads God has planned for you. You are amazing people! I'm thankful that I'm getting to "know" you and honored to be praying for you.

tinajo said...

I love that Indian quote because it´s so very true.

Take care!

Stacy said...

Oh how I love a good quote. These are wonderful and I love the pictures that go along with them. That last Cherokee one, is so full of truth. Thanks for sharing them, and prayers continue for your family.

danette said...

These are awesome quotes, I'm bookmarking this to remember them.

Will keep your family in my prayers.

motivational speaker said...

I love those inspiring quotes and photos as well. Struggles are given to us to make us a better and stronger person. They have purpose in our life. I will also pray for your safety. God Bless.