Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Confessions & Part Deux of Ray of Sunshine Award!

Good Mornin', Ya'll! First things first! Confessions. I have some weird little rules stuck inside my head that will from time to time clog up the works, and cause me to make strange decisions. Decisions that seemed like the "right" thing to do at the time! Yet, in retrospect, it's like "What was I thinking? (smack the forehead of self). Normally, I just know the right thing to do, it just sort of flows (isn't it nice when that happens, don't we wish it always worked! that's called God having mercy on my silly self!)...but every once in a while my "knower" runs smack dab into my "doer". My "knower" is usually on the right "doer" more like the little rules we all have stuck in our head, that when our "knower" runs into this wall of rules, it causes the circuits to fry. No telling what will happen then!

So, when I was blessed to receive the Ray of Sunshine Award, I immediately thought of all the people whose blogs and/or friendship along with the blogs, have been a ray of sunshine, always uplifting, encouraging and even funny. Well. I left a key friend out, because I had given her a couple of other awards, and my "doer" told me "she will think it's weird if I give her too many, better pass this time, and give her the next one" Even though, it was hard to write the post and not give her the award with everyone else who was getting the award, I kept "reasoning' with myself, stick to a pattern, give her the next one! Jimminy Crickets! So, this morning I woke up and realized that "How bizarre is that anyway, Maria, how silly!" So...without further ado...another bloggy friend who is always sweet and chronically funny. I am serious ya'll, going to her blog, is like watching a G Rated (Ok, maybe PG sometimes but, all in clean fun!) family situation-comedy, with no laugh track, you don't need one, because you will roll around on the floor laughing! You'll see when you check out Cecily at My Chaos My Bliss! Sorry, Cec that I have silly snafu's in my head sometimes. It seemed sensible at the time...sort of! You are truly and always a Ray of Sunshine to me on here! It was my bad to think I should wait until next time! How lame does that sound today, anyway? Wish it could have sounded that lame yesterday before I did the first post! Forgive me?


Karolee said...

Congrats on your award.

freetofly said...

Thanks! You too! ;)

What Does it Mean Anyway? "Free to Fly"...

Well, it's like this: Here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Free: a : having the legal and political rights of a citizen b : enjoying civil and political liberty c : enjoying political independence or freedom from outside domination d : enjoying personal freedom : not subject to the control or domination of another2 a : not determined by anything beyond its own nature or being : choosing or capable of choosing for itself...having a scope not restricted by qualification 7 a : not obstructed, restricted, or impeded ...Now, here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Fly:1 a : to move in or pass through the air with wings b : to move through the air or before the wind or through outer space c : to float, wave, or soar in the air ... a : to take flight ...6 : to work successfully ...Examples which apply from Websters: fly high : to be elated - fly in the face of or fly in the teeth of : to stand or act forthrightly or brazenly in defiance or contradiction of

What does this mean in my life? This means that in life we are meant to be free. While historically mankind has not always enjoyed the opportunity to fully appreciate what that means, we are so indescribably fortunate as to live in a time of the greatest spiritual, physical, financial and political freedom ever known. Freedom doesn't come cheap, nor does it come easy. But the best things in life don't come that way do they? As I write this I am struck by how this sounds like a political statement, and for me this is much more of a spiritual thing, but, same goes for that (political that is). Freedom doesn't come easy. And it's worth whatever fight you have to make to overcome in your life in order to live a life that succeeds. Now the questions is - what is success for you? What is your standard? In my mind what is needed is a definite target - because you can't hit and maintain a moving target. A stable, rock-solid, anchor with no variable, yet multi-faceted. Something pure, just and worthy. If you look at any web page of news you can see that our society is certainly lacking in this area. What a great time to live as a rebel! Nowadays to be a rebel, all you have to do is be willing to engage in the battle of life, while anchored to Christ!