Just Because

I found this quite by accident TODAY!

Today I asked Our Blessed Mother to show me what to post; what does the world need to hear? I asked her.

After scrolling through my feeds, for some strange reason, I came across this and something told me to watch it! And I did; hopefully, you will too!

I had no idea that during the commercial breaks this was going on with the audience. In truth, I seldom watch this show.

Reena’s Xploration

As We near Graduation — a Conversation we may hear!

Reena’a Xploration Challenge, my story about the image below.

Let’s Shake on that!
"Hey buddy, can you believe it's about that time we will graduate from this place, and have you given it any thought about what comes next?"

"I have many questions but no real answers; what about you?"
"I have a myriad of ideas but just can't quite make up my mind about any of them"!
"I say, ideas are like opinions; everyone has one, but an original scheme and how to execute it might be successful.  
"You're right;  perhaps there are no more new ideas, so we need to find a better way to accomplish them!" 
"It is said that two heads are better than one, right!  Why not sit down, and maybe we can together come up with a brilliant opportunity."
"What the world needs is action, not another idea."
"Today,  all we see are either bad ideas or no ideas, in government, the people we are supposed to look up to."
"See, that might be a good idea; we seem to fit; we either have too many or no ideas."
"Let's shake on that theory; that's where all the money is!"

"Hey Brandon, let's go!
Weekly Prompt

Good Bye April

APRIL, Bye, bye!

Good Bye April2022,

Never to appear again; yes, we will see April again but never April in 2022. The BEGINNING of a new month today, May 1st!

ALREADY?

Time goes by so fast when we are having fun.
The beginning is always exciting; I expect a new Great grandchild soon, sometime during this new month of May.
Life first, we begin; begin the climb! Upward sometimes; we fall as Christ fell three times as He rose to His destination. We also have a destination, but first, we must BEGIN TO climb those worn steps covered with roses with thorns, sad times, and tearful times.

WE BEGIN

Oh No!
Carrot Ranch

I Would Rather be! in 99-words

People are funny that way!
Noticing now in my prime,
when dreaming of what they would rather be doing.
The youth often thinks of something in the future—middle
age thinks of something in the present, and the very elderly
think of the past.
If I were ten, I would rather be swimming.
If I were sixteen, I would rather be flirting with the boys.
If I were thirty or forty, I would rather be on my vacation.
If I were sixty, I would rather be retired
If I were eighty-one or older, I would rather be done.

FOWC, FPQ

Man Plans, and God Laughs!

Question from #FPQ and it is related to his #FOWC prompt word “HELP” at least in my mind. Click here for more details.

Fandango asks! Hmmmm!

“Given the matter how much control we have over our own lives, my provocative question this week is…
Looking at your own situation, how much of your life is formed by things that are outside of your control versus things that are within your control? Please elaborate to the extent you feel comfortable.”

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I live according to this adage, “Man Plans, and God Laughs.” Not to say I don’t plan, I do. Every day while sipping my coffee, I talk to God, not a formal prayer, just talk. I plan my day and end it with, “according to your Will, not mine.” Sometimes I beg, knowing that He is in charge, and of course, I always (try) depend on His HELP!


So far, looking back on my life (soon to be 82). It has been about as good as it gets — with many complications and snags. The worse of my years was between 1969 – 1982. Those were the years I did not depend on God’s HELP! I even doubted the existence of God. Like so many other Catholics, I was led right out of the Church into a new modern way of thinking. (Novus Ordo=Vatican II)

I realize I am getting away from the provocative question, so back on track, I will end by saying I now know that nothing of my life is under my control, except my daily prayer for HELP! I learned the hard way when my dependence on God was on the back burner; everything was chaos. The horror of it was, I didn’t know how disordered my life was; I only knew I was not at peace.

Prayer will always OBVIATE despair.

letitbleed

Borrowed means we must give it back

Today I take the challenge from letitbleed — the prompt word is LIFE.

My story is about what I am doing lately, and that is my life.

and

I usually don't write too much about my personal life unless I think my life experience will help another person.
  
I recently started watching a series of videos about a Catholic Saint, wishing I could be that good.  Knowing that we can only be favored according to how much God gives us His grace.  "But by the grace of God, I am what I am;  1 Corinthians 15;10)   Or "And do not forget to do good, and to impart; for by such sacrifices God's favor is obtained." Hebrews 13:16)  This series was inspirational with many profound statements; this particular one has been constantly on my mind.
  
To set the stage a little, imagine a religious family living in the mid-1800s.

During their life (as no doubt all our lives,) they/we suffered through several loved ones' deaths.  (Watching the grieving families brought memories to mind.)

Back to the video:    The elderly grandmother trying to console her family while languishing in their tears of several recent setbacks.  Through  the elderly woman's wisdom, she said to them, "Everything we have in life is borrowed, and someday we have to give it all back."

Don't you see the wisdom in those words?  It reminds me of my daughter she lost her son (over twenty years ago)  when he was only three years old, I remember soon after his death I was speaking to her about him, and she said,  "I feel that he was lent to me for just a little while, and I had to give him back."



P.S.  I just noticed this challenge is almost two years old.  Found the link on CEE's challenge page.  Oooopsie! 

#WQWWC, Word of the Day Challenge

A Time to REFLECT is now!

Great Minds think alike — Click here and here to see the greats today!

REFLECTIONS

Not sure who’s challenge this belongs to; BOTH; the word “reflection” seems to be quite popular today, perhaps because we are at the end of the year, and it seems natural to reflect. The unfinished picture, our life! “I am walking in a path by which I shall not return.” Job 16;23
We can not retrace not one step; whatever we have done (exactly) today is done. Never to have that little or hour back, which hopefully it was not wasted time. I may have other opportunities to please God, but the past is the past. Reflect on that for the New Year!

Share your World

A New Year, what’s next?

One good reason to participate in this challenge known as Share-your-world is to allow you to examine your conscience, a big something for me!

See the questions by clicking above to share your world. We want to know!

For New Year’s Eve, I will be sleeping at my age but will awake slightly when I hear the much younger generation celebrating with what they call making as much noise as possible. Jan 1, 2022, I will attend Holy Mass, a Holy Day described on the Traditional Catholic calendar. 

Next year, let us all pray God will give us all the following year. His patience is incredible; perhaps He will only purify the world as He did in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah.

The greatest lesson I learned is that I don’t need to wear that mask everywhere as in 2020. Grateful too, that most people if not all in my area also figured that out!  

Share your World

Sure I’ll Share my Views

You may not like them, but my conscience is a peace. What are your views shared here!

What is your opinion of the state of health care in your country? Adequate or inadequate? What could be done to improve it

My opinion is it is going into a slippery downhill; today, more than ever we have to take matters into our own hands by learning how to stay healthy. 

To improve it, the people must vote for honest politicians, people who care about their own families, which will result in caring for others.

What are two words that describe you best?

 Love of my Faith without compromise, and I am a creative person.

Do you have a morning routine? If so, what it’s like?

Talking to God, praying my rosary, planning what duties I have to do this day, and doing them. I enjoy picking out a challenge or two, but no more than that, I have a busy life beyond my BLOG. 

What’s something that really makes your blood race? 

Sexual abuse of children and mothers who DEFEND To kill their own, (abortion).  

However, I do believe there is no sin greater than the mercy of God (WHEN SORRY.)

Do you enjoy singing festive songs during *insert festive celebration that you observe to replace “Christmas” if it’s not relevant to you * Christmas carols or songs?

I love Christmas and wonder at the power of God; only He can bless all! AS He inspires even atheists, or those of other faiths, as we celebrate the Birth of Christ by our decorations, songs, spreading Christmas joy and cheer.

No matter what they call it, it is Christmas!