Monday, April 23, 2012

The Person I Want to Be

Blue Potatoes.
They dream a little dream of being mashed.
Possibly scalloped.

Positive, a good time in the middle of someone's rough day.
Faithful, to my God and my husband, to my NFL team and to my own convictions.
Kind, to those who cannot repay.
Brave, in the face of external forces and internal doubt.
Creative, trusting my instincts and feeding my passions, even when they're lame.
Active, enjoying my body's ability to move and enjoy life.
Funny, and not only to myself and my mom.
One who extends grace.
One who knows she needs grace.

Learn to like what doesn’t cost much.
Learn to like reading, conversation, music.
Learn to like plain food, plain service, plain cooking.
Learn to like fields, trees, brooks, hiking, rowing, climbing hills.
Learn to like people, even though some of them may be different . . . different from you.
Learn to like to work and enjoy the satisfaction of doing your job as well as it can be done.
Learn to like the song of birds, the companionship of dogs.
Learn to like gardening, puttering around the house, and fixing things.
Learn to like the sunrise and sunset, the beating of rain on the roof and windows, and the gentle fall of snow on a winter day.
Learn to keep your wants simple and refuse to be controlled by the likes and dislikes of others.
-Lowell Bennion

Who do you want to be this week?

Ready to conquer the world,


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  2. Honestly, I'd like to be me, only healthier, less hesitant and with a better memory. I appreciate what God's doing with the rest of me. Oh, unless of course I could be you, then my answer is different. Oh, wait! I am you, only older! And, it's true, I DO think you're pretty funny.

    1. I love being you :) You should get a free kindle book, its called Flinch or something. Its about working through the hesitate.


  3. Great list! I'd like to be everything on it and have a consistently clean apartment at the end of the day. A girl can dream.


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