How Weekend Wisdom Was Born
The prospect of blogging 7 days a week was very intimidating, so I only posted 5 days a week when I started blogging.
Then one day, I came up with the idea of posting uplifting poems, quotes, scripture or song lyrics on the weekend. That way I was posting 7 days a week but only writing original posts 5 days a week – and so Weekend Wisdom was born.
It went away for the 31 Days of Joy in October, but it is now back at least until the holidays.
I was not planning on bringing back Weekend Wisdom until next weekend but these lyrics stood out as I was listening to this song yesterday. I knew I had to Return To
Sender Weekend Wisdom today.
But as long as a man has the strength to dream,
he can redeem his soul and fly.
“If I Can Dream”
Elvis – 1968 Comeback Special
May your dreams and your soul fly high this week – and always.
Sing It Elvis
You will have to click the link to hear one of the greatest Elvis performances ever. No matter what I do, the video will not appear.
My friend Jennifer Chernisky sent me a wonderful quote I will be using for a special series his December. The quote pertains to dreams, so I decided today’s “Weekend Wisdom” would be about dreams and daydreaming.
Thank you for the quote Jennifer.
The rest of you will have to check back in December to see the quote that speaks to Jennifer.
Now for today’s wisdom:
I live my daydreams in music.
Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare.
Dreams are illustrations… from the book your soul is writing about you.
Pay attention to your dreams – God’s angels often speak directly to our hearts when we are asleep.
~Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994
Today’s Weekend Wisdom is brought to you by M. Blaine Smith, author of “Reach Beyond Your Grasp, Embracing Dreams That Reflect God’s Best for You – And Achieving Them”
I will derive unspeakable benefit from exposing myself as fully as possible to people who view life positively and my own life dynamically.
“Cheerleaders and Mentors”
The setback I’ve encountered is a God-given opportunity to learn, grow and become more successful; it may even indicate that success is just around the corner.
“Responding to Setbacks”
“I’ll contribute most greatly to my happiness, health and effectiveness, by staying strongly committed to growing, open to new adventures, and focused on fresh dreams and goals, for as long as I’m physically and mentally able.”
“Keep On Dreaming”
Today’s wonderful quote comes from Mark Twain. (Offical Website)
Here is the first paragraph from the biography on his website.
On Nov. 30, 1835, the small town of Florida, Mo. witnessed the birth of its most famous son. Samuel Langhorne Clemens was welcomed into the world as the sixth child of John Marshall and Jane Lampton Clemens. Little did John and Jane know, their son Samuel would one day be known as Mark Twain – America’s most famous literary icon.
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
My thoughts are stampeding through my mind due to excitement caused by converting this site to .com from wordpress.com. (Obviously, life’s little things excite and bring me joy.)
My dream was to start a joyful looking blog where telling my adventures would help widows find encouragement and those not grieving would learn about grief. The stories would not just be positive and uplifting but would include the bad times as well.
The blog’s message would be –
Even though I went through good, bad, and ugly adventures, my joy did return.
My goal was blog for a year, then review stats and comments and decide whether or not to continue blogging.
Well this site has been more successful than imagined, so I upgraded it yesterday.
While I try to get my thoughts under control, I leave you ponder the following quote:
“The stars exist that we might know how high our dreams can soar.”
(From a journal entitled “Dreams” by Ellie Claire, gift and paper expression)
God blessed me with a dream and helped me make it a reality. Thank you God.
So how high are your dreams soaring and what will you do this week to bring them one step closer to reality?