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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wednesday - Hump Day

Just in Case You Have Nothing Better to Do
(i.e. Bored)
Just Click on the Door Stop and THEN
click on the larger image.......

Well that didn't work - didn't know how to get the picture where it's supposed to be. I made another attempt. Click on the empty box below where the above picture SHOULD show/be and doesn't. lol Did you get that?

Click on the empty picture.
Hope this can keep your spirits up and remember - we have half the week to go or half the week is over - however you think about 'hump' day.

Now here is something Biblical - Sandra (Madsnapper) reminded me of this verse yesterday. And I believe laughter is good for the heart and soul and keep our bodies and minds healthier. I carry this quote in my purse, but I think I'm going to make some copies and put it around the house to remind me and others! Just reminds us to keep a sense of humor - it's good for us!

International Version -
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

New Living Translation -
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person's strength.

English Standard Version -
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

New American Standard Bible -
A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.

King James Bible -
A merry heart doeth good [like] a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

American Standard Version -
A cheerful heart is a good medicine; But a broken spirit drieth up the bones.

All basically the same - whatever version you like.

Now how about this quote:

“It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert.”
—Jacques Cousteau (1910-1997);marine biologist, diver, explorer

I kind of think of my blog friends in this way and it doesn't matter who the violin is - let's say we are all the violins in our own orchestras - and the other bloggers are all the other instruments - and make a complete orchestra. Imagine the music - or wait - we can imagine the music - it is the friendships and comments we send and receive.

Are you with me?

What would blogs be without the other pieces of the orchestra? They wouldn't be here at all. The blog system would not be here - blogs will not work withoug others. I have 199 wonderful instruments in my orchestra and I thank all my parts that make me a better and happier person.




Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sandie that is so true! That without our friends in blog land we would not blog. Oh yes and we need that laughter for sure! Thanks for always lifting my spirits! hugs, Linda

Jacalyn @ said...

Great post Sandie, thanks! So I wasn't bored but of course I HAD to click on your picture to amuse myself, ha!


Linda O'Connell said...

Yours is the most cheerful blog out there!

Rae said...

What a great post. I especially like the violin quote. Blogging has really made a difference for me too. I have met many wonderful friends. I can't imagine not having that "music" in my life now.

ladyjane said...

Sandie...You always make me smile! No bones about it are a wonderful bloggie buddie!

ladyjane said...

Sandie...You always make me smile! No bones about it are a wonderful bloggie buddie!

Home In The Hollow said...

You are the best part of the orchestra, Kiddo!...:)JP

Knitty said...

I should be embarrassed to admit that the silly door spring brought me so much enjoyment. But I'm not. I loved that. :D

Velvet Over Steel said...

Thank you for another Uplifting post, Sandie!! It's another stormy, rainy day and your blog Always gives me rays of sunchine and smiles!!!! :-)

Coreen xoxo

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi -- I found you thru Susan's blog -- A Southern Daydreamer. Love your orchestra, but I'm afraid I'd end up as the homemade comb-and-wax-paper combo in any orchestra, or if I'm lucky a pair of rhythm sticks.

I do love blogging, and still can't get over that anyone reads mine -- and now I'm reading yours! And it's delightful.
Best wishes, Cass

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hey now you have to change your post to reflect 200 followers! I put you over the edge.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Boing !!!!

Great spring to action.

God bless.

Ginny said...

A very good post, Sandie!! I just KNEW what that doorstop was going to do! How silly and useless, just MY kind of thing!! Ha ha! The girls will love it, you always entertain them endlessly! I love how you did all the translations of that verse! Now, what instrument am I in your blog orchestra? No, wait a minnute, better not answer that! I wouldn't want to be a bassoon or a tuba!!

blueviolet said...

Yes, it's the connections out here that are so special. I agree!!!

How did they get that doorstop thing to wiggle? So cool!

Thisisme. said...

Hey you - 200 Followers. Yay! Congratulations! I loved the remarks about the violins and the orchestra. Certainly I wouldn't want to be without my blogging friends now. Thanks for always bringing laughter into our lives, Chatty!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I note that you missed the pirate version. Allow me:
Arg cheerful heart is bonny ale, but a crushed spirit dries up me bones.

Susan said...

Sandie, I'm sitting here cracking up. I clicked that door stopper and just about jumped out of my chair! That was hysterical.

It is SO good to laugh. This life can be so dreary that a good laugh is what we need to chase away the dullness.

You are HILARIOUS. Susan

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

No wonder some folks are going deaf! It's all those instuments :)
I'm being silly. I got the point..and a wonderful point it was.

DaCraftyLady said...

Loved the door stopper.. :) Made my day...And I too agree about our blogland friends. :) Debb

Doris Sturm said...

If I were a kitty - cat I would have played with that door stop all day, but as it is, it made me dizzy clicking at it twice LOL

It's hot again today - buh, humbug!

Sandra said...

i am with you on this.. I want to be the fiddle... so i can fiddle away my time on this infernal machine. ha ha love the verse in all the translations, i learned it first as a child in KJV but like all of them. a good reminder. and i like the orchestra ting a lot, that is what a church should be, a family, a workplace, all of us each with our own tune to play blending together

The Boston Lady said...

I loved tweeking that doorstop! Wow! Like therapy!

I was hoping you would have a Sandie version of that verse - just think of how creative you could get!

Thanks for always making me smile! Ann

Anonymous said...

I am with you Sandie!

Love the door stop, and the quotes. Especially LOVE the Pug with Bunnie that your pug puppy? CUTE!

From your orchestra bud!


Kim said...

Love the correlation to an orchestra. It's funny because this morning I was think how much blogging has brought into my life. So many new friends, and you can never have enough of those!

Debbie said...

I'm with you 100% on it. It is quite a symphony, too.

Can I be the tuba?
I've always wanted to be the tuba.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I'm with you! LOL! I am proud to be a part of your orchestra, Sandie and thankful that you are a part of mine!! Blessing ~ Tanna

Jennifer said...

This was a great post. I'm watching American Idol and checked in to see your comment - so glad you keep in touch.. you are a sweetheart blessed and a blessing. Love, Jenn

Wanda Metcalf said...

That was funny, yes I feel days where I would sit and flick at that all day....

I love the post! I think it is amazing how we can have friends all over the world to share our lives with. We learn about each other and who our families are, we pray when someone is ill or has lost a loved one. And most important as you have done here today we can share our faith in the Lord and what he had done and is doing in our life so others will see His glory!

Your sister through Him

That corgi :) said...

I liked the door stopper bopping all around (I know, I need a life, LOL)

I love how you compared an orchestra to bloggers; very good analogy and so true! I am so happy to be part of your orchestra!!!!

that is a good scripture around for a reminder too to be cheerful and to enjoy life and to laugh as we can!


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DeanO said...

I couldn't find a 10 pound bag of potato chips!!