Friday, November 14, 2008

Talkin' and Walkin'

It's official. I'm the biggest ding-a-ling in California, perhaps the country.

When I awoke this morning, I noted there was already light coming through the slats in my blinds. Oh, no! I had overslept. I had several things to do before I went to the church for the Home For The Holiday event in which I would be participating.

I hurried out of bed. Somewhere between the bed and the bathroom it hit me. Today is Friday, not Saturday! My heart has calmed down a bit and I am now sitting here writing my blog. I'm thankful I didn't get dressed and rush to the church. It would have been quite embarrassing to try and explain to the staff why I was there for a meeting that is tomorrow. I make my life so complicated. And they say it gets worse as you get older. I fear what my life will hold!

While being forgetful does complicate my life, there are times I want to be forgetful. I want to be forgetful when someone says unkind words about me. I want to be forgetful when my husband and I have had a "discussion" and he hurts my feelings. I want to be forgetful when I am ignored by a person I thought to be a friend. Forgetting those offenses is part of living out what I say I am, a Christian. As they say, "Don't just talk the talk. Walk the walk."

Hoping I talk AND walk the Christian life today, Gloria


Anonymous said...

Dear Ms. Gloria,
I greatly enjoy reading your blogs.I just recently discovered them. This one made me laugh out loud (Perfect Will Do Nicely)...I almost woke up my 4yr. old & 6 month baby! I can relate since I am somewhat of a perfectionist as well. I am always moving something in our home. I learned a valuable lesson from you today. Take care of as much as you can before you ask husband to help you. Thank you for writing these uplifting, humorous and encouraging words of wisdom. I look forward to reading them.
Ms. Lauraine

Gloria McQueen Stockstill said...

Ms. Lauraine, thank you for your kind comments. It is a blessing to know what I write affects someone.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!