Chrissie Turtle wants to help you see yourself for the beautiful, God original that you are. It’s a New Year… but there’ no need for a new you. God loves you just the way you are! Stay tuned all this January to find out how you can win a signed copy of Chrissie’s Shell!
“And when you’re alone, there’s a very good chance
you’ll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.
There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won’t want to go on.
But on you will go
though the weather be foul
On you will go
though your enemies prowl
On you will go
though the Hakken-Kraks howl
Onward up many
a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak.
On and on you will hike
and I know you’ll hike far
and face up to your problems
whatever they are.”
Isn’t she lovely? This is Liebe, my future service dog. A service dog is an animal that is trained to help someone with special needs. For instance, I have MS and some days I feel really tired. Some days I may be off balance or dizzy. Some days my eyes might not work like they usually do. Dogs like Liebe help by doing small tasks that can save energy along with other cool things . . . like receiving lots of petting and giving lots of love.
This week is MS Awareness Week. Do you know someone with MS? Sometimes our imagination can make things much scarier than they really are. Knowledge is power. Dads and moms like me often live just as long as any other dads and moms. We just have to do things a little differently. Different isn’t always bad. It’s kind of an adventure! Finding new ways to do old things means learning to be brave.
And bravery, my friend . . . that we often learn from kids like you! Fearless. Caring. Kind. Spectacular.
Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂
One day I’ll grow a mustache
And I’ll wear a suit and tie.
I will go to fancy parties
With a monocle on my eye.
I will hold open steel doors
And preform gentlemanly deeds.
I will own an Ernest Hemingway book
Someday when I can read.
I will meet a lovely lady
And we will make a dashing pair.
But first to finish up my nap
And work on growing some hair.
A friend of mine once said that the bravest creature in all of creation was the inch worm. He somehow climbs to the tallest tree then climbs to the edge of the filmiest leaf. When he reaches the ledge he suspends himself on a sheer thread of faith into the great unknown.
If an inch worm can be so very brave, a teeny, tiny, little inch worm – then a kid, a really amazing, really super kid can be brave too. Is there anything scary in your world right now? If so, be brave. Just like the inch worm – faith and bravery will take you far!
An ant is one of the smallest creatures in the animal kingdom – yet it is also one of the strongest known to man. The ant can lift FIFTY times his body weight. That would be like you carrying a full grown elephant on your shoulders!
We can learn a lot from ants. Our ability to be amazing is not determined by our size . . . but by the size of our determination! Like the ANCIENT song said back when I was a girl “What makes that little ant try to move that rubber tree plant?” You know what the answer was?
High hopes. 🙂
Hope BIG. Just ask the ants . . . it pays off.