16 August 2010

My 500th Blog Post!

I have been a quote/sayings person for as long as I can remember.  The following words are near and dear to my heart and I can think of no better way to commemorate my 500th blogpost.  Thank you for following along my blog journey with me.  I have made the best friends through this blog and I will treasure you always.

To Every Thing There is a Season - Ecclesiastes 3. 1-8

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
'Tis the gift to be simple,

'tis the gift to be free,

'tis the gift to come down where you ought to be,

And when we find ourselves in the place just right,

It will be in the valley of love and delight.

When true simplicity is gained,

To bow and to bend we shan't be ashamed.

To turn, turn will be our delight,

'Til by turning, turning we come round right

'Tis the gift to be loved and that love to return,

'Tis the gift to be taught and a richer gift to learn,

And when we expect of others what we try to live each day,

Then we'll all live together and we'll all learn to say,

'Tis the gift to have friends and a true friend to be,

'Tis the gift to think of others not to only think of "me",

And when we hear what others really think and really feel,

Then we'll all live together with a love that is real.


Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;

                                         where there is hatred, let me sow love;

                                                 when there is injury, pardon;

                                                   where there is doubt, faith;

                                                 where there is despair, hope;

                                                 where there is darkness, light;

                                                  and where there is sadness, joy.

                                                 Grant that I may not so much seek

                                                     to be consoled as to console;

                                                to be understood, as to understand,

                                                         to be loved as to love;

                                                for it is in giving that we receive,

                                             it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,

                             and it is in dying [to ourselves] that we are born to eternal life.


                                       Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,

                            and remember what peace there may be in silence.

                                         As far as possible, without surrender,

                                               be on good terms with all persons.

                                           Speak your truth quietly and clearly;

                                                         and listen to others,

                                          even to the dull and the ignorant;

                                                      they too have their story.

                                         Avoid loud and aggressive persons;

                                               they are vexatious to the spirit.

                                          If you compare yourself with others,

                                              you may become vain or bitter,

                    for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

                               Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

                         Keep interested in your own career, however humble;

                           it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

                                    Exercise caution in your business affairs,

                                               for the world is full of trickery.

                                But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;

                                           many persons strive for high ideals,

                                       and everywhere life is full of heroism.

                                Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.

                                              Neither be cynical about love,

                                 for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,

                                             it is as perennial as the grass.

                                   Take kindly the counsel of the years,

                             gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

                       Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.

                          But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.

                          Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

                                           Beyond a wholesome discipline,

                                                 be gentle with yourself.

                                         You are a child of the universe

                                    no less than the trees and the stars;

                                              you have a right to be here.

                                      And whether or not it is clear to you,

                                 no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

                                        Therefore be at peace with God,

                                      whatever you conceive Him to be.

                              And whatever your labors and aspirations,

                                           in the noisy confusion of life,

                                              keep peace in your soul.

                           With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,

                                           it is still a beautiful world.

                                      Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
                                                       ~Max Ehrmann~


                                                  What Cancer Cannot Do

                                                      Cancer is so limited

                                                      It cannot cripple love

                                                      It cannot shatter hope

                                                      It cannot corrode faith

                                                    It cannot destroy peace

                                                     It cannot kill friendship

                                                  It cannot suppress memories

                                                     It cannot silence courage

                                                      It cannot invade the soul

                                                      It cannot steal eternal life

                                                     It cannot conquer the spirit.


WinnyNinny PooPoo said...

Luv your 500th blog post, I needed the boost. As a cancer survivor I especially liked the "what cancer cannot do" part!!! Congratulations on reaching 500!!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

congratulations on 500! cant wait for the next 500 :) love ya!

Debbie said...

Congratulations Ness! I came and visited a long time ago when I met Hallie. And now here I am again.

These were inspiring words I needed to hear this morning and I thank you!