Despite his royal status, and the endless riches, despite his physical difficulties, during his reign as a young man, he never grew imperious in character. He was Pharoah; but he behaved as would any male his age. I admire this about him because those years are emotionally confusing and hormonal.
So Nova, at My Namaste 365 Online, found this thing on Facebook where there are games you can play “with friends.” Then she wrote,” I thought I’d write up some interesting questions and see if my friends would like to play? I’m hoping so anyway.”
She then tagged ten of us “friends” to pose her questions to. So here are her questions.
Finish the Thought:
Those words I couldn’t say… It’s my fault.
It’s quite simple really… Turn it off and then turn it back on again.
Sometimes I forget… to stop and smell the roses.
I can sum that up easily… In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.
A famous person born on my birthday is… Hayley Mills
I remember when… Those funny words used when a delicious dusted off story, is about to begin. It’s likely, this story, to begin for the eight hundredth thirty seventh time.
As the story goes, I remember when I was your age. My elementary school was about ten-fifteen minutes from home, and my father was the principal. We would arrive every morning, usually before every other students, and leave after all were gone.
Within nearly every classroom, was a black chalkboard, framed with a chalk ledge at the bottom. Oh the mess that could make. The teachers did well keeping it contained! Along with the standard presentation equipment, some teachers had a three prong chalk holder. It increased legibility greatly. In addition, of course was an eraser.
For me, I had received an exciting pencil box, full of school supplies. A brand new set of crayons, glue, scissors, pencils, and an eraser. I was elated! When it was necessary, a student was raise his/her hand, and proceed to the pencil sharpener. The grinding sound was so loud; but, it was our normal.
Years passed and I made it to 8th grade. Technology advanced in the years, as well. I remember sitting in class, and asked a classmate to barrow a lead pencil! It was the coolest moment ever. The eraser came out from the back; I would insert a stick of mercury the size of a hair strand; then reinsert the eraser.
Soon, lead pencils were everywhere. Everyone had one, or five. The chalkboards were being archived while whiteboards were installed. Multiple colored ink pens even showed up in my life! Neato isn’t it??!! At that time, it was really cool!
Oh my gosh yes, the pencils with multiple tips stacked atop one another inside the pencil itself. That was another lovely toy for class.
Overtime, all of that vanished. Today, it’s a rarity to see a pencil sharpener in a classroom. Kids , before they even hit Kindergarten, are using their finger or these plastic replicas (styluses) to do the writing… on iPads and touch screens. They don’t even voluntarily handwrite that often.
It’s crazy how “historic” a pencil is; but, years ago, people said the same about my (at this time) 8 channel double knobbed color tv.
We’re all imperfect individuals, who are constantly learning.
We’re going to make decisions based on what we know. Sometimes, our decision is made from a place of selfish desire. None the less, we deserve to be set free from all the guilt and shame. We deserve the gracious forgiveness from ourselves, as we grow in this life. Seek that for you, today.
I’ve been so blessed to have each of you in my life. I remember starting this blog with uncertainty and shaking confidence. Thanks for helping me balance and feel “home”! Have a wonderful holiday and always remember you deserve your love, FIRST💚