"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Friday, August 5, 2011

Out my Window

I am enchanted with lovely views. I have the mountains all around as well as the White Sands to the West. I enjoy incredible sunrises and sunsets and a wee bit of incredible temps over the summer.

While I was at my mom's this past February I took many photos of her little home. I especially took photos of her Canada geese. She shared a good deal about what she saw outside her window as she was confined for the last few years so the views outside her window enchanted her life.

This pond in the summer had boys fishing and mom would tell me how it was always busy out her window. As I reflect upon things, I realize that my perspective on life must come in part from my mom, as she lived imprisoned in a failing body but saw beyond her circumstances out her window.

Life is filled with an incredible amount of everything. What we see then becomes the issue. Do we dwell on the hell on earth that surrounds us, or do we look past that to something more? I am not always a Pollyanna but I try to be as much as possible because we get one chance at life.

I love life.
I am a far from perfect. I was not the best daughter I could have been, nor am I the best wife I should be, and I am not always the mom I want to be...

But I take a breath and look out my windowand I smile and thank God that I can look upon His Creation and have hope that I can be more because.

1 comment:


Great post and I loved it. Thank you for sharing yourself.connie