Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Last night I went to the Joy Fellowship at church. Ladies only, no kids allowed! They meet 6 times a year and the theme is always different. Last night was Handpicked by God. We had "handpicked" foods. Chicken pot pie, beef pot pie, different salads, apple pie, pumpkin bread, apple crisp, apple cobbler oh it was amazing! We had a guest speaker one of the ladies who's been going to church there for 40 yrs. She told several stories, all with morals of course. It was great and I got so much out of it. Well at the end they passed this poem out. I thought of you all (you especially Kris and Ellie) but all of you special women that I have met out here - so enjoy.
CELEBRATE YOU
You are worth celebrating
You are unique
In all the world, there is only one you
There is only one person with your talents
your experience, your gifts
No one can take your place
God created only one you, precious in His sight
You have immense potential to love, to care
to create, to grow, to sacrifice
if you believe in yourself
It doesn't matter you age, or your color
or whether your parents loved you or not
(maybe they wanted to but didn't know how)
Let that go, it belongs in the past, you belong to the now
It doesn't matter what you've been, the wrong you've done
the mistakes you've made, the people you've hurt
You are FORGIVEN. You are accepted, you are OK
Celebrate you!
Begin now. Start now. Give yourself a new birth. Today
You are you and that is all you need to be
You are temporary Here today gone tomorrow
But today, today can be a new beginning, a new thing, a new life
You deserve this new life, it is given freely
That is the miracle called God
So celebrate the miracle and celebrate the you
Clyde Reid
Now - I want you to go back and read it again slowly, read it not like a poem but like a decision that you yourself is making and then live it today. Read it again tomorrow and then live it tomorrow. Have a blessed day!

3 comments:

pat said...

Lovely poem.

Kristi K. said...

That's awesome! Thank you for sharing that, Holli. You're a sweetie!

neicybelle said...

thank you holli...it's so true, yet it's good to have such a great reminder!! i'm glad you had such a great time!