Wednesday, July 9, 2008

9 Thoughts on Perspective

Supporting my friend Angela with a 9 on the 9th post!

1) If I could remember EXACTLY what it feels like to be in the dressing room trying on bathing suits, surely I'd put the cookie down EVERY time!

2) If I knew JUST how quiet, still, and clean my house will be once these kiddos are grown, surely I'd APPRECIATE the chaos!

3) If I could remember how GREAT I feel after I exercise, surely I would choose to MOVE more often!

4) If I could perceive the mountain of TRASH I am creating, surely I would choose to be more GREEN!

5) If I would have KNOWN that I would accumulate 4600+ pictures in my iPhoto program, surely I would have dealt with them AS I went along.

6) If I was eye to eye with someone truly HUNGRY, surely I wouldn't WASTE a morsel.

7) If I could see my life the way GOD would have it, surely I would chose HIS way every time.

8) If I could see each PERSON as God does, surely I would MAKE time to share Christ with every one of them!

9) If I had realized how LONG this was going to take to write, surely I would have chosen ANOTHER subject.

21 comments:

TAMI said...

GREAT list!!! I especially appreciate the last three. Thanks for the reminders and inspiration.

Janelle said...

Wonderful! I can relate to all of them, especially #2.

JP's MOM said...

I so relate to the trash one right now....I just cleaned out the laundry room.

Yikes it is amazing how much trash accumulates on the shelves!

Gotta GROW with it said...

#7 was the one i loved the most. it is right where i am at in life now a days!! cute post idea.

Lynn said...

Wow! You really did pick a tough subject!

However, this was a really well done post. You've got me thinking.....I think my perspective needs a little shift....

a Tonggu Momma said...

Love this! I especially needed to hear numbers 2 and 5. Number 7 is oh, so true. And I love that you included number 4.

Smiles ~ TM

Mrs. N. said...

What a wonderful and creative list. I related to them all. Thank you for playing my friend.

Teri said...

Well thank you for not choosing a different subject...because this one rocked!

Word!

mark&beth said...

Wow. you put into words EVERYTHING I feel. I think I'm going to tape this in every room of the house. Here's a good one from me. (alana is away at camp for a week! hannah goes tomorrow for two nights.) "If only I remember how much my heart aches when I am not with them, I would choose to be WITH them and enjoying them more when they're at home."

Mari said...

If you would have chosen another topic I wouldn't have enjoyed this one so much...thanks!

Darlene R. said...

That is a great post! The last was is so funny! Number 8 made me think. Actually, they all made me think.

Shelley said...

Wow Alana, that was awesome! You are so creative!

His Girl said...

I loved every second of reading this post. Alana! great job!

Fran said...

After each one I said "ooooh." Each one was my favorite.

Excellent Alana!

Carissa said...

i'm impressed alana! you're smart, and sweet. a great combo!

Teresa said...

Great job, Alana. You're pretty darn good at this!

Jamie said...

Hmmmm. You sure made me think.

Kristen said...

You did a great job on this very creative post! Definitely have me thinking today ....

Sarah Markley said...

#9 is the best!

Rich said...

Perspective, we all need some. These 9 are amazingly thought out and well stated. I could use some of that perspective right now.

Great Post!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Wow - great perspective gal. Love #2...need to remember that. Amen to 7 and 8...beautiful.