Thursday, June 23, 2011

Gift of A Letter

I e-mailed a catch-up sort of letter to a friend today. The kind of writing I love to do ... where I can chat about what's going on in my life and thoughts. Where words tumble out easily, just as if you and I were visiting with a cup of tea.

Since you're here, I'm offering you this little glimpse into my day in all its ramble-y state too. Hope it finds you well in heart and home today!

Dear Beautiful Friend,

Just popping in to say hi on this gorgeous summer morning. So.... haven't chatted much of late... hope things are going alright for you. Still going to Mark's at South Common these days? Did you get to see your newest great-niece yet? What else is up?

At work this early morning, it was a training session on how to clean brass in the theatre.There's miles of it. First, you put some of the blue goop sparingly with a cloth. Then you put it on the brass. As you begin to wipe that all down, it comes off black. Next, you take a fresh cloth and rub, rub, rub till all the dirty finger marks disappear and it's bright and shiny instead.

After all this lovely rain, I need to get out in the garden. I can just see the weeds are thinking life is good. Hope to plant a few annuals in the bare spots now that the perennials are in full swing.

I'm behind in my writing projects. Alas and alack. But this morning I had an little aha moment. I would pat myself on the back, except my lightening quick mind has taken only 40 or so years to get a grip on this truth. Here's my moment of truth: I have been a procrastinator in some areas of my life. Not all areas (especially if it concerns eating - LOL), but often when it comes to my writing and getting some deadline stuff done, I tend to put it off and then suddenly it's urgent. Rats!

God, help me! Help me become an 'on time' girl, not a procrastinator; help me to be disciplined in my writing, my home projects, and my exercise times at the gym. 

Guess what bubbles up from my heart: Where I am weak, He is strong. I went to find those words in the New Testament: 'My grace is enough for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.' Well God, here I am. Please come and show me Your strength in this area where I'm really, really weak. I'm looking for Your strength to shine here. 

That now reminds me of something Mary Kay Ash once said about getting things done on time: 

"If you do the things you're supposed to do when you are supposed to do them, then one day you'll be able to do things you want when you want to."

And so, I'm off to get those writing projects done. Wishing you a pleasant day! Maybe we can do an A&W date soon -- my treat.



  1. overthinking our writing can kill it, I like to be spontaneous too. Many times my journal entries become my blog for the day. There is a scripture about making your weaknesses into strengths...the reason we have them.

  2. Your letter sounds just like having a conversation - and that's the best kind of letter to receive.

    I feel your anguish regarding procrastination. And ask for God's help with that, as you do.

    I hope your day is wonderful!

  3. So, were you listening in when I was in the tub just a second ago fussing about Just This Thing!?? What an eye opener you have shared with us today... And, what a great scripture to claim.

    You are an instrument today, ma'am.

    Hugs from the sultry South...

  4. It's almost a letter I could have written myself :)

    or :(

    God is still working on us, isn't He?

  5. Hi Brenda,
    Thanks for sharing your heart in your letter. And I can so relate to the procrastination issue....

    Have a beautiful, God-filled day,

    ~ Violet


To My Beautiful Readers,

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. ~ Franz Peter Schubert

Thank you so much for leaving your 'footprint' here in my comment box. I do appreciate you taking a moment to share your thoughts today.

Brenda xox

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