Monday, September 13, 2010

Show Up.

Isn't it funny what clicks?
This morning the art teacher and I were moaning about Monday and she said that she read something written by a 92 year old woman that she wanted to pass out to the staff. She couldn't remember all of it, but said it was really simple and the first three things were
"Get up. Get Dressed. Show up."

And I was inspired to present in my job today. And it helped because there were some things that needed my involvement.

Show up.

Here's another good list:

42 Things To Always Remember:

1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
2. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
3. Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
4. When you say, “I love you”, mean it.
5. When you say, “I’m sorry”, look the person in the eye.
6. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
7. Believe in love at first sight.
8. Never laugh at anyone’s dreams. People who don’t have dreams don’t have much.
9. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt, but it’s the only way to live life completely.
10. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
11. Don’t judge people by their relatives.
12. Talk slowly, but think quickly.
13. When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile and ask, “Why do you want to know?”
14. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
15. Say “bless you” when you hear someone sneeze.
16. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
17. Remember the three R’s: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions.
18. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
19. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
20. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
21. Spend some time alone.
22. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
23. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
24. Read more books and watch less TV.
25. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll get to enjoy it a second time.
26. Trust in God, but lock your car.
27. Create a loving atmosphere in your home is so important. Do all you can to create a tranquil harmonious home.
28. In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
29. Read between the lines.
30. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.
31. Be gentle with the earth.
32. Pray. There’s immeasurable power in it.
33. Never interrupt when you are being flattered.
34. Mind your own business.
35. Don’t trust a man/woman who doesn’t close his/her eyes when you kiss.
36. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
37. If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others while you are living. That is wealth’s greatest satisfaction.
38. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.
39. Learn the rules then break some.
40. Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other.
41. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
42. Remember that your character is your destiny.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Sarah, I ended up on your blog because...well let me go backwards...I wanted to find the meaning of "But only he sees who takes off his shoes" in the Elizabeth Barrett Browning poem that is the title of your blog is part of ~because...I read it in the book "The Shack"~ because...God whispered to me that I should read it while I was attending a bible study sister died August 1st. I want to encourage you to join a church,teach Sunday school, pray with your children, go on a mission trip, help with Habitat for Humanity, study the bible with your husband. I got the impression from your blog that you don't. That you practice your faith alone. I'm impressed that you are in touch with God as much as you seem to be without having others to share your faith with. Just imagine how awesome it will be for you to see God fully by spending more of your time with him, for him doing these things. My kids tease me about my newly strengthen faith. I hope I don't sound like a crazy person. It just seemed odd that I ended up on your blog and I wanted to share my thoughts with you. Beth