Saturday, 31 January 2015
Saturday meanderings of the mind . . .
I was laying in bed last night and I came to the realization that I am a Princess. Now hear me out . . . I didn't just decide that I was a Princess . . . I do meet all the criteria! Its not so daft as it sounds!
I was laying in bed and somehow a crumb or a grain of sand had gotten into my bed and all I could do was feel it. It was like I was sleeping with a rock. I knew I would not sleep until I got rid of it and so I routed it out . . . afterwards I thought to myself . . . that is just like the Princess and the Pea! And then the wheels began turning and I realized that I really am a Princess . . .
First of all . . . I kissed a LOT of frogs before I finally found my Prince! Kissing frogs is no fun. They are slimeballs and hurtful. They tear at your self esteem and bring you down . . . they try to turn you into a frog. For a time they can even make you think you are a frog. Thank goodness I found a Prince! A Prince who isn't afraid to show me who I really am, or to allow me to be strong and smart and capable.
By the time I found my Prince I felt as if I had been sleeping for a hundred years. His kiss woke me up to the possibility that happily ever afters did exist and that not all men were frogs. And that I was special in the many ways that truly count. Real Princes are not afraid of Princesses knowing who they are and what they can do. Real Princes encourage, support and help Princesses to be the best that they can be.
I'm not afraid of hard work. I am quite willing to get my hands dirty and to serve others . . . because I know in my heart that I am not the woman on her knees scrubbing the floors. There is value in serving others . . . and I recognize that . . . even in serving those who don't appreciate what you are doing when you are doing it.
My foot fits into the glass slipper. That is because I have developed qualities that deserve to wear glass slippers . . . qualities such as compassion, understanding, mercy, selflessness, humility. That sounds conceited, but it really isn't. You learn these qualities by going through the fire.
I am brave and not afraid to stand up for the right or to fight for what I know to be true, even if I am afraid. I am strong and capable of enduring many things . . . of standing in the fire . . . able to rise from the ashes, dust myself off and keep moving forward. I know that in my weakness I am made stronger.
I recognize my potential and my worth. I know that I am beautiful, if not on the outside, then certainly on the inside. I know who I am and why I am here.
I am the daughter of a King. Despite my problems, my mistakes, my troubles, He NEVER gave up on me, and never will. He is always there. He loves me no matter what. He sees me the way He made me; beautiful. He treasures me more than I can imagine! I am His daughter. I am a child of the One True King.
I think that's the most important criteria of all. You are also the daughter of a King. Isn't it wonderful?
It's pretty miserable out there this morning. Cold. Wet. Windy. We are off to clean the chapel once Todd wakes up. It's our turn this week. We all take turns. They break it down into four different jobs. This week we are in charge of Job 4. We don't mind. We're just happy we have a chapel to meet in as for so many years here in Chester they did not have one. It's nice to be able to share in the service of helping to keep it clean.
A thought to carry with you through today . . .
What if you woke up today with
only the things you thanked God
Baking in The English Kitchen today . . . . a delicious Caramel Glazed Toffee Loaf.
Have a fabulous Saturday! Don't forget . . .
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And I do too!