Saturday, 31 January 2015

Saturday meanderings of the mind . . .

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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!

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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 . . .  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 . . .


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What if you woke up today with
only the things you thanked God
for yesterday?
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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! 



10 comments:

Sybil said...

I think having readyour description of a Princess that mayeb just maybe I am one as well !!! that's a nice thought to start the weekend.
It has juts got a bit lighter here and I can see we are having a sleet shower...We have been so lucky though not to have had any snow....so far....It is just very very cold but if we go out we are lucky to be able to wrap up and to be honest as I am mostly in teh car it dosn;t really matter when we go to Chippenham we park just outside a small shopping mall and we can get weverything we want...or don't want LOL in there...Mary bought a nice new dress in Bonmarch yesterday for the holidays and then later we found a new disability shop that has juts recently opened and she bought a very smart new pair of crutches a metalic reddish colour,,very posh and very expensive but she was happy...We won;t be out today I don't think anyway...Keep warm when you and Tod go out Marie wrap up extra warm...HAve a lovely day xxx

Suze said...

Marie my immediate thought was that you are God's princess.

I also love the look of the loaf. I will be off to read the recipe.

I drove out to the country this afternoon. Shortly after arriving a storm came. Several ladies were soaked but it had be so hot being soaked was pleasure. I haven't checked the car to see if the hail damaged it. I drove home a few hours later and the roads were still steaming. A rainbow guided my trail home.

Stay warm and stay safe.

Marie Rayner said...

Sybil, I KNOW you are a Princess! How wonderful that Mary was able to get a nice new dress and those red crutches! I say why not. We all need to indulge ourselves every now and again! Love you loads and we will try to stay warm! xoxo

Great minds and all that Suzan! I am sure rain must be a huge relief with the temperatures you get there! Hope the hail didn't cause any damage! Love you too. I love the idea of a rainbow guiding your trail home. xoxo

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

My nickname for one of my granddaughters is Princess and I found a book when she was little all about being the daughter of the King, a true Princess for sure. I gave it too her as a gift and hope she always remembers what a Princess she is. Good thoughts for us all to remember for sure.

La Table De Nana said...

:) One of my dad's nicknames for me....
You ARE a Princess!

Marie Rayner said...

Pam, I am sure your granddaughter cherishes the book you gave her! I would have cherished such a book if my Grandmother would have given me one for sure! xxoo

Monique, I love that your dad called you Princess! My dad calls me the Apple of his Eye. Father's. They are such lovely people. I adore mine. xxoo

LeAnn said...

Marie, you are in deed a prince inside and out and I think you have wonderful Prince by your side forever.
I loved reading all your thought son this one.
Life is so sweet when you are married to the true prince.
I love your recipe for Caramel Glazed
Toffee Loaf; it looks so yummy.
Love and hugs for you and wishing for blessings for you too.

Julie Mann said...

Marie, you are so adorable. Your blog gladdens my heart every day. Bless you.

Marie Rayner said...

Thank you LeAnn! You have a Prince as well. It's even more special when it is an eternal Prince you get to share your life with! That cake is too good, lol! xoxo

Thanks Julie. Bless you too! xoxo

CatieAn said...

What a wonderful post Marie. I never thought of myself as a princess but it is very true...thank you for reminding us how wonderful and special each of us are.