Looking down and seeing my hands has been an indicator of lately.
What exactly is it an indicator of?
I have used these hands for many things!
I think as a woman of God, my hands are symbolic of my heart!
What has been in my heart has been many times worked out with my hands.
I had my hand held by my Hubby many moons ago!
We exchanged these vows;
Groom: I,____, take thee,_____, to my wedded Wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I plight thee my troth.
Bride: I,_____, take thee,_____, to my wedded Husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, cherish, and to obey, till death us do part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I give thee my troth.
I think my hands have trembled a time or two, I have held the
hands of my children and grandchildren!
I have laid these hands over a fevered brow.
I have used my hands and folded them to pray!
My hands have held the hands of a dying Mother and Father.
My hands have been idle by my side a time or two!
My hands have sewn a bridle veil,
An a baby blanket bundling a newborn in.
I have used these hands to fold clothes of so many loads of laundry.
I have kneaded and made batches of fresh bread.
These hands have mixed a batch of cookies to eat and savor.
These hands have washed more dishes than I could count!
My hands are His instruments to love and to build and create!
My hands are worn to a soft and tender touch.
I have looked down and said my hands look just like my Mothers!
I have made this statement
these hands now have beauty marks upon them;
The world calls them age spots, I choose to call them
A man of honor and integrity He blesses me everyday with his love;
He helps me with so many things! He has loved me by considering the fact that I am the weaker vessel, He has the physical strength, and he does all the heavy things! Like helping move my furniture around :o) He pulls out the refrigerator to clean behind it! He knows I want to do these things and have them done, So he will stop what he is doing and help me!
He prays for me!
And he prays for his whole family daily!! He is praying for our grandchildren to help keep them under His covering!
I have referred to him as a quiet man... He has the gifting as a servant and he is a leader. He has the qualities of a pillar. Strong and steady! I am honored to be the wife of his youth, then God put us together. I still pray to be the wife that he needs! We laugh a lot and have learned to not take all things personal. We realize most the time we are either just tired or hungry! I have learned He can't read my mind... I have learned to explain to him what I am feeling, and allow Him the time to ponder it. He is a problem solver! State the problem, and he always gives me positive feedback. He sees the bigger picture. He has discernment and I need to wait to hear what he has to say! He has way less words to say than I do! (REALLY YOU SAY I NEVER WOULD OF GUESSED) We have memories! We have comfort and familiarity! We have a future and a hope! We have trust! We have each other!
We really have lost so many social graces in our day.
I remember reading the newspaper and reading the column on proper etiquette.
Having and using proper manners, is something to strive for,
If you want to be a lady and look feminine...
A lady must apply and use good manners,
Everywhere and all the time a good lady like habit...
Using please and thank you when talking to others will,
carry you far in a world that has lost its manners.
I also love to hear a younger child replying with a
Yes Maam or No Maam!
Make a habit of using good manners when you go out into your everyday life.
Greeting a person kindly even if you're having a bad day!
Good posture and not slouching,
When sitting, cross your knees or cross your ankles.
Do not leave your legs wide open.
Sneezing into your hands instead of a tissue,
And generally acting in a way that can serve as a model for others.
Good manners are always fashionable.
Here are some other things to consider as you refine your manners:
If you're eating dinner in a group setting, make sure you say
"Please pass the chicken," instead of reaching over someone else.
Place a napkin in your lap, and wipe your mouth often
When dining out or in your home.
You should learn and use good table manners.
This means not eating with your elbows on the table.
Or slurping your food or drink!
Find a nice way to
give a correction and training...
Instead of saying, "Will you shut up
"Would you mind lowering your voice?"
Try to avoid burping in
Once you reach a certain age, burping in public is not funny anymore,
If it happens by accident, just say "Excuse me," or "Pardon
This is simply not ladylike behavior.
Avoid rolling your
eyes or generally being rude when
Someone is saying something you don't really
want to hear.
Now, just for the record, I am a funny girl, and I enjoy a good laugh!
I want to make myself perfectly clear on this post!
This is something I feel very strongly about;
I believe if you are going to use a body lotion only use one that is natural!!
See I said it!!
Why you ask???
Because your skin will quickly absorb this product and it goes directly into
Your blood stream. And I believe it is possibly the worst thing women can do.
For many health reasons...
Many years ago I was very convicted about this one morning,
As I was praying...
Yup, just popped into my head!
(I call these downloads from the Lord)
I was convinced He was speaking to me!!
I wanted to share this as I am not a complete health freak,
But I can tell you this.
It was a very wise health move!
There are way too many ingredients that are put in lotions that you can not
Even pronounce, let alone recognize what they are even.
So, I suggest to you wonderful Ladies out there to stop adding poison
To your skin!
Our skin is actually our largest organ.
I think most lotions do damage to your liver and bloodstream!
I have used many different kinds and brands.
And there are so many good ones out there to choose from.
And they can get a bit pricey,
But I believe for health reasons it's a must!
Plus, you will feel good about not putting something harmful all over your body!
But rather a product that will keep your skin safe and smooth!
And you can always use coconut oil on your body after a shower,
But it can tend to be a bit greasy or what I might say
(slickery) My own word ;o)
Please consider this Dear Ones...
Click HERE for a list of ingredients you do not want to put on your body!