Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Quote of the day...

I follow a blog called Blessed Femina. What a great read! She has some terrific recipes for food AND homemade cleaners. Additionally, she offers some of the best quotes and feminine photos around.

One of her recent posts was about Godly Womanhood. She quoted Former U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall -

"Godly womanhood ... the very phrase sounds strange in our ears. We never hear it now. We hear about every other type of women: beautiful women, smart women, sophisticated women, career women, talented women, divorced women. But so seldom do we hear of a godly woman - or of a godly man either, for that matter.We believe women come nearer to fulfilling their God-given function in the home than anywhere else. It is a much nobler thing to be a good wife, than to be Miss America. It is a greater achievement to establish a Christian home than it is to produce a second-rate novel filled with filth. It is a far, far better thing in the realms of morals to be old-fashioned, than to be ultra-modern. The world has enough women who know how to be smart. It needs women who are willing to be simple. The world has enough women who know how to be brilliant. It needs some who will be brave. The world has enough women who are popular. It needs more who are pure. We need women, and men, too, who would rather be morally right than socially correct."
This quote rings true even if you're not a Christian. If we all strive to be better human beings in general, to let go of the material possessions and materialistic nature we have come to know, this world would be a better place. As Americans, we live wasteful and, generally, unappreciative lives.

Do you realize that people in most of the world still live without running water? Do you appreciate that fact when you turn on your faucet every day or simply let the water run as if there is an endless supply? Do you recycle through your cities recycling program or is it too much trouble to carry the bin to the curb? Do you combine trips in your car or jump in and go whenever and wherever, just because you can?

I'm as guilty as any of us. The first step to change is realizing that you need to change, accepting that, and making the decision to take the next step. You don't have to up-end your life completely. You can take small baby steps or large dinosaur steps. That decision is yours to make. Just be aware that you have other decisions that you can make...

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