Tuesday, August 01, 2006



TASTY TUESDAY.....

I was reading last night a devotional by Barbara Johnson. It is called, "Daily Splashes of Joy, 365 Gems to Sparkle your day." It is quite a book. If you have never read any of Barbara's books you will find that she is quite a hoot when it comes to humor. I recommend going and purchasing one of her books. It will at least make you laugh!!

Anyway, getting back to my subject...She used a quote last night that I liked. It goes like this..."If we thanked God for all the good things, We wouldn't have time to complain about the bad." How do you like that?

I thought it was very good and a good way to go to sleep last night. What if we just complained about the good things? What if we never said anything bad about anything? What if everything that we ever said was only good and nothing that we said was ever bad? Man, think about that!! Just take a few minutes to let that sink into your mind, heart and soul!! Could we honestly and truly really do that...all of the time? I guess we could all give it a try. Try...yes I can do that I can try. We might have a lot of people wondering about us but what would God think? Want to try?

God Bless!!

Flip Flop Floozie

11 comments:

Mama Duck said...

What a beautiful quote, thanks for sharing!

Zeus said...

I'm here again from Wendy's. I have to say that I will definitely keep that quote in mind throughout the week now. Sometimes, it is so hard to be nice when others around you are not, but if you only ever have good things to say to them, then how could they not be the same to you?

Melli said...

Actually... I dO try! Of course, I fall off course from time to time -- but for the most part, I TRY to be a positive and grateful person... It surely IS worth the effort! Cuz even if other people don't notice, just the point of having the right attitude gives ME a better outlook on life!

Lazy Daisy said...

You go girl...you are always so positive anyway. I thought that was the way you live your life. Miss you.

Susan said...

Sandy,

You're right...if we would "count it all joy" and focus on the positive...we could possibly eliminate the negative all together. (Hey, sounds like a song, doesn't it???)

This is a great reminder. I love Barbara Johnson. She is a delightful woman of God, isn't she???

Susan

Anonymous said...

Yes I remember Barbara Johnson book, you bought it for me and somehow we lost it, then you got me another one and you know I think it went with the move. I am so sorry for that, as she was so funny and I loved her book. You write some good things and I enjoy reading your blog. Love Mother

Lisa said...

I have never heard of Barbara Johnson, however the quote is awesome. I complain constantly. I am going to try not to complain so much. And do my very best to focus on the good in everbody! Thanks for the inspiration. Wendy sent me this way!

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

I agree with you a 100%. If only people would sit down, think of as much beautiful, wonderful and happy things that has happened in their lives, list them down, I think people would be busy and wouldn't have the time to think of any bad things about them.
I say Amen to that.
BTW, Wendy directed me here. Didn't regret passing by. Loved it.

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

I'm gonna have to get that book..the title alone sounds snazzy!!

Mommy the Maid said...

I will have to check her out. Thanks!

Directed by Wnedy again.

Wystful1 said...

And I LOVE the quote. Yes, yes --- indeed. A wonderful inspiring thought.