I'm a little speechless this morning. (I'm sure I'll get over it in 'no time' :o)
Yesterday's birthday wishes were such a delight!
"I'd like to thank each and every one of you. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou...."
Who can remember who did that 'bit' on his album?
Two big clues: his and album :o)
Asking for the Grace to Age Well
Lord, You know better than I know myself that I am getting older and will someday be old. Keep me from...the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from craving to straighten out everybody's affairs. Make me thoughtful but not moody, helpful but not bossy. With my vast store of wisdom it seems a pity not to use it all, but you know, Lord, that I want a few friends at the end. Keep my mind from the recital of endless details-give me wings to come to the point....Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be mistaken. Keep me reasonably sweet. I do not want to be a saint-some of them are so hard to live with-but a sour old woman is one of the crowning works of the devil. Give me the ability to see good things in unexpected places, and talents in unexpected people. And give me the grace to tell them so.
-Anonymous, 17th century
Courtesy of Elisabeth Elliot
Encourage one another...you sure are good at it!