Saturday, July 25, 2009

Savor the Day

In our world we get so busy and make so many lists that we often forget how to savor the day, any day, so let's give it a try here....

One of the most important ways to savor any day is to plan a random act of kindness...these are not only fun, but they make the world a so much better place. Plan on contributing that few extra cents or even a few dollars to the person in line ahead of you who can't find enough money, hold the door open for someone, smile and say Good Morning to someone who looks unhappy or busy, etc., etc. If someone wants to repay you, just ask them to pass it on. After having read about this in a magazine, I purchased several umbrellas at the dollar store and have them in my car ready to give to someone without an umbrella on a rainy day. You could even print up these nice cards...

You hear the saying take time to smell the roses...well take time, really take time to go pick a flower, touch it, look at it and smell it slowly (make sure the bees aren't in there first)....

Read some uplifting Scripture verses and fill your heart with the goodness of God's Word...

Go out and buy some fruit, lots of fruit and cut it up and enjoy it right away...

Now in order to savor your food there may a challenge or two here. When I read the large print on this, I thought eat ANYTHING WITH false if a chicken has false teeth, I can eat it, if a cow has false teeth...etc. etc. It's so darn hard to find chickens with false teeth...their oral hygiene is just too good! Now, of those of you who savor coffee, here's a cup I just brewed for you. For you to truly savor this cup, I will share my ultra secret recipe for enjoying coffee at its best: take one large mug, fill it half full with hot coffee, add 2-3 tsps of sugar, 5-7 TBs of your favorite coffee creamer, then fill to the top with lukewarm water and Ta have something no true coffee drinker will even recognize as coffee, but it's the only way to drink it for me!

Aaah, enjoying nature and all its' beauty... a beautiful butterfly that I found long ago on the Internet (Angie, you can do this from a distance since you are not too crazy about butterflies)...
This is just a tad late, but it does give you some savoring ideas, plus ways to 'stay young'...

So, not only have a beautiful day, but MAKE a beautiful day!!

Yet another way to savor a day (can't stop the poet in me), is to smile awhile....

Teaching the child

As a crowded airliner is about to take off, the peace is shattered by a 5-year-old boy who picks that moment to throw a wild temper tantrum. No matter what his frustrated, embarrassed mother does to try to calm him down, the boy continues to scream furiously and kick the seats around him.Suddenly, from the rear of the plane, an elderly man in the uniform of an Air Force General is seen slowly walking forward up the aisle. Stopping the flustered mother with an upraised hand, the white-haired, courtly, soft-spoken General leans down and, motioning toward his chest, whispers something into the boy's ear.Instantly, the boy calms down, gently takes his mother's hand, and quietly fastens his seat belt. All the other passengers burst into spontaneous applause.As the General slowly makes his way back to his seat, one of the cabin attendants touches his sleeve. "Excuse me, General," she asks quietly, "but could I ask you what magic words you used on that little boy?"The old man smiles serenely and gently confides, "I showed him my pilot's wings, service stars, and battle ribbons, and explained that they entitle me to throw one passenger out the plane door on any flight I choose."

Dream flying planes

Sue and Bob, a pair of tight wads, lived in the mid west and had been married years. Bob had always wanted to go flying. The desire deepened each time a barn stormer flew into town to offer rides. Bob would ask and Sue would say, "No way, ten dollars is ten dollars."

"The years went by and Bob figured he didn't have much longer, so he got Sue out to the show, explaining, it's free to watch, let's at least watch. And once he got there the feeling become real strong. Sue and Bob started an argument.

The Pilot, between flights, overheard and listened to the problem and said, "I'll tell you what, I'll take you up flying and if you don't say a word the ride is on me, but if you make one sound, you pay ten dollars.

So off they flew. The Pilot was doing as many rolls and dives as he could. He headed to the ground as fast as the plane could go and pulled out of the dive at just the very last second. Not a word. Finally he admitted defeat and went back to the airport. "I'm surprised. Why didn't you say anything?" "Well I almost said something when Sue fell out, but ten dollars is ten dollars."

Story of my friend

I have a friend who is a pilot on a 747. I said "Hi Jack. "He shot me."

~~~Lord, I thank You for the blessings of so many things to savor, may I only grow in appreciation of them.


  1. Beautiful post, Marcy! And I love your idea about the umbrellas (and it's just so "you"!).

    'Really enjoyed your jokes too ('always do!). It's nice to come here each morning and start the day off with a smile!

    Okay, I'm off to savor the day!
    You have a good one too!
    Love you,

  2. Hi Marcy...I'm savoring my day...even though we are having a horrible thunder storm...and earlier this morning, I used the word savor too...I told a fellow blogger "I savor her photos very slowly"...does that count as a random act of kindness...not really...I know!

    I do let people go ahead of me if they just have a few groceries or if they are older than I am...or buy girl scout cookies and then give them back to the little girl herself...the umbrella suggestion is a really good one...

    Thanks for the funny stories! :)

  3. Every suggestion is wonderful. Thank you, Marcy for a great post. I love the idea of the umbrellas, too. Thank you for all you do...for me and for others.
    Smiles from Jackie

  4. What a thoughtful thing to do! You are so sweet Marcy!! You are a blessing to everyone!!
    I Loved the wedding video!! It looked like they were all having fun and making some really FUN memories!!
    It's storming here I may not be on much..
    Love, Jerelene

  5. Love the umbrella idea -- I'm with Eileen -- that IS so You! &:o) You provide many of us with umbrellas out here.

    Thanks for the giggles (loved that airplaine one!) But... I don't know about that coffee idea, my dear friend -- I need mine 100%, un-filtered!

  6. This video is getting a lot of acclaim. I've seen it on at least one other post and it was the topic of discussion at Mother Teresa's Treasures (thrift shop) today...No Jimmy will not be dancing down the aisle at his wedding in December. HEHEHEHE! Thanx! Cathy

  7. I love this post Marcy, it reminded me of the movie, "Pay it Forward" it was so good. I couldn't watch your video on this computer,but I'm just grateful to have it!
    Oh yeah,here's a joke from my husband called to tell me while I was working at church today, you'll like this one.

    You are in a room with a head of lettuce.
    Who leaves first?
    The lettuce leafs!
    Ha Ha Ha Ha!

  8. I wanted to jump back over and tell you how MUCH I enjoyed the wedding video you posted on your blog. I have sent the link to several friends...and I've watched it more than one time myself. What a fun wedding!!!! Thanks for that, Marcy.....always a smile from you to help this world be a brighter place.

  9. Oh Marcy! The wedding video is a hoot!!!

  10. Thanks Marcy for a great post! I really do try to give away a smile, a compliment, a thank you for a job well done. Having been on the receiving end of a surprise thanks, etc., I know how much they mean to the recipient. I had never thought of the umbrella giveaway. Sounds like fun. I think they would probably work better to keep from getting wet than my idea of letting "a smile be your umbrella on a rainy,rainy day". :o)

  11. Just stopping in because I saw your comment on my blog and was wondering what you were doing up so late?
    Meanwhile, I'm up just as late!
    But I'm going up to bed now, just wanted to make sure you were okay, I'll say a prayer that everything is alright.
    'See' you in the morning.

  12. Oh my gosh I had so much fun tonight on your post. I am a firm believer in the random acts of kindness. It is amazing what happens when you do such a thing. It just goes forward from there. Love it love it love it. Happy weekend to you.

  13. I still have tears rolling down my face from the wedding video, then I read the jokes and nearly hyperventilated! They more than made up for the horrible butterfly

    You are just one great Random Act of Kindness!

    love, Angie, xx


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