Today And Today Alone

Right when I thought my time for traveling was over, hello, off I went again! To my limited knowledge though, my busy travels ought to be finished. (Thanks by the way for your patience during sporadic posting) So, by now I have thousands of books to review, (slight exaggeration but you get the point!) several brilliant bookclub points to discuss, (You’re allowed to roll your eyes at my sarcasm) and accounts of where all I’ve been. BUT for today, let’s just start off with something simple. I’ll get rolling a little bit later. (It’s hard to get back in the swing of things after a fabulous summer)

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It’s midday. Time for a pick-me-up! What’s a better quote to do that than Karon’s reminder to take one day at a time. Doesn’t that sound so much more relaxing compared to freaking about tomorrow…and then worrying about tomorrow’s effects on next week which end results affect next month….etcetera etcetera. All that worrying is so stressful for one day! Stick with today and today alone. But don’t forget to also cling to the Maker of your day. He’s got every stressful detail under control.

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Words of Truth

When you’re looking for some quick words of inspiration, who is you’re go to supplier? The great poets, philosophers, or politicians? The list of wise people could span to eternity. Yet, among these great thinkers, Agatha Christie doesn’t often appear at the top. Oh, of course she wrote brilliant novels and constantly boggled our minds, but as far as wisdom goes, she didn’t excel at it like others in her profession. Or did she? She may not be any Socrates, but have we completely underestimated her?

To be honest, she’s never been high on my list either. (Now ask me about G. K. Chesterton. That’s a completely different story.) But sometimes I am astonished by the gems implemented throughout her writings.

This is one example:

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Isn’t this a beautiful quote?

Even though hideous when faced pointblank, isn’t truth a relief when ultimately found?

For instance:

Truth may come in the form of a medical diagnosis. You found out that something is indeed wrong with you. (and that can get pretty ugly) But isn’t it a relief to know what it is instead of living in the dark? Now you can work on a cure!

Truth may come in a spiritual form. You realize that you’re not as perfect as you thought, (speaking of ugly!!!) but isn’t it a relief to know there’s One to save?

 

What is your opinion on Agatha Christie? Do you consider her a hidden Confucius or one who had the talent to surprise us in more ways than one?

Bookish Tip

Always walk into a book expecting to come out different. When deliberately searching for a lesson, you will find it. Not only will your reading experience be enhanced but your personal growth will abound when applying them.

Just Because

I look back at doing the Three Day Quote Challenge as others would look back on their weekend vacation. “How can it be done already!?” I groan to myself. “I was having so much fun!” Yet, who said I had to stop? (I mean, seriously now?) So, for no reason other than just because, here is a bonus quote.  Read more