02 January, 2009

Cold Hands, Warm Heart...

I'm not making resolutions for this new year, for me that's an exercise in futility. I'm making a vow instead, to reach out more; to live with an open heart... every day. I spent last evening stitching mittens and as I stitched, the words from a poem spoken at a funeral that I attended on New Year's Eve replayed in my head and seeped into my soul. "Something Worth Leaving Behind" is about making a difference in someone else's life, about loving another person and investing yourself in that person. That's the kind of legacy I want to leave, one of a life lived with an open heart! There's no day like today to start. Cold Hands? Maybe. Warm heart? Absolutely... with God's help.
Life is Good!
Philippians 4: 13 "I can do all things in him who strengthens me"

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14 comments:

Nane said...

I love the bookcases...I will forward the link to my Dad so he can "be inspired" I think a quilt case should be next on the list! Mason looks tickled with both his gifts from his grandparents.

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful post and words that we can all live by. Wishes for a wonderful 2009 to you and your family.

julieQ said...

What wonderful words to aspire to. I think you already fulfill this! Happy quilting and "reaching out" in the New Year!!

KarenF said...

I can't get the link to work...if you get a chance, email it to me. Sounds like a good one!
Happy New Year!

Carrie P. said...

For with God nothing is impossible. I believe you will leave a legacy where people were glad they knew you and know you now.

meggie said...

Hppy 2009 to you & yours!
That is a great philosophy for the coming year. I never make resolutions, just try to live with an open heart, & love all I can.

Teresa said...

Thank you for the inspiring post today. Its a goal we should all reach for and you know, sometimes it can be so easy to make a difference in someone's life with just one act of kindness.

Heritage Quilter said...

Well said. One of my favorite verses at the bottom.

Rhonda said...

You are so inspiring! That's one of my favorite Scriptures!

quiltmom said...

Lovely post and lovely mittens- it is an adage indeed to live by - Living with an Open heart.
Happy New Year to you and yours,
Hugs,
Anna

Libby said...

What a great post . . . . I don't much care for resolution making either. I just set myself up for disappointment. Your outlook is far more uplifting. Thank you for sharing *s*

Salem Stitcher said...

Look at those little mittens! They remind me of retreat.

This weekend at the beach, I opened my featherweight and found in the top, the little piece of Shelby doggie fabric you gave me. It reminded me of you and your giving heart. Know that your friendship always warms my heart.

GunnyMom said...

"something worth leaving behind"
those words so speak to me. a mother of 2 (almsost 3) teenagers and all of the ups and downs especially durning the holiday break, you sometimes wonder if you will have something worth leaving behind. But my trust in the Lord, leads me to your blog and your words.. and YES I do have three somethings worth leaving behind. Three wonderful kids, who will be wonderful adults.....
God Bless You.
Gunnymom

Nan said...

Once again, you've hit a chord with me. I don't make resolutions either - I know myself well enough to know I won't keep them, so why do it? I have thought a lot about this new year, and have also decided to work harder to be a better person - more loving and giving to all around me. it won't always be easy, but oh so worthwhile, and definitely with God's help.
The mittens are very cute, by the way!