Sunday, December 13, 2009

Blue Monday

All Blue Monday bloggers, join me in helping Sally at Smiling Sally move. They are finally getting into their new home. Wishing each of you the best for the holiday season.

If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family, I'm just another decorator.

If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing meals and arranging a beautiful table at mealtime, but do not show love to my family, I'm just another cook.

If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home, and give all that I have to charity, but do not show love to my family, it profits me nothing.

If I trim the tree, attend parties and sing in the choir's cantata, but do no focus on Christ, I missed the point.

Love stops the cooking to hug the child.

Love is kind, though harried and tired.

Love does not yell at the kids to get out of the way, but is thankful they are there to be in the way.

Love does not give only to those who are able to give in return, but rejoices in giving to those who can't.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails.

Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust.

But giving the gift of love will endure.




Betsy Banks Adams said...

Beautiful arrangement of ICorinthians 13, LV.... I had never read this one. LOVE it. Thanks so much.

claudie said...

LV, you are so right about all. I have to stop and thank my family, I have to cook for them instead of others, I have to hug and give them my attention when they need it.
thanks for the reminder.
Happy Blue Monday
Love Claudie

farmlady said...

These are such a good things to keep in mind during this hectic season.
Thank you and have a peaceful Holiday.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Thanks for sharing this LV, very inspiring.

My blue Monday

Barbara said...

LaVoice, Beautiful, in this dog-eat-dog world we live in today, I have to be careful not to fall in the pits of commercialism.(not sure about this word)

Have a great day, dear lady.

EJ said...

I agree, material things will never last but the gift of love will.

How is Baking Cookies for blue Monday?

Cindy said...

Beautiful post! You did a wonderful job. This is why my house can be messy at times, because I spend more time on the floor playing than working.
Merry Christmas!

Nanna said...

that was beautiful, I focused on philp.4:16 on my sun. selections,happy blue monday!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful and so true. Happy Holidays!

Erica (Irene) said...

Thank you for sharing this and have a Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas!

Martha said...

Such a good reminder -- thanks for sharing!

Glo said...

These are all things I agree with 100% but at this time of the year I can loose site of them, so....thanks for the reminder!! I needed it!!

storyteller said...

Amen ;-)
I love your timely updated version of this message from the Bible. Thank you for sharing it and the lovely blue stained glass window. Beautiful post!
Hugs and blessings,

gengen said...

Nice blue Monday shot...happy BM>>>>

Historical sites with charmine said...

lv,These are beautiful words,thanks for reminding us all.Wish you a lovely christmas with family and hope you have a nice time.

Marice said...

thats lovely LV! :) thanks much for sharing! hugs

u may view mine here

Becky K. said...

A very lovely reminder.
I do hope you are all ready for Christmas!

Have a wonderful Monday!

Becky K.

Maria said...

Merry christmas to you to.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Beautiful take on cor. 13!
I love the blue stained glass window pic .
Merry Christmas !

SmilingSally said...

What a magnificent stained glass window, LaVoice! And, I love the new version of I Cor. 13. Happy Blue Monday.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

So truly inspiring! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Coralie

Luna said...

What a beautiful post!
Happy christmas and a happy new Year too!

Carrie said...

Beautiful, inspiring post...just perfect for this time.
Thank you for sharing and all the best of the season to you!

Heart2Heart said...


This post captures the very essence of what Christmas should be to all of us. May be all reflect on this during this Christmas and go out of our way to show our family and friends just how wonderful they are to our happiness.

Thank you for your beautiful Christmas card, I love the Texas theme and it's proudly displayed on my stair case!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

MaR said...

Thanks for a wonderful post!!
Merry Xmas to you and yours too!

AnnA said...

First: I want to thank you alot for your lovely Xmascard, which arrived to me yesterday.Many greetings back to you from me!
Your words of Love were so good. It's true, that the most important things about Xmas are to give your love to your family, and remember the reason to celebrate xmas: that someone special was born.
Have a nice day!/

kat said...

Thanks for the comment LV.

What a nice words...very inspiring.

Have a great day.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Oh this is just beautiful. And just the reminder I need at this moment.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

WOW! This is beautiful and the poem is so true! I love your blog background it's beautiful also. You sure are a young 80 year old. My mother in law is 80 but she is not very young, I pray for her daily.I hope to stop by again it was a lovely visit.

Unknown said...

That was beautiful LV!

Patsy said...

Very good----I will use this some time for the Ladies meeting---very ,very good----The picture of the stained glass( from my church,readers)turned out GREAT---thanks for using it. Luv ya !!!

George said...

What a beautiful adaptation of the love passage. It's just wonderful and I thank you fas sharing it with us. I like the picture as well.

E @ Scottsville said...

Oh that was a beautifully written post. Thank you for sharing it with us.