Saturday–A Perfect Fall Day

September 27, 2008 at 11:55 am Leave a comment

  • Planning to do touch up painting for a second coat in the entry hall so I can hang my pictures…Christmas is a comin’!  Time to get myself back on duty with the painting issues and picking out some carpet, considering I now have a one foot piece of plywood exposed in my TV room from the kitchen flooring project!
  • Using my mom’s spaghetti sauce she gave me last week over rice for lunch
  • High pressure washing the concrete and getting sealer applied (The Hub is doing that…I’m support.)
  • Planning a scrimmage tennis match with Boy Wonder…great to see him coming to enjoy a new sport.
  • Finishing up some web projects…a  CelebrateLife series I’m working on for our general family album that focus on my daily work and “stuffs”…celebrating the ordinary.  Finding a lot of joy in that this week.  Easy to let the mundane get you down…why not celebrate it instead?  I’ll share that project soon.
  • Brewing the tea for lunch, watering house plants, running laundry, and scrubbing down the kitchen for a full and active weekend.  Whew…a lot to fit into one day.
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ME: “MAGGIE”

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Sifting the joy from the mundane:

recording, photographing, learning, creating.

I am married to the love of my life, as we raise three children, learning the ways of grace.

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Magnanimity (derived from the Latin roots magn- great, and anima, soul) is the virtue of being great of mind and heart. It encompasses, usually, a refusal to be petty, a willingness to face danger, and actions for noble purposes. Its antithesis is pusillanimity. Both terms were coined by Aristotle, who called magnanimity "the crowning virtue."

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:

MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.[1] (Source: Wikipedia)

MAGNANIMOUS WORK

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"We shall not waste our time in looking for extraordinary experiences in our life, but live by pure faith, ever watchful and ready for His coming by doing our day-to-day duties with extraordinary love and devotion." ~Mother Teresa

MAGNANIMOUS LIFE:

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"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not come. We have only today. Let us begin." ~Mother Teresa

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MAGNANIMOUS ATTITUDE

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A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in it's vicinity freshen into smiles. --Washington Irving

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MAGNANIMOUS LIFE

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When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. -Harriet Beecher Stowe

YOU CAME; I SMILED

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