Sunday, February 22, 2009

Be Humble Day!

"True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes. " ~Edward Frederick Halifax

"It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help."
~Author Unknown

"It is always the secure who are humble." ~Gilbert Keith Chesterton

"If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings." ~Welsh Proverb

1. not proud or arrogant; modest: to be humble although successful.
2. having a feeling of insignificance, inferiority, subservience, etc.: In the presence of so many world-famous writers I felt very humble.
3. low in rank, importance, status, quality, etc.; lowly: of humble origin; a humble home.
4. courteously respectful: In my humble opinion you are wrong.
5. low in height, level, etc.; small in size: a humble member of the galaxy.

–verb (used with object)
6. to lower in condition, importance, or dignity; abase.
7. to destroy the independence, power, or will of.
8. to make meek: to humble one's heart.

Today is be Humble day. I am not about to lie and say I am Humble. I am not!! I can't help it if I think fast and am able to figure out the best way to approach a situation while others are still looking things over. I can't help it if I read fast and have already finished the book before others are half through the first chapter. I can't help it if I am one who thinks of every problem ahead of time so that when I come across a problem I have already figured out a pretty good way of solving it. I am rarely wrong. I voice my opinion: sometimes too loudly. I talk a lot ; and there are those who have told me that I talk too much. There are even those who say they hate it that I am almost always right.. I can't help that. It is just the truth. So I will never call myself Humble. I am honest, but I am not Humble.

I have heard it said many times " I wish I could buy them for what they are worth and sell them for what they think they are worth." I believe I heard Grandma Morris say it first about her neighbor across the street. The Lady walked around like she was worth a million dollars. I think it is safe to say that she was not Humble either! I know she irked My Grandma something terrible. She annoyed Grandma every time she sashayed down the street in her pink shorts. She was always sashaying according to Grandma..I have to say in all fairness though that Grandma wasn't humble either. Grandma could sew a fine seam and crochet a beautiful stitch or knit a lovely sweater. She knew she was talented. She didn't deny her talent. I guess it all boils down to what My brother Jimmy would say! ~ " NO brag! Just Fact!" ~ No Jimmy is not Humble either. If I have an Humble sibling it would be Frank. He is quiet and easy going. Never bringing himself into the limelight if he can help it. Daddy was like that too.

I have been "Humbled" many times in my life. When each of my children was born. When they all graduated from High school. Also I have felt humbled many times by the blessings that have come to me at surprising times. I am often Humbled by my life. I have been told that a sense of it comes through in my poems and stories. I hope that it does. My heart is often Humbled just by the enormity of the great things God does for each of us. I feel that we don't count our blessings enough. I know I don't.

Today is not a day to boast or brag on oneself. Today is a day when we are supposed to practice being Humble. I have been Humble today because I haven't seen anyone today except Dave. He knows all my faults. The good ones and the bad ones. I don't have to be humble with him. He knows everything about me already. We accept us exactly as we are. He is Humble. I am not. I am what I am. I am talented to in my own ways. I tell a good story.. I write a good poem. I too can crochet and sew a fine seam. I see no reason to lie about those things. I try not to brag on myself. (much) I try to just allow my good points to shine on their own. But I know I am not Humble. Maybe I will try harder to be a quiet and refined person. Maybe one day I too will be humble. I doubt it, but Daddy always said "as long as their is life there is hope."

I have shared with everyone today My own poem. It is one from a while ago. I wrote this one about my own self. Maybe one day I will be humble but today is not that day! I hope everyone has a wonderful day. Don't brag on yourself today. But feel free to brag on others. You can even brag on me! Have a wonderful day!

I Am Me!

I am Crazy but caring
I wonder If the stars see me
I hear Memories from long ago
I see streaks of fire
I want to fly away
I am crazy but caring
I pretend To paint the moon
I feel that someone will come
I touch a winds whistle
I worry about my children
I cry but not so anyone can see
I am crazy but caring
I understand why some animals eat their young
I say the truth will make you free
I dream about climbing mountains
I try to believe in others
I hope To live a long long time
I am crazy but caring

I am all these things
you see; for all
these things
are ME!

written By ;Patricia Sawyer


Sunshine said...

Wonderful poem!

Pblacksaw said...

Sunshine~ I am glad you enjoyed it.
Have a great day!

clare_stjohns said...

Patsy, I just wanted to say that you are far more than you wrote... you are not only a wonderful sister (inlaw) but a great friend as well. Thank you for all that you do and all the great times we've shared.

Pblacksaw said...

clare~ shoot I am nothing special just me! I love ya. was good to see you and the girls today!

Anonymous said...

2 Chronicles 7:14 (King James Version)

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

This is a most beautiful verse and shows how ready God is to accept repentant sinners back who humble themselves and turn from sin.