Saturday, March 20, 2010

Kreative Blogger Award!

Many thanks to Vanessa for nominating me for this award! xoxo Do check out her lovely shop and jewelry at BailyBelle Creations.  She is also having her first Etsyversary Sale now!

This is a fun little award, but its comes with some rules:

1. Thank the person who gave this to you.
2. Copy the logo and place it in your blog.
3. Link the person who nominated you.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that no one would really know.
5. Nominate seven 'Kreativ Bloggers'
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them.

7 Things About Me That You May Not Know:

1. As Tracy (bragginbath) suggested - I can sing good lullabies -> that is actually quite the opposite! ;p
2. My favorite relaxation past-time is to take a stroll or read a book by the beach.
3. The most disgusting thing I have ever eaten is jellied pig's blood and I didn't used to think it was bad.
4. I used to be obsessed about vampires and loved tomato juice because I thought it tasted like blood.
5. I am no longer doing 3 and 4, because I now believe in and follow Jesus.
6. I am rather un-girly, and almost never use make-up.
7. I love cartoons, animation movies and comic books.

Here are the 7 blogs I am  nominating: 

1. WWES (Founder: Monique) -
2. Waterwaif -
3. Moonangelnay -
4. Voleur De Bijoux -
5. Fruits of the Bloom -
6. Diamond Dolls Couture -
7. MissNatch -

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Forgiveness - A Burden

Something happened recently that reminded me of this little parable I came across many years ago...

Forgiveness - The Sack of Potatoes
One of my teachers had each one of us bring a clear plastic bag and a sack of potatoes. For every person we refused to forgive for whatever they did, we were told to choose a potato, write on it the name and date, and put it in the plastic bag.

We were then told to carry this bag with us everywhere for two weeks, putting it beside our bed at night, on the car seat when driving, next to our desk at work, etc. The hassle of lugging this around with us made it clear what a weight we were carrying spiritually and emotionally, and how we had to pay attention to it all the time to not forget it and leave it in embarrassing places.

Naturally, the condition of the potatoes deteriorated. This was a great metaphor for the price we pay for nursing our grudges. Too often we think of forgiveness as a gift to the other person while it clearly is for ourselves!

"Forgiveness is to set a prisoner free, and to realize the prisoner was you." - Corrie Ten Boom, a Christian woman who survived a Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust