Thursday, July 7, 2005

I'll be good!

I read somewhere that when the Queen of England was a little girl she didn’t realize that she was in line for the throne of England.  Her instructors who were trying to prepare her for the future, were frustrated because they couldn’t motivate her.  She just didn’t take her studies seriously.  Finally one day her teachers decided to tell her that one day she would become Queen of England.  Upon hearing that she quietly said, “Then I will be good”.  The realization that she had inherited this high calling gave her a sense of responsibility that affected her conduct from that day forward.  I think about myself how many times I still get discouraged.  Many times I find responsibility a hard thing to take.  I think of Autumn, Eli, and Ethan.   I hope they find their calling.  I still feel I’m looking for mine at times.  What about you?  Do you think we will ever get there?  I do know I’m a believer.  A child of the light, so I guess we have a noble calling.  I need tokeep that in mind.  I will be good!  I remember saying this a lot when I was little, and here I am still saying it as an adult.  I think of all the people that have influenced me in some way.  Good and bad, but all good.  It made me who I am today.  Today I was reminiscing with my sister Sherry on memories of the river house.  A place where our grandparents would take us in the summer with my Mema’s twin sister and their family, and ours, lots of cousins, lots of fun.  I was blessed with wonderful grandparents.  Sure do miss them.  Funny how memories start flooding back once you bring them up.

4 comments:

joolsinwa said...

thank you
~Julie

lacaza3 said...

I'm 43 and still dont know what I want to be when I grow up lol
Donna In TEXAS

judithheartsong said...

when faced with a decision.... whether to take the easier road, or the most truthful (and often most difficult one) I often think of my teachers in this life. Funny that some of my best teachers have been people who did not live their lives in a moral and up-standing way. That negative example forces me to make the choice that is best for my soul.
I love it when you write.......... judi

csandhollow said...

Thank you for this. I'll be good.