Life is Sweet…Life is Short…

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Life is sweet when you go into a bookstore and come out with two plastic bags filled with books you always wanted to read or reread and the cost for these treasures–mere pennies!

Well, the pennies really amounted to around 70 US dollars, but who will argue that books, especially if the collection includes several classic novels and a book written by award-winning writer, Julia Cameron and Natalie Goldberg, are one of life’s sweetest joys and a very worthy investment!

Not only are books entertaining, but a fantastic way to increase your knowledge about words. Anu Garg’s book, “Another Word a Day,” will have you, as the author writes “…romp(ing) through some of the most unusual and intriguing words in English.”

Cover of "Another Word A Day: An All-New ...

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For example, we often spend our days allowing others to influence our thoughts, thus, our attitudes reflect the energy we receive from them, and, unfortunately, some people, if encouraged, are good at making us feel like a ragged losel.

*Losel: (noun) a worthless person, good-for-nothing, despicable person

By the way, book collecting also means taking the time to read the books we stack onto our shelves. I know an avid book collector who spends far more money than me putting books upon books onto her (many) library shelves, but spends very little time reading them. Strange, I know, but I keep my mouth sealed. She means well.

“It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.” ~Abraham Lincoln

Life is short. If we describe ourselves as a sad losel, then, we must make our way back to a source of wisdom, the Sacred Scriptures and reflect for a moment on Genesis 1:27:

…God created human beings in His own image. In the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.

We reflect God’s image and there is no room for being a losel!

If you afflicted with the losel image, go over to a mirror and simply smile… at His image! Oh, beautiful One!

Finally, remember, we are worth more than any precious artwork…“For we are God’s masterpiece.” —Ephesians 2:10

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What is ‘sweet’ in your life?

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10 thoughts on “Life is Sweet…Life is Short…

  1. island traveler says:

    So true, “We reflect God’s image and there is no room for being a losel!” We should face life with joy and courage. We should live it to the fullest, and shine the brightest we could ever be.

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    • Sunshine says:

      Hey Island T.!!
      Anyone suffering with a losel attitude will be sent directly to your blog site! Seriously, you can get anyone out of a deep slump with your upbeat posts…thanks, Island T.! 😉

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  2. angelswhisper2011 says:

    This is such a wonderful post, Sunshine, it gives so much strenghts. It reminds me of the times I felt not being loved, and I found so much peace in His words that He loves me and that was all I needed to know to make me feel loved.
    I have an award for you, because I was thinking of you 😉

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    • Sunshine says:

      Aww, thanks, Angelswhisper, for the thought and yes, sometimes when we feel like no one is there for us, *smack* ouch, He has to remind us exactly who is there 24/7 for us.
      Have a wonderful Sunday. 😉

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  3. houseofewes says:

    Wonderful post. And a super awesome book recommendation to boot! I Had to do download them to my tablet right after I read this.
    Hi, I’m Jamie and I’m a word junkie….
    Thank you for enabling this habit of learning!

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    • Sunshine says:

      Hey Jamie! One thing nice about electronic readers, you can get something to read without the wait! Now, that is sweet!
      I’m also happy I enabled a good habit and not the not so good habits…cheers! 😉

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