Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wednesday Medley - Blessed to be Content

Thank you Terri for giving us this medley of questions to answer on our Wednesday blog.  To see how others have answered the questions click on Terri's link below.

This was my God gift yesterday morning as I drove home from the gym.  Truly a "Heavenly Sunlight flooding my soul with glory divine."

On this day theme...

1.  On this day in 1908, Billy Murray hits the charts with his “Take Me Out to The Ball Game”.  Did you watch the MLB playoffs, and are you watching the World Series?

No, we aren't big fans of baseball although our son played from the time he could be a bat boy until he messed up a knee playing intramural baseball in college.  I do watch the college world series when LSU is playing. 

2.  On this day in 1962, “The Manchurian Candidate”, directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey, was released.  What is your favorite Frank Sinatra song? 

There are so many such as "Come Fly With Me," "Stranger in the Night," "Fly Me to the Moon," "New York, New York," but of all these, "Night and Day" would be my favorite, I guess.

This video is from the 1943 movie where it was first introduced.

3.  On this day in 1968, Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithful were busted for pot and released on £50 bail.  Has your state approved the sale of medical marijuana?  In a nutshell, what are your thoughts on the subject?

Yes, in 2015 Louisiana made it legal for physicians to prescribe medical marijuana for a restricted but ever growing list of maladies.  Recreational use is not legal.  Right now, there are only a limited number of doctors who can prescribe and a limited number of pharmacies who will carry it. 

I have mixed feelings about this based on the fact that Cannabis oil has been used successfully in a number of cases.  Perhaps if I had pain to the degree that some have, I might try it topically, but that would be the only form that I would use it.

4.  On this day in 1979, the Guinness Book of Records presented Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc as the all-time best-selling singer-songwriter. What is your favorite song by Paul McCartney?

I was never a Beatles fan so don't have a favorite by Paul McCartney.

5.  On this day in 2017, Albert Einstein’s “Theory of Happiness” written on a note as a tip for a bellboy in 1922, sold for $1.6 million.  His Theory of Happiness is:“A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.”   Was Einstein right?

I think he was.  To me finding contentment, whether living a calm modest life, or seeking success, is the goal to be achieved.  Being content in a state of constant restlessness is an oxymoron.  Not possible! 

I read this in an article just this morning, "Materialism has been linked to depression, social anxiety, decreased well-being, lower life satisfaction, and compulsive and impulsive spending.  The failure of money to buy true happiness shows that the Bible is right to warn us:  "Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have."  (Hebrews 13:5).

So yes, I agree with Einstein's Theory of Happiness.

6.  Tell us something random about your week so far…

I will back up to the weekend if that is alright.

We attended Grandparent's Day with our youngest grandchild, Ava Grace who turned 12 last week as well.

 Ava Grace attends Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Tx and is in the 6th grade.  She is very involved in a number of activities such as dance, acting, sports and is part of the Middle School Honors Choir.

She is adored by both sets of grandparents and neither of us has ever missed one of her Grandparent's Days.

That night, Friday, she and her best friends celebrated their 12th birthday together as is their tradition.

The parents are also good friends so this is truly a triple family event every year and they go all out.

Instead of gifts, the girls asked that their invited friends bring gift cards to be given to City House to help the homeless kids of Collin County.

They are learning early from the example of their parents that it is "more blessed to give than receive."  The parents recently participated in the huge City House Gala where the goal of $250,000 was not only met but exceeded.

And may you have a blessed rest of your week.


  1. How wonderful that the 12 year olds are giving to City House, establishing a giving tradition at such a young age. Happy birthday to them! Also enjoyed the article excerpt. So true!

  2. I'm hopping over here from Terri's Wednesday Medley. I so enjoyed reading your answers. I think those 12 year olds are wise beyond their years. What sweet, giving hearts they have.

  3. What a wonderful thing for those darling young ladies to do for their birthdays...certainly great examples for their peers as well. Your answer to #5 was right on. I couldn't agree more! Enjoy the rest of your week!

  4. A 12-year-old giving heart is something to celebrate, indeed!! I loved seeing all your photos and I thank you for joining in on the Medley. Not sure why my linky failed, but I'll keep trying! Happy Wednesday!

  5. Enjoyed your answers and love seeing the pics of your time in Dallas. A great pic of you and Dick and Christy looks stunning.

  6. Your pictures are gorgeous! I enjoyed your answers! Happy Wednesday!

  7. Beautiful pics. Does Prestonwood still do the Christmas pageant with live animals. That was so well done. Have a wonderful week, Elizabeth!

  8. That sunset!!! Wonderful photos of you and your husband. What a blessed young lady is Ava Grace. Happy Birthday to her and her friends. So glad you had such a great weekend celebrating Grandparents' Day and her birthday. Your answers were right on about materialism. So true. And I love the gift cards idea to City House. Teaching our kids to give is extremely important in this age of great materialism. I am familiar with that place and have wanted to get involved somehow, but every time they have an orientation, there is something going on in our life that prevents me from attending and is usually a family event which I won't miss.


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