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Inconvenient time

It’s an inconvenient time.

Here are some of my Ramblings.

More specifically Not convenient, not accessible; hard to reach, not suited to one’s comfort, purpose, or needs, inopportune time.
It’s 2 am and finally you fell asleep after a horrific day, the baby awakes oops throwing up and is sick. You don’t say this is not a good time but mommy/daddy mode – kicks in as a nurse/doctor/loving parent. You do what you have to do to make your child comfortable and complete steps to his/her complete wellness including lots of love and tenderness.
Be there even if it messes up your day!

Be kind whenever possible and the trick is it is always possible.

If you want contentment and happiness; try kindness and a helping hand.
I agree it is an inconvenient day in which we live, especially with so much evil, wrong, sickness, violence in the wake. Compassion often fails us and maybe just maybe we want to shut the door on it all and pretend it’s just us and no one needs us.

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Sadly for some the time that someone needs you is at an inconvenient time. 

However the more we allow our hearts to be generous and giving there is never an inconvenient time.

Life and death could be in someone’s path today; family issues, traumas or just plain bad days. So let’s make someone’s day better.

My new motto: leave a room better than when you entered.  LEAVE a person’s life better than when you entered it.

The Mystery of the Mop

Everyone at the State University knew that Donner Hall had the best parties. All-night dancing and beer guzzling attracted the largest weekend crowds by far – especially on the notorious second floor.

By midnight every Friday and Saturday, the entire second floor was three inches deep in smashed beer cans, empty wine bottles, and stale potato chips.

But by about 7:00 a.m. the next morning, all of the garbage was removed.
The second floor residents assumed the conscientious school janitors came bright and early, before anyone woke up, to sweep up the mess.

Early one Saturday morning, Chris, still hung over from Friday night’s party, stumbled out of his bed to head for the bathroom.

Noticing a freshly vacuumed second floor, he mumbled to himself, “I guess the janitors came early again to get rid of the mess.”

On reaching the bathroom, however, his nose warned him the mess wasn’t completely eliminated.

A trail of vomit soiled the bathroom floor, ending at the point where someone was just then mopping it up.

Chris thought to himself, I’m glad the janitor is doing the dirty work so we don’t have to.

At the sound of Chris’s shuffling, the supposed janitor looked up.
Shocked, Chris realized the person mopping up the vomit was Marco, his next-door neighbor.

“Marco, man, what are you doing?” Chris asked.
Marco answered simply, “I’m cleaning up.”
“Why?” You weren’t even at the party last night.”
“Because I’m a Christian.”

No janitor had ever cared enough to clean up every Monday morning.
It had been Marco the whole time.
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Marco’s model of servant leadership is required of all who follow the creator’s path.

 
In what ways have you shown yourself to be willing to serve others—Even when it’s inconvenient?

Serving isn’t about what you get out of it, whether you’re looking to be entertained, or have a fun time. It’s simply putting yourself in the place of other’s thoughts and situations even if it’s inconvenient.

THIS week my daughter’s dad passed away so she is going with her Husband [my son] to Newfoundland to attend the funeral and help with the necessities that follow such an event.  There will be times of joy and sorrow.  A most wonderful man whom we adore.  The only thing that we can do [ my husband and I ] is to look after their two children [ our precious grand children ] while they are away.  For us it is a privilege to care for them.  For some that would be an inconvenience but for us it is a convenient privilege.  Many times it is a matter of attitude and how you approach a situation.

At times, it’s an inconvenience for us to go out of our way to help someone that has either hurt us or that we don’t especially like when we know of something that can benefit them instead of us.

We get ticked off at the circumstance we’re in at the moment, and our attitude prevents us from seeing God’s magnitude.

I think each of you have such amazing qualities keep sharing them.

Your day, your life is faced with trauma or just a bundle of getting nowhere fast.  Someone calls or meets you.  Maybe they need you in some way. The time is now!  You are faced with a situation, a dilemma, a choice, if you answer the call.  Is it possible you could change the fate of an individual; their life, their choices, their attitude,  their commitment, their love. Maybe this inconvenient time isn’t so inconvenient after all.  The creator ordained it.

Prayer in action is love, and love in action is service. Try to give unconditionally whatever a person needs in the moment. The point is to do something, however small, and show you care through your actions by giving your time … We are all God’s children so it is important to share His gifts. Do not worry about why problems exist in the world – just respond to people’s needs … We feel what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean, but that ocean would be less without that drop.“- Mother Teresa

A man has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or danerous to do so.  Walter Lippmann

Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better. – Richard Hooker

You Raise Me Up!

From a Distance

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May you have hope today in your heart!

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photo by Joanne Hoyles Keating Newfoundland

Have you been Out looking for HOPE?

Spring Robin1

Over the past several weeks and months our family has endured tremendous amounts of stress, disappointment, sickness and trials.
Watching the changes of the weather back and forth wondering when spring will come.
One thing I am sure off Spring WILL Come.
Nature has a way of reminding us that there is hope.

crocus

So if you are having a difficult time today go outside for a walk and look for hope. Look for HOPE in nature. See what you can find.
I have always had a fascination for Nature.
On your nature walk did you hear a robin sing, a flower growing up through concrete, a vine clinging to an abandoned building.
It is so hopeful!


Here is my poem entitled Finding ‘Hope”

Finding ‘Hope’

Do you think
 life sucks, stinks, phoey
woe is me
downcast
hope lost
trials and tribulations
got you down
life filled with sorrow
no way out,
don’t give up
go for a walk
look for ‘hope’
put on your cardigan
close the door
see you later,
a luminous welcome
sun, splashed its rays around
fluffy clouds
with a mighty statement
robins singing
joy oh joy
 spring is a comin,
 roundin the turn
on the ragged path
 hear tinklin trickling stream
 singin in unison
with the wind
and angels wings,
thanks to ancient rain
brought life and hope
never
underestimate
lucid liquid gold of water,
 i believe there’s a ity bity bug
on that there tree
a bulrush
made it through winter
appeared out
of nowhere a single butterfly,
 kicking the blassy bough
revealed another baby tree
junior rabbit
crossed my path
with a wiggle
come and play,
the sounds of nature
a gentle musical
opus
as wind bows to kiss
my cheek
with a whisper
‘hope’
suddenly
the roar of the waterfall
 good -news nature choir,
further on
daffodil takes a peek
crocus arrived with a grin
cute baby critters
everywhere,
 as sure as shootin
spring follows winter
 ‘hope’ is comin
 nature prepin
for spring,
look to nature
find ‘hope’
so the journey
through the woods
not in vain
know how
 blessed i am,
 nature-
creator’s garden
filled with ‘hope’
and life
the heavens our canopy,
the creator
exchanged
the
cloak
of
despair
to
‘Hope’
Made
My
Day….

BeverleyHoyles
March 24, 2013

So did you see HOPE?

two foxes


Thanks for reading my bLoG!

red cove nl on vac
All pictures were taken in Newfoundland by my daughter Joanne during our Vacation.
xxoo

Day 20 of my recent 30 Day Thankfulness Challenge; I am thankful for movies but especially older movies . 😀

There are many things I am thankful for in the modern age but modern movies usually do not go to the top of my list.  I will agree there are some great movies that have come out in the past  20 years but I am afraid I still prefer the message of the older movies.

Hollywood does not leave much to the imagination. Predominant themes are sex and more sex, immorality, violence with the full blood guts and brawn, potty mouth to the nth degree, disregard for love and marriage is the order of the day so I avoid those and go straight to the sensible movies [in my opinion].

Day 20 A_Charlie_Brown_Christmas,_1965

I actually love all Christmas movies. Dear me I am the proverbial child. lol

Oh my goodness I just realized something I love so many movies I can’t name them all. Oh dear; my name is Beverley Hoyles and I am a movie addict!
😀 Not really I love movies but I’m haven’t gone that far yet!

For me whatever the movie I am watching… it has to get to me on an emotional level.

I must feel something. It must send a message and I have to decide whether it is conducive for me to hang on to.

Personally I don’t like movies that want to cram things that deprave humanity in any way. Propaganda to infiltrate society to believe a criteria to beauty is only in a visual sense. I also dislike the idea of movies that promote immorality and disloyalty.

A good movie should give us pause to think, laugh, motivate to excel, promote goodwill, encourage humanity, deductive reasoning, common sense, highlight integral qualities, courage, values, to love, etc. while entertaining.

So I am strong in my opinion and expect a lot more from the presence of movies.

 

Movies

  • An Affair to Remember
  • Ferdinand the Bull – Walt Disney 1938- Although I didn’t like the gentleman smoking in this kids movie
  • Gone with the Wind – always cry at the ending
  • It’s a wonderful Life – with JImmy Stewart gives you hope in mankind and their kindness to help
  • I love the magic of Scrooge in the 1951- The Christmas Carol  – Alastair Sim is the greatest actor ever
  • Look Whose Coming to Dinner with Sidney Poitier
  • Meet me in St. Louis – During the year before the 1904 St Louis World’s Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York
  • Miracle of 34th Street
  • Singing in the Rain – just gotta lift your spirits
  • The Incredible Mr. Limpett – love Don Knotts
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
  • Wizard of Oz – Judy Garland one of my all time favorites
  • White Christmas with Bing Crosby; who don’t love Bing

There are some I like that have been produced in the past few years; here are a few.

  • Anna and the King with Jodie Foster and Chow Yun-Fat
  • Avatar
  • 127 Hours
  • Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Courageous
  • Dances with Wolves
  • Fireproof – beautiful movie about marriage
  • Hachi: Dog Story with Richard Gere
  • Man without a Face
  • Patch Adams- gave me faith in doctors again
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time with Jake Gyllenhal
  • Ratatouille
  • Samurai with Tom Cruize
  • Scrooged
  • Science and Sensibility
  • Shriek
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • Star Trek with Chris Pine
  • Soul Surfer
  • Taking Chance with Kevin Bacon
  • The Blind Side
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • The Green Mile with Tom Hanks
  • The Holiday
  • The Elephant Man
  • The Help
  • The Hurt Locker – couldn’t finish it yet!!!!!
  • The Prince of Egypt – Spielberg
  • The Polar Express
  • Transformers
  • Twilight
  • UP
  • Wall-e
  • War Horse
  • You’ve Got Mail

It is true I love too many movies!

Can you think of some movies that are worth watching that I have not added to my list?

Thanks for reading my blog….Beverley

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