My sweet Mom has been in my heart all week! Over the holidays I had been sorting through a few things that survived my house fire a while back. When I found this dress she had made for me as a little girl, I showed it to my granddaughter Rocket. She LOVED it!!! I was surprised because it was definitely an older style. 🤔😂 That’s Rocket in the photo wearing what my Mom wrote as one of my “favorite dresses.” 👗🤗
One of my Mother’s greatest legacies is that she left volumes of journals that she kept diligently over the years. I have heard from many of you, on how she has inspired you through the years. I enjoy seeing her personal notes that are presented to me at Meet and Greets at The Flamingo Las Vegas. She left inspirational thoughts to my children too, including sentimental memorabilia. I am certain her teachings and writings will be treasured in our family for generations to come.
I love this story Richard G. Scott once told a group. He asked them to hold their pens high up over their heads “Your pen is your antenna to the receipt of personal revelation. Inspiration flows through the end of our pen (or through our fingertips on a keyboard). Many who keep a journal record events of their day without seeing the hand of God. Some form of revelation from God to man is constant. Like radio waves, God’s divine signals to His children are always there. He is always communicating through the Light of Christ (our conscience), the Holy Ghost, and other people, as well as through nature, music, and events. Too, often, we may be oblivious to such impressions, or, if we sense them, we fail to recognize them as divine communication.”
I believe that journal writing can be the source of great peace to our soul, as well. Sometimes we don’t know what we truly feel until we write it down. We can discern through our writings if we are thinking negatively or if we are truly using our journals as a place to express our gratitude to God even through the difficult times we encounter. I remember when my son Michael passed away, a dear friend of mine gave journals to all of my children and told them to write to Michael of the happy memories and even some of the sadness they felt towards him. “It will all go to serve you in years to come,” she said. They are forever grateful to her for that gift!
I watched my Mother record her experiences as we traveled throughout the world in her daily journals. She jotted down her feelings on paper as she received beams of inspiration from God through her pen. 📺 🖋 Mom truly was the greatest of authors and because of her, she inspired me to write. From my books... to these Sunday posts, I appreciate the opportunity to express my feelings of love and gratitude to all of you! Happy Sunday! 😘💋
What type of legacy are we leaving for our loved ones?