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Sunday, March 2, 2014

What’s Your Secret?

We all have secrets. Things that for whatever reason we don’t share.

I have many things that I don’t share on this blog.

Some things are embarrassing. Like when I tripped over the dog last week while holding a carton of eggs and then found myself, yep, covered in eggs. I yelled at the dog something fierce while he remained unfazed and was only too happy to help clean me up.

There are of course stories that effect me in a HUGE way but they are not my stories to tell. So I remain silent. Which may seem unusual in our oversharing social media society. But trust, to me,  is more important.

Other subjects seem too boastful. Like an award I received from A.S.I.D. (American Society of Interior Designers) a few months ago.

Recently I watched a wonderful video featuring a big secret keeper. It made me wonder “How many people do I know that perhaps I really don’t know at all?”

So here’s to the Jim O’Connor’s of the world and their secret alter ego’s.

Laura

Be sure you do not do good things in front of others just to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. When you give to the poor, do not be as those who pretend to be someone they are not. They blow a horn in the places of worship and in the streets so people may respect them. For sure, I tell you, they have all the reward they are going to get. When you give, do not let your left hand know what your right hand gives. Your giving should be in secret. Then your Father Who sees in secret will reward you.”   Matthew 6: 1~4

11 comments :

Auntie Em said...

Love your message today. Some folk just don't seem to have a filter when they get on the computer.

BUT congratulations on your award! That is not overshare but a well deserved achievement in your career. You are a very talented and artistic lady.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. :)

Kelley said...

That is absolutely beautiful... Not the eggs, of course, but the pleasing blessings upon you (earned and deserved! :-D), and the Jim O'Connors of this world. I appreciate the secrets that should be kept, but that one? Yeah, we need to let more cats out of the bag like him.

Dave and I are reading a chapter nightly together in R. T. Kendall's book (italics) The Power of Humility. Yep. That's Jim. The world needs more powerful men like him. And never married? Wow.

Hugs and happy highways,
Kelley~

Stacey said...

Laura, congratulations on your award. It's your profession girl...it's ok to be happy and proud. :)

I've watched the video twice now. What a precious man. It makes me a little sad that he connects with those who come and go from his life. Wish he'd find a keeper. You know?

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Laura, such a beautiful post and such a loving video. Congratulations on your award, it is most deserved and you are such a talented person, not boastful at all, in fact just the opposite. Hugs, Marty

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What an amazing man! I wonder how he got involved doing this. Tank you for sharing his Tory, Laura. It is inspirational.

xoxoxox

Sheila

Cindy said...

Another great thought-provoking post. Love the video! I honestly try to look at everyone as if they have a "secret" or story for that very reason -- I guess I try not to judge a book by it's cover and try to remind my kids of this, too. I'm not perfect about it, but I try because I think there are a lot of Jim O'Connor's out there! Thanks, Laura!

Lory Owens said...

Amen!

Sandy McClay said...

I saw this video yesterday.....just makes you feel good, doesn't it????

The Boston Lady said...

I saw this exact video and it made my heart happy. They always say it's not what you do while others are watching that counts, but what you do when they are not. Bless this wonderful man. Ann

The Boston Lady said...

I saw this exact video and it made my heart happy. They always say it's not what you do while others are watching that counts, but what you do when they are not. Bless this wonderful man. Ann

Rita C. said...

I saw this in social media earlier this week - great, great story. Congrats on your ASID award - happy you shared that with us!