22 Nov


Judy Wills



As I’ve mentioned in previous musings, I’ve been going through stacks and stacks of papers and pictures that we have accumulated. I’ve found a number of cartoons that my Mother had cut out – probably the newspaper – and sent them to me. And I’ve used some of them in my Old Things R New postings.

Today, however, I would like to share something that we found in my Mother’s Bible following her death.

She was always a hard worker, whether it was at the job where she was paid (she was an accountant, and worked at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque to supplement Daddy’s paycheck, to purchase things that we might not have been able to have otherwise), or when she purchased and opened the Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio, or when she was cleaning the house, cooking our meals, doing the laundry…. She was a hard worker.

I think the only time I ever saw her sit down and “rest” was after dinner and clean-up from that, to watch a little TV. One of her enjoyments – especially in her later years – was to sit down after breakfast, with a cup of her favorite coffee, and peruse the newspaper. She would read it from cover to cover.

But this little snippet of information is a real insight into her life. I think it was a testimony to the way she lived her life, and the way she saw life. It certainly makes one take notice about the wisdom of the words.


What do you think?

Her favorite scripture was Psalm 118:24

This is the day the Lord has made;

We will rejoice and be glad in it.



5 Responses to “Discipline”

  1. dianequicksilvernovels November 23, 2015 at 1:30 pm #

    I truly believe that we are happiest when we are busy! When we wake to a day filled with nothing ahead, dark thoughts, doubts, and laziness have room to crowd into our brains. My desk is organized with piles, things I must do or want to start working on. If my desk is empty, I get nervous. 🙂


  2. Scott Bury November 23, 2015 at 9:21 am #

    Interesting quote. Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Author Tamie Dearen November 23, 2015 at 9:09 am #

    Wow! That was both beautiful and convicting. (I was sitting here bemoaning the fact I have to go to work.) Your Mom is inspiring others, even after leaving this earth. How many of us will be able to say that?

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Timelesslady November 23, 2015 at 4:59 am #

    Wonderful quote…and a good reminder of how to start every day. Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Timelesslady November 23, 2015 at 5:01 am #

      And meant to say also…in just a few words I drew a lovely mental picture of your mother…Her Bible, Scripture and the timeless quote…I hope someday that those same words will point to my life too.

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