Yesterday, Ruby Red Slippers http://lionstigersandboysohmy.blogspot.com/ posted a review on the upcoming movie, “Yes!” starring Jim Carrey – in theatres December 19th. Reading her post reminded me that I have certain favorite words. I know that may sound crazy, but, I do. HOPE is one of them. I have a synthetic, fist-sized rock on my desk engraved with that word – a gift from my very clever sister. I also have letters on a shelf in our living room which spell out that wonderfully positive word. And, a little metal, oval, pebble with the word. And a new Sterling Silver ring… You get the idea. I love the word HOPE. It holds such promise.
My other favorite word just happens to be YES. When my boys were little, I told them that I loved to say “yes” to them. And that I would say it as much as possible… That the only time I said “no” is when I had to, for their benefit or protection. Amanda, at I Am Mommy illustrated this in the sweetest way in her post on November 11th, titled “First Snow.” http://iammommy.typepad.com/my_weblog/page/2/
I don’t have any items engraved with the word YES, but I do have stickers inside my kitchen cupboard. You know, those stickers that come with solicitations for magazine subscriptions, and stuff? I save the Yes-es. I’m not sure how this is going to all work out if/after I see the movie. Maybe I’ll be peeling them off my cupboard door. But, for now, I totally enjoy their uplifting influence in the morning every time I open that door and reach for a mug.
What about you? Do you have any favorite words? (G-rated ones.)
AND THE WINNER IS…
It was all very scientific how I came up with the winner for Robin Berry’s music CD, “A Christmas Dream.” I wrote down the name of each commenter, and numbered them in chronological order. At one comment per qualified person (remember the rules), I came up with numbers 1 – 6. Then, without giving my son any explanation, I asked him to choose a number from one to six. He said, “Five.” So that makes Nichole the winner!
However, Nichole just happens to go to my church. For a first-time giveaway, even though it was completely unrigged, that makes this a little scary. But that’s okay because this is the Christmas season, and I LOVE to give gifts to people who don’t expect them. Soooo, I have decided to give a free CD to everyone who posted a comment in this giveaway, who reads this post and contacts me by noon Saturday! (Gotta move quickly so I can order the CDs and get them shipped to you – and Nichole – before Christmas.) There’s not a link to my email address on my blog yet, so please contact me through my website: www.gracedove.com and send your mailing address. MERRY CHRISTMAS!