Saturday, February 11, 2012
I love this quote! Not sure who said it but I found it on a Mary Englebreit poster and kept it ever since.
I came across this story this morning in the magazine "Just Between Us". The article is called "PERSONALITY & PASSIONS: What they reveal about your Hidden Talents."
Apparently it's from a story told by Mark Twain and it's a sobering look at what we could miss out on simply by not taking the time to uncover our hidden talents, and take the leap of faith into the unknown to put them to work. God has gifted us for many things and it's our responsibility to develop and use them. How do we develop what we don't know we have? Well, that's a question for another day. But, for now I wanted to share this with you. Take a look:
In Mark Twain's story, a man who died and met Saint Peter at the Pearly Gates, asked a question (knowing Peter was very wise) that he'd wondered about his entire life. "Saint Peter", he said, "I have been interested in military history for many years. Who was the greatest general of all time"?
Saint Peter quickly responded. "Oh, that's a simple question. It's that man right over there."
"You must be mistaken," responded the man, now very perplexed. "I knew that man on earth, and he was just a common laborer."
"That's right, my friend," assured Saint Peter. "He would have been the greatest general of all time, if he had been a general."
Now just ponder that one for a moment. I've been reading and studying a lot lately about purpose, and spiritual gifts and working within our strengths, so I'm not surprised this article crossed my desk today. But, this thought has captured me. I pray none of us will have to someday hear "it is, indeed, too late to be what you might have been".
I encourage you, as this article does, to consider "Your Divine Design" today. What gifts, skills and talents do you have that the world desperately needs, and God wants to use for His purposes? What do you love? What makes you feel strong? What are you passionate about? Have fun pondering these questions. I would love to hear what you discover.
Enjoy the journey!!! It's never too late.....!!!!
Monday, February 6, 2012
I love being an AVON Lady, and I really love being an AVON Lady when I come across an AVON product that makes me feel fabulous. The new RESURFACING EXPERT Smoothing Fluid is AMAZING! and I truly love how it makes my skin feel. I realize that I am, indeed, an AVON Lady and you would expect to hear that from me, but you would NOT hear that from me if it wasn't true. I would simply be a good Southern girl and "say nothing if I couldn't say something nice." LOL.
Here's what AVON says about the RESURFACING EXPERT: Overnight - transforms skin to look younger, smoother and revitalized. In 3 days - dramatically retexturizes skin to reveal the look of youthful radiance.
Here's what I say about the RESURFACING EXPERT: DITTO! I'm hooked on how my skin looks and feels with the RESURFACING EXPERT. (took me forever to get the name right, LOL, but I got it!!) I've never been a big fan of my skin so it makes me so happy to look in the mirror and see smoother, more dewey skin looking back at me. Makes me feel like a girl!!!
If you wanna give it a try it's ONLY $20 this week from AVON (reg. $38). AND, it's 100% GUARANTEED. It's good stuff, girls. And if your skin isn't happy with it, simply return it. It's that simple. But, I don't think you're gonna need to.
You can find it in my ONLINE STORE at www.youravon.com/pennybennett. Or! You can call your local Avon Rep and make her day by asking about the RESURFACING EXPERT. Either way, I hope you'll give it a shot. I think it's awesome!
Thanks for letting me share it with you. What kind of AVON Lady would I be if I didn't share my good news with you. Have a fabulous day!!
Please feel free to share with your friends. You tell one, then they tell one.... There are AVON Ladies everywhere so spread the love!!