Having a conversation with my mother a few months ago, she questioned whether or not she possesses any talents. I was in shock. How could she not know or realize her talents and the gifts God gave her (all of us). In the image above she actually made that outfit she’s wearing. She could sew anything. As a kid she made tote bags that we’d all sell at the flea market on the weekends. I’ve witnessed her reupholstering the couch when we couldn’t afford a new one, even taking apart our ATARI, VCR and other household appliances to fix them. She taught my daughter to read music and play the piano. She’s built working structures out of lego’s and now there’s a show that airs where that skill has apparently become somewhat of a trend. My mother is the most disciplined person I know when it comes to finances as well as other aspects of her life. Although she has struggled in many areas due to limited education; literacy especially, she’s always been an extremely determined individual. She’d always tell us, “where there’s a will, there’s a way”. So I’d like all my readers to help me cheer her along with a little something she seems to be very proud of that she wrote many years ago. I can definitely appreciate it due to many ocassions of pondering over and idea or trying to solve a problem while my thoughts are evrywhere. When she found it recently , reading it to me again, I asked for her permission to share it with all of you. Please show her some love!!!
Lying in bed just before going to sleep is the worst time for organized thinking, it is the best time for free thinking. Ideas drift like clouds in an undecided breeze, taking first this direction and then that.
By Effie “Joanna” Johnson