Simple Words

Thank you for checking my blog. I know it has been a bit unpredictable these days. I assure you – Summer days are coming to a close and soon we will all be back to a more predictable routine. This week I have a dear friend coming to visit that I have seen once in the last ten years. SO, I will probably not post again this week!

Recently, I came across a scrap piece of paper on which I had written 3 short phrases.

"Be who you are. Want what you have. Do what you can."

Those words were not my own. A friend had told me of a man she knew who used them as his motto in life. I instantly loved them and scribbled them down. I think they are simply but beautifully put.  Can it be so simply lived?

Be who you are. Seems like a no-brainer. I am who I am. Or, am I who I think someone else wants me to be? Or, do I spend way too much time or money trying to look like or act like someone else? Endeavor each day to be the best version of exactly who God created you to be!

Want what you have. It reminds me of a wooden heart I have perched on a shelf that says, "Choose your love and love your choice." I got it shortly after we were married 22 years ago and have never seen that quote anywhere else. It is a good reminder. Another 'easier -said -than- done' motto. Are you content with your love, your kids, your house, your yard, your job, your stuff or does everybody else's always look better to you?  May we endeavor to be content with all that we have truly been blessed with.

Do what you can. Not everything. Not nothing. What you can. What you are able to do.  What you have the resources to do. What you feel led to do. Do what you can to bless someone else, to help someone else, to encourage someone else. Do what you can to recycle, or to be responsible or to make a difference. We are all in different seasons of our life. We all have different abilities. Do what you can, when you can. Pay attention to that still, small voice and you'll find you'll be spending your time and efforts wisely!

They are simple words, but powerful nonetheless. I hope they are an encouragement to you today.

Doing What I Can With You,


About debbierivers

I love to share what I can whenever I can. My goal is to live simply and love lavishly. I enjoy inspiring others with my writing. I am married to Steve and am the mother to two beautiful daughters, Hannah and Jenna, and grandmother to Kinsley. My desire is to encourage and to bless others through my life and my words.
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2 Responses to Simple Words

  1. Debbie,
    Thank you so much for your wisdom. How did a kid like you learn so much? I read every word you write and treasure them.

  2. Laurie W. says:

    Debbie these are fantastic words! You always say it so beautifully! Thank you!

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