Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Today I was inspired by this wonderful sister and friend of mine. I am not a great writer, as she is, in fact, I am a terrible writer. Which is why I usually let my words speak through the thousands of pictures I post. However, her words got me thinking today, so here goes....



This past little while I have thought so much about ME. I have been so absorbed in what makes me happy. I used to pride myself in always thinking about everyone else, but I can see that I have gotten off course. This is a sad thing. I want to be more like Miah's grandma who just passed away. What a life she lived. With 14 kids, she didn't have time to be selfish. She was up every morning before the rest of the house, everything organized, everything ready. She was an amazing woman who lived a life of quiet service. At her funeral, I found myself thinking; Do I serve enough? Do I care more about the comfort of other's than myself? Do I sleep on the floor when there aren't enough beds (sorry friends)? It is time for change! I want to rid myself of all selfish desires so I can become the person I want to be.



You must be the change you wish to see in the world. -- Mahatma Gandhi

9 comments:

Julie said...

Erin, you are the most selfless person I know. I am so grateful that I have your friendship, and for so long. I love you dear friend!

Lindsey Sharp said...

I too have been thinking lately that I definitely need to serve more! thank you for your honest post it makes us all think a little more about who are and the life we live!

Lindsey Sharp said...

will you email me your address when you get a second? thanks! mlasharp@gmail.com

Lindsey Jaye Pope Parry said...

It's nice for you to reach for the stars, but you kinda already super nice and selfless.

I mean who seriously rolls into town and offers to watch someone else's child while they are on vacation?

TC Jolley said...

Erin, if more people were like you, this world would be a lot better... I'm just sayin'!

laura n. said...

er-bear, you are my shining example of a perfect, and selfless mother, best friend, sister and wife. you and cort are so much alike, its kind of scary. i'm so lucky to have two such amazing people as a part of my family. you are my favorite. i love you so so very much. and miss you. thanks for the shout-out sis. xoxo.

Krista said...

same thoughts here, too. in fact that exact quote from ghandi enterted my head as i was thinking how i can be a better mom. i have all these hopes and expectations for my kids...yet if i don't teach by example i can't really expect much. comforting to know we all are trying to be better.

Tamara Jacobs said...

erin, i think you are an awesome writer and i love what you said about being more selfless. it was a good reminder to me...i could use work in that area. thanks for the inspiration. you are beautiful.
happy thanksgiving!

Jacy said...

Loved this post. You are an amazing person because you're so beautiful I want to hate you but can't because you're so gosh darn sweet and adorable. : ) It's always good to realize can improve though. I guess once we start thinking we don't need to improve that's when we're in real trouble!