Bombdiggity Do

The Devil loves it when people are miserable. Oh yeah, he lives for that.

He loves to see us whine, complain, gossip, and separate from each other.

He loves to destroy communities, countries and cultures.

Loves it.

Here’s something I’ve learned — if you’re someone who counts your blessings, suddenly you find yourself with more to count .. and those who are down and sad are drawn to that grateful, happy energy. They want some of it. The D doesn’t want them to have it, and therein starts the strife.

I say … shine on anyways.

Crank it up.  Let ‘er rip.

“This little light of mine .. I’m gonna let it shine…”



“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to our Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16

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  1. Love it! Yesterday morning on my way to work, I had to take a different route and saw an antique fire truck (I think ) sitting in the tall grass along side the road. It was pretty early and the first thing I thought of when I spotted it was you. I remember one of the pictures on your blog header is some old rusted vehicle from your mom and dad’s place (I think) Anyway, I pulled over and took a couple of pictures…I mention all of that only because while I was taking the pictures I thought, I am so blessed to have a job I love, the freedom to stop and take a picture if I want, etc. etc. the joy and thankfulness for those simple things was bubbling up..I think that is some of what you are touching on in this post. Dm

    • I know the truck you speak of — hope you’ll post the antique fire truck shots 🙂

      Good on you for stopping to enjoy life’s little moments!

  2. Ah, yes….DM has been touched by MJ’s love of life!!!!
    “This Little Light Of Mine” was a song we taught our preschoolers when I helped teach Sunday School.
    Enjoy your day, MJ. (I have a feeling you will!)

  3. Amen, MJ. We sang “This Little Light of Mine” when I was a kid in Sunday school. Let is shine, my friend. And I will, too.

    Shining from Ecuador,

    • Me, too!! Always liked that song. Some days I shine brighter than on other days; sometimes the “fun suckers” overpower me!

  4. We are all shining a little brighter now. Way to start the day with a smile.

  5. Love this! Theme for life! Thank you!

  6. This is so encouraging, MJ. Being positive, staying positive and generous is not always easy. Personally, I can use all the reminders I can get! Thank you for giving me new energy to go out into the world and shine!

    • I agree; I struggle with it almost daily — I have someone in my work world who makes me crazy (and i know you can relate, Terri) — and it sure is hard sometimes to see the forest for the trees.

      Bests! MJ

  7. cooper

    The big D works in my office then…

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  9. “This little light of mine!” As others commented…learned this as a wee little one…amazing how the words and tune still run through my mind after decades! Good reminder that we should all be blessing-counters! ~ Sheila

    • It’s the one thing that can re-center me when I feel my gratitude meter being chipped away by the fun suckers in my world. Augh! Somedays I’m better at shining than others but whenever I stop – recenter – and stay humble I am always better for it 🙂 MJ

  10. I don’t have a poker face. None. What you see is how I’m feeling. When I read the first couplea sentences of this blog I was having a really, really hectic and almost nasty day at work. I usually focus on the positive since the only person in charge of my attitude is me….so I started counting those blessings of mine and before I knew it…I snapped out of the ‘tude that I was experiencing. Thank you for the reminder. 🙂
    R (aka as Pokerhead) 😉

    • Hello RR, like you, I do not have a poker face, either. I am unable hide disgust or dismay … but sometimes life reminds me that things could always be worse. Like Saturday night, when the kid called at an unusual time, when he should be working. He works in a local deli and he’d had an accident with the meat slicer….. as gruesome as his poor thumb looks and feels, he only lost the tip, not the whole darn thing. Blessing counting, yes I am.

      • I try to remind myself that “today…someone is finding out that they’re loved one was in a horrific car accident, or that they have cancer or that their child may not have enough to eat….and here I am pissing and moaning about my trivial issues.” Although I may want to call a “Whhaaaambulance” or have a pity-party I suck it up after getting disgusted with myself and move forward. 🙂
        Funny…God’s timing, your blog and my bad day. 😉

      • “coincidences are just His way of remaining anonymous”

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