Thursday, January 14, 2010

It is always good to remember

god God won’t ask what kind of car you drove, but will ask how many people you drove who didn’t have transportation.

onion_news2413 God won’t ask the square footage of your house, but will ask how many people you welcomed into your home.

Julie&CalebMansion(400) God won’t ask about the fancy clothes you had in your closet, but will ask how many of those clothes helped the needy.

clothes-vi God won’t ask about your social status, but will ask what kind of class you displayed.

palin-facebook-2 God won’t ask how many material possessions you had, but will ask if they dictated your life.

las-vegas-transportation-luxury-car-rental God won’t ask what your highest salary was, but will ask if you compromised your character to obtain that salary.

man_paper God won’t ask how much overtime you worked, but will ask if you worked overtime for your family and loved ones.

Family together God won’t ask how many promotions you received, but will ask how you promoted others.

sam_image3 God won’t ask what your job title was, but will ask if you reformed your job to the best of your ability.

God won’t ask what you did to help yourself, but will ask what you did to help others.

Tanzanian kids God won’t ask how many friends you had, but will ask how many people to whom you were a true friend.

495605058_29f95740b4 God won’t ask what you did to protect your rights, but will ask what you did to protect the rights of others.

Image_6 God won’t ask in what neighborhood you lived, but will ask how you treated your neighbors.02yonkersxl God won’t ask about the color of your skin, but will ask about the content of your character.

multi.235175947_std God won’t ask how many times your deeds matched your words, but will ask how many times they didn’t.

Fifteen Things God Won’t Ask
  by: Author Unknown, Source Unknown

best shot

I got the pictures from google image search.

Hillary from the Smitten Image

just informed me that those pictures are not supposed to be used.

I am linking each picture to its site and I sent an email to google

to find out if it is ok to use said images!

The only picture in this post that is mine is the leaf picture at the very beginning.

55 comments:

Kristina P. said...

This is a great statement.

I've been using more pictures from Flickr. There are also a lot of sites that have legal, free pictures.

BoufMom9 said...

Excellent post! Great words with great photos :)
Happy Friday!

mimbles said...

And a beautiful picture of leaves it is too!

I like Flickr for finding images, you can search images there under each type of creative commons license which means you can be sure that the owner of the image is happy for you to use it.

Frau said...

Great post and reminder! Happy Friday!

FatScribe said...

exactly so. wonderful post. it's all about, as i tell my sons, our "talents" and if we bury them or use them to our God-given potential, to bring back a "return" that will last and mean something. it's all about choices, and your post speaks to that beautifully and effectively.

Kimberly@PrettyPinkMomma said...

This is such poignant post. I loved it!

Diar A. said...

We all need a reminder like this now and then. I am so going to put this on my file. Thank you :)

Marilyn said...

How true.

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is great.
How did you get a picture of my house and car?

Nurse Nancy said...

Very moving statements and so true. Makes you stop to take stock of what one has accomplished in life.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

What a great reminder!

Mighty M said...

Beautiful! And such a great reminder for all of us!!

She Writes said...

Beautifull done!

smiles4u said...

I love this. I read this a while back but loved reading it again and being reminded...and I love the pictures that went with each statement. Visuals are so affective aren't they? Happy Friday! XX Lori

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Mari said...

Excellent post, and such a great reminder of priorities!
I use Google image too and I though as long as you didn't claim them for your own, it was ok.

Baloney said...

Hmmm... I use Google images too. Why have them there if they can't be used?!
As for your post, does anyone else struggle with thinking I can never do enough? I have a constant feeling of shame that I could have done more.

blueviolet said...

Those words really cut to the heart of it, don't they?

Dot O said...

Beautiful post....really.

Lolli said...

Beautiful message! These are all things that we all need to remember. Thanks!

Patti said...

Ditto on all the above, AND I think if the photographers saw how you used their photos they would be proud to be a part of such a wonderful reminder to us all.

Theresa Osenbaugh said...

Loved reading the post-your bicture is great too :)

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Excellant! We all need to be reminded at times.
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Gerri said...

Excellent!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I really love your piece. The pictures you chose to go along with the words are awesome.

bluecottonmemory said...

Wonderful! What a perfect piece to encourage readjustment of our walk!

Marla said...

Great post... My favorite pictures was the leaves one too... :)

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The Animator's Wife said...

great reminders. No I take that back-- very timely, important and essential reminders! thank you for this.

jennykate77 said...

I always love reading this! Such a great reminder of what really matters.

Hope you're having a great Friday!!♥♥

4 Lettre Words said...

So beautiful...and SO true!

(Love that facebook one!)

Brian Miller said...

amen, to good reminders.

hope you have a great weekend!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Wonderful message, and great reminder. Thanks for a great post

Mellisa Rock said...

What a wonderful post-- your are always such an inspiration...the picture of yours is beautiful as always!!

Carly said...

Beautiful shots with a beautiful message. I really like the colorful leaves that you took the picture of.

mrsofficer said...

This is a beautiful post. wouldnt it be nice if everyone lived by its message?I am now following you!

Kelly said...

Great message, especially now!

Teacher Tom said...

Wow, I've never read this before. What a wonderful thing to read before heading off to bed. Thanks!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Very powerful words.
Thank you.
xo

Summer said...

You know what my most recent God won't quote is?

God won't ask you why you weren't Moses, he'll ask you why you weren't you.

So so good!

And I ADORED your post sweets!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

All so very true. If only one wasn't measured by the color of their skin, or what size they are, or the texture of their hair, or how much money they make on the job. If only people weren't defined as beautiful or ugly but human.

I loved this!

Nan Sheppard said...

Nice one! A good reminder for us all, for the new year. Thanks for the book suggestion, "Curious George" has been recommended by others as well... I'm going to do some more reviews, so I'm grateful for suggestions.

afv said...

Great questions for our self-inventory. Re the photos, I think it is ok to use them as long as you indicate the source and see what the rights of the photo.

Tasha Lehman said...

Loved that! Very well said.

Debbie said...

What a timely post. With the Haiti tragedy, I think we are all reminded of just how much we need to reach out.

Jenny said...

Excellent.. Beautiful photography with an awesome message :)

Briana said...

Lots to think about from this post. It is so easy to get wrapped up in our own little worlds and forget everyone else. Thanks for the reminder!

Hilary said...

Beautifully done. Your posts always are.

The thing with Google images is that they're not there by the photographers' agreement, and yet our own images appear there. It's strictly a search engine. Not a copyright-free sight.

Google will not care one bit if you use them but the photographers might. Use Google Images to locate "Kaishon" and you'll see that your own photos appear there. I'm guessing you're not offering free use any more than I am or others are. Best to use sites like Mimbles suggested so you know you have permission to use the image.

Thanks for the mention. And thanks even more for the lovely post.

Baby Favorite said...

I couldn't love this more!

Grandma J said...

I love this post. I've heard it before but it's so worth repeating every so often.

I used to worry about using pictures from google and flickr but I was told that if they are on the internet once, they are on there more than once. I was also told that as long as you don't use them for profit, you can use them. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. :)

Shelle said...

awesome...google also has a creative commons if you use their advanced search. i use wiki a lot...they actually have some neat old photos....and there are a lot of archive sites with very old photos which no longer have copyright (80 years)

brian said...

Thanks...a great reminder

Whimsical Creations said...

Beautiful post!

Liz said...

Beautiful!

Catherine said...

I love this post! It made me happy. So thought provoking. You are such a wonderful blogger!

Anonymous said...

Brim over I agree but I dream the collection should secure more info then it has.