Friday, January 18, 2008

Important!

The Photo Hunt Theme for the week is Important!
This theme comes at the perfect time for this grouping of photos, which represent something that I feel is very important.

This Sunday is Respect Life Sunday. My interpretation of the Photo Hunt theme is built around respect for life--for life is very important.

Respect for life is important!
Zest for life is important!
Doing something with your life is important!
Making a statement about what you believe is important!

I've had this T-shirt for a long time. I hope it never wears out. It illustrates for me how important it is to embrace all aspects of your life.
As does this saying on our license plate holder (yeah, I could have cleaned it up a bit.) My husband is a volunteer with hospice. This license holder comes from them. Interestingly, our speaker for our Martin Luther King Jr. Day assembly commented that King had said pretty much the same thing--It's not how long you live but how you live your life.

What is important is that you live your life as if you believe in something and stand up for those things you believe in. Each January we gather with a group that we don't see a lot of at other times of the year. They are volunteers from various churches in our community who set out a pattern of pink and blue flags as a memorial to lives who never saw the light of day because of abortion and a reminder that there are other Life Options.

For this Respect Life Sunday, find a way of affirming your zest for life and stand up for what you believe.

25 comments:

ellen b. said...

Oh so important!

denz said...

wow! how nice your picture is,indeed that is really important! keep it up...

check mine:
PhotoHunt1...
PhotoHunt2...
Happy weekend!!!

eastcoastlife said...

I love reading your post. So positive on a Saturday morning. It makes my day.

It's important to put others before self.

Carver said...

I agree that it's not how long you live but how you live. We all may have different views but the important thing is to stand up and be counted for what we do believe. You did that with this post and I respect that. I hope you have a great weekend.

Michelle Johnson said...

What a nice sentiment leaving flags for those who couldn't be there. Life is certainly very important. Your pictures are really nice. Happy Photo Hunting. Have a nice night.

Michelle Johnson said...

Almost forgot. Thank you for stopping by shades of mj.

Bengbeng said...

this is amazing. this is totally new concept to me... i have never thought of abortion as an issue or even of abortion at all ..it is not relevant to my life..this post of yrs set me thinking

poor man's nicole richie said...

yeah, enjoy life while it lasts we only have one to live = )

Paulie said...

I have never heard of this before. You are really involved with many important things! Thanks for the info.

Patricia said...

Very important, indeed, Katney. You know my heart. Thank you for sharing those photos with us, and blessings on your weekend - especially this weekend of remembrance and honoring the sanctity of life. Thank you so much for stopping by to see what I thought was important, too. Blessings!

J o a N said...

wow, that's amazing. so important, so positive. Nice one!

Have a great weekend. :)

Expat Traveler said...

very cool, and the colors in it all! thanks for visiting.

Mickey said...

Yes, life is very Important!
I like youe T too :)
Purrs Mickey

jams o donnell said...

WHat a great idea! Happy weekend

Inland Empire Girl said...

very important... and visually meaningful.

Jessica said...

WOW!!! Great take on this theme! Definately one that is important! Thanks for stopping by!

techieDan said...

Life is indeed important. Cheers to your weekend!!

chrisb said...

i am impressed

Chikai said...

important indeed! thanks for sharing and for being an inspiration. ;)

and thanks for peeking at my entry. ;)

BLOGSILOG

Team Tabby said...

Life is very important. Thanks for visiting us.

Moe & Mindy

PS. I do get in trouble for waking my food lady a.k.a. mom too early.

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

Thank you for getting past the "Disney World" part of my photohunt to find out what my post was *really( about. :)

Have you heard the song by Point of Grace called "How You Live" ?? I think you'd like it.

Here are the lyrics:
How You Live (turn Up The Music) - Point Of Grace

Verse 1:
Wake up to the sunlight
With your windows open
Don't hold in your anger or leave things unspoken
Wear your red dress
Use your good dishes
Make a big mess and make lots of wishes
Have what you want
But want what you have
And don't spend your life lookin' back

Chorus:
Turn up the music
Turn it up loud
Take a few chances
Let it all out
You won't regret it
Lookin' back from where you have been
Cuz it's not who you knew
And it's not what you did
It's how you live

Verse 2:
So go to the ballgames
And go to the ballet
And go see your folks more than just on the holidays
Kiss all your children
Dance with your wife
Tell your husband you love him every night
Don't run from the truth
'Cause you can't get away
Just face it and you'll be okay

Chorus:
Turn up the music
Turn it up loud
Take a few chances
Let it all out
You won't regret it
Lookin' back from where you have been
'Cause it's not who you knew
And it's not what you did
It's how you live

Bridge:
Oh wherever you are and wherever you've been
Now is the time to begin

Verse 3:
So give to the needy
And pray for the grieving
E'en when you don't think that you can
'Cause all that you do is bound to come back to you
So think of your fellow man
Make peace with God and make peace with yourself
'Cause in the end there's nobody else

Chorus
Turn up the music
Turn it up loud
Take a few chances
Let it all out
'Cause you won't regret it
Lookin' back from where you have been
'Cause it's not who you knew
And it's not what you did
It's how you live

'Cause it's not who you knew
And it's not what you did
It's how you live

Amanda said...

very important. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your story. I have a great grandmother who passed away in 2003 from breast cancer.

Larawannabe said...

your post is very inspiring. without life, we are naught.

thanks for visiting my blog :)

Frances said...

I am a firm believer in quality of life myself.
Thanks so much for stopping in at my site.
I love your T-Shirt.
Waving at you from New York,
Frances

penpusher said...

I love your positive spin on life!
:) Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.