Credit Where It Is Due

Credit Where It is Due

I like to make photographs, and I enjoy being praised for what I have done. But God teaches a different attitude, one of thankfulness and humility. He pointed that out to me recently. I DO NOT MAKE THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ALONE. I didn't create the light, or the technology which makes photography possible. I didn't buy my camera, it was a gift from my husband. I didn't give myself the ability to see through the camera in order to make an image which others find pleasing. It is right to use what I have been given to the best of my ability, but it is wrong to take credit for what I have not done. God made the light, the elements which are used to manufacture the camera, and the world from which these images come. He has given me gifts: people to teach me, eyes to see with, and a brain to process information. I am thankful for these gifts. He deserves all the praise, not I.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Thanks to Sandy

A while back Sandy aka Doris the Great of AGING DISGRACEFULLY had a give away, and I won. My gift arrived today: the promised Dark Chocolate Covered Cranberries! I haven't opened them yet, I think I may save them to share on Christmas Day. Maybe. If I can keep from opening them! Then again, maybe everyone will have to make do with fruitcake!
Sandy also sent things to go with this treat: red napkins with a reindeer motif and a beautiful embroidered kitchen towel. Also included was a cute Christmas card and a seasonal family newsletter which I enjoyed reading.
Thank you Sandy, and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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lakeviewer said...

You're on a lucky streak. Enjoy those yummy treats by a warm fire.
Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Interesting treats with a lot of ... red!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

And a Merry Christmas right back at ya! Enjoy your treats, and may there be much more for you!

Anonymous said...

What a cheerful assembly to receive in late December! And I say...the guests can indeed make do with fruitcake! :-)

NitWit1 said...

What a lovely giveaway and it fits the Season, too.

Merry Christmas!

DUTA said...

Lovely gift from a lovely lady. Enjoy it!

Happy Holidays to you!