Smiling Sally hosts a Blue Monday in which we can post about anything blue — pretty, ugly, serious or funny — and then link up to other Blue Monday participants.
I love the I Can Has Cheezeburger site — it’s often the last thing I look at before I log off for the day. Most of the pictures are cats, and I am not particularly a cat lover, but often the captions are hilarious. They do use other animals as well. This one cracked me up the other day:
It reminded me of a painting a friend from a former church did for me before we moved away. That was a pretty small church, and this lady was the only person who did any painting. She was also the primary “crafter” in church. So she couldn’t make anything for her “secret sister” because that would give away her identity. She instead sometimes made something nice after identities were revealed as a thank you to the secret sister who gave to her.
So the year I was her secret sister she gave me this painting she had done herself:
I know I have shown this for Show and Tell Friday, but I don’t think I have shown it here. I love the fact that she did this for me, and I love the dogwood blossoms: two of the houses we have lived in have had dogwoods. She said the bird came out (unintentionally) looking like it could peck someone’s eye out, though I don’t know if you can tell it here, as the picture is a little dark. But that’s why the above picture reminded me of this one.
I hadn’t thought of it before, but it is kind of funny that the bird’s expression doesn’t match the verse she wrote: “Her ways are ways of pleasantness and all her paths are peace” (Proverbs 3:17). She added the verse because she said it reminded her of me, though it is actually speaking of wisdom. I hope I have gained and display wisdom, pleasantness, and peace, though I assured her I am far from walking in any of those elements perfectly. But maybe this little birdie’s scowl can remind me of what I look like when I am not exhibiting peace and pleasantness!
Happy Monday to you! More Blue Monday participants for today can be found at Sally’s.