Thursday, February 9, 2017

To Be ... Not to Be Seen

It is those who have no need to be in the spotlight
who are really worth watching.

A lady does not need an audience in order to shine.  She is who she is, whether or not anyone else is watching.

She runs her life by principles (her code), not pretense. She is genuinely concerned with what she should be, not what others think her to be.  She knows how to enjoy an experience without turning it into a photo opportunity...

... She can buy a new car without posting a picture of it on social media.
   ... She will keep a tidy house when no guests are expected.
       ... She can dine at a fancy restaurant without publicizing photos of what she ate.
          ... She does a good deed when no one will notice.

A lady of substance is more concerned with being than being seen.

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    1. You illustrate a lovely way of noticing unassuming individuals! Thank you.

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  2. So very apropos in this strange "15 minutes of fame" world that we now endure. Doing a good deed when no one will notice is truly worthy. That is an excellent test of one's substance. A goal to strive for!

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    1. Yes, "strive" is an excellent choice of words, Erina ... the road to gracious living in today's culture seems uphill in so many ways.

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  3. Oh, how I pray the younger generation will learn the wisdom in this.
    God bless
    Mrs.O

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  4. Love this. I dislike seeing my friends post these kinds of pictures on Facebook. And they're my age, 50! I find it shocking and somehow sad.

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    1. We are kindred spirits in this. Thank you!

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  5. Dear Miss Nancy:
    I have to say you are so right in your post today and it is such a blessing to read your blog. To me, it is the truth simply put. I sure do like it!
    Blessings,
    Bunny Cottage

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