Quote for thought

“Sometimes you’ve got to create what you want to be a part of.”
– Geri Weitzman

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8 thoughts on “Quote for thought”

  1. I was reading a book about some interesting people who created what they wanted to be a part of and became very successful at it.

    Hans Christian Andersen didn’t care much for school but spent a lot of time by the wharves iistening to old fishwives tales. He wanted to create stories like they did. He would make up stories in his head to escape the real word which made fun of him. THE UGLY DUCKLING is in fact a story about Andersen’s life. He may have been rejected by his appearance but he was accepted for his beauty of weaving a good story.

    Dr. Seuss’s father was the curator of the Forest Park Zoo. He loved to draw animals and truly wanted to be a cartoonist. He used his creativeness in this way for awhile and then had an idea for a book entitled TO THINK I SAW IT ON MULBERRY STREET. He sent it to 27 publishers and was rejected each time. He convinced a friend in the publishing business to take a chance and he did. Of course, Dr. Seuss went on to write many many wonderful books for children of which CAT IN THE HATE AND GREEN EGGS AND HAM are a couple which are well known among many.

    Jim Carrey as a boy had a wild imagination and could bend his body like a rubber band. He was a clown and very creative at it. He had to drop out of school to take a factory job to help his family. Later he moved to California and took a spot at the Comedy Store. He caught the eye of David Letterman and Rodney Dangerfield. The rest is history with his roles in ACE VENTURE, DUM and DUMBER, BRUCE ALMIGHTY, etc.

    Walt Disney was very creative with his cartooning and wanted to be a cartoonist, but the Chicago Tribune turned down Walt Disney’s cartoons. He went on to create Mickey Mouse and many other Disney characters.

    James Earl Jones was a stutter and refused to speak for many years when he was young. A teacher encouraged him to read some poems in class. He was surprised that he did not stutter. He took speech lessons to completely rid himself of stuttering. At the encouragement of friends he went on to study acting. His resounding voice is heard as the evil Darth Vader and Mufasa in THE LION KING.

    Steven Spielberg loved to draw stages and characters since he was a boy. He made his first movie at the age of 12. He was turned down for admission at the University of California for film making. He was determined to achieve his dream. He has gone on to create extraordinary and memorable films.

    Bill Gates parents enrolled him in a private school because learning was easy to him. Here he fell in love with the computer and he mastered BASIC programming language very quickly and was able to write his own programs. He first started a small company to count city traffic.
    This was just a beginning. He wanted to see everyone have access to a computer in their homes. At the age of 21 he started Microsoft. He has accomplished his goal.

    After reading the biographies of these people, it seems that they recognized their creativeness and chose to walk in it. It wasn’t always easy and they may have had to face obstacles, but with a great deal of determination and persistence they realized their dream and everyone recognizes them for their individual creativeness.

  2. She(Sara) wanted to be(and us to be) a part of those who touched the world for Christ ….(some times you have to create what you want to be a part of)(from quote above),,,and so now we have The Daily Lily…(I may not have worded this just right but I am sure it is understood:)thankyou for the creating…dj

  3. What great thoughts from both Rena and DJ. Both of you along with Geri Weitzman have encouragement me to continue to move forward and be proactive in ’07.

    I hope and pray that we will all be “enterprising, take-charge, energetic, driven, bold, dynamic, motivated, go-ahead in ’07.” And, all for Christ Jesus and His Kingdom.

  4. The beautiful tea set above looks so inviting and beautiful. It was created I am sure by someone who’s expectation was probably that it be used for something more than sitting on a shelf. And then it was purchased by(or given to)someone who had a use in mind also. The set becomes a creative means or tool of gathering others around a table to serve nourishment for body and soul. As I look at this set I think of Luke 14 where the Master created a setting, set a table and served a Great Supper inviting many to come and dine with Him. His goal: “Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the Kingdom of God.” (vs. 15)And in Rev. 3:20 Jesus the Master said “I stand at the door and knock and if anyone hears my voice and opens the door I will come in to him and dine with him and he with Me.”
    Dorothy, you tied The Daily Lily creatively to the quote, in such an insightful light. That made me have the thought that The Daily Lily is that beautiful tea set adorning a table that beckons the world to come and dine with Him.

  5. In Exodus 23:25 it says: And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.

    In gathering around this table at the Daily Lily as Dorothy and Debi say we are taking in all that Jesus has for us. We can find healing of all types and encouragement to keep on in our daily lives. We find substance for what each day holds. We find encouragement to put forth our best gifts to serve the Lord. Thank you Daily Lily for such a beautiful table. Thank you Lord for planting such a beautiful idea in your servant Sara.

  6. “Sometimes you’ve got to create what you want to be a part of.”

    Creating for God’s purpose:
    Thank you, Christopher and Sara, for creating and providing what you and all of us want to be a part of…..thedailylily.

  7. That is a most inspiring quote. It’s really what the Lord God Almighty did when He desired to share His infinite Love and Creativity. He created the universes and His finest work, MAN, because He not only wanted “man” to be a part of HIM and His CREATION but HE WANTED TO BE A PART OF “man”. And so He made a way for that desire to come to fruition. So when we create or use our God-given creativity we are imitating our Heavenly Father & Lord Jesus Christ.
    I see thedailylily.com in that light of the Creative God. I thank the LILY for offering us the opportunity to present our creative thoughts and inspirations, to be able to share, as was the desire of the Heavenly Creator, with our fellows, the love of God and of one another.
    It is an honor to be a part of what God is doing in the last days. And, thedailylily.com it one of them.
    Thank You Jesus.

  8. In Rena’s comment she says ‘we find substance for what each day holds…” That is so true. Thedailylily.com is really a fulfillment of Scripture. In Act 17:11, it says that the believers searched the Scriptures DAILY with eagerness and inclination of mind to assure that the teachings of salvation were true.” (AMP paraphrased) And in Hebrews 3:13, the Word of God says to, “Warn, urge, encourage admonish one another DAILY as long as it is called TODAY that none be hardened into settling or being deceived by sin and fraudulence and delusive GLAMOR” (AMP) We sure have that GLAMOR CLAMOR in the world today and so we can come to thedailylily.com for that admonishement and exhortation that the BIBLE encourages us to pursue, to help ward off the deception and grime of the world system.
    And the Scripture that I love the best as describing what thedailylily.com is truly about…Malachi 3:16; “Then those who feared and loved the Lord communed with one another DAILY, talking often to one another, and the Lord listened and heard it and a book of remembrance was written before HIM of those who reverenced and whoshipfully feared the Lord and who thought and spoke (and wrote) of HIS NAME> WOW!
    That’s THEDAILYLILY.COM!!!!

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