Uncle Beanie babysitting

How I love to go up in a swing flying high over all the land.  The swing pictured above, made for us by Uncle Beanie, was not a high flying one.  However, he did install another one in that same area.  It had sturdy ropes he threw over the lofty limb of the huge tree near Grandma and Grandpa’s one acre truck garden.  The seat was a wooden one with notches to hold it in place on the ropes. 

Living around a person such as Uncle Beanie–  with an attitude of gratitude — makes life much happier for everyone. Uncle Beanie lived embodying Robert Louis Stevensons saying–” The world is so full of a number of things, I’m sure we should be as happy as kings.”

Uncle Beanie lived with Robert Louis Stevenson’s philosophy that, 

The man is a success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.

I have found that the only way to do this is by the power of the Holy Spirit which Jesus sent to us to teach us and lead us into all truth. 

John 16:13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.