Oct 28 2011

Rear View Mirror

Amanda Carroll Rear View Mirror by K-LOVE Radio

I love fall, but it means the holidays are coming along with the to do list, the worn out and ragged.

This time of year the rear view mirror is a scary thing.  I don’t know about you, but that’s usually where I find grey hairs, pluck them out, and check my makeup at the end of the day, usually to respond with "WOAH…must have been a long one." 

My mom said something to me yesterday that changed my attitude of the quick glimpse we get of ourselves in the rear view mirror. She’s always telling me not to be so hard on myself. 

I looked at my eyes in the rear view mirror yesterday, and noticed how tired they looked.  I heard my mom’s voice in my head at that moment and realized…

I'd rather have tired eyes because I spent my time working hard and enjoying moments with my children, than sitting around waiting for life to get easier. I choose the full life. Besides that's what they make cover up for.

 

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10/28/2011 8:56:44 AM
Connie Marks United States
Connie Marks
I love listening to you. I am so glad you joined the Klove team. Thank you Jesus for Amanda.
I just loved it when you said you don't have to pretend to like sports anymore. I laughed so hard.Smile You are awesome. Have a great weekend.
10/28/2011 9:02:56 AM
Cathy C United States
Cathy C
Hey, Amanda!!
Could you and/or Scott and Kelli and/or JD talk about fav movies or books? I think that you would get a lot of response for that.
Smile
10/28/2011 2:19:33 PM
Laurie United States
Laurie
I love listening to you on the radio!  Thanks for what you do.  Today there was something about chocolate on there (a study maybe? something about Halloween?  i can't remember!)but I wanted to share something.  I am recenting learning so much about fair trade and have learned that the chocolate industry (which comes from the cocoa farms in Africa)is one of the worst in child labor.  Here is a blog post that is very informative.

www.rageagainsttheminivan.com/.../...-for-you.html

My family is watching the videos together now, and here is another one that follows it up with very practical suggestions about how to not support the chocolate companies that do not operate by fair trade policies.

www.rageagainsttheminivan.com/.../...alloween.html

The whole situation is so sad and makes me feel helpless that I can make a difference.   I don't have much of a platform, so I'm wanting to share this with you in hopes that it might be something you share with listeners.  The more people that know and demand fair trade, the more the companies will listen.  The lady that wrote the blog post compared it to organic foods.  10 years ago organic foods were not very popular and were harder to come by, but now they are so popular and in our 'regular' grocery stores...because people demanded it.  Fair trade chocolate can become the popular thing...and then maybe Hersheys and other companies that know what they are doing and refuse to change it (deny what is happening)will change their practices.
Thanks for listening. Smile
10/28/2011 6:11:43 PM
Valarie United States
Valarie
Thank you Amanda for your honesty and courage to express your struggles in your life. It makes you a real person and lets others (me) know that you have the same issues as the average person. I heard you one day talking about your divirce after a song. The song was about a women who lost her husband and she says if she could have gone to the gym or changed her appearance he may not have left. That song means a lot to me and you had talked about the feelings you had like that. At that moment you became a real person to me. Thank you for not being afraid to show your fears and feelings. You are such a blessing to me and many with your honesty and you love for the Lord shines so bright through the radio. K Love is the best ever and thank you and everyone who helps me through my days. God Bless you and your family.
11/1/2011 11:09:48 PM
Kristin United States
Kristin
"I've always been old Ben. Ya' know what though, I don't mind. I mean if my muscles ache, it's because I've used 'em. It's hard for me to walk up them steps now, its 'cuz I walked up 'em every night to lay next to a man who loved me. I got a few wrinkles here and there, but I've layed under thousands of skies with sunny days. I look and feel this way, well cuz I drank and I smoked. I lived and I loved, danced, sang, sweat and screwed my way thorough a pretty **** good life if you ask me. Getting old ain't bad Ben. Getting old, that's earned."
-Maggie from the movie The Guardian
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