Monday, October 12, 2015

PLAGIARIZING YOU

Yes, I am a copy cat and yes, I am guilty of plagiarizing.  Some of my best posts come from stories of you---things you have done and things you have said--often inspire me--motivate me---turn on the light upstairs.  It is a sincere form of flattery.  You will note even when I write of the mundane---you have inspired me to see beyond the ordinary to the extra-ordinary of even the day to day.


Get it--copy cat---Heh-Heh!

The problem with plagiarizing is you have to be very selective in what you plagiarize.

For Instance---copying your hair style/color might not be the best idea--considering my less than co-operative hair.


The red hair I have always admired and wanted is NOT exactly this shade of red!

And perhaps I should leave your style of dress to you---


since it might not be my best look.

I do LOVE extreme sports and adventures--but really should remember


the cost of such mis-adventures could be traveling with a cane.

Today's rage of tattoos and piercings--


might best be left to those with youth on their side.

And my love of fast speeds


might be cause for alarm for the local constables.

And though I am "The Queen" to some


perhaps I should stay away from those silly contests.

All to say--with tongue in cheek---when I copy you--or use you---it is the most sincere form of flattery.  Borrowing lines and quoting wisdom from friends and strangers adds to the depth and color of my own ordinary thoughts.  Living vicariously through your experiences and gleaming from your wisdom---has broadened my insight and opened my eyes to the fullness of the world around me.  I am thankful for the richness and variety of experiences  you share with me.  I am blessed by the dichotomy of perspective you stretch me with.  I thank you for your indulgence as I harvest your rich ideas and vast wisdom when I write.

Be flattered--by anyone who copies or uses you and your ideas---truly it is the most sincere form of flattery.

And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.
I Corinthians 11:1



8 comments:

  1. {{{rolling laughter/fits of giggles}}}---Oh Lulu, you have hit on something here.... thank you sweet friend, thank you. Have a beautiful Monday. Blessings

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    1. I am flattered by your laughter, Friend!
      New Week Blessings!

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  2. I had hair that color about 8 years ago!

    Well, maybe not quite so vibrant, but pretty close!

    Needless to say, we're applying another color every 7 weeks or so these days ...

    har har

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    1. I am TX blonde now, Linda! I go in & say, " You know my natural color is almost black." She nicely nods. I then say, "Perhaps we should tone down the blonde." Again she smiles & nods- I walk out blonde again! So be forewarned - if you move to TX- they only have one hair color-you will be blonde-TX blonde !
      LOL!

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  3. Hi Lulu! My writing tutor says there are precious few new ideas, but we can always take what someone else has said and rework it to fit our way of thinking. That is so true! And I think it's wonderful that you are inspired so much by other bloggers. Isn't that why we write? To inspire? Good for you, I say.

    I am always inspired by your words here, and I hope I'll continue to be. And if you cause me to think and write something, that's a huge gift you have give me in the Spirit. So thank YOU!!
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. You almost inspire me, Friend! I believe Soloman was the one to remind us there was nothing new under the sun & it holds true today !
      Blessings, Friend!

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  4. Being a natural blonde, I tried red awhile back myself. *grimace* Let's just say, I'm back to blonde again.
    So far, I've not been offended by anybody coping me, not that it happens very often. It makes me feel really flattered someone even notices or cares what I do or say. Besides, I've "borrowed" a few ideas myself. "There's nothing new under the sun ..." [Ecclesiastes 1:9]
    Hope your day is blessed. ~:)

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    1. I love red hair- but only natural red hair- so I waiting to Heaven to see if God grants that desire! But you are correct it's all been around the block over & over!
      Blessings, Friend!

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Your comments keep my writing and often cause me to think. A written form of a hug or a pat on the back and an occasional slap into reality---I treasure them all!