By Jodi Marze, Lifestyles Editor
The Picayune Item
“My favorite words are easy to share; I use them all multiple times daily.”
— Carolyn Huey
Carolyn Huey was kind enough to contribute this week’s column words which speak volumes about her character and basic philosophy, that has pulled her through challenges and kept her humble through triumphs.
The first on her list is family.
“I have a wonderful family and it was never in doubt that it was part of God’s plan for my life that I would have one. They are my life -- my husband, my children and we are even blessed with 6 grandchildren.”
The next word on Huey’s list is friend.
“Friends make the world go round. They are like stars; you don’t always see them, but when you need them they are always there.”
“Thank you” is another word on Huey’s list.
“I think gratitude is second only to love. If someone does anything for you then you need to thank them for it; you should acknowledge it. There are so many ways to express it: Through a card, a phone call or a big hug. Just pick one.”
This brings up her top word of importance, “I love you.”
“It’s probably a term that people use so casually that it takes the sincerity from it,” Huey says. “I love you is an expression that sometimes we don’t say sincerely enough but when it is said in a way that is genuine, it means the world. We should use it often, not out of habit but meaning it from the bottom of our heart. It is important to let people know how we truly feel.”
Amazing is an adjective Huey is very fond of.
“ You know, when I think of God’s greatness it is just amazing. I often use it to describe his grace in our lives and the beautiful world he has placed us in. I use it describing my grandchildren. There are many opportunities to feel the impact of the word in our daily lives if we open our hearts.”
Finally, Huey says loves the word grace.
“Well, because of God’s grace there is more to life than what is here; we have much to look forward to on the other side and I am by no means in a hurry to get there but it is comforting nonetheless.”
On that note I am off to buy a blank journal and record how Huey’s words fit my life daily. I can’t wait to look back and see the impact they make.