Friday, January 22, 2010
While viewing the beauty of fresh falling snow,
My mind wandered back to words spoken softly to the ear of a child:
"Snowflakes are like newborn souls falling from the clouds to the earth."
Like the snowflake we are all perfect creations,
Each of us uniquely formed.
Many of us are taught religion in a fog of truth during childhood.
We call ourselves Christians, Jews, Moslems, Buddhists,
Hindus, Atheists, Agnostics or Pagans.
None of us speak or relate to God in the same manner.
Eventually, as the snowflakes melt,
They return to the water from which they were formed.
Water runs deep and will seek its own level
Until it is found.
Sometimes these waters are the waters of consciousness.
Heat melts the snow;
Like snow we soften with warmth.
We each live in a sea of thoughts, feelings and beliefs.
When we experience the warmth of love
Our thoughts, feelings and different beliefs melt away.
Connecting us with one another,
Making us realize we are one.
Copyright February, 2008 ~ Mary Ann Faris
while on the treadmill this week found suddendly i was unable to weight bear and realized the pain was the same as before when i had a torn meniscus............have seen the dr later that day and am booked for an mri a week Sunday......in the mean time have been having a great deal of difficulty getting around as well as being on the site as frequently as previouly.........just to let everyone i may not be able to be here as often as before..............thanks for your understanding and patience................
blessings and hugs..................lita
Saturday, January 09, 2010
A HAPPY YEAR
Take twelve, fine, full-grown months,
see that these are thoroughly free
from all old memories of bitterness,
rancor, hate and jealousy;
cleanse them completely from
every clinging spite.
Pick off all specks of pettiness and littleness;
in short , see that these months are freed from all the past;
Have them as fresh and clean as when
they first came from the great storehouse of Time.
Cut these months into thirty or thirty-one equal parts —
This batch will keep for just one year;
Do not attempt to make up the whole batch at one time,
but prepare one day at a time, as follows:
Into each day put twelve parts of faith,
eleven of patience,
ten of courage,
nine of tolerance,
eight of hope,
seven of fidelity,
six of kindness,
five of work,
four of rest,
three of generosity,
two of meditation and prayer,
and one well-selected resolution.
Put in about a teaspoonful of good spirits,
a dash of fun, a pinch of folly, a sprinkling of play
and a heaping cupful of good humor.
Pour in lots of love and mix with a vigor;
Cook thoroughly in a fervent heat;
garnish with a few smiles and a sprig of joy;
then serve with quietness, unselfishness, and cheerfulness,
and a Happy New Year is certain.
~ Author Unknown ~
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Every day is Christmas when you have the kind of mind,
That stores up all the goodness and the sweetness it can find
When you don't need an occasion, to spread a bit of cheer,
But just keep on a-giving, of yourself throughout the year
Every day is Christmas, with a gaily wrapped surprise,
When you've learned to see the friendship in someone else's eyes.
When you try a little harder, and complain a little less,
Holding fast to all the fervor of the faith that you possess
Every day is Christmas, when you've found that you can be
More concerned with words like 'you' and less with 'I' and 'me'.
When it's fun to do a favor, and to lend a helping a hand,
When being understood means less, than when you understand
Every day is Christmas, with a beauty deeply cast,
When you find it doesn't matter, if you're first or if you're last
When you can face your conscience, and be glad of who you are,
Then every day is Christmas, for you'll have friends near and far.
~ Author Unknown
wishing you and yours the blessings of Christmas................
blessings and hugs.............lita
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