LET MY HEART BE FILLED WITH TODAY

Another morning breaks.Another welcome dawn.What a blessing to awaketo the gift of another day.What joy to see the lightstream through the silhouetted trees,to see the dew drops bright and glisteningon silhouetted leaves.How refreshing to feel the gentle touchof the early morning breeze.How beautiful to hear the choral singing from birdsperched proudly in the trees.O let me listen to this new day in silence,as it softly speaks to me.Let not my heart be attachedto yesterday.Let not my heart be burdenedwith a load of care.Rather,let my soul be filled with today,the beauty, the sights, the sounds,the wonders all around.Let my heart be … Continue reading LET MY HEART BE FILLED WITH TODAY

EXPLORING THE MEANING OF LIFE

If life is the pursuit of happiness,may I make the right choices to experience it.If life is the search for truth,may I discover it.If life is a long and winding road,may I not miss the rainbows along the way.If life is a symphony of nature’s music,may the melodies soothe my soul.If life is a journey of spiritual awakenings,may I be inspired.If life is a gracious gift,may I be wise and gracious in how I live it. Continue reading EXPLORING THE MEANING OF LIFE

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS GIFT

He was a small shepherd boy tending a flock of sheep with his father and uncle in the fields near Bethlehem. The boy lay by the fire to keep warm. He covered himself with the royal purple blanket that his mother had woven for him for his birthday one week earlier. It was the only thing he owned and he treasured it. He thought he was dreaming when the angel appeared and told them a Savior had been born and that they should go see him. They went immediately and found the baby in a makeshift manger with his mother, … Continue reading THE FIRST CHRISTMAS GIFT

YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE TO EARN TRUST

TRUST is not something to be EARNED because you can NEVER EARN it. UNCONDITIONAL TRUST is like UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.  It’s a GIFT. In its pure, gracious form, it is given without conditions. Even when a person makes a mistake or does a serious wrong,   the goal is still to TRUST the person. TRUST means believing that down deep the person has the ABILITY to do what is right. to make the right decisions. It is motivating and confidence-building to feel that someone trusts you UNCONDITIONALLY,   and you don’t have to figure out how to EARN it. It doesn’t … Continue reading YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE TO EARN TRUST

WHAT ROSEMARY GAVE TO ME TO BRIGHTEN MY DAY

SOME DAYS BRING HEAVINESS. And it’s easy to let my attitude whirl out of whack and turn negative. But……oh….. What an early morning walk in the garden will do to brighten my day. Rosemary is there to greet me. I touch her gently and she responds with a gift of sweet aroma so fresh and fragrant that I can’t help but be grateful for such a blessing… for such a friend in the garden. Rosemary reminds me of how blessed I am…. and my attitude changes. I breathe in the frangrance, pause and reflect, and say to myself… May I … Continue reading WHAT ROSEMARY GAVE TO ME TO BRIGHTEN MY DAY