Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sounds to the Season!!

Today's thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

There are sounds to seasons. There are sounds to places, and there are sounds to every time in one's life.
--Alison Wyrley Birch

Live is rich and full. Your life. My life. Even when the day feels flat or hollow, there's a richness to it that escapes our attention. We see only what we choose to see. We hear selectively, too. Our prejudgment precludes our getting the full effects of any experience. Some days we hear only the drum of the humdrum.

But the greater our faith in the program and a loving God, the clearer our perceptions become. We miss less of the day's events; we grow in our understanding of our unfolding, and we perceive with clarity the role others are playing in our lives.

We can see life as a concert in progress when we transcend our own narrow scope and appreciate the variety of people and situations all directed toward the same finale. The more we're in tune with the spiritual activity surrounding us, the more harmoniously we will be able to perform our parts.

I will listen to the music of today. I will get in tune, in rhythm. I am needed for the concert's beauty.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Train by Jean Turbeville Sanders

I adore this~

THE TRAIN: At birth we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will always travel by our side. As time goes by, other people will board the train; and they will be significant i.e. our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of your life. However, at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone. Others will step down over time and leave a permanent vacuum. Some, however, will go so unnoticed that we don't realize they vacated their seats. This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes, and farewells. Success consists of having a good relationship with all passengers requiring that we give the best of ourselves.

The mystery to everyone is: We do not know at which station we ourselves will step down. So, we must live in the best way, love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are. It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down and leave our seat empty we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.

I wish you a joyful journey.

Jean Turbeville Sanders

Monday, February 15, 2016

Finger prints~

"Our finger prints don't fade from the lives we touch."
Judy Blume
Happy birthday, Judy Blume! The beloved author of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing must have an enormous trophy shelf at home. She has won more than 90 literary awards including—not one, not two—three lifetime achievement awards.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

"I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all."

 Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura Ingalls Wilder (born February 7, 1867) first gained popularity as a writer with "As a Farm Woman Thinks," her column in a local paper. About two decades later, she used her childhood memories to write her beloved, autobiographical novel, Little House in the Big Woods.