Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving thoughts..

I pray you all had a most wonderful Thanksgiving. ... We were amidst travels to cheeseland and are now back. November has been so wonderful with the warmer weather and too a fair amount of sun, the heart just can't help but shine. ... Here is a brief Thanksgiving reflection:

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Journal Friends
On this Thanksgiving
I bow in gratitude
for two jobs I love
for health
for joy
for the good Lord
for the saving grace of Christ
for friends and family
and for all the beautiful souls
who grace my life...

My friend
shall forever be
my friend,
and reflect
a rayof God to me.

-Henry David Thoreau-

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Poetic Beauty

Perhaps poetic beauty
rings music
in places
we hold both founts of joy
and vessels of tears

For perhaps
those places somewhere
find harmony
in the symphonyof love


Friday, November 20, 2009

A quote for the day...

Recently a friend called in tears.. as I tried to offer comfort and friendship, I was mindful of what a gift true friendship is. ... It is those special souls with whom we can share anything, be ourselves, and support one another.

This quote I have often shared with a close friend. It has been credited to a few different authors, most often Twain or Souza. I find its beauty and importance in the times that we find joy, and too those we find tears. Amidst a recent talk with a friend who was hurting, I find it's wisdom.

"Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is ...listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth." — (Twain & Souza)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Life, love, and the perplexity and beauty of the journey...

I realize perhaps in the past few years I have come to know how deeply I feel, how deeply I laugh, how deeply I cry, how deeply I love. ... Some may say, "can we love too much"? I would argue no... sometimes there is pain or sadness when the heart grows tender if a loved one is hurt, if we hurt, if there are questions and hardships, or if we grow tender in our hearts wishes as we yearn for answers to the existential questions that sometimes visit. ... yet perhaps in the depths of all types of love, romance, friendship, passion, nurturing, affectionate, and unconditional love. ... it is the true love that holds to the joy and beauty of love of self, others and the good Lord. ... and for those whom we deeply love, though sometimes tenderness come, does not joy in love ring eternal?


I awoke so deeply tender this morn...

I think I have daffodils growing in my heart

Friday, November 6, 2009

Certain special souls touch our lives
and pieces of music or great poetry our hearts and minds
this one touches me today...

And think not you can direct the course of love,
for love,
if it finds you worthy,
directs your course.
Love has no desire but to fulfill itself

Kahlil Gibran