Saturday, July 15, 2017

Mother Nature

There comes a day, somewhere in the middle of every woman’s life, when Mother Nature herself stands behind us and wraps her arms around our shoulders, whispering “It’s time.”

“You have taken enough now. It’s time to stop growing up, stop growing older and start growing wiser and wilder.

There are adventures still waiting on you and this time, you will enjoy them with the vision of wisdom and the companionship of hindsight, and you will really let go.

It’s time to stop the madness of comparison and the ridicule of schedule and conformity and start experiencing the joys that a life, free of containment and guilt, can bring.”

She will shake your shoulders gently and remind you that you’ve done your bit. You’ve given too much, cared too much, you’ve suffered too much. 

You’ve bought the book, as it were, and worn the t-shirt. 

Worse, you’ve worn the chains and carried the weight of a burden far too heavy for your shoulders.

“It’s time” she will say.

“Let it go, really let it go and feel the freedom of the fresh, clean spaces within you. Fill them with discovery, love and laughter. Fill yourself so full you will no longer fear what is ahead and instead you will greet each day with the excitement of a child.”

She will remind you that if you choose to stop caring what other people think of you and instead care what you think of you, you will experience a new era of your life you never dreamed possible.

‘It’s time’ she will say…

“to write the ending, or new beginning, of your own story.”

Donna Ashworth
Beautiful, Wonderful, Fabulous Lady: Helen Mirren

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

these people

Look at these people. The adults, the children. The expressions. Sadness, pain. Look at these people. What do you see?

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017

adopt the pace of nature

Ask anyone who really knows me, and they'll tell you I love nature.  Skies and plants and animals.  (That doesn't include dangerous things.)  Warm sunshine, gentle breezes, chirping birds, gorgeous rainbows, fluttering butterflies, swirling leaves,  rippling creeks, soft snowflakes...  And, I know the Maker.

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
― George Gordon Byron

We know that God is everywhere; but certainly we feel His presence most when His works are on the grandest scale spread before us; and it is in the unclouded night-sky, where His worlds wheel their silent course, that we read clearest His infinitude, His omnipotence, His omnipresence.
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"...
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine...”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
 “Just ask the animals, and they will teach you.
    Ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you.
 Speak to the earth, and it will instruct you.
    Let the fish in the sea speak to you.
 For they all know
    that my disaster has come from the hand of the Lord.
 For the life of every living thing is in his hand,
    and the breath of every human being.

Job 12:7-10  NLT