LIVING A LIFE OF GRACE

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WEDNESDAY’S BLESSING

Forgive often and always

Living a life of grace requires a constant effort to forgive those who offend us. That does not diminish the wounds afflicted on us, but forgiveness renders freedom from resentment, anger and jealousy. That may take time but the reward is infinite. Forgiveness heals and makes everything new in us and most likely others.

LIKE GIANT DAISIES

Sunflowers By John Bratby

OFF THE CUFF Writing

These huge sunflowers pack a lot of history since 3000 BC where they originated in the Americas.  Now Russia and the European Union cultivate them for seed products…products like bird feed, lecithin supplement, oil, butter crunch spread and of course roasted sunflower seeds.

English painter John Bratby depicts these golden flowers as having distorted feelings and emotional moods.  They seem to sway radically conversing with each other, which is characteristic of the modern expressionist movement.

I find these giant like daisies exotic as they tilt they florets to the sun and when full grown face the east.  Myriads of sunflower types include bright red, strawberry blonde and Jerusalem artichoke (Images by Bing, Dwight Sipler and Christian Fischer.)

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jerusalem artichoke christian fischer My favorite is the sunflower perfume which blends fresh mandarin, orange blossoms, peach and bergamot notes…just like this delightful quote:

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MAKING A CLEAN SWEEP

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First day of Autumn – Perfect timing for making a clean sweep of home to prepare for the coming winter season.

Gee whiz, I just de-cluttered everything in March as we locked down for the pandemic.  The cluttered mess has returned.  I still find things to donate and so I begin the task.  What lies ahead is still unknown, but at least my tidy home will reverberate space, clarity and calm.

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Do I really need

this or that to keep me clear?

No.  Gift it away!