A RE-BLOG POST – There is something to this gratitude business…

Today delights me to highlight a post from Georgia Peach at Holy Writing Blog, my benefactor who got me started with writing and blogging.  Below is her latest story; hope you enjoy it.

For a few days, I have had a small journal by my bedside.  As soon as I wake up, I write down the things that fill me with gratitude.  It does start the day better, but I noticed something unusual that happened today.  Instead of the near things:  sleep, comfy bed, spouse, etc., I was flooded with memories of my Mother’s flowers.  It was a trip I was taken on rather than one that I chose.

I never saw my Mother garden but sometime before I was born, the lilacs were planted.  If you have never enjoyed the scent of May blooming purple lilacs, you are terribly deprived.  They grew on the east side and were as tall as the second floor of our house.  The lily of the valley almost beat the lilacs in the swooning scent contest.  The azaleas, white, red, salmon, pink, were faithful every year.  Dogwood and daffodils, these are the gifts that surrounded me in the Spring on Long Island.  I miss them.

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Cooper and Sean

Then came a different memory.  I was laying on a gurney in 2010, waiting for my first colonoscopy.  I was afraid and not too proud to admit it.  Alone as I waited, I felt this:  my beloved deceased dog Cooper was laying by my side next to my left arm.  There was just enough room and I knew it was him.  I was comforted beyond measure.

Ah, you say, nice memory but you conjured it to feel better.  Maybe, but then there is this:  When I got home and went online to Facebook, the most curious thing happened.  On that day, a co-worker of my son’s posted a picture of he and Cooper taken at the camp where they both spent the summers.  He had taken it a few years before and posted it that day.

So, this was the second memory that surfaced to bless the beginning of my day.  One miracle left.  I wanted so much to see that picture again and had no idea how to find it.  I went to Facebook and found it with ease on my son’s timeline.  I couldn’t believe that I located that 9-year old post.  God finds ways to let us know He is with us in whatever form He knows we are able to accept.  Bouquets of flowers and a faithful dog.  I am grateful.

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What an amazing story!

Are you ready to keep a journal at your bedside and jot down your first thoughts of the morning to discover moments of gratitude?

I have that good habit, so grateful to Georgia Peach who is my ‘Delight’ mentor.

 

 

 

A RE-BLOG POST – “Symbols” by Thomas Merton

Thank you, Amira for this splendid post!

sincerely, yourscribeforlove

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“Symbols”

Traditionally, the value of the symbol is precisely in its apparent uselessness

 as a means of simple communication.  It is ordered toward communion,

 not to communication. Because it is not an efficient mode of communicating

 information, the symbol can achieve a higher purpose, beyond 

cause and effect. Instead of establishing a new contact by a meeting of minds

 in the sharing of news, the symbol tells nothing new:

 it revives our awareness of what we already know,

 and deepens our awareness. What is “new” in the symbol is the ever new

 discovery of a new depth and a new actuality in what is and always has been.

The function of the symbol is to manifest a union that already exists

 but is not fully realized.  The symbol awakens awareness or restores it.  

Therefore it does not aim at communication but at communion. 

 Communion is the awareness of participation in…

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A RE-BLOG POST – Battle for Green

This post shows the wonders of sharing images with one another as we collaborate our various blogs, in this instance, with Life in Words…offering a fresh approach to ideas, so do visit there also.

sincerely, yourscribeforlove

Life in Words

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I saw the light in the night
I saw a group of knights fight
They sought a ray, a hope
To brighten the dim that was turning to dark

They sought to kill a plague
They sought to retain a heritage of cool and green
The beauty and charm not created by man
Yet which man wanted to destroy

For what brings more grief?
Than cutting the hand that fills your belly?
Awake man! Awake!

To be continued…

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A RE-BLOG POST – Sword of Love………….

Another instance of collaboration between Kamal and moi.  Hope you enjoy this re-blog post.

sincerely, scribeforlove

Boundless Blessings by Kamal

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My Dear Soul!

If
only you would love to let, go

Of
your unwanted fears and anxieties

Pulling
you to the depths of despair

Cutting
you like a Sword in half

And You, My poor ravaged Soul

Am feeling so sad seeing you like this

Left
bleeding and dying on the floor

Edge
this Egoist madness

Out of the window, this very moment

Life
is so short My Dear Soul!

To
cry and writhe in despair

Clothe
yourself entirely

In
my Sword of Love

Welcome
gentle steps of ecstasy

As little rhythms of shyness

Fight your own battles with the heart of a Lion

Holding only the Sword of Love

And the valor in your eyes

Let our Dear God enter your core

Love would heal the Sword’s fury

For that I am pretty sure

My Dear Soul!

Thank you my lovely friend, Zaza from scribeforlove blog for always inspiring…

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A REBLOG POST -~Mary’s Loving Embrace~

I am so happy to share my friend Juanita’s blog post herein.  She has a special gift of writing lyrical tales and pure Haiku.  Do visit her at The Intellectual Eggplant Welcome blog – thank you.

sincerely, your scribe for love

The Intellectual Eggplant Welcome

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Our Lady of Grace

has found a new place,

holding out her arms

she pleads with us,

we hand over our worries

have a mustard seed’s faith in His theories,

and within our hearts keep a special place

for the only woman to ever hold Him in her loving embrace.

~The Intellectual Eggplant~

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A RE-BLOG POST – Seven Little Truths of Life…..

Once again Kamal shares nuggets of wisdom to tickle our minds – worth a second glance here.

sincerely, your scribe for love

Boundless Blessings by Kamal

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Swami Vivekanandawho was a great monk and a spiritual master has given us simple profound 7 Little Truth of Life that will make us learn to be Happy Souls. May we all imbibe what he has to say:

1ST: Don’t let someone become a priority in your life, when you are just an option in their life. Relationships work best when they are balanced.

2nd: Never explain yourself to anyone.  Because the person who likes you does not need it and the person who does not like you won’t believe it.

3rd: When you keep saying you are busy, then you are never free. When you keep saying you have no time, then you will never have time.  When you keep saying that you will do it tomorrow, then your tomorrow will never come.

4th: When we wake up in…

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