I am writing today not from a personal place of great victories but from the place after a difficult week of unexpected and debilitating health issues yet knowing because of personal faith I could cling absolutely to my life living under the Grace of God.
I found the comment printed below. It inspired me by its simplicity.
To appreciate beauty: to find the best in others; to give one’s self; to leave the world a little better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm, and sung with exultation; to know even ONE life has breathed easier because you have lived……..This is to have SUCCEEDED.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Have a wonderful day and look with anticipation to the week ahead. May your goals to succeed be driven to improve the life of even ONE person.
SHINE A HOPE LIGHT!……BLAZE BRILLIANTLY!
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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Faye, thank you for these encouraging words.