Good Morning! A new week thoughts to ponder. Gentle yet rugged

Is this image beautiful?   All things often are seen through the life focus of individual circumstances.    Some folk may  see it as uncomfortable  or even unsafe. Beautiful or dangerous it evokes an emotion.

I was thinking about beauty in the midst of sorrow yesterday.  The following quotation did not answer my question but it says a lot about potential.

To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one’s self to a situation, to leave the world a little better by a healthy child, a garden patch, a redeemed social condition, to have played and laughed with enthusiasm, to have sung with exultation, to know even one life has breathed a little easier because you have lived and loved.   This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever is in your heart to achieve or live in this coming week KNOW that with love for others, and love for HIM……….. prayer and a heart yearning for the beautiful and the hopeful……… you will make a difference.


About Faye

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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  1. oneta hayes says:

    Yes, it is beautiful. I didn’t think of the other possibilities until you pointed them out. You are exactly right. It could be very scary or worrisome given a different set of circumstances.

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  2. terry444u says:

    Yes that’s true. .


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