Words of Encouragement

Published June 27, 2017 by Healthy Living with nature

             Si!ver Boxes

Be kind with our words


My words were harsh and hasty

And they came without a thought

Then I saw the pain and anguish

That my bitter words had brought.

Bitter words that I had spoken

Made me think back through the past;

Of how many times I’d uttered

Biting words whose pain would last.

Then I wondered of the people

I had hurt by things I said;

All the ones I had discouraged

When I didn’t use my head.

Then I thought about my own life, 

Of painful words I’ve heard

And of the times I’ve been discouraged

By a sharp and cruel word.

And now clearly I remember

All the things I might have done;

But, by awordI was discouraged

And they never were begun.

Lord, help my words be silver Boxes,

Neatly wrapped up with a bow;

That I give to all so freely,

As through each day I gladly go.

Silver Boxes full of treasure,

Precious gifts from God above;

That all the people I encounter

Might have a box of God’s own love.

                               Michael Bright

                                        1989

Taken from the book of “Silver Boxes – a gift of encouragement” by Florence Littauer.
My word for today is “WORDS!”

I plan to spend my life with a heart filled with joy and kind words.

Memories Remain

Published March 5, 2017 by Healthy Living with nature


Making Memories

Memories remain

Within my heart and mind

of things so long ago

of things I’ve left behind.

Of people I have loved

and lost along the way….

the spirit still lives on,

the love is here to stay.

It only takes a moment,

 

to restore what used to be,…

like footprints in the sand

they’ve left their mark on me.

Memories remain

forever they will be….

ingrained upon my heart,

where love resides in me.

I devote these words to special people who have touched my life and moved on,who have grown up and made a new life for themselves, who have died but still live in my memory.

A Recipe for Happiness

Published February 21, 2017 by Healthy Living with nature

 

 A Philosophy towards life.

Thinking of my loved ones is my recipe for happiness

Happiness is something 

we create in our mind

It’s not something we search for

 but can’t seem to find.

It’s not something that’s

 purchased with silver or gold

not something that force

 can capture and hold.

It’s just waking up

                                                           and beginning each new day,

by counting our blessings

 and kneeling to pray.

It’s giving up thoughts

that breed discontent,

and accepting what comes

as a gift heaven sent.

It’s giving up wishing 

for things we have not,

and making the best

whatever we’ve got.

It’s knowing that life

is determined and planned,

and that God holds the world

in the palm of his hand.

And it’s by completing

what God gives us to do,

that we find our contentment

and happiness, too.

  Joan Hiscock

May peace and happiness find their way from your heart. 

Let There be Light

Published May 14, 2016 by Healthy Living with nature

                              Personal Potential

Light changes everything

Have you ever sat in the quietness of the dawn watching the scene unfolding before you and everything gradually comes into focus as the sun rises into the heavens?

 Breathtaking!

Or…. have you noticed the light that filters through the tree tops, on a warm summer’s day, casting flickering shadows on the cool grass surrounding you?

Bliss!

Or…. have you observed how clouds can part and allow rays of light hit bodies of water and transform them into shimmering jewels?

 Sensational!

Light can set mood, facilitate direction and promote growth.

It’s uncanny how problems always seem bigger on cold, dark wintry or wet overcast days. And yet we can find comfort in lifting our face skywards, eyes shut, towards the warmth and light of the sun. Worries seem to diminish in the light of day.

Photographers can create masterpieces with their abilities to capture light in their photographs and make them extraordinary. Their understanding of light is important to transform the quality of the picture they are presenting.

Awe-inspiring!

Jesus, as the light of the world, offers us HOPE for miraculous change —- as light miraculously transforms the landscape and mood around us —- no matter how complex our situations are.

Inspirational!

No matter what our circumstances, Jesus in our darkest moments is a constant source of LOVE, HOPE and COMFORT. He’s the light to help us in the way ahead and He is a means to letting our personal potential 

Salvation Army

There is light at the end of the tunnel. 

Momentous Memories

Published April 25, 2016 by Healthy Living with nature

Lest We Forget- 2016
Let us not regret….
I need to give a thank you to someone I know not….

Someone who’s long passed away, someone that time forgot.

Someone who’s just a memory and left their family bruised,

Someone whose final resting place their family did not choose….

So, know you’re not forgotten and let us share your regret,

Thank you to our Diggers. God bless. Lest we forget.
Extract by Matt Langdon- The Bush Poet
http://www.thebushverse.com