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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.