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Revealing Revelation

Published March 6, 2016 by Healthy Living with nature

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Reflective Revelation

What you are

is revealed by what you do…..

What you do

reveals what you truly believe.

If you cherish every moment

all the beauty of each day,

if you treasure simple pleasures

little joys life brings your way,

If you inspire love and friendship

because you’re warm and dear….

You’re a special kind of person

 who grows nicer with each year.

Take time to smell the roses. It’s well worth finding out what the things are we miss out on if we don’t take the time to look.

I WILL live with JOY in my heart.

Refreshingly Refreshing

Published October 29, 2015 by Healthy Living with nature
         
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                   Take Time……. to LOVE!

I found this poem in”Splashes of Joy in the the cesspool of life by Barbara Johnson. It’s is an oldie which I have read many times and it still manages to bring a tear to my eyes.

The Old Violin

‘Twas battered and scarred, and the auctioneer

Thought it scarcely worth his while

To waste much time on the old violin,

 But held it up with a smile.

“What am I bidden, good folks ?” he cried,

Who’ll start the bidding for me?

A dollar, a dollar-now two, only two –

Two dollars, and who’ll make it three?

Three dollars once, three dollars twice,

Going for three” – but no!

From the room far back a grey – haired man

Came forward and picked up the bow;

Then wiping the dust from the old violin,

And tightening up all the strings,

He played a melody pure and sweet,

As sweet as an angel sings.

The music ceased, and the auctioneer,

With a voice that was quiet and low,

Said,” what am I bid for the old violin?”

And he held up the bow,

“A thousand dollars- who’ll make it two?

Two thousand – and who’ll make it three?

Three thousand once and three thousand twice –

 And going and gone, ” said he.

 

The people cheered and some of them cried,

“We do not understand

What changed its worth ?” The man replied:

“The touch of a master’s hand.

 And many a man with a life out of tune,

 

And battered and torn with sin,

 

Is auctioned cheap to a thoughtless crowd,

 Much like the old violin…….

But the Master comes, and the foolish crowd

Never can quite understand

The worth of a soul and the change that’s wrought

By the touch of the Master’s hand.

Myra Brooks Welch 5

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

And no matter how battered and old, the “Master” is not finished yet.

Loving Life and Laughter

Published July 23, 2015 by Healthy Living with nature

A loving Legend

Legends say that the hummingbirds float free.

They carry our hopes for love, joy, and celebration.

The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that

life is rich, beauty is everywhere, and every 

personal connection has meaning,

and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation.

We need to find beauty in all things we see 

… most of all in nature and people we meet.

 We need to share the beauty in ourselves 

in every connection we make with others.

Life is definitely rich  and it’s ours for the taking.

Papyrus

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Wistful Wishing

Published September 3, 2013 by Healthy Living with nature

I wish for:

Comfort on days that are difficult,

Smiles when sadness intrudes,

Rainbows to follow clouds,

  Laughter to soothe yearning lips, 

Sunsets to warm aching hearts

Gentle hugs for sagging spirits,

 Friendship to brighten each day,

Beauty for longing eyes to observe,

 Confidence for when in doubt,

Faith to help flagging belief,

Courage to know our true selves,

Patience for acceptance of truth,

And LOVE to make life complete.

                                                                                                 Soul Writings

Beauty in the eye of the beholder

Published August 11, 2013 by Healthy Living with nature

1 Peter 3:3

 

It is not fancy hair, gold jewellery, or fine

clothes that should make you beautiful.

” No, your beauty should come from

within you – the beauty of a gentle and

quiet spirit. This beauty will never disappear

and is worth MUCH MORE to GOD.

 

 

 Nothing can buy inner beauty.It is there naturally.

 Think of the time and money we have to expend to achieve outer beauty.

Quiet Quintessence…

Published July 22, 2013 by Healthy Living with nature

There could never be another You

There has never been, and will never be, another you.

That means that the bravest thing that you can do

is to be who you already are.

Because it’s safer to be like someone else. It’s easier to hide.

It’s simpler to say, “I”m not good enough”, and walk away.

But we need you friend.

We need your gifts.

 We need your thoughts.

We need your smile.

When you are who you were created to be,

you become a mirror of the Heart of the One who created you.

The enemy of your soul will try to tell you to change who you are

 because he would love to interfere with that reflection.

Say NO, my friend.

NO to comparing.

No to competing.

NO to copying.

Instead…. open your heart, spread out your wings,

 lift up your head and live in divine confidence. You have much to offer.

You are a one- of- a -kind original.

No one can ever be better than you at being you.

Say YES ,my friend.

YES to boldness.

YES to beauty.

YES, to being who you were created to be.

Say “YES” with all of your heart for all of your life.

Speak it with everything you do and all that you become.

Because…. one of the very best ways to change the world

is by refusing to change who you were created to be.

Devotional encouragement by Holly Gerth , from her blog

Heart to Heart with Holly.