A Life Of Love, Happiness and Joy
Fasting For Lent
It would be wonderful to remember to be this this kind of person every day.
Fast from hurting words, and say kind words.
Fast from sadness, and be filled with gratitude.
Fast from anger, and be filled with patience.
Fast from pessimism, and be filled with hope.
Fast from worries, and trust in God.
Fast from complaints, and contemplate simplicity.
Fast from pressure, and be prayerful.
Fast from bitterness, and fill our hearts with joy.
Fast from selfishness, and be compassionate towards others.
Fast from grudges, and be reconciled
Fast from words and be silent so we can HEAR.
In the words of Pope Francis Lent 2017.
My friend shared this gorgeous prayer as her post this morning.
I hope you don’t mind my sharing it with you seeing as it is still the
beginning of a brand new year.
Christmas isn’t all about candy canes,
nor about Christmas lights aglow.
Nor is it about Santa, ho! ho! ho!
It’s really about the Hearts we touch
and the care we show.
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas!
May you receive the gift of hope,
May you celebrate faith
in whatever circumstance you are in;
Share joy with others
And live with love in your heart
The Good Shepherd
This is such a beautiful story I took from last week’s church newsletter when we were celebrating the feast of ” The Good Shepherd”
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.
I love being positive. It’s good for the soul. Today I was looking for birthday verses and found this nifty little gem of positivity I’d love to share with you:
How could one not be positive with this little bit of nonsense to lead the way?
Naturally…. my word for today is… “POSITIVE!”
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.