On Fridays around these parts we stop, drop, and write. I am linking up with the Gypsy Mama for fun, for love of the sound of words, for play, for delight, for joy and celebration at the art of communication.
For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.
Won’t you join us? This weeks word is relevant.
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. 2. Link back here and invite others to join in. 3. Most importantly: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words! ... but more often than not I am captured by a simple saying, something that arrests my attention and makes me think differently. I love words, even one word with the right picture has the potential to change our perspective.
A proverb is a simple saying expressing truth and inspirational thought. Proverbs are based on common sense and practical experience with the purpose of teaching simple lessons about life. They have the ability to provoke deep thought or spontaneous laughter and allow us room to expand our heart and soul.
A society's culture and beliefs are succinctly reflected through these short and pithy sayings. They are often metaphorical in nature and usually alliterative, but not always! Trying to come up with a proverb is not easy ... for one thing there are already so many out there and two it really does take a bit of time to make it work.
So here's the thing ~ I thought it would be fun to gather a collection of proverbs and share a little proverbia around.
~ Capture, cherish and celebrate your life with me.
I have an idea ... it's going to be really fun ... I've been thinking about it all day. I think your going to love it and I want to share it with you but it's been a big day and its late here in Oz (Australia) so I'm off to bed for now. I will see you tomorrow and tell you all about it then.
Sweet dreams. (I'll leave you with this clue ... I do so love words :)
Linking this post up with 'October followers fest' ... and introducing my little bit of the blogosphere - a blog with heart and soul and a 'heart 4 humanity'. This is my little place of inspiration.
It is an opportunity to be inspired by the beauty of life. ~ to capture, celebrate and cherishthe ordinary and the extraordinary.
My thought for the day ~ Learning to live inspired.
I took this photo at the Musee d'Orsay looking towards the Louvre in Paris. It was a random snap that day and I didn't really get the clock from a good angle but when I was looking through my pics today for a little inspiration, it seemed to fit perfectly. I was trying to come up with a great life quote but couldn't think of anything. These simple words popped into my head instead (Not so easy being original and authentic!) ... and I am most definitely talking to myself here!! I so long to embrace all that is in my future and am at times impatient with the progress (or lack there of). Time seems to pass so slowly when your in the day to day. However I realise more and more that it is my now that positions me for the next moment, the next step and the next adventure. What I choose to invest my time, talent and treasure into impacts the days ahead. My NOW moment aligns me with my future! Linking up with Jen at Finding Heaven and Shanda at A Pause on the Path.
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What has inspired you? Share a thought, a story or some words of encouragement and live inspired today.
Wisdom is allowing our failings to become our teacher.
Wisdom is learning from our short comings and changing our response. It is the ability to effectively and efficiently apply our knowledge, perceptions and schema (what we know to be true) so that we can produce positive outcomes. Wisdom is not about just comprehending what is right, good and true but also activating sound judgement to also do what is right. It is controlling our emotions, passions and reactions to bring about a favourable action. Good sense and reason prevail and as a result insight and discernment are firmly established in our life. Gaining wisdom is a life long lesson. I am still learning!
I got older this week (another birthday)... and it makes you think about growing, changing and letting go. I am beginning anew by throwing away a few old things. I am clearing out a few things to make a bit of room for some new things and hopefully a few new experiences too .... clearing out old shoes, old clothes and a lot of old stuff. I use to hold on to these things because who knows when you might need it .... it may suddenly increase in value and might become valuable or even vintage! But I am thinking that I will let someone else appreciate and discover the value in these old things. Sometimes the things we hold onto can actually keep us small, contained and ... well boring. It's time to make room for more ... more room, more dreams and more of this life.
The paradox is that in order to embrace the new, we have to be willing to let go ... to let go of old things so we can hold on to something different and new. We have to be willing to open our hands and let go of the old, the things weighing us down and the things keeping us contained.
In order to hold on to something we have to be willing to let go of something.
When we truly see and behold his splendour, we cannot help but be moved and enveloped by his bountiful and merciful love. A love that reaches out and permeates our heart and soul in ways that only He can do. When it has embraced you and touched the very depths of you ... nothing is ever the same! His mercy, peace and grace pierce the very core of who we are, securely embedding itself within as a ray of hope ... a beacon guiding us home.
It is this hope that anchors us through the storms of life. Hope accomplishes the same thing for our soul as an anchor does for a ship. It holds us fast and steady. As the winds of life whip around us, we can be assured of being firmly secured by God's love and grace ... offering us eternal hope.
Hope is the anchor and our faith the chain securing us firmly so we do not run aground. Faith stands in the gap for what hope desires, longs for and intentionally anticipates. So glad I have this hope to carry me through this season.
Your love is all encompassing ... expansive and never ending, it reaches from the heavens to the depths of the earth. Your faithfulness is limitless ... filling the horizon, it stretches forth into eternity.
'How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.'
~ George Washington Carver.
George Washington Carver was a black man born into slavery and kidnapped as a baby ... he fought hard to get an education and eventually became an American scientist, botanist, educator and inventor ... his tombstone reads 'he found happiness and honour in being helpful to the world.' .... a truly remarkable life!!
Carver viewed his faith as a means of destroying both barriers of racial disharmony and social stratification. He responded to critics with this: "When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world." ... WOW!!