Can extract sunshine from a cloudy day!

Join the great company of those who make the barren places of life fruitful with kindness. Carry a vision of heaven in your hearts, and you shall make your name,your college, the world, correspond to that vision. Your success and happiness lie within you. External conditions are the accidents of life, its outer wrappings. The great, enduring realities are love and service. Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulty. ~ Helen Keller
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Friday, November 16, 2012

♥ "a list of wonder-fulls!" ♥

 Johan Messely

Now this is the kind of light I want to possess in  life--> sunny wonderful, vibrant - a painting, picture, a thought, an idea, a vision quite easy to replicate in my home where sunshine is a' plenty!. I am absolutely smitten!

---->Taking from the title of this post,  I was going to gab' on about a list of things, objects, beings, ideas that inspire me. BUT no way  can I go with that right now. No sense. It would bear more weight  if I acknowledge that at this very moment, I feel a deep throbbing  hurt. Writing therapy is what this is about.

Somebody very dear to me has said something very mean --> to my face, aiks, agh! Undeserved. However, I am humble enough to acknowledge that, I too, have one time or two or three or four and so on in life,  most especially when I was a young,  unwittingly done a misdeed or uttered a darn selfish callous word towards another. In short, I am throwing no stones.

 Which leads me to the conclusion that one of the most heroic and bravest acts in the world must be the sublime, genuine act of forgiveness; the  absolute, without grudge or judgement forgiving of someone who has hurt, sliced and cut you deep. More so, towards  one who would not because of pride, even accede to the offense.

TRUE, I was verbally maligned but no real crime was committed. Yet, my tears flowed relentlessly ( still do) and a physical pain that seeped to my very veins was what I had to bear. With awe and reverence I think of those  able to forgive in spite of injustice. This is a great lesson on love for me. This is what it means to forgive 70x7. I still remember the words of the Lord.

 To the person I love who has offended and distressed me so, I wish no harm. Yet, I do know that someday, this very person will experience the repercussions of the same great grievance I was subjected to. It will happen....such is the way of the world.  I'm quite afraid I have but to sit back and see. I will love and heal and do pray that at that time, to  have the right words of comfort and wisdom to make things right for this love of mine. What a great lesson on unconditional love to have had today. Pardoned much, I pay forward the grace.

Tomorrow is a new day and  I look forward to it with much reverence and thanksgiving. My soul is as illuminated by that wonderful painting above by Johann Messely.

Another blessing I've enjoyed today in spite of the drama, was a few lovely book purchases I made at my fave bookstore. All books authored by my fave  Maeve Binchy, Currently, I'm halfway through Heart and Soul. Come to thinkof it.."Heart and Soul"..exactly what everything was about today.

Heck, no, I don't have a "list of wonder fulls' to enumerate this moment..but my heart and soul is filled with the peaceful knowledge that I have so generously forgiven,  and more sublimely, ( allow me to say)  I am a loving being. That, I must conclude,  is the most wonderful wonder of all.

Monday, November 12, 2012

This Moment

6:03 in the evening and I've got something cooking on the stove. Smells delish! It's me alone. Me amidst this embracing quiet pickling  minute splintered only by the ruffling resonance of leaves outside my window, sUltrY  conversing among themselves how pleasant tropical November nights can be. Sparkly respite. If I step out I will see a blanket starlit sky - and perhaps the moon too. Later for sure.

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ♥ I will fall in love with life - my own life, once again.  Like every single priceless day with as much potency as possible to blend my conscious self, soul, spirit to the moxie of the minute; to affably  take on the irritants of life and act with purposed benevolence towards everything. Wow! lol! I can do that? Of course I can, says one of the "me's" inside of me, haha!  Tis' the wisest and sweetest thing to reacquaint one's self with all the blessings, gifts, treasures and ( fanciful as it may sound ) the magic of ordinary days.

It was an ordinary day  when I took that picture above - a lazy sunny Sunday afternoon spent out in my small garden with a simple plate of bread sticks, a glass of lime juice, and a book. You wouldn't think that before being seated I was frazzle tired on the verge of crappy. Looking back washes a breeze of peace over me. Grateful.

"When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh