Another cold, rainy day here. I haven't done any reading yet today, but I have been working on some new poems. Also, my bookmarks arrived, so I'll take some pretty pictures and post tomorrow 💜
Have a great night, book owls 🦉
Do you know that all the promises you made
And pretty things that you said
Were a summer breeze that drifted easily from your lips,
When it suited you?
They gave way to winter nights and barren truths,
Cold tears in darkness.---The Ghost (Elephant Journal) 📷🎨: @flowsofly
🦋✨Often we hear the guidance to “just let it go” and honestly it can feel pretty patronizing when we’re in the thick of it. Attachment, addiction, and fear feel se very real—and to “just” let go mirrors as much fear as staring death in the face.
But in order to regain our freedom, we must push back with the fierce and tender love (like a Mama Bear, “back off my cubs” kinda love) that lives in all of us. And when we do—when we lay our burdens down into the sweet soil of Mother Earth—a Light and Free way of being rises inside us. This is the gift of being human. What it means to be alive. •
May we all foster the courage necessary to release the burdens we carry and love beyond our fear. 🙏🏻✨
Read the rest of this piece on @elephantjournal (link in profile)
Jesus says to you and I today:
"A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”--John 13:34-35
You know it's funny. When you go through trials you don't lie it, but you fail to realize at times that these are the seasons you find out who is in your corner, who is fighting for you in prayer, and who loves you.
Prayer changes things and you can't demonstrate your love enough for people when their going through hard times by just sending a quick text, giving s phone call, or giving them hug, saying:
"I'm praying for you. I love you and I'm here for you."
That's all those going through hard times need, especially if you are a believer in Jesus walking the narrow road of righteousness.
God is pleased when we can walk together with such unity.
Regardless of skin color, background, social economic status and gender...
Love one another.
Love wholeheartedly. With generosity and a pure heart. Because that is what people remember going through hard times. Because that is what we're in need of the most.
God sends you and I the people that we need the most during our seasons of change. So don't get depressed or feel ashamed when friends who you thought loved you begin to turn, or forget about you.
Always remember God is for you and with you and will send you the right people to help you grow and become more like Jesus in this time of your life.
This is to the loving friends in every season. I love you and reminder to you all--Love one another, and bear one anothers burdens
Love one another because this is how the world will see that our faith in Jesus is truly amazing and REAL.
You don't have to prove it! Spiritual leader Dr. Wayne Dyer famously said: “What other people think of me is none of my business. One of the highest places you can get to is being independent of the good opinions of other people.” These words are so YES! and speak to so many hearts because too often we let the thoughts and opinions of others overshadow our own. It’s that moment you’re zipping along, feeling light and trusting, and someone glares at you. Tells you your hair looks “interesting.” Turns away. Says they don’t understand your idea, vision, plan, goals, desires, [fill in the blank]. In these moments, I wish for myself the grace to stop (reacting/doubting/overthinking/under-feeling) and to just let it be awkward yet okay SO THAT I CAN KEEP PURSUING MY PASSION FOR MY LIFE AND MY ART!! I call that ease. And, I wish the same for you.
What does an armadillo have to do with writing? I don't know either. But rather than ponder the deeper meaning of this shirt, shouldn't you be writing? You can buy the shirt in my new Writer's shop. Link in bio.
😍Recently someone I just met online learned about my work. She so pleasant & would contact me daily just to say hello & chat with me real quick. Suddenly she purchased my book, sent me pics... gave a review on Amazon and ready to read more. Thank you so much love for for your genuine support, I don't take it for granted. Yes my dear so much more is on the way but Im just quiet about it all, I always can show better than I can tell. Happy you enjoyed it and you'll be one of first to know about what's next. 🤗😘❤️
Sometimes I need to slow down and remember that everything doesn't have to happen so fast. It makes me think about how the simple act of communicating used to take hours. Preparing your pen and ink, writing a letter, and then waiting for a response. ⠀
In his 1876 book, How to Write Letters, J. Willis Westlake says:⠀
"Take pains; write as plainly and neatly as possible — rapidly if you can, slowly if you must. Good writing affects us sympathetically, giving us a higher appreciation both of what is written and of the person who wrote it. Don’t say, I haven’t time to be so particular. Take time; or else write fewer letters and shorter ones. A neat well-worded letter of one page once a month is better than a slovenly scrawl of four pages once a week. In fact, bad letters are like store bills: the fewer and the shorter they are, the better pleased is the recipient."⠀
It puts things into perspective! Rather than rushing, take your time. ⠀