Friday, March 26, 2021

Rambling Friday: Winds Terrify Me

 I love AND hate the wind. Contradiction? Sort of.

High winds that damage, destruct and kill are frightening to me. I'd just as soon take a pass. Which, of course, we can't do. 

But the wind coming in from an ocean that cools hot bodies, soft evening winds that lure us to take a slow walk, winds that dry out much-too-soggy grounds--all of these are the "good winds" that I enjoy. 

We don't get a choice, of course. Bad comes with the good. That's life... But we can take precautions, hang on when the worst comes, say our prayers, and get through it the best we can. Recover. And celebrate that once more, we've been given another day to enjoy the soft winds in our lives. 

Embrace the soft winds--always! 

A happy windy March day to you! 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Serious Wednesday: Writing THE END

Writing "The End" has a particular pleasure for me. 
That's what I did this week, 
and it marked a successful endeavor to complete 
another book. 

What did it show to me (again)?

* That I persevered

* That I still have it in me to write books

* That my creativity still lurks somewhere deep inside me.

* That a person--me, in this instance--does not have to be defeated by life's busyness, illness, problems, or whatever.

No matter the circumstances and hindrances a person can write. You find the time. You find the inspiration. You find the grit to do this.

Why? Because you're a writer. You don't give up when you reach a plateau. Or when you don't want to write that day. You get a word or two or more down. 

Feelings are such a big part of a writer's life. You FEEL and that's what makes you a writer. You don't give up when critiques criticize when you get a bad review, when someone gives you a bad review or your feelings are hurt. You wallow for a bit, then square your shoulders, hold your head high, and begin writing. 

We study, learn and do better. That's why when I write "The End" I'm happy. I did it! I wrote yet another book. 

You can too! Don't give up.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Sunday Morning Sunshine: The Search

The Bible

 We search the world for truth. We cull

The good, the true, the beautiful,

From graven stone and written scroll,

And all old flower fields of the soul;

And, weary seekers of the best,

We come back laden from our quest,

To find that all the sages said,

Is in the BOOK our mothers read.

--John Greeleaf Whittier

Friday, March 12, 2021

Rambling Friday: Music Makes Me Happy

 I love music. Why, you ask? 

It makes me happy. 

I can smile again

It gives me a chance to exercise, breathe deeper:

I want to dance, or sing, or laugh out loud. 

When my spirit is down or sad,

Positive music uplifts me.

I forget my troubles for a bit 

and rejoice in my space of relief.

When I need renewed in spirit--

I turn to spiritual music.

I draw nigh to God once more,

I leave my burdens at His feet,

I trust once more,

I lean on Him,

I grow to love Him more

and feel assurance once again of His love for me.

Question for you:

How does music affect YOU?

Sunday Morning Sunshine: He is Risen!

 And the angel said,  "... He is not here for HE IS RISEN ..." Hallelujah!