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Journey of Love

A Journey

Wherever I travel, I always run into people who express that one wish on their journey and that longing is for the experience of love.  The inner desire to socialize, associate, and experience companionship that is uplifting, inspiring and elevates the spirit to find meaning and value to existing each day.  That emotion may put a smile on one’s face and bring color into perceptive of what might have been viewed in black and white.  Love can be that emotion which may bring warmth and melt those bitter feelings of loneliness and despair.  Love has been said to influence one forward towards a passionate attachment to growth, maturity and enlightenment.

Love may be a word that sounds so easy and sometimes over used, but the act of love can have profound strength that can spread tenderness, pleasure, and devotion between individuals and groups.  Love is an act that does not come effortlessly easy; it requires willingness and a course of action of consenting permission from the heart.  It is an act that requires exerting energy and effort.  If given the opportunity, love can defuse hatred; it may bring on agreement which encourages acceptance of different points of view.  It can convey appreciation of the gifts others may provide.

When I read an article or book that strongly expresses an act of love that touches my heart; I too, want that experience and may attempt to search for it.  That which is good and feeds my spiritual need for hope to cross the bridges of uncertainty that may surround me at times.

As I walk along in my journey, sometimes, I get a sneak preview of my life coming together like a jigsaw puzzle, and it seems like it is the little moments within uncertain turns in time between a stranger, a friend, a family member or even a pet that can add up to several chapters within my lifetime that I may not fully be able to see or finish reading now, but once the journey is complete, reflecting on years of experiences, the novel of love that I thought I needed to search for has been lived each day.

Daily Performance

Uncertainty may lead the way,

Along a path that seems disarray,

Jumbled quest, muddled I may say,

To an ending unfinished as of this day,

Each moment is like a bowl of clay,

To mold, shape and plan I will pray,

Certainty, my stage of dreams will play!


Being Creative to Help

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. ~ Ben Franklin
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. ~ Elbert Hubbard

Sometimes I also feel intimidated to write anything from the risk of being criticized, I have those moments of doubt within me, my self-esteem, my goals, my interests, and overall my purpose of growth. But then I have to tell myself each day I should be doing something that is worth writing about or at least is meaningful to me.
Developing this blog has helped me to see there is still creativity in the world. The innovation or quality to develop something better, something original and new ideas that creates into something productive. I know we are facing so much in the world, and the news is dominated by the devastating tragedy in Japan and I continue to send my prayers each day. One can even make a small contribution like to the Red Cross-, and/or become involved in local groups within our communities that are pulling together to help within their potential and capacity. Too, we still have to be warned of those that take advantage of tragedy and use someone else’s misery and misfortunes to their benefit, so I have to be cautious and make myself aware of the various scams also by researching and communicating with others.

Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of our heart. Proverbs 3:3.
Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in our power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, “Come back later; I’ll give it tomorrow”- when you now have it with you. Proverbs 3:27-28.

There is so much one can do for those less fortunate. We, including myself, possess some creative means of time, money, and/or skill that can be shared. Most times when I reach out to help for something as tragic as earthquakes and tsunami in Japan and seeing the struggles that survivors are facing with the aftermath it helps me also to become a better person to those around me in my own community. I think about the times when someone had given me something when I would be in need like a supportive phone call, an uplifting card, a few bucks, or even a helping hand with a project and that moment touched my heart. In life, I believe that various events that occur placing us to experience a loss, a tragic event, pain/suffering and rebuilding need to be viewed as opportunities. The opportunity to give of oneself to others and have faith that when we are down, scared, and overwhelmed, God is there helping and we will acquire from the experience by becoming a better person and community with time.


Powers Each One Needs

Each one needs,
The light of a sunrise,
A dance among the flowers,
Faith that truth stands firm,
Dreams can be uplifting,
Hope carries us along,
Love will rescue.

Each one needs,
The richness of color,
Soft breeze of courage,
A song of inspiration,
The grasp of a dream,
A path of believing,
Growth gives life.


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