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Wednesday of Hope – In a Power Greater than Ourselves

It is this belief in a power larger than myself and other than myself which allows me to venture into the unknown and even the unknowable. 

– Maya Angelou

Wednesday of Hope – with Gratitude

Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force its sap and stands confident in the storms of spring without the fear that after them may come no summer. It does come. But it comes only to the patient, who are there as though eternity lay before them, so unconcernedly still and wide. I learn it daily, learn it with pain to which I am grateful: patience is everything!

– Rainer Maria Rilke

Wednesday of Hope – One Day at a Time

Today is only a small manageable segment of time in which our difficulties need not overwhelm us. This lifts from our hearts and minds the heavy weight of both past and future.

– Anonymous, One Day at a Time in Al-Anon

Thank Heavens for . . .

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Thanking heaven even for our difficulties and misfortunes is the best way to transform them. You will see your difficulties in a different light, as if you had wrapped them in a film of pure gold.

– Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

A Life of Gratitude

The theme for the month of November is Gratitude. This continues a practice on this blog over the years I’ve been posting quotes, reflections, and photos.
Thank you for reading and viewing!

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A life of gratitude accepts the bad with the good. Genuine gratitude is not a zero sum game in which thankfulness increases the more fortunate you are and decreases the more adversity you experience.

– Dan Clendenin

Mercy and Blessing

On this 2nd Sunday of Lent the readings tell us of God’s mercy and blessing for us:

From Genesis 12: “All the communities of the earth shall find blessing in you.”
And from Psalm 33: “May your kindness, O Lord, be upon us who have put our hope in you.”

So this week we will focus on Mercy and Blessing. And today’s Lenten quote is:

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
– Henry David Thoreau

Wouldn't a walk on a sidewalk like this be lovely on these wintery days?

Wouldn’t a walk on a sidewalk like this be lovely on these wintery days?

 

The Value of Beauty

As I walked down the avenue, the late afternoon sun was turning the lovely and dying sycamore leaves into fragments of brilliant stained glass, and i said to myself, “This alone is worth the price of admission to our broken and glorious world.

– Linda Larsson

A beautiful autumn window in Adrian, Michigan

A beautiful autumn window in Adrian, Michigan