Saturday, October 7, 2006

Harvesting the Heart

I haven't been around much lately...  There's been so much going on in my life and in my heart, and it's been difficult to decide what or what not to share.  Sometimes I'm simply torn about what should remain private and how much I should open up to the world.  I haven't felt extremely creative lately.  Not in my writing, at least, and I'm still not really feeling it, but I DO want to continue writing in this journal, and remain actively involved in the lives of my online friends.  I don't want anyone thinking something bad is going on, when really things are just busy and sometimes complicated.  There are happy moments, with smiles and warmth.  There have also been frightening moments and doubts about the future, both my own and that of some of my family members.  What I can say though, without the slightest of doubt, is that today I am smiling.  While the air is cool and brisk, the sun is warm and inviting.  There is an abundance of love all around me in everything that is real, and well, and alive.  The colors of Autumn are bright and peaceful reminders of all that is beautiful and so often taken for granted.  I am thankful for so much, and blessed by God in so many incredible, yet quiet ways.  I pray for the strength to always see that ~ not just right now.  Not just for today, or tomorrow, or even next week ~  but for always.

I hope you will all take a moment to enjoy the Full Harvest moon tonight, and that you will also be inspired to feel all that is good and bright in your lives.  While Autumn often signifies an end, it also dares us to dream.  It asks us to wait.  It gives us hope and anticipation for the coming season of glittering white.  That chill in the air is a gentle reminder to cling tightly to those we hold dear, and find warmth in unexpected places.

Happy Autumn to you all!

 

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Found the following in Lisa's journal: "Please Don't Take Life for Granted."    A beautiful reminder I just HAD to pass on..  Thanks Lisa! 

Please check it out:

http://dailymotivator.com/memberflash/rightnow.html/


 

7 comments:

siennastarr said...

Michelle' Happy Autumn to you, my friend.  I'm glad that you were able to write a bit of an entry.  Doesn't always have to be a prize winning entry, but just one that lets us know how you're doing, and that you're still around.  
I love the way you described Autumn and the meaning it brings to your life.  Really does make one stop and think!

Have a wonderful weekend, Chelle'

Hugs
Jackie

pippa1116 said...

it IS a beautiful day. in more ways than one.
tina

cdittric77 said...

Michelle- drop me a line - let's talk?
Charley
http://journals.aol.com/cdittric77/courage

redsneakz said...

Autumn is, for me, oddly enough, a time of renewal.  I hope you're okay.

nhd106 said...

That link has always been one of my all time favorites...

Nancy

queeniemart said...

i am glad all is well, even if busy and complicated...i understand how you feel. Often i just shut down and do not want to write but worry that i should.
HUGS, lisa jo

ksgal3133 said...

I did see the Harvest Moon and it was beautiful :)
Sometimes it is hard to open up even in a journal. You do what you feel is right for you.
I love that link, thanks for sharing :)

Gretchen