Sunday, January 21, 2007

Acceptance, Courage and Wisdom..

(Mill Bridge sketch Jan. '07)
 
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
Roald Dahl
 
 
There is no dress rehersal for life.
 
Much of it is about choices.  At least in my own personal experiences...  I have been fortunate enough in my relatively short time on earth to not have been thrown too many curves that I was not able to dodge in order to avoid.  I have both of my parents (as well as my beloved grandpa), who, despite any past difficulties we may have had, are still and always will be my closest friends.  I have never been diagnosed with a serious illness or disease which might render me unable to care for myself or my daughters...  Daughters that I am blessed by God with and who give me reason, purpose, and great happiness.  I am blessed with all my senses that give me the ability to see, hear, feel and inhale all the sweetness in life that is showered over me in abundance every single day.  I have the ability to walk quietly and run swiftly (okay, maybe not very swiftly)with an able body and dream softly with an able mind...
 
I find that most of the things I wish were changable in my life in fact ARE and that much of what I am unhappy about is due to my own life choices.
 
'God, grant me the serenity...'
 
 

11 comments:

tendernoggle said...

Did you do that sketch??? It is wonderful!!! Yes, you indeed are Blessed!
love ya,
carlene

lanurseprn said...

You are very blessed.
Pam

jckfrstross said...

very nice sketch:) have a good week:)

Deb

stupidsheetguy said...

Feels good to sit back, think, and realize that life can be pretty great at times. It's something to appreciate, and it looks like you're on track. Great read here tonight.

Jimmy

PS and nice sketch too!

radar446 said...

You really have captured the positives in life.  Its nice to put everything in perspective from time to time.  I like the final sketch...the clouds work well to add balance to the whole image.  I'm glad that you are drawing again, I think that is a wonderful outlet for creative energy that does need to be expressed.

Greg

cdittric77 said...

We don't have bad times in life - only opportunities :)

Charley

queeniemart said...

sometimes even if we have any intelligence or common sense and we are presented with choices, we mess up. Even when we ARE grateful for all we have there is still a piece missing or something inside that hurts. It can be so hard to be able to express that and make any sense of it all. I love your journal and how you express yourself.
HUGS and LOVE, lisa jo

bobbysgirl8584 said...

both the sketch and your words are beautiful. I have felt this way so many times; that God has blessed me with so much I really have nothing to complain about.
I hope all is well with you and your family; I hope you are enjoying the little bits of snow we have been getting.
Maria

justaname4me2 said...

What a wonderful entry for my mind to enjoy! There is much wisdom, found in your words. I am curious, did you sketch that pic??
Rebecca

ksgal3133 said...

Very well said!

Hugs,
Gretchen
http://journals.aol.com/ksgal3133/LivinginSavannah2

nhd106 said...

I've been away....but am trying to catch up a bit.  What a wonderful entry...I just loved it!  And the sketch??  Wow!

Nancy