I watch as you bend in the wind, gently, with a calming rocking motion. You are my PEACE. You are my breath. You are my pillar of STRENGTH.
With you in my world, within my view…I can reflect on my life.
I can LEARN. I can PRAY. I can GROW.
Your leaves change to beautiful colors, creating a canvas of painted beauty. I see your leaves float down – from your branches, like wings from an angel.
You stand strong in the cold, winter chill, painting another piece of nature’s artwork with the glistening snow that sits on your branches.
As the ice melts and drips from your branches, a bud emerges again. Leaves fill your branches, enduring the weather that you storm. Branches may fall, but your inner roots remain intact. You are my HOPE and RENEWAL. You, like all of us, are rooted in LOVE; as you thrive through seasons of change.
You are GOD’S BEAUTY; right outside my kitchen window. You are always there. I can count on you. You are a BLESSING. As the sun sets and rises behind you; I am surrounded in GRATITUDE.
You show me GRACE as I rock along with you in the wind, or sit beneath you and look up to your magnificent glory.
You are my HOPE for the future. You are never-ending, unconditional, and pure LOVE rooted with unequivocal FAITH…
Every one has an inner super “Hero” within , but I never realized that going to a sweet Disney movie with my kids would teach me to tap into my own inner “power.”
It was a lesson of forgiveness and self-worth to me.
A lesson in strength.
Super “Hero” strength.
“Let it go” is a beautiful song (from the Movie “Frozen”) about being “true to you.” Disclaimer: Once you hear it, you won’t be able to stop singing it, especially your kids. 🙂 For me, it is a reminder to LOVE myself again and exemplify that LOVE to my children. A reminder to keep the volume of those negative voices turned down (because they always seem to find a way through the cracks of my soul); a reminder to stop holding things inside.
I equate much of that “stuff” to the reference of a “closet.” We can keep shoving stuff inside, until you can hardly shut the door. Pushing it down; pushing it in to keep it shut. Then finally it won’t shut, the door comes FLYING open! And BAM! There’s an explosion of emotion! A Beam of LIGHT!
LET IT GO!!!
As my 3 year old daughter dances around singing the song with her precious little voice, she engages her imagination and smiles as she waves her hand like “Elsa” in the movie. I join in… turning to the right and reaching my hand into the sky, turning to the left as I toss my “magic ice crystals” higher.
LET IT GO!!!
As we grasp our hands together, turning to the sounds of the beautiful music. I can FEEL it. Stirring up from within… what is it? JOY! Pure unadulterated JOY!
LET IT GO!!!
Warm yourself in the light…
Soothe your spirit…
DANCE… in the beaming light of hope and…
Release your inner power. Be a hero and LET IT GO!
The written word is a window to your soul. To write is to express, share, connect and learn. Writing opens a door to the past and unlocks the future. It connects us with different generations. It connects us to our emotions. It helps us heal. It helps us express thoughts. Expression comes in many forms; however, when written correctly it can be a message to the future.
What will you say to future generations?
We write for different reasons, but together we are unified as human beings to share our stories.
There is peace for a moment… when the silence turns into thoughts… then words on a page. A warm feeling comes over you, something ignites from within, and there is a soft whisper that speaks to you.
Just write as you watch the story unfold. A gift has been given to you to share your thoughts on “paper.”
What will you do with the precious gift of the written word?
What will you “write” today?