My wish for you . . .As you receive the gift of this new year, one day at a time, one breath at a time, my wish for you is for beauty. Beauty of the soul, where you relax into the shape of who you are, created in the image of God and held by nail-scarred hands.
Beauty of the eye, seeing the splendor of what is above,
What is around you, the exquisite very near,
Even your scars.
All that you have lived
and danced through
wraps up into you,
going forward today,
only this day,
for we have no other.
I wish for you beauty of the skin, soft breezes or brisk winds
gentle rains or strong waves
Beauty for your ears, listening to the music of rustling leaves, crunching snow, crackling fire, to the hearts of those God brings to you
And to your heart
And song. Always song.
Praise gives us life.
Where do you find the beauty in your life?
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“…and song…” Thank you dear Janie!
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You know me . . . there is always a song in my head, and if I’m connected, in my heart as well. The beauty is in the connecting, isn’t it?
“…only this day,
for we have no other.”
Thank you for this sacred reminder, Jane.
And for the beautiful images (especially the tree).
Blessings for wholeness, despite the brokenness.
Blessings of Truth.
And blessings upon the golden threads of knit souls.
P.S. Thank you for your beautiful cards, both Christmas and New Year’s. They were much appreciated, as are you ❤
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And thank you, Dani, for your gentle words that wash me with love textures. Always.
Hello Jane, Want you to know I always enjoy your Glimpses of Peace, and your photos today of Bahamas skies brought back many happy memories of my honeymoon in Harbour Island in the Bahamas in 1954 (in my real life). Hope to see you in church next Saturday. Today I won’t be there as I’m still recovering from laryngitis and a cough. Happy New Year to you and Jack and may you receive His blessings in abundance. Colleen Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2015 02:55:22 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, Colleen. I pray a speedy recovery for you. I went through that in Switzerland — no fun!
It may not be the way you want to live, with the limitations age imposes on our bodies and the losses you have endured, but you are still in your real life. (Well, as real as it gets until you get to the other side. That will be real life!)
So, I’m wishing you a real year — the ability to taste and see and feel, and love — no matter the circumstances. (And I think part of that is savoring the good memories.)