Category Archives: Grace & Gratitude

I Believe: A Haiku…

“The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.
” William James

I Believe: A Haiku

I Believe: A Haiku

I believe we need
A love touch … appreciation
Like the morning sun

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” Epictetus

I Believe: A Haiku

I Believe: A Haiku

I believe we get
What is ordained for each one
As night turns to day

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Reflections: Nature Does Not Hurry…

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” Lao Tzu

Starting Over:  Nature Does Not Hurry...

Reflections: Nature Does Not Hurry… – “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

We spend time worrying…
Rushing here and there in pain
Wondering … what if?

Wondering … what if
The sky would fall if we stop
The sun and moon too…

“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.” Rachel Carson

Starting Over:  Nature Does Not Hurry...

Reflections: Nature Does Not Hurry – “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” John Muir

Sky, sun, moon won’t fall
‘Cos nature does not hurry
Pause and breathe… slowly

We prance round like deer
Heading straight to those headlights
Thinking… what happened?

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Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku In Threes

“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” Joseph Addison

Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku In Threes holiday lights deer

Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku In Threes … holiday lights deer

Good things come in threes
Three turtle doves, glowing deer
Magic triangles…

From sun, moon, and sky
Eyes lift up … eternity
Three Magi bear gifts

Three is a divine and lucky number. If you believe in the blessings and meaning of threes, then you probably consider it a magical number that holds enormous power and yet brings harmony and good fortune to all. When I think of Three, the Holy Trinity and the triangular shape of the Ancient Egyptian pyramids come to mind.

It is significant in another way; it reminds us of the three stages of life; birth, growth and death. There is something about three that creates a sense of the balancing of energies. Whether we consider the seat of power in government, or the Holy Trinity, the vibration of the number three is considered one of spiritual balance.

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” Confucius

Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku In Threes Shamrock

Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku In Threes … Shamrock

Irish love for Threes
A lucky three leaf Shamrock
Precious gifts unfold…

Balance found in threes
From power seat to clover
Harmony secured

A fellow blogger friend shared that Three is the magic number for Ireland and that it  is reflected in the Shamrock. The Irish and many others believe in the sacredness and good that comes in threes. In a previous post; The Power Of Threes, I had shared how three is considered a powerful and sacred number in numerology. If we look at the US Federal Government, it is made up of three important branches: the legislative, executive and judicial arms. Each branch plays a critical role in maintaining peace, balance and harmony. We can imagine the balance of heaven and earth; the sky above, life forms in the middle, and the earth that sustains us. What comes to mind when you think of threes?

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