This week is unique: all weeks and days really are unique!
My virtue word this week is “Imagination.” Children have it in abundance; let’s give ourselves permission to turn ours on, or turn it up in volume.
A poem I remember: ” Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that can not fly.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams go, life is a field, all covered with snow.”
The Physics lesson we had this week still has me thinking: is it possible that EVERYTHING is really mostly empty space? No, I’m not referring to my brain (only.) Basically, all is energy; we are all miracles of creation. We are simply dust, or particles, which have the breath of life within– the life force. Everything is in motion. “There is no standing still in a world where all is motion.”
Is that why I’ve heard that “either we’re green and growing or ripe and rotting?”
Someone posted a poem about gratitude by Og Mandino that I wish to share:
I stopped to buy some candy, the lad who sold it had such charm; I talked with him, he seemed so glad; if I were late, it would do no harm. As I left, he said to me, I thank you, you have been so kind. It’s nice to talk with folks like you, you see, he said, I am blind. Oh God, forgive me when I whine; I have two eyes, the world is mine. Later while walking down the street, I saw a child with eyes aglued. He stood and watched the others play, he did not know what to do. I stopped a moment and then I said, why don’t you join the others, dear. He looked ahead without a word; and then I knew, he couldn’t hear. Oh God, forgive me when I whine; I have two ears, the world is mine.
With feet to take me where I go; with eyes to see the sunset’s glow; with ears to hear what I would know; Oh God, forgive me when I whine, I am blessed indeed, the world is mine. Remembering to be grateful for ALL this life has to give us is something to always be aware of because we really never know when our time will be up. It’s a great reminder to always stay in the moment and be present, because it truly is a gift.