What is Beauty?

What is beauty to you?  I feel that I can find beauty in many different areas of our lives. For example, this afternoon on campus I simply held the door open for someone right after me. This I would do no matter what. It just happened to be an older gentleman, as in the age of grandparents. He is an Irishman and had such beautiful quotes to share with me. I was not expecting a major thank you. I feel that we all should be kind and open doors, etc for anyone. Just basic kindness. He mentioned Emily Dickenson. She was a fabulous writer of poetry. I feel she was a fabulous artist and was just beautiful! This gentleman shared with me the beauty of words we can share with others. Our words can help us help one another, lead someone or just cheer them up! It is amazing what we can do with words to be beautiful. Over the weekend I did not use my words wisely and really hurt someone who loves and cares for me. These are things we need to think about with what we say. Remember  words can not be taken back. Use the beauty of words, whether it be poetry, a letter, a book, short story or song. It can be the most beautiful thing we share with one another.

I Welcome You….

My heart breaks when I see or know there is pain in other’s lives. I wish I could fix it but I know I can not fix EVERYTHING!! I can be a part of my community, my being, my soul inside. We may have all heard in our lifetimes the saying, “choose your own battles”. Yes, but there is to a point. If we see something going on that is not safe or where we can present help when needed, please do so. I have been silent in my past for others and others the same as myself. It does not mean they will listen. Don’t we all have a message to share amongst ourselves? I have what I call my “theme song” to my life right now. It is called, “Holy Spirit You Are Welcome Here”. Use those guidelines if need be to help other’s. My “go to Bible verse” for many years has been, Isaiah 40:31. Take time to read it, look it up. I have a “go to happy song”, it is called, “Over the Rainbow”. I am sure you have either read these or heard about them. But my challenge is for you this weekend readers to look this up and find your theme song for your life right now, your verse/aspiring thought, your go to happy song.