At Peace With Your Thoughts


It’s Saturday again and there may be much to do or maybe little. Be at peace with your thoughts.

Here are a couple more quotes from Kahlil Giban:

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”

“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.”

“You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.”

(I’m not sure about this last one.)

Happy Saturday.

 

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As Promised


As promised, here are a few quotes from the famous author of The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran.

“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.”

“One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.”

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”

“We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side.”

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”

 

A Profound Truth


One of my favorite poets, Kahlil Gibran, (1883-1931) author of The Prophet, penned the following:

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”

This is such a profound truth that it gave me almost instant relief from a sadness I was experiencing, because it made so much sense.

I believe I have posted a couple of Gibran’s quotes at one time or another and will do so again in the next day or two.

 

 

Don’t Fall Away From the Warmth


On Sunday, our Associate Pastor, Monica, ended her sermon with the following story which I cannot help but share because it pertains to so many facets of life, especially family and friendships. It is truly something to consider, this falling away…

The story goes like this.  “A member of the Church, who previously had been attending services regularly, stopped going. After a few weeks, the pastor grew concerned and decided to visit him.   The pastor found the man at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire. Guessing the reason for his pastor’s visit, the man welcomed him, led him to a comfortable chair near the fireplace and waited.

The pastor made himself at home but said nothing. In the silence, he contemplated the dance of the flames around the burning logs. After some minutes, the pastor took the fire tongs, carefully picked up a brightly burning ember and placed it to one side of the hearth all alone …then he sat back in his chair, still silent.

The host watched all this in quiet contemplation. As the one lone ember’s flame flickered and diminished, there was a momentary glow and then its fire was no more. Soon it was cold and dead.

Not a word had been spoken since the initial greeting. The pastor slowly stood up, picked up the cold, dead ember and placed it back in the middle of the fire.  Immediately it began to glow once more with the light and warmth of the burning coals around it.

As the pastor reached the door to leave, his host said ‘Thank you so much for your visit and especially for the fiery sermon. I’ll see you in Church next Sunday!”

Although some may not be seen in church next Sunday, how wonderful it would be to once again see  them as part of the warmth.

 

Togetherness


Where I live it is another dark and dreary rainy day but I found this little bit of brightness from Pinterest in my Inbox this morning. Togetherness is a beautiful thing even when you’re cooped up. Happy Monday.

 

 

Uplifting


Each day there are special things to look forward to and up to. Today I will lift up my eyes unto the hills. (Psalm 121) Someone is looking forward to a special birthday today and I truly hope her 80th birthday will be extremely uplifting. Happy Sunday.