Today I discovered this rare and beautiful bird on Pinterest. This yellow cardinal was seen on an Alabama bird feeder and said to be one in a million.
We should not always expect the ordinary when the extraordinary can be within our range of vision. Have an extraordinary day.
It is a good thing to “live in the light”.
Schedules and routines were made to serve us, not to rule us.
Even if events don’t turn out the way we want, we still have options and new possibilities.
Pay attention to your passions, your purposes, and your pursuits.
Small gestures, small events, small experiences often mean the most.
With every creative act, you light a fresh candle for a darkened world.
You can choose to trust in the richness and beauty of life.
The hard work of creativity includes the work of getting good enough to do what you really want to do.
It takes courage to push ourselves off center, to think in nonstandard ways.
If you want beauty in your life, you simply have to go outdoors from time to time.
Thomas Kinkade was known as the Painter of Light because of the beautiful hints of light in all of his paintings. Here are a few more of his quotes.
Feed your heart with beauty.
Somewhere out there is a unique place for you to serve, a unique life role for you to fill.
Condition yourself for joy by doing little things you love on a regular basis.
Even the most mundane tasks can be transformed into inspiring sources of joy.
Opening our eyes to beauty really means opening our hearts and imaginations.
Beauty enters your heart to all the senses.
Keep your eyes open for the signs of spiritual reality hiding behind a familiar disguise.
Only you can make your particular contribution to humankind.
We live far more joyfully when we allow ourselves a playful spirit.
Don’t be afraid to go deep, to dig out a spiritual reality that might not be readily discernible at first glance.
More to come.
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.”
If the sun is shining brightly in your part of the world enjoy and absorb its energy. If your day is dull and drizzly there is always some brightness and color to be enjoyed somewhere.
This picture from Pinterest was in my Inbox this morning, and where I live the day is dull and drizzly. Behold the beauty!
When we truly want to know the meaning of something, whether a thought, a word, a conversation, a scripture, or even the meaning of life, it is good to reflect and consider the resulting enlightenment. As in the scripture below, with reflection comes insight. A social event on Friday gave me cause for reflection, and the insight that followed will be shared with someone as this day unfolds. Happy Sunday.
Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this. 2 Timothy 2:7 NIV
It’s the time of year when nature displays her final burst of beauty and the trees let her work her wonders. Be sure to take time to enjoy the richness of it all as your weekend unfolds. Happy Saturday.