Welcome to Saturday in my sizzling city today - it is hot hot hot and the north wind is blowing and causing bushfire concerns for many people up and down the country. Mother nature is certainly taking us out of summer with a hot spell. There has been much flooding overnight in Queensland and Northern New South Wales, and this is making it difficult with wet ground for a friend who is anxious to get her horses ready for a show jumping contest in a few weeks time.
Join me in praying for two little girls (both transplant recipients) who are not doing very well at the moment. Both are called McKenzie and both are really struggling right now. Please call on whatever deity you espouse and send loving, caring and healing light to them. One is in Cincinnati and one in Texas ~ I hope I have news of some improvement to share with you tomorrow.
It is always lovely to see shiny bright eyes and smiles return to someone who has been ill and generally out of sorts with life ~ I had that experience this morning and it made my heart sing. I am so glad that there was a spring in the step and a smile on the face of someone very near and dear to me.
All of the words included in the word art above are important to all of us and I hope that they live in your heart and life - dreams are so important and I don't just mean the ones when we are asleep. The dreams, plans, hopes and aspirations of our hearts are what keeps us going through otherwise difficult days, and there can be difficult days for all of us.
Keep on moving forward ~ no turning back - please don't visit me in my past for I don't live there anymore.
This is something I wrote a few weeks ago and share with love.
JOY IN THE JOURNEY
Please don't visit me in my past
For I don't live there anymore.
I am moving forward
Life is different than before.
I dwell in possibility
With hope as companion and friend
There is joy in the journey for me
As I travel round every bend.
I find joy in the simplest of things
A bird on the wing and a flower small,
Daffodils in springtime
A rose beside the wall.
I will not live in shadowed halls
And I turn my face to the sun
Then the shadows are behind me
And half my battle is won.
The pathway may be rugged
And my steps may falter and fall
But there are friends who journey with me
And hear me when I call.
I have been a bird with a broken wing
And feel that now I'm healed
I rise and soar and fly free
My destiny is sealed.
I share my smiles as I travel on
The song in my heart can be heard
There is such joy in my journey
And I thank you that you cared.
Cared enough to encourage me
And dared me to stand tall
You have been my safety net
To catch me when I fall.
The energy that I exude is positive
And attracts positive things to me
People say I'm looking well ~
There is joy in my journey you see.
So much for me to see and share
Days are different than before
Please don't visit me in my past
For I don't live there any more.
© Linda J. Vaughan
February 4th. 2012
Although my heart is heavy with concern and compassion for these two little girls and anyone else who is struggling, I am learning to live with with the changes in my life and to make it a good life ~ no a GREAT life.
I wish you all a great Saturday and a great Sunday too - but I will be popping back on early Sunday to greet you with kindness and a smile. I am always pleased to hear from you and always appreciate your comments and it is a pure delight to learn that for some who have had difficult days ~ a quiet evening in and a movie with a loved one is just what is needed. and makes me smile.
Take special care and thank you for visiting the musings of a quiet heart today.
Love and hugs,