It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, May 19, 2014

Chapter 5, Page 19, Book 14



May You Always Feel Loved

May you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always understand. 


May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced give you the strength to walk through life facing each new situation with optimism and courage.

Always know that there are those whose love and understanding will always be there, even when you feel most alone.

May you discover enough goodness in others to believe in a world of peace

May a kind word, a reassuring touch, a warm smile be yours every day of your life, and may you give these gifts as well as receive them.

Remember the sunshine when the storm seems unending. 

Teach love to those who know hate, and let that love embrace you as you go into the world.

May the teaching of those you admire become part of you, so that you may call upon them.

Remember, those whose lives you have touched and who have touched yours are always a part of you, even if the encounters were less than you would have wished.

May you not become too concerned with material matters, but instead place immeasurable value on the goodness in your heart.

Find time in each day to see the beauty and love in the world around you.

 Realize that each person has limitless abilities, but each of us is different in our own way. 

What you may feel you lack in one regard may be more than compensated for in another.
What you feel you lack in the present may become one of your strengths in the future.

May you see your future as one filled with promise and possibility.
 Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience. 

May you find enough inner strength to determine your own worth by yourself, and not be dependent on an other's judgments of your accomplishments.

May you always feel loved.

Author Unknown 


Day 27 of 50:  Utilizing all five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste and smell, throughout the fifty days, helps emphasize the joy of the Easter season.


Sight:  Visual reminders of Easter can be displayed around the house The tablecloths, placemats, napkins, even kitchen towels and potholders can incorporate the Easter colors.

Touch: Doing various Easter crafts and games is a great way to get our hands involved. There's so much preparation before Easter Sunday that it is more relaxing to do art projects during the fifty days. We can be calmer and more productive, and give more time to the projects to have them done well!  Planting a garden and watching the new life grow illustrates rebirth and new life 

Sounds: This would include prayers and music. There are so many beautiful Easter hymns to sing.

Taste: Food and drink are inseparable from celebration of feasts. There are so many different recipes, especially Easter breads and desserts from a variety of countries that one could test and taste all through fifty days and still not have tried them all.

Smell: Foods and flowers fall under this sense, also. The scents from Easter lilies, hyacinths and tulips just enforce the idea that springtime brings new life

Our bodies have five senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing. But not to be overlooked are the senses of our souls: intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy.  Sometimes my sense of gratitude overwhelms my physical senses and I just enjoy the time outside.  Each moment we have is a gift.

The world is indeed precious and beautiful, full of sights and sounds and smells and tastes that remind us to be fully alive and fully present. They reward our souls, thrilling us with pleasure and comfort. We only need to stop and notice!

The Easter Season  reminds us all the gifts that we have received. Most of all, it reminds us of the greatest gift of all: Love. It is what makes our life worthwhile, what makes Easter truly meaningful.

Today I’m thankful for:

1682. for sunny days, their warmth is a delight!
1683.  for our sweet Princess, a young woman now and just beautiful
1684.  for lots and lots of pictures of sunny days

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 

1 Corinthians 13:13

5 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

I absolutely love this quote. "May you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always understand." It is so true for so many people.

jack69 said...

You dig deep sometimes and give me a new SENSE of thought: (quote)intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy.)
Neat, plus the sense of GRATITUDE.

It does come across in your writing, that is for sure.
We are a little chilly here...

jack69 said...

You dig deep sometimes and give me a new SENSE of thought: (quote)intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy.)
Neat, plus the sense of GRATITUDE.

It does come across in your writing, that is for sure.
We are a little chilly here...

linda m said...

Love is the greatest gift. Especially God's love for us. Blessings

betty said...

I loved that May You Always Be Loved poem. Such great sentiments written in it. Also enjoyed reading about the 5 senses and how to incorporate them into the continuation of Easter!

betty