Sunday, 2 June 2013

Have a Soulful Sunday

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Gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts

to finding peace of mind and happiness inside. 

No matter what is going on outside of us,

there's always something we could be grateful for....

- Barry Neil Kaufman

Life is a gift of nature, but beautiful living is the gift of wisdom. Good Morning everyone.  Have a Wonderful and Blessed Sunday!

Enjoy this gorgeous June day in every way♥

Sometimes we go through life with challenges, and we seek all kinds of ways to cope, or to fill the deep thirst within us. The truth is there is nothing that can quench that yearning in our soul like God.
The psalmist continues by saying......"My tears have been my food day and night.
If that has been your story in the last days. I encourage you to come to God, the one who can dry your tears, and fill your cup til over flowing, with comfort and assurance.
I wish you peace my friend, may your soul be filled with shouts of joy and thanksgiving.

Above quote from the beautiful blog Mennonite Girls Can Cook
Thank you 

Thinking of my beautiful cousin Cheryl and her husband
and may the days ahead have moments of peace
as you walk through your long difficult journey of grief.

There is no cure for grief but do know you are surrounded by lots of love,
family, friends and many prayers.

The Dragonfly Story
From the book Water Bugs & Dragonflies:
Down below the surface of a quiet pond lived a little colony of water bugs. They were a happy colony,
living far away from the sun. For many months they were very busy, scurrying over the soft mud on the
bottom of the pond. They did notice that every once in awhile one of their colony seemed to lose interest in
going about. Clinging to the stem of a pond lily it gradually moved out of sight and was seen no more.
“Look!” said one of the water bugs to another. “One of our colony is climbing up the lily stalk. Where do
you think she is going?” Up, up, up it slowly went…. Even as they watched, the water bug disappeared
from sight. Its friends waited and waited but it didn’t return…
“That’s funny!” said one water bug to another. “Wasn’t she happy here?” asked a second… “Where do
you suppose she went?” wondered a third.
No one had an answer. They were greatly puzzled. Finally one of the water bugs, a leader in the colony,
gathered its friends together. “I have an idea”. “The next one of us who climbs up the lily stalk must
promise to come back and tell us where he or she went and why.”
“We promise”, they said solemnly.
One spring day, not long after, the very water bug that had suggested the plan found himself climbing up
the lily stalk. Up, up, up, he went. Before he knew what was happening, he had broken through the surface
of the water and fallen onto the broad, green lily pad above.
When he awoke, he looked about with surprise. He couldn’t believe what he saw. A startling change had
come to his old body. His movement revealed four silver wings and a long tail. Even as he struggled, he
felt an impulse to move his wings… The warmth of the sun soon dried the moisture from the new body.
He moved his wings again and suddenly found himself up above the water. He had become a dragonfly!!
Swooping and dipping in great curves, he flew through the air. He felt exhilarated in the new atmosphere.
By and by, the new dragonfly lighted happily on a lily pad to rest. Then it was that he chanced to look
below to the bottom of the pond. Why, he was right above his old friends, the water bugs! There they
were, scurrying around, just as he had been doing some time before.
The dragonfly remembered the promise: “the next one of us who climbs up the lily stalk will come back
and tell where he or she went and why.” Without thinking, the dragonfly darted down. Suddenly he hit the
surface of the water and bounced away. Now that he was a dragonfly, he could no longer go into the
“I can’t return!” he said in dismay. “At least, I tried. But I can’t keep
my promise. Even if I could go back, not one of the water bugs would
know me in my new body. I guess I’ll just have to wait until they
become dragonflies too. Then they’ll understand what has happened to
me, and where I went.”
And the dragonfly winged off happily into its wonderful new world of sun and air and peace and love.


  1. Happy June, to you Jeanne.
    Love the sweet photo of your Son with the bunnies.