“Faith sees a beautiful blossom in a bulb,
a lovely garden in a seed,
and a giant oak in an acorn.” ~ William Arthur Ward
Good Sunday morning, beautiful souls. I do hope this finds you and your families well. We are learning to live life somewhat differently, aren’t we?
The other day, while I was enjoying the gift of a little sunshine, I thought, “Perhaps we are dealing with this virus, as dreadful as it is, for a reason.” I do believe good will come from it. Things such as kindness toward our fellow man, common courtesy, enjoying the little things, treasuring our families and our homes more than ever, returning to solid values, and appreciating the beauty of our earth and all living creatures.
So without further chatter, I will let the images and words speak for themselves. And please, take a moment to read my ‘special notes’ at the end of this post.
“God sends the dawn that we might see the might-have-beens that still might be.” ~ Robert Brault
“The birds of hope are everywhere ~ listen to them sing.” ~ Terri Guillemets
“Hope is winged ~one wing faith-patience the other action-effort. We must fly with both wings!” ~ Terri Guillemets
“Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.” ~
“In difficult times carry something beautiful in your heart.” ~ Blaise Pascal
Dear friends, I hope you have enjoyed your visit. I will leave you with something I feel is beautiful, inspiring, and offers hope. “Anthem,” by Leonard Cohen.
Know I am wishing you and yours a lovely day. Do take care and stay well.
Special Notes: Leonard Cohen was born on September 21, 1934, in a suburb of Montreal, Canada. He passed away at his home in Los Angeles, California on November 7, 2016.
This extraordinarily talented man was a singer, songwriter, composer, poet, and novelist. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1992, Cohen’s ninth studio album, “The Future” was released, and on this album, he introduced the song “Anthem.” This song became an anthem of hope. And one I feel is appropriate for our current times. He also was also the writer and composer of “Hallelujah.” I have loved them both since I first heard them.
18 thoughts on “Sunday Thoughts ~ March 22, 2020”
Sandra, let us pray that stronger leadership prevails within our own state to weather this pandemic than what our governor demonstrated last evening. We are small, but we are mighty. #WVSTRONG Our capital city mayor is likely to lockdown the Chas today, and businesses are doing it on their own as of today (our antique mall, bakery eliminating curbside, etc.) My sister in Cincy said the Catholic church there even has drive thru confession! Enjoy the hope of spring while we distance from each other.
Rita, we were also terribly disappointed in our governor last night. We are seeing many businesses shutting down here as well. We will get through this. Stay well, hope your Mr. P is doing better. Enjoy spring and ‘carry something beautiful in your heart’ throughout these days.
Hi,dear Sandra!Thank you for such encouragement in these difficult days.Gorgeous pictures !The video is amazing. I love “Hallelujah”,my son is usually singing it and playing in the guitar,but I have never heard “Anthem” and I love the video.Blessings and hugs!
Thank you, Maristella. Blessings to you and your family. Be well, this will pass at some point.❤
Beautiful post. xo
Thank you, Penny. Be well.
Beautiful post, sweet friend! Take care and stay healthy.
Thanks, Shannon and the same to you.❤
Dear friend, everything you show us in an example of beauty, to the exquisite, to the natural …
To all those things that leave us with a feeling of serenity … the images are fantastic.
Leonard Cohen’s video is amazing. I’ve always liked his way of saying more than singing.
His singing goes further because he interprets, speaks, says, thinks … all in one gesture.
I loved what you show us, it’s wonderful.
Dearest Dolores, you are truly an amazing soul. I can’t begin to tell you what your beautiful and kind words mean to me. You are an absolute inspiration to me, as are your beautiful blog posts. I am happy you enjoyed Leonard Cohen’s video, that also means so much to me.
Dolores, do be well during the difficult times. It means so much for us all to be connected, encourage each other and share beauty and our thoughts. Many Blessings.❤
Sandra, storms do make us stronger and they too shall pass. Your images and quotes are so beautiful and encouraging. Stay well my friends and we continue to pray and shelter within our home! Blessings always!
Dear Pam, thank you. And the very same to you and yours. Love and Hugs, dear friend.❤
Oh the birds of hope are indeed singing! Thank you for your beautiful positivity.
Dear Laura, thank you for your kind words and your visit. Be well, my friend.❤
Quotes and images are lovely as always. I’m late but last Sunday was my birthday and I was engaged on the phone all day much to my delight.
This has been a crazy two weeks of staying at home. You would think I would have time on my hands but that hasn’t happened. I have been very busy.
Yes, we are staying home and praying all this passes quickly but it is not looking good. Our governor has closed schools for the rest of the year and closed all non-essential businesses. Life is very different. I am seeing so much good but very distressed about the myriad of sick people and the damage to the economy.
Dear Bonnie, I am always happy for your visit. So, you are a March girl. My dear mom’s birthday was March 21 and my dad was March 15.
Yes, the virus is a scary issue. There is much good coming from this disaster, but like you, I am so concerned about those who are sick, our health care workers and first responders. I do believe this is going to go on for quite a while. And, for the economy – I believe a long road to recovery.
Stay well, Bonnie. And Happy Birthday, my friend.❤
Oh how I would love to walk the stone path in your second picture! It really pulls me into it.
I know you are right. Good already is coming out of this terrible crisis. And now I’ll look at the video!
Dewena, thank you for your visit. I do know we will see much good from all of this.
I love that photo too and maybe it is because I am a WV girl, but I love fog. We see it a lot here in the mountains. Enjoy the video and stay well, my friend.❤
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