Friday, January 8, 2010

Decorate your own soul

Flowers because we need these in winter.
Found many years ago in the newspaper and given to my daughter when she went off to collage.

Author Unknown

After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul. And you learn the love doesn't mean leaning and company doesn't mean security. And you begin to understand that kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't promises. And you begin to accept your defeats with your head held high and your eyes open, with the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child. You learn to build your roads on today, because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.

After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much. So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you really can endure, that you really are strong. And that you really do have worth and that you keep learning. With every goodbye you learn.


Blessings on you today!

For those of you that signed up for the drawing at the Necessary Room, we have a winner.
It is Deena of Can I be pretty in Pink.
She won the Marmalady's jam, tea cozy, and sewing pattern.
One of these days I will do a Marmalady's give away here at Delights of the Heart.


Kilauea Poetry said...

This was really beautiful and so true! Aloha to you-

Relyn said...

Se'lah's idea was so great. I thought you were wonderful for participating. Even if I didn't win yours. ha.

Violet said...

Beautiful thoughts! So how was the banana cream pie? Whenever I hear those 3 words I picture my high school history teacher saying "It's as easy as banana cream pie!" (It's the only thing I remember from his class....) I wish I could remove that memory! LOL!!! ~ Violet

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

those flowers are a welcome vision right now!

These words are welcome, as well. I love this passage, especially this part:

"...And that you really do have worth and that you keep learning."

Jeanne said...

I love all you share.
Love and hugs

Thanks for your kind words always

parTea lady said...

Nice photo and a lovely post.

Congrats Deena on winning the giveaway.

mary T said...

Deeply Touching...very nice blog-I just happened upon you...I will be stopping in often..Blessings

Gayle @ Mountain Moma said...

I just love that quote. Such wisdom...

Mary said...

I must keep these amazing words to refer to often, they are so inspiring. A shame we cannot know the author - must have been a very special person. Thank you Marilyn.

Did you happen to see Corey's La Madone photos yesterday?
Apt looks fantastic in the snow?

Mary X

Anonymous said...

The poem of Learning to say Good-bye is by Veronica A Stoffstal. I first cut it out of an Ann Landers Column back in the mid-eighties. Beautiful, isn't it?