Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thankful Thursday -Possiblities



The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility. Charles Kettering
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"The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossiblity." Charles Kettering. 

I can imagine the two brothers telling each other not to listen to all the people saying things like, 'are you both crazy? You can't fly like a bird. Do something more realistic. Do something with your lives that makes sense.'

But the brothers had passion in their guts, and an idea, a dream, and nothing anyone could say stopped them from pursuing what they believed to be possible. They listened to that small voice inside them that kept repeating over and over - GO FOR IT!!!!

I don't believe anymore in the word, impossible. I've heard it many times from people who don't 'see' or who can't imagine making possible what seems completely impossible. 

I've learned that sometimes I have to shut people out who try to sway me to drop the ideas that play in my heart....that sing chorus' on the inside, that pull me to move toward to something that others claim are impossibilities for me to achieve.

It's a risk, a gamble to move forward in trying to make impossibilities become a reality. But if the passion is there, and also, faith, I believe I can do those things I can't forget about, the things that play in my heart and which seem unlikely to ever becoming reality.

I believe - nothing is impossible. Have a dream? Have an idea that you can't let go of? I say, Go for it! 

Happy Thursday, Guys.


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Thankful Thursday - Voice.



"I believe that God is in me as the sun is in the colour and fragrance of a flower - the Light in my darkness, the Voice in my silence." Helen Keller. 

We all want to be heard, to have our voice - to have a platform to speak, to say our point of view.....what we think, what we believe is right or wrong for us. We all need our voice to to be heard.

Me too. I want my voice to be heard. But there are days there is only one Voice I want and need to hear, - the Voice that instills courage in me, and confidence. The Voice that draws me to stand strong and brave and kind. 

That's the reason I go to the mountains, and into the woods, and into the brilliance of nature, the quiet, the calm, the peaceful - to listen, and hear the Voice that empowers me to be in the world and to be strong. 

Happy Thursday, Guys. 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Thankful Thursday - Miracles

In order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles. David Ben-Gurion. 

Miracles! They happen all the time.....everyday......all day.....small things, and big. The brilliance of the sun, the colour of a rainbow,  stars shimmering in the night like tiny beacons, spotting an owl poking his head from a crevice in a tree, hearing early morning birds sing their sweet songs, a child's smiling face, a stranger's kindness.

And of course the big things - a dream fulfilled, a life spared, breaking free, realizing love. And the list goes one.....everyday, all day.
 
Happy Thursday, Guys. 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Thankful Thursday - Faith.



“Faith’s most severe tests come not when we see nothing, but when we see a stunning array of evidence that seems to prove our faith vain.”  Elisabeth Elliot

So many times it seemed like the thing I needed or wanted couldn't happen. It even seemed as if everything was totally against it happening.  But just when I thought there was no way, that it was impossible.....BABAM! All the pieces fell into place and it became reality. 

I've learned that faith is seeing beyond circumstances. Faith is believing in spite of everything appearing like there's no way, can't happen, impossible. 

When I tell my kids I want to swing by the rickety bridge before going home, they always ask me, 'you got an inclining, Mom?'  I didn't know what they meant at first but it seemed that every time I felt the urge to take the detour, there was always some amazing bird or animal for us to see. Was it an inclining, or just a desire? I didn't know but now I think I do feel something in my gut....an inclining that something might be there and I don't want to miss out experiencing it.

And those things I hope for,  - maybe it's about an inclining too.....a knowing in my gut that something is there, a plan, a purpose, something amazing that He's getting ready to bring about. 

Faith - for me is believing no matter what, especially if something is niggling inside, a sense of something amazing being there, waiting to become reality. 

Happy Thursday, Guys.  

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Thankful Thursday - Support



You don't need a mother and a father; you don't necessarily even need two parents. You just need someone who's got your back.  Jodi Picoult. 

That's all it takes - one person in your corner; one person routing for you...believing in you - knowing you can make it through whatever you need to get through. 

The power of One believing in your resilience. To me, that's incredibly powerful. Knowing Someone's got your back - cheering you on - That's all it takes for me to make it past whatever life hits me with. 

That One for me started with Him. Now there are others - people close to me - who love me, who have my back and cheer me on - who believe for my best. 

I wonder sometimes the people who struggle, who give up, who lose the ability to fight - I wonder if in their eyes, no one is in their corner. They're in it alone.   

No one can make it out here alone. We all need Somebody in our corner. 

Happy Thursday, Guys.