Today is a Gift

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was “Thank you”, that would suffice ~Meister Eckhart (1260 – 1328) To be given this day to see, to love, to learn, to grow.… Continue reading

Character

Originally posted on Blossoms of Friendship:
. . The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good. ~ Ann Landers Character is a…

A Light from the Shadows

“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes… Continue reading

The Rest of your Story

Your story may not have such a happy beginning, but that does not make you who you are. It is the rest of your story. Who you choose to be. ~ Kung Fu… Continue reading

The Simple Life

Spring comes quietly and tentatively to Finland. Not given to much fuss and ado, and perhaps just a tad like the good, silent folk of Finland, Spring is shy and hesitantly unfolds itself in these parts in… Continue reading

The Talisman

I will give you a talisman. Whenever you are in doubt or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test: Recall the face of the poorest and weakest man… Continue reading

I see You

Every child needs to see someone’s eyes light up in recognition, with a look which says, “I see you, and you matter to me.”   At some point, almost every child, youth and adult… Continue reading

Works of Art

“Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the Divine.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven April has been a season of transition… Continue reading

I go to him at speed

I am as My servant thinks I am. I am with him when he makes mention of Me. If he makes mention of Me to himself, I make mention of him to Myself;… Continue reading

Memoirs of a Kampung Girl – The Age of Innocence

I went to an all-girls Convent School at the age of seven and spent twelve years being nurtured within the Catholic order of duty, discipline and allegiance to our alma mater, God, nation and countrymen. Within these… Continue reading