Friday, August 7, 2009

Hopeful Friday.....

Good morning everyone and welcome to Hopeful Friday, hosted by my friend Cielo, at This is a weekly post dedicated to positive thoughts and inspirational messages. A post to celebrate God! Thank you Cielo for hosting this lovely post. If you would like to join our group, or you would like more information about us, just click on the above link to reach the official Hopeful Friday web site........

" Invite the Sacred to participate
in your joy in little things, as well as
in your agony over the great ones.
There are as many miracles to be seen through a microscope as through a telescope. Start with little things seen
though the magnifying glass of wonder,
and just as a magnifying glass can focus
the sunlight into a burning beam that can set a leaf aflame, so can your focused wonder set you ablaze with insight. Find the light in each other and just fan it."
-Alice O. Howell-
on The Dove in the Stone
Charli and I sat outside on the swing last night enjoying the beauty of the full moon. Just like the flowers, the trees, and the bumble bees, the full moon is a gift from God for all of us to enjoy, if we would only take the time......
"In the darkening sky, if you cast your eyes,
You will see the silver lady rise,
Bathing the world in a steely blue
Edged with a haunting, silver hue.
Higher and higher she rises with grace,
Shrouding the trees in a cloak of lace,
Sending her rays to the waters below,
Casting reflections in ripple and flow.
Oh, such a majesty gracing the sky,
Passing a twinkle to stars riding high,
Oh, what a magical sight we purvey
From dusk, till the night gives in to day.
And so, she sinks in horizons west,
Content in the knowledge that we saw her best,
She'll return once again when the sky turns black,
And if you should whisper, she might whisper back.
Happy Hopeful Friday everyone!.....
I hope all of you have a beautiful and blessed weekend.
Thank you for all of the lovely comments you leave on my posts.
Peace be with all of you ♥
With warmest regards, Carol


Eileen said...

Nice post, Carol! I love the concept of focusing on the 'little' miracles that occur in our lives throughout each day. That something I started training myself to do in my early teens after reading a book about St. Theresa, the Little Flower. And it really does help me so much in my life, because even amid the darkest storms there are always little tiny miracles happening all around me.

Last night Jayden came running into the house asking Ray and myself to come out on the front porch with him and his Mom to see the full moon! He was so excited!
'Glad you and Charli got to enjoy it too!
And I loved the poem!
Have a great weekend!
All the best,

Blessings each day said...

I just love picturing you and little Charli outside and just enjoying the evening and the moon. What a lovely poem you found to go with this.

There is so much overlooked awe in the little things , the wonders and blessings that God has given us. They are all around us and we so often do not 'see' them.

blessings with hugs,


Queenmothermamaw said...

Thanks for reminding us about the little things. That is what I see since the illness of my daughter. But we soon forget and need reminding every so often. Blessings

♥ Kathy said...

That was really nice Carol ♥ Happy Friday ♥

Just a little something from Judy said...

You just have a way of scattering joy through your blog. This one today shares the necessity of "thankfulness". I like how you share pieces that truly do inspire those who visit, and everyone knows how important inspiration and encouragement are to each one of us. Thank you so much!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Beautiful post Carol. Thank God for everything. It is finally raining chez nous; we needed it. Give Miss Charli and big fat hug! Anita

Madeline's Album said...

I love the poem. Hope you had a great day.

Mary said...

Wonderful post! Yes, we have a loving Father that gives us offer thanksgiving for all thngs that He does, great and small, is to love Him. Beautiful glad you shared this with us!

MARIA said...

I'd like to invite you to my Birthday Party!
It will be
Tuesday 22-September!
(please, take comfortable shoes, we will be dance)

Have a wonderful Sunday!
♥ Love & Blessings!

from Poland

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