Give a Blessing This Week!

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Now you might wonder, did I read that right? You want me to give a blessing??? Yes, there are many ways we can be a positive force. Of course, there may be friends that are going through a tough time, and we can speak encouraging words! Donating funds can be another way of giving.

But we can also create positive, and life giving beauty. With our poetry, our paintings, and our photography, we can actually lift each other’s spirits.

So be blessed, have fun, and share the light! Have a great week!

       

Writing and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

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The First Blessing of My Day

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She stirs, when I get up in the morning. I use a flashlight, so she won’t be disturbed. I quietly move around the bedroom, then a shower to get dressed. Sometimes she mumbles in her sleep, reaches out her hand. I never could resist the softness of her skin. I gently place my hand in hers, and I say, “Shhh”, leaning over to plant a kiss.

I tiptoe down the hallway, grabbing my lunch from the fridge. And as I head out, turning the key in the lock to make sure she’s safe, I can sense her spirit. She’s praying for me, I just know it.

The first blessing of my day.

        

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

One Single Rose

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If one single rose has the power to confirm our calling

to draw us in, towards the love we were intended to share

then the power of a bouquet has the strength

to seal the kiss – of eternity

in our hearts.

      

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Our Peace Will Not Fade

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And our foot will not slip, our peace will not fade

when we are cleansed by the tides.

       

Our strength is firmly planted,

when we are washed by a sunset,

rinsed in the joy, our spirits – lifted

as we give ourselves fully

to the horizon.

      

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

And When Love Seems Distant

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And when love seems distant, our hearts cry out

our voice echoes across the sea, with no one listening.

But the blue will always bear witness, and the light from the sun

that we are not alone, and never have been.

And the pine trees testify, that in reaching up

there is strength, on the shore.

      

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Sensitive Men

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Never afraid of the thunder, deep roots holding,

light keeping, from knowing prior civilizations

and the devastation of kings.

     

They will hold you when you cry, write a poem

when you’re blue, lift your spirits

with simply a word or two.

      

And there are times, when they bury their faces

in a bouquet of flowers, dreaming of a more beautiful world.

     

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

In the Early Morning

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In the early morning of a summer day, the sun breathes in

causing a slight chill in the air, while robins

sing their ballads, and the doves

coo their sweet love songs.

       

And our spirits are refreshed.

     

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”