Sunday

Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

 A Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

                                               Lord make me an instrument of Your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love.

Where there is injury, pardon,

Where there is doubt, faith,

Where there is despair, hope,

Where there is darkness, light,

   and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much

seek to be consoled, as to console,

To be understood, as to understand,

To be loved, as to love,

For it is in giving that we receive and

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,

And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

 

If this prayer speaks to you, please feel free to share. Thank you for visiting today.  ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons

(c)2020

On Writing: ‘Tell Me A Story’

 

I haven’t been on my blog this month much as life has just been in the way, especially re-doing some areas of my nest before winter comes. As with most home improvement projects, things tend to stack up and spread to other rooms to now eventually have to do something to them too… kind of like knocking down a row of dominoes, but not as much fun. Part of the sorting out of what can go and what do I keep are my books, my treasures. Writers without books? Really!

However, my favorite author, Pat Conroy has been a welcome distraction and yes he will live forever on my book shelf. If you have never heard of him, he definitely is worth your time. You will also enter and make new discoveries of the low-country and it’s endless salt-marshes and way of life. I had never seen a salt-marsh until I discovered Hunting Island, South Carolina and Pat Conroy about the same time. His first book I read ‘Beach Music’  took me into a world of what it was like growing up there with a beach close at hand, turtle nests, and a southern way of life with a rich history but not glamorized, and families with real problems that are universal.

His next book, ‘The Water is Wide’ a novel, is based on his real life experience of being an idealistic new teacher and the local politics that played out as he tried to introduce and provide a stimulating education to a group of students racially, geographically, and socially isolated from the broader world just across the waters of their small island that they were totally unaware that even existed.

If you have not read Pat, you might want to give him a try. A truly nitty-gritty, but eloquent writer who inspires me to keep at it with computer, pad, and pen. Who has inspired you as a writer?

Thank you for visiting today and to those in the Northern Hemisphere… Happy Fall!   ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons   c2020

 

Haiku

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Gathering pollen,

buzzing bee’s searching, busy.

Blossoms stand waiting. ~

 

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons

c2020

 

 

 

 

Sunday

U.S. Library of Congress. Norman Rockwell Art - The Golden Rule

This saying or a close form of it is found in many faith traditions from Confucius,  Judaism, Christianity, and probably many others. Whatever your personal beliefs, this is something we can all do our bit to work towards … especially being respectful and kind to one another. Why is something so simply and beautifully stated, so hard to do?

Hope your Sunday is a peaceful and start to a good week. No matter what is going on with you or in your community, we’re all in this together. It is our world and it is what we make it.

Please leave a comment below if you would like to share a positive in your life.  ~ terre 

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