Wednesday 27 February 2019

Thoughts on hope . . .

"Hope is the thing with feathers
that perches in the soul.
and sings the tune
without the words,
and never stops at all."
~Emily Dickinson

I sit here at my desk this morning . . . and my ears are full of the beautiful melody of the song thrush which sits on the roof of a house across the way. The car is covered with an early morning dew and I can still see the moon hanging in the early dawn sky. It is quite chilly  . . . but the song thrush doesn't care . . . he has a song to sing, and sing it he must. 

It is so lovely. I sit here and let the melody wash over me and allow it's beauty to brush across my soul. It's as if even he knows the import of this day, and a little dew on his toes along with the cold of an early morning is not going to keep him from telling the world!

There is something special about watching the sun rise in the morning. As you sit there and watch it slowly creep over the horizon, bathing the earth in it's early morning glow . . . something special happens. Your heart begins to fill with feelings that are almost impossible to describe. The increasing light of the sun which surrounds me, whispers to my soul, and my heart fills with hope. It is a joyous feeling. 

Who knows what this day will bring?? Nobody knows for sure . . . but I can hope that it will be something good . . . some treasure . . . some blessing unique to this day. Of course it could also bring tumult and grief . . . but that is where faith comes in doesn't it? We hope for a bright and beautiful day . . . we accept what we are given . . . we make the most of it and try to drag something good out of whatever it is . . . and if it turns out to be a bad day, we move forward in faith that tomorrow is a new day and hope that it will be better.

But in the meantime, I am thinking today will be another glorious day. Yesterday the temperature in North Wales reached a record breaking 21 degrees C (69 degrees F)!  People have seen bumble bees.  All week, Todd has been asking do I want to take a drive up to the Horseshoe Pass and I have been begging off, thinking it will be too cold.  This warm dry spell will  not last . . .  perhaps today I will surprise him and say yes!  We shall see.

A thought to carry with you  . . . 

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Go to God first.
Trust the voice of the Spirit first.
Allow His wisdom to be the filter
in which you view all else.
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Balsamic Chicken & Mushrooms 

Cooking in the kitchen today  . . .  Balsamic Chicken & Mushrooms. Yummy! 

Have a beautiful Wednesday no matter where you are or what you get up to!  Don't forget! 

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And I do too! 


  1. Thank you Marie for a very lovely post that I enjoyed reading. I loved how you wrote on this very sweet subject. I love how you used the beginning of a day as a day of hope.
    You really are and amazing writer. Hope you have had a lovely day and did get the drive. Enjoy the warm weather.
    Sending loving thoughts and hugs your way!

    1. Thanks so much LeAnn! I hope you are enjoying the end of February. Will March come in like a lamb or a lion? Love and hugs, xoxo

  2. Hi Marie, I've always loved that poem by Emily Dickinson . Hope you and Todd got to Horseshoe Pass today. We had a very snowy day here. Fortunately, it was light and fluffy and rather pretty. But it's official - I've had enough of winter, lol. Take gentle care. Hugs, Elaine

    1. You can't hate light and fluffy snow Elaine! I do knot you can get fed up with it by the end of the season though. Hoping Spring is right around your corner! xoxo


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