Tuesday’s Treasures

Embed from Getty Images

I really tried to do some in depth research this past week.  I watched a lot of videos and read a lot of poetry.  Definitely have some material for the next few weeks.  I really have been so inspired.

What I am going to share with you today are some very unique things that caught my eye.  The first one is called Hospital Window.  It gives us something to think about and how far would we go to love others.  To go out of our way to give someone something they desperately needed.  We all need to be loved.  We also need to feel needed.  I believe we see both things in this video.

  

Here is a video that really pricked my heart and reminded me to love not judge.  As people don’t live in my shoes (a son with Downs syndrome as well as severly Autistic, as well as having FM) I don’t live in your shoes.  In this life will be suffering. We can work to ease each others burdens.  A Blog is not only a place for us to vent and tell our sides of our stories and how we live; or a journal.  It is a community where we can reach out and care for one another.

I actually was going to post a different video for the last video.  I saw this on the YouTube side bar and wanted to watch it.  I felt it went along with what our other videos were showing.  It is about including others in all things and not excluding them because they are different.

If my Blog Theme will let me I will try and post the video I had planned on showing.  You will get a laugh and really enjoy some great music.  Cant tell you what kind.  I would totally give away the punch line….

So I hope you enjoyed Tuesday’s Treasures.  I hope you enjoyed the videos.  Let me know what you think.  Let me know how it touched you or even if it did at all.  I am excited for the rest of the week.  I know this has nothing to do with the subject of this post yet just a reminder that we can choose how to respond to situations.  Also, we can choose to be happy no matter what is happening.  It takes tons of practice and I am certainly at the practicing stage.  Take care and I will see you next week.

Advertisements

Tuesday’s Treasures

Embed from Getty Images

 

Today I am so so excited!  Im going to share with you a couple of amazing works from bloggers on WordPress!  For me I believe Poetry is here to make us think.  Not just on the surface yet in a deeper way.  The kind that reaches our innermost being.  If the Poem resonates with me then it has touched the part of me that is my true being.  The true being that God created that is slowly beginning to emerge.  God will be working on me in this area for a long time.

I am sorry that I have gotten off on a rabbit trail.  The first poem is called Imperfections.  It is written by Namaste – her website is   http://www.ajournalnotadiary.wordpress.com

Embed from Getty Images

 

imperfections;

As a child I was always told,

“you are beautiful, my darling,

don’t ever believe otherwise”

When I started growing up

I was doubting my parents’ advice.

My eyes weren’t bright enough,

My nose was far too pointy

My lips were chapped,

My cheeks were very pudgy

and my hair, it was a tangled mess.

That’s not all, that was just my face.

My stomach wasn’t flat enough,

My hands were too short,

My legs were pale and rough,

My mind was a brainwashed wreck.

But now, now I have transformed

My soul remains the same, and yet

My flaws haven’t changed.

Haunted and tormented

thoughts have now become impotent.

The chains that held

my content thoughts together,

have now loosened, my raving

heart is fixing itself together

and now, I’m free.

Our minds are influenced,

but hearts are home

to our own feelings.

It’s time to believe in ourself

time to know, that we are

beautiful.

Only then, will everything,

be right in the world.

(more or less the same ending, right?)

 

Such a beautiful poem!  I believe we all have self awareness issues.  We bump up against issues that we wish we could push through to the other side.  Self esteem issues are so prevalent in our world today.  We have to come of age inside ourselves.  Being able to look into the mirror and accept ourselves for who and what we are.  Thanks Namaste for reminding us of this very important self  awareness issue.  We do need to believe in ourselves.  Not to a point of being egotistical.  I mean the fact that God made us and He thinks we are beautiful just as we are so we need to love ourselves as well.

The next poem is called Mountains Hidden in the Clouds.  It is written by Nanadokua.  Her website is http://www.nanadokua.wordpress.com.

 

91337198c81596819ba273d8ebc3f38d

Mountians  Hidden in the Clouds 

It’s weird and unheard of… I believe I might have lost it

I know it’s unimaginable…and yet I burn to reveal it

What I see when I stare into the dark skies…above me

The mountains that remain…well hidden in the clouds

They gasp…they sputter…and refuse to believe me

They cover their ears…and close their eyes

They yell out…to me and insist…I deny it

Yet I cannot…tell a lie when these mountains…beckon

I see them…so strong, so tall and well hidden

Those hurts we hide…and cover with our smiles

Yet they remain…what they’ve been…and what they are…and what they’ll be

Huge mountains that remain…well hidden in the clouds

True…the moving clouds tend to cover and obstruct them

But those clouds…do move and occasionally…reveal them

In those outbursts…we make…every now and then

That catch us…and our dear ones…off guard and unaware

That drives…a deep wedge…between the relationships… that ought to grow

Yet we continue…to deny…their very existence

And heap moving clouds…upon clouds…upon them till they disappear

From our minds…and our eyes…and our hearts

But a mountain…though invisible to the eye… does not

Vanish as we hope and remains quite strong

Unless we take that step and confront those hurts

They’ll forever…remain in our hearts…and our minds

Huge mountains that remain…well hidden in the clouds

-Yvonne Nana Dokua Obuobi

Thank you Yvonne for this beautiful truth filled poem!  It really says it all and does it in a respectful yet truthful way.  There really isn’t anymore to say.  It is amazing and so thought provoking.  Amazing job Yvonne!

 

This video is a reminder to all of us that we are not perfect.  We are all broken.  We all have shattered Dreams and stresses beyond our control.  It is a reminder that we need the Lord to fill that empty space inside.  Since we are human we forget to allow God to fill that hole and we think we can do it all without his help.  It may take a day, a week, or a year but we will crash and burn, become broken.  It is important to have that person in your life who listens and helps you.  Who will tell you the truth.

Bless everyone of you today and I am hoping I will be able to be more consistent in posting every week.  At least something.  I am then hoping I will continue to get better organized etc and get back to doing Ten Things of Thankful I know many of you liked that as well.

 

See you next week!

 

 

 

Tuesday’s Treasures

Embed from Getty Images

Things have been rough and very stressful the past few weeks.  I have been thinking that maybe someone has it out for me!  It has literally been one thing after another.  Not just little fires but big ones.  The kind that demand your attention right away so that you cannot do what you had intended to accomplish that day.  On these days or weeks I have to stand tall and secure so that nothing mentally or emotionally can move me. People who have a good spiritual life depend on God for the strength as he has enough for me as well as you!  I have to have hope the next day will be better.  Sometimes it isn’t, yet I feel that it is important to have hope.

I am learning in my Bible Study right now about how Love, Hope, and Faith are the most important things in our walk on this earth.  Keeping my eyes on The Lord is key.  When I take my eyes off of Him and focus only on People Places and/or Things that is when I get off track and definitely disappointed.  When I keep my eyes on God I may come out a bit scratched up yet I will be in one piece and full of peace and joy!

So here are a few sayings that I have either run into or re – run into.  That have made me stop and say ohhhh okay got it!  I remember now.

The Best is yet to come!!

Tuesday’s Treasures

Embed from Getty Images

 

Everyday I am so keenly aware that I need people and most of all I need God in my life.  I tried to do things all by myself for many years and no matter what I did doing it all along without the Lord as well as support people in my life.  Life just gets harder and harder and the hole in my sole larger and larger.  The only thing that ever worked filling my soul was God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.  Life is so much better as well as easier now.

I am hoping that everyone has had an amazing week.  I am hoping that our internet troubles are behind us and that I will be back on line with my Blog next week.  Thank you so much for your patience.

 

Tuesday’s Treasures (continued)

Embed from Getty Images

 

I am really having an issue with the technical difficulties today.  I would be terribly remiss if I did not share this clip with you. Dylan is an amazing Dancer.

This is my husbands second or third cousin Dylan.  Who is in the Pacific Northwest Ballet.  They are presently doing the Nutcracker.  This is only a 10 second cut of him doing an amazing jump with no intro into it.  He jumped so high I was stunned.  Please just click on this you will love to see him.  Again sorry for the technical difficulties.  Cut and Paste if you need to.  Enjoy!

Hope you enjoyed that the clip came from the Dancing Channel and I know his Grandmother Sharon Desitaul was really proud.  We are really proud of him.  For still being a teenager not even graduated from High School yet this is quite the accomplishment.  Great job Dylan we are all so proud of you!!!