Friday, January 15, 2010

The waters of this world...


...I'm not much of a swimmer -

But I know not who could have resisted these waters..?


Certainly not, me.

I have been washed in clear river waters of late.
I even rode the rapids! (tentatively, once!)
Spent time praying by the shore...
Eating gourmet picnic delights.
Escaping the intensive heat.
Playing with my children/niece/nephews.
The world I am in, is in tosses and turns at the moment.
No doubt in a wonderful way!
For I am embarking on several new adventures...
And look forward to recounting them here with you soon.

Until then, I hope you feel the cool, the clarity, and the pleasure I have taken in these waters of late.

I hope you take pleasure in them too.
And also in a phrase, I heard mentioned by a wise soul the other day -
which has been swirling round my head - cooling, and clearing my fear and my thoughts:

"It's only a short trip through life,

and the idea is to leave it better, than you found it."


Amen to such wisdom!

Which inspires me to embark on betterment with a clear, collected view, of my walk through the waters of this world.


Shell xx


6 comments:

  1. As always, you move me by your beautiful words of contemplation and just by what you do each day in celebration of life. Like you, I'm not a swimmer but that river looks like the perfect place where even I could be cooled by the refreshing waters. Love and hugs xx

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  2. Oooh I want to know about your adventures so bad!

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  3. Very lovely thought and photos. :)

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  4. Joyful - you are my friend! I want to meet you and hug you tight! A gift from the Lord above is your friendship.

    可愛女人 - I think you said: "I am Tianshan, waits for one round the bright moonlight." Bless you for your comment and introduction. And bless Yahoo Babel Fish - for I do not profess to speak Chinese! Thanks again!

    Kerri - I look forward to sharing them!

    and Tea - thank you again for your ongoing kinship. We mighty women of God are sticking together!

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  5. Shell, you are very kind and gracious. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I too would LOVE to meet you. I don't know how far you are from Sydney but I have a distant relative living there whom I should some day visit, and would love to meet you too! I just know we would hit it off. xx

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