Sunday, June 14, 2015

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tree Covered in Ferns at Hillsborough River State Park
What Lies Behind Us and
What Lies Before Us
Are Tiny Matters Compared
To What Lies Within Us
       Ralph Waldo Emerson

The surface of this tree may be covered by frilly ferns. Some may view it as disfigured, while others may see it as beautiful. But its strength comes from its inner trunk.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Prosperity and Abundance: Luke 11:9-10

Sand Dollar: Lido Key, Photo by Bruce G. Smith
So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; Seek, and you will find; Knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Luke11:9-10

Whenever I find a Sand Dollar on the beach, I see it as a sign of good luck. It is such a simple creature, yet it is intricately designed. I also leave it in place to remind me that items flow in and and out of my life. They are meant to be enjoyed, but not harmed or hoarded.