When I saw these three pretty purple Mexican petunias blooming one morning I thought about the three guiding principles in my own life…Spirit, Faith, and Heart. The spirit of God leads me every day through tests of faith with my heart beating to the rhythm of life that keeps me rising each morning to new opportunities… to share the day with others traversing this planet in our own special time and place.
It has taken me a lifetime to find my special “more” when people, throughout my life, would advise me with the familiar axiom….”There’s more to life than...”
I bet you can help me fill in lots and lots of words behind the three dots. Just off the top of my head I remember these bits of advice along my path….”There’s more to life than studying, playing, money, work, a career, a relationship, physical looks, school, childhood, adulthood, traveling, stability, schedules, meetings, appointments and even church (if it is used only as a refuge to hide from life or challenges.)
(* If you remember some advice from your parents, friends, peers, family members, etc. please share… I would love to hear some more.)
People are quick to tell us “There’s more to life than...” but no one ever tells us what that “more” should be. What is the secret behind “more?”
It hit me one day that this very question is the secret of finding our way in life. “More” is different for everyone. At some point we have to ask….’What could we not live without doing’….besides just breathing each day…what is it that makes us want to get up in the mornings and start the day filled with anticipation?
I had to go through several life cycles within my life…to finally realize that it is the written word that pulls and draws me to daily happiness and long-term joy….to completion and fulfillment of who I am under the skin.
I will never be a Pulitzer Award Winner or pull in a million ‘hits’ a day on my posts….but then there’s “More” to life than recognition or awards….it goes back to the original three words in my post …”The Spirit shows me my path, I stay faithful to the path and my heart soars with a sense of personal fulfillment. I live for the daily satisfaction of writing…to release feelings and thoughts trapped in bondage waiting to be shared in the universe.
I am just one lone voice, among the many voices of the past, and the ones still to come…but it is the present voice that tells the world that I once was alive and breathing out stories day and night…with all my might.
So until tomorrow….Words provide food for the mind and light for understanding.
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
The Confederate Rose had one dark rose color on it and a new white bloom below it symbolizing life and death together.
In fact all the buds on the Confederate Rose are blooming life starting at the top of the tree working down….breath-taking.