Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Gentle Word....

 

 
 
A gentle word, like summer rain,

May soothe some heart and banish pain,

What joy or sadness often springs

From just the simple little things!
~ Willa Hoey

 
 
Pleasant words are as a honeycomb,
 
sweet to the mind and healing to the body
 
~ Proverbs 16:24
 
 
Be like the flower,
 
turn your face to the sun
 
~ Kahlil Gibran
 

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
 
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
 
~ Abraham Lincoln

 
I'm praying for Boston and those killed and wounded in the horrific act of terrorism at the marathon. May those responsible be caught and brought to justice. May we all strive to make this world a better place.
 
 "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
 
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57 comments:

Linda said...

Beautiful post,Pat! I can't wrap my mind around why people do what they do. But you are right about the amazing courage of others who run TOWARD those in danger and need instead of running away.

Lovely, LOVELY pictures!!

Willow said...

We need gentle words this week. Thanks.

Tracy said...

Just beautiful, and just what was needed, Pat! Boston has been so much on my heart, mind and prayers. Been praying a lot about love and peace for this world... ((HUGS))

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Lovely Note Cards Pat and the quotes resonate so well.
The last rose is lovely I thought maybe it is Abraham Derby - do you know?
Shane ♥

eileeninmd said...

Pat, lovely tribute to Boston and the the victims .

Old Kitty said...

Beautiful post, Pat. What happened in Boston was totally horrific. My thoughts and prayers to these hardy Bostonians! Take care
x

podso said...

Pat these are so beautiful as are the sentiments you express. Perfect post for a time like this.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Lovely photos and words that lighten the heart and encourage :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great photos and words for encouragement.

Vee said...

Sweet words of encouragement and love. Thank you.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

It is so hard to believe this happened so close to home. The New York Yankees sang Sweet Caroline during the game last night as a shout out to Boston. Leave it to NY, to be so kind. If anyone knows about tragedy and rising above it it is your beloved NY. Lovely post Pat, thank you.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful post and photos Pat! Blessings, Pamela

Lavender Cottage said...

Beautiful flower note cards Pat and words of comfort.
Judith

Jan said...

Such lovely photos of these flowers, Pat. Cards, for sure!
Welcome to Colorado. Hope you are liking our state and having fun getting to know it! Are you liking all the snow you are getting now?
Hugs
Jan

Snap said...

Gorgeous flowers. Lots of comfort here. Hugs---

bj said...

Thank you for these comforting cards with words.

Pondside said...

All so true, Pat. We can only fight evil with good, defend ourselves against hatred by showing love. I truly believe every quote your shared.

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Pat, I was so sad to hear about the loss of life and the huge amount of casualties, due to the bombing in Boston.
Thank you for the beautiful words.
Best Wishes
Daphne

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful, Pat. Love all the quotes. xo

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Beautiful...I see you and I both went to the flowers in this troubling time.

Lorrie said...

Beauty and flowers have a way of comforting the soul, don't they? Your words and photos are so lovely, and so gentle. Looking at this post is like being wrapped in a soft hug.

Peggy Jones said...

Hi Pat, so glad to visit with you again. Seems as you are finding the beauty in your new home as you always do. blessings to you and family.
QMM

ellen b. said...

Love that last quote Pat! Beautiful images of the lovely flowers!

Karen said...

Stunning photos of beautiful blooms!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Pat, Very nice post --and such great words and photos.. It's such a tragedy what happened in Boston. My prayers are with all of the ones who were effected... God Bless them all.
Hugs,
Betsy

Donna said...

These are beautiful!

Ann said...

gorgeous flowers and wonderful quotes to accompany them

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I can't even imagine being able to hate that much. Even as a small child I couldn't understand the hatred I saw on the television news and I don't understand it any better today. I have a print of Norman Rockwell's "The Problem We All Live With" hanging in my entryway. It's one of my favorite Rockwells. It shows an innocent child surrounded by hatred. Once again we saw what hate can do. I think of that Rodney King quote..."Can't we all just get along?"

Paula's Postings said...

Beautiful photo's and words Pat.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Beautiful words in the midst of senseless tragedy Pat. We have to look for the beauty, always.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Another sad and senseless event. Wonderful tribute. Our hearts are all in Boston right now.

AdriBarr said...

What a wonderful post. Thank you.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very beautiful! I wish everyone would strive to make it a better place...if only! Sweet hugs to you my friend! Wonderful choices for notecards!

Nellie said...

Beautiful post, Pat!

Theanne said...

beautiful flowers...thoughts for those in Boston

The Gathering Place said...

Beautiful quotes for a sad occasion. these trials seem to bring out the best in many good people.

Jo said...

beautiful post ... the world needs calm ...

Cindy said...

Lovely photos and words, and my heart echoes each one of them. And now a tragedy in West Texas with several people dead, oh my. I know it was not an act of terrorism, but truly tragic none-the-less. It does keep us praying for our friends and neighbours across the line.

hula-la said...

A wonderful post for the Note Card Party. Nicely done!

Aloha

Margaret said...

A beautiful post Pat, thank-you. Your flowers photos are so lovely
Flowers do soothe and bring comfort as do your gentle words. Heartfelt thoughts and prayers for Boston...
Margaret from B.C.

Kathleen said...

Lovely, Pat, I did a tribute too.
They will never be the same just as OK City, NY and other places who have suffered terrorist attacks. I hope they solve it quicker than Benghazi. I am amazed at that whole situation, heard the mom of one killed speak, and the dad of one in Walter Reed from wounds from it. They are not allowed to speak. Very strange.

Carol said...

Pat, I love the beautiful flowers & the wonderful encouraging quotes & scripture. I'm following you on Facebook now.

Smiles,
Carol

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Beautiful words and photos, Pat. So much is happening in our beloved country lately. So tragic. My heart and prayers go out to those in Boston and now in West, TX.

A Garden of Threads said...

A wonderful post. The pansies are a lovely shade of blue. Take care and have a great weekend.

Debra @ Homespun said...

Beautiful post :)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Pretty flowers. I have been watching this terrible tragedy unfold and I hope they get those responsible. Valerie

LV said...

A very pretty and touching post.

Tami Kenner said...

A lovely post Pat.

Visiting from pink Saturday..xoTami

Light and Voices said...

Lovely blooms.
Lovely quotes.
The lock down with a house to house search paid off; the suspect was caught.
JM Illinois

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Beautiful post for this sad time.

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Beautiful inspiration.

Riet said...

Beautiful post Pat. We over here have heard all about Boston and seen on TV. You just can't believe it happened. We just heard on TV that the second boy was found too . What did get into them is what we ask ourselves.
Have a nice Sunday

GailO said...

What a beautiful way to pay tribute to those who have been affected by the horrors in Boston. We all have been affected in some way by them haven't we! I am happy it is over with for now!

Claudia said...

Yes. The last MLK quote - one of my favorites. It resonates.

edenhills said...

Beautiful flowers, and beautiful words.

Annesphamily said...

Love all the pretty flowers and nice encouraging words.

ladyfi said...

A kind word works wonders!

Lovely flower shots.