Friday, August 12, 2011

Pink Saturday's Miracle Makeover!

~Grace E Easley

Lord thank You for another day,
Within this life of mine
Give me the strength to live it well,
Whatever I may find

Bestow from Your abundance,
Whatever I may lack
To use the hours wisely,
For I cannot have them back

Lord thank you for another day,
In which to make amends
For little slights or petty words,
Inflicted on my friends

For sometimes losing patience,
With problems that I find,
For seeing faults in other lives,
But not the ones in mine

Lord thank You for another chance,
In which to try to be
A little more deserving
Of the gifts You've given me

For yesterday is over,
And tomorrow's far away,
And I remain committed,
To the good I do today !

I was going to link my post of The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden  in the New York Botanical Garden to today's Pink Saturday post, but today is a special "Miracle Makeover" Pink Saturday event on Beverly's blog How Sweet the Sound and she asked that we post an inspirational thought, prayer or blessing, instead of our usual posts.

The poem/prayer listed above was printed once in my church bulletin a few years ago and hit a chord with me.  I cut it out and post in on my refrigerator so that I could recite it every day as part of my morning meditation. Expressing gratitude for my blessings and asking for wisdom to live each day well and and to show kindness is something I hope to do more of each and every day. 

Please visit Beverly today and leave a comment on her blog and also leave comments on the blogs of the four other Miracle Makeover host's blogs:

Design Gives Back @ Design Gives Back/Kelee

Spiritual Sunday @ Spiritual Sunday /Charlotte & Ginger

Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch Blog /Susan

Country Wings in Phoenix @ Country Wings in Phoenix Blog/Sherry

Each comment left on those blog will earn a $1 dollar donation for the next Design Gives Back blog's "Miracle Makeover" of a room in a cancer's victims home  The goal is 5,000 comments!
Please make your comments work and spread the news!  Many thanks!

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From the Kitchen said...

I am happy to have the inspirational piece and will print it out. Your photos are exquisite. I think God had a wonderful time when he decided on which flowers to give us.

Have a lovely weekend.


My Crafty Little Page said...

Hi Pat - the flowers are absolutely stunning. How lucky for you to live so close to such a beautiful place. Love the poem and it's perfect for such a wonderful cause. :) Nancy

Beverly said...

Pat, this is a beautiful piece. I am going to share it with my mother.

Thank you for participating in this very special Pink Saturday. I hope you will send your visitors over to comment and help us to raise more money for the next Miracle Makeover.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Beautiful orchids Pat! Wonderful poem too. Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful and inspirational poem, Pat!!! It struck a cord with me, too. Thank you for sharing that and those awesome flowers on this Pink Sat. where we are working so hard to raise money for the next Miracle Makeover!

HPS!!! L, Dana

pam said...

What a beautiful project. Those flower arrangements are beautiful. I'm so very thankful that I have relationship with God. I can't imagine life without Him. Hope you have a great weekend!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Thats a beautiful poem Pat, I think we all can relate to something in those words, I know I can for sure! The flowers are gorgeous, and I will go make a comment over there, what a great cause.

Ginny said...

Your flower pictures are just gorgeous! And I love this poem so much that I'm recording it for our church prayer and info line! Hope you have a great weekend!

Jeanne said...

Hello Pat, I am still working on my PS post. I have company and finding time to post something is a challenge.

I love this poem so much because the words just talk to us with inspiration to be a more caring and loving person towards others. This is a wonderful daily prayer. Thank you for sharing it for the 'Design gives Back' special day.

The flowers are stunning in that photo you shared from the Botanical Garden.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Jeanne

PS: I have missed your posts but I am back! The story of my life this summer. But it has been a wonderful summer so far. I hope yours has been a great time as well.

Riet said...

Hi Pat. Your bouquets are wonderful. I especcialy love the first one as the combination is awesom.
Happy pink Saturday

Linda said...

Beautiful flowers and what a wonderful poem!

chubskulit said...

Very pretty!

My Pink Post, have a nice weekend!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I love that little pray. Sometimes I need a reminder to be more of the good person God made us all to be.

LV said...

A truly beautiful and inspiring post.

Old Kitty said...

Pat!! What beautiful pink blooms!! Yay for Pink Saturday!! And what a lovely poem/prayer - wise and wonderful!!

Have a brilliant weekend! take care

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

What a great poem...spurring us on to do the best we can do...and be the best we can be. Thanks for sharing!

I went over to read Beverley's post...and left my comment there. Thanks for participating...and promoting...a wonderful cause.

camp and cottage living said...

I can see why you like this poem so well you have it on your frig.
The bouquets are beautiful.
Have a great weekend!

Vee said...

Thank you for the head's up on this worthy cause. I will certainly be commenting.

Yvette said...

Pat, I left comments on the blogs that are set up for it today. The rest are not set up for comments today. Very confusing. I'll try again tomorrow.

At any rate, it's a wonderful thing they're doing. Love those flower photos. And what a good cause.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, my, what beautiful, beautiful flowers, Pat!! And, the words of inspiration are perfect for me today!! Thank you so much!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! blessings ~ tanna

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

What a great poem/prayer. Beautiful flowers too.

Jojo said...

Thank you for sharing such a meaningful prayer. I'll do my part for the great cause too.

Marydon said...

Oh, Pat, the florals are exquisite & so PINK! Your poem share is wonderful, ty for sharing.

Would you be so kind to leave a comment on my BLOG ONLY, for the Miracle Makeover fund drive. Charlie, 8 yr. old, & his story are fabulous. Every comment brings us a $1 for the next person that will be sponsored.

Have a beautiful weekend.

Barbara F. said...

Thanks for letting me know, Pat, I have a post and have been commenting. xo

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Gorgeous flowers Pat and a beautiful sentiment to live by - something I will also try to keep in mind each day.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Pat, Gorgeous pink arrangements... Love the poem also. The Miracle Makeover is a great cause... I've already posted.

Sarah said...

Beautiful post, Pat. Miracle Makeover is a wonderful cause. I do believe in miracles.

Tete said...

Great post and happy ps!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous flowers and inspired poem Pat!

Thank-you for this creativity, time, and talent to help Charlie and family!

You are a great part of the team and have earned your angel wings that are covered in pink orchid blooms even though you have a yankees ball cap on!:):)

With Gratitude for this post....


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Beautiful flowers...and this post is for a wonderful cause...

The Gathering Place said...

What a beautiful quote and stunning flowers. The pinks are so amazing. It is only fitting that they help to serve someone!

Pondside said...

I'll be heading over to leave my comments on the blog parties.

diane b said...

Gorgeous flower arrangements and poem. Going over to comment on your links.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

That prayer struck a chord with me. I have a prayer book with favorite prayers and verses in's prayer will join them.

Thanks, Pat!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

How lovely Pat. I'm going to commit to memory: For yesterday is over, and tomorrow's far away, and I remain committed, to the good I do today. It's important to live one day at a time.

Farmchick said...

Wonderful words and those pink flowers are so stunning.

Robin said...

This is such a great cause....

Wishing you a beautiful pink weekend

Cat & Cricket said...

Thank you!

podso said...

Thank you for the beautiful poem and thoughts and flowers. Also enjoyed a look at that amazing McDonalds. I bet you carry your camera wherever you go --- you never know what you may see along the way~

Cindy said...

What a beautiful poem. God is so good to all of us!
Love and hugs, Cindy

steviewren said...

I agree with you...those words should be my goal for each new day as well...Lord, help me to be worthy of the life You've given me.

Thanks Pat for such an uplifting post...and the pretty flowers too!

pinkim said...

Very pretty photos...I am your newest follower...Pinkim from TrulySimplyPink

Annie said...

Gorgeous flowers!
The poem is what we need to think about each day too. It was beautiful.

RNSANE said...

The flower photos are just gorgeous and your prayer is such a special one, I will add it to begin my day!

Ann said...

Have you posted your 1000 favorite flower yet?

These two photos have lots of beautiful flowers.

Jenny said...

What a beautiful, heart warming post. I will go visit the others now and leave a comment.

Donna said...

Beautiful flowers, Pat, and a truly wonderful poem.

La Petite Gallery said...

Pat, Thanks, this is just what I needed tonight. Amen


Emily said...

Pat, such a lovely post for little Charlie. Your verse is beautiful and together with gorgeous pink flowers its perfect. Thanks for sharing and Happy Pink.

The French Hutch said...

Pat, we have written your blog information on our Facebook Hall of Fame. Thank you for your support, we are asking our followers to visit your blog to see how you supported our cause.

Many Thanks,

Sherry, The Design Gives Back Team

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

What lovely and inspirational words of encouragement for this Miracle Makeover weekend of blessings. Thank you :)

Just a little something from Judy said...

Good morning Pat! I must tell you that knowing you have a blog that I have not visited for a while, is like knowing that I have some beautiful, new magazines on the coffee table, waiting to be opened. I only like to visit your blog when I have ample time to sit and soak it all in. You see, since I am not traveling much at this chapter of my life, visiting your blog gives me the amazing opportunity to travel, enjoy, and leisurely see it all. I appreciate that so very much! Today, I spent so much time reading back through many of your posts. I can't express to you, the joy I found in doing that. The New York Botanical Gardens, The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Gardens, The Brooklyn Botanic all was over the top beautiful!!! Visiting your blog is like having my own tour guide who just happens to be an accomplished photographer too. Thank you for blogging. It is a real privilege to visit here. I am sure many others would agree with me.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Such a beautiful post Pat. Those flowers are gorgeous, and I love your poem.

I'll keep commenting too, hoping that they reach their goal.


Annesphamily said...

This was a lovely post! I put my Blue Monday post up but hope everyone visits the Miracle post I did too! I am always eager to help anyway that I can. That Charlie is one amazing kid! Caring for others while he is struggling with his own health! God Bless him! The poem is lovely as well and I am always happy reading poetry.