We use words daily but how often do we think about the power of words? Tonight I have the opportunity to think about this. It is not only Spiritual Journey Thursday hosted by Karen Eastlund but also Day 2 of Two Writing Teachers' March SOLSC. Words are essential elements of writing so when Karen asked our group to write about words that we fall back on, give us strength and encouragement, and act as touchstones, I gravitated to this topic.
At every moment of our life, we have an opportunity to choose joy. (Henry J.M. Nouwen)
Words are a lens to focus one's mind. (Ayn Rand)
The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels. (Hazrat Inayat Khan)
Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace. ( Buddha)
Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. (Mother Teresa)
Let all that you do be done in love. (1 Corinthians 16:14)
Just be and enjoy being! - Eckhart Tolle
The above poem is made entirely of quotes that touched my heart. I pause for another quote by Mother Teresa: "Life is a challenge; we must take it." While being exhausted lately, I say, "Yes I am ready to meet each challenge with faith and hope in the Divine Lord".
Today was a busy day with grandparent-sitting for my adorable little grandgirls and my final keynote presentation to the Reading Specialists of Suffolk via Zoom. I thank the Spiritual Journey Thursday and Two Writing Teachers communities for providing a meeting space to engage in written conversations.