HAPPY EARTH DAY every day! ~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author http://www.4writersandreaders.com
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Beautiful! Enjoy… ~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author http://www.4writersandreaders.com
“A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most perfect prayer.”
~ Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
“May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.”
~ Irish Blessing
“At the moment of commitment the entire universe conspires to assist you.”
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Every hour of every day is an unspeakably perfect miracle.”
~ Walt Whitman
~ Image by Selda Schretzmann
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1034. Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of mystery. ~Max Planck
The wonder of it all! ~ Bette A. Stevens
Nature looks dead in winter because her life is gathered into her heart. She withers the plant down to the root that she may grow it up again fairer and stronger. She calls her family together within her inmost home to prepare them for being scattered abroad upon the face of the earth. ~Hugh Macmillan
When the ages of ice came
And sealed the Earth inside
An endless coma of cold,
The heart of the Earth held hope,
Storing fragments of memory,
Ready for the return of the sun.
Let us then salute the silence
And certainty of mountains:
Their sublime stillness,
Their dream-filled hearts.
The wonder of a garden
Trusting the first warmth of spring
Until its black infinity of cells
Becomes charged with dream;
Then the silent, slow nurture
Of the seed’s self, coaxing it
To trust the act of death.
The humility of the Earth
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Write on! ~ Bette A. Stevens http://www.4writersandreaders.com
Keep a diary and
one day it’ll keep you.
It is necessary to write, if the days are not
to slip emptily by. How else, indeed,
to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment?
For the moment passes, it is forgotten;
the mood is gone; life itself is gone.
That is where the writer scores over his fellows:
he catches the changes of his mind on the hop.
However we go about the process, I believe those of us who write do find it necessary to do so. Perhaps, it’s because “clapping the net over the butterfly of the moment” helps define who we are for ourselves before “life itself is gone” and perhaps to help us know how who and what we are matters in the world. Whatever the reason, as tired as I am, I felt the need to put my fingers…
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762. Life is like a canvas. It begins blank every day, and when at day’s end it’s like another brush stroke has been painted across it. ~Edited Unknown
One brush stroke at a time! ~ Bette A. Stevens
You don’t just have a story –
you’re the story in the making,
and you never know what the
next chapter is going to be.
That’s what makes it exciting.
Life is like a book and
we’re the writers of our own stories,
the makers of our own destiny.
And each day is a new chapter,
a new challenge,
a new path,
a new journey.
Your word, Lord, is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. ~Psalm 119:105 ✝
Inspired by nature! ~ Bette A. Stevens
I love to think of nature
as an unlimited broadcasting station,
through which God speaks to us every hour,
if we will only tune in.
~George Washington Carver
The child whispered, “God, speak to me”
And a meadowlark sang.
The child did not hear.
So the child yelled, “God, speak to me!”
And the thunder rolled across the sky
But the child did not listen.
The child looked around and said,
“God let me see you” and a star shone brightly
But the child did not notice.
And the child shouted, “God show me a miracle!”
And a life was born
But the child did not know.
So the child cried out in despair,
“Touch me God, and let me know you are here!”
Where upon God reached down And touched the child.
But the child brushed the butterfly away
And walked away unknowingly.
~Ravindra Kumar Harnani
He who forms the…
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