Hope Rewarded

Hope Rewarded

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Hope 

In the rain and the rainbow

Singing and sleeping

The dew and the grass

 

In the twinkling of stars

Laughter of children

The smile of age

 

In the leaves of the trees

Sunshine

The coming dawn

 

In the music of springtime

Aroma of sweetness

The hidden blush of the bloom

 

In the beat of a heart

Breath of a hero

The eyes of love

– gina valley

 

The rain this week has reminded me about how easy it is to lose sight of the sun, of the light of our life; how easy it is to forget why we run and walk and write and love and laugh and strive and serve.

But, it’s also reminded me that the sun is always there even when it is hidden by the clouds, that eventually the clouds part and the light is bright again.

And, isn’t that what hope is after all? Holding fast to faith that the clouds have hidden the sun, not extinguished it?

Is there any time more beautiful than the morning after the rain, when the sun shines brightly through the clean crisp air?

Hope rewarded.

Blessings to you!

Love,

gina

Are you feeling the sun shining through this week?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

by Gina Valley

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Forgiveness

Tiny rescuer

Crushes prison of wrongs

Breaks shackles

Releases victims and judges

 

Miraculous healer

Throws open widows

Plants gardens

Spreads salve

 

Gleaming sword

Cuts away nettles from our skin

Stings with pain

Brings thorough healing

 

Gentle brook

Cools anger

Refreshes parched

Cuts through stone

 

Quiet song

Turns our face to the light

Awakens our spirit

Stirs our love

 

Powerful wave

Cleanses the soul

Refreshes our eyes

Washes away muck and mire

 

Strong cord

Binds our hearts

Pulls us together

Sets me free

-gina valley

 

Are you amazed, as I am, that forgiveness brings healing to both the giver and the receiver?  It’s quite miraculous, isn’t it?

That’s why I believe that nothing speaks Love like forgiveness.

-gina

How has forgiveness affected you?  Shoot me a comment.  I look forward to hearing all about your experience.

Breathe Deep

Breathe Deep

by Gina Valley

It is such a beautiful day here.  What a great start for the New Year.  It’s cold, but sunny.  I feel the winter, but I see the new growth coming.  Thankful for such a hopeful place to be.

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Green

Breathe deep, my soul.

Bask in Beauty.

Soak in Light.

Grow in forgiveness.

Live in Love.

Breathe deep.

-gina valley

 

Blessings to you and your family!

-gina

Do you feel the potential in your life as we begin this New Year?  What are you hoping to accomplish in 2013?  What is that first step you are going to take or have taken to get to your next destination?  Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

Reaching Beyond

Reaching Beyond

by Gina Valley

As we step in to a new year, may we all reach and stretch and strive beyond where we stand.

May we all reach for what can be and what we can be.

-gina

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Beyond

Looking

Thinking

Pondering

Wandering

Ever wondering

Ever drawing

Ever will be

Running

Skipping

Seeking

There

-gina valley

What do you plan to do differently this year than you have in the past?  What do you plan to do the same?  Are you glad 2012 is ending or wishing there was more time?  Shoot me a comment.  I am looking forward to hearing all about it.

The Sun Will Rise

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The Sun  Will Rise

Long the night

Deep the dark

Broken hearts

Empty arms

The sun will rise

 

Distant the road

Severe the burden

Crushed spirit

River of tears

The sun will rise

 

Gone the sparkle

Absent the laughter

Skips stopped

Silent hallways

The sun will rise

 

Distant the dawn

Tiny the window

Trees bud

Hope lives

The sun will rise

-gina valley

Song

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Song

You my lift burdens

And change my heart

You piece together memories

Long torn apart

 

You soothe my anger

And stir my guile

You bring me peace

For a precious while

 

You carry me

to faraway places

or deep into hearts

of familiar faces

 

You open my minds

And tickle my ears

You close my mouth

And bring me to tears

 

My heart is swelled

I can run

I can fly

No worries with you that life passes by

 

You take me to soar,

High, high above

You teach me of everything

Especially of Love

-gina valley

 

Is there a song that carries you away? What’s your favorite?  Is there one that gets stuck in your head when you don’t want it to?  Is it Call Me, Maybe?  If so, sorry about that!  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

Beautiful Rain

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Beautiful Rain

Sprinkling

Spreading

Falling on my world

Into my soul

Drenching

Cutting through stone

Uncovering beauty

Dark reigning

Diamond beauty

Cleaning

Clearing

Honing

Preparing me for light

-Gina Valley

How was your week?  I had a rough one.  I found it perfect that it was raining outside, too.  Is the sun shining where you are?  How do you keep your inner sunshine when storm clouds loom?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

The Start

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The Start

Anticipation breathes deeply

Excitement tremors

Adventure dances with fear

Possibility poised

Standing in the gate

In the blocks

By the door

On the top

At the bottom

The switch

The page

The road

The path

Step

-gina valley

Is there something you haven’t started?  What is it?  What are you waiting for?  What helps you take that first step?  Shoot me a comment  with all the details.  I’m looking forward to hearing about it.

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