New Beginnings

Old 01-09-2005, 05:02 PM
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New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Have you ever thought about the place where a seed begins to germinate? It's a dark place, away from light and fresh air, void of colors and empty of happy sounds. I've been in places like that, haven't you? Dark places of the soul where we feel isolated from all things bright and beautiful. And yet, out of the darkness comes new life, new beginnings, new wisdom.

Getting in touch with nature is healing because, indeed, in some fashion it reveals to us the potential of our own tomorrows. After all, if a hydrangea plant that seems so lifeless and dry can blossom into such exquisite life and color...if a troubled winter sky, the color of bruises and weeping great drops of rain, can find cause to adorn herself with spring sunshine, fresh scents, and breathtaking rainbows...if the earthbound caterpillar can find a way to soar on butterfly wings, a new creature in every fashion...then guess what? There's hope for you and me. Whatever our trials, whatever our struggles, tomorrow holds the chance for new growth. A fresh start. A reason to celebrate the wonders of life.

--from Just Hand Over the Chocolate and No One Will Get Hurt
by Karen Scalf Linamen

I have to confess, I found this while trying to locate the book "Just Hand Over the Chocolate and No One Will Get Hurt". Doesn't that title just grab you? I like her writing.

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Old 01-09-2005, 07:21 PM
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Thank you Ann.
It's the good posts like this that keep me coming back for more.
And anyone who writes a book with a title like that is just fine in my book.
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Old 01-09-2005, 09:40 PM
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That hit home for me.

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Old 01-10-2005, 05:48 AM
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Wow, what a perspective changing way of looking at the dark. Thank-you for posting this.
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Old 01-10-2005, 06:47 AM
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Thank you, Ann. I really needed to read that today.

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Old 01-10-2005, 03:14 PM
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thanks ann,

Going thur it at the moment.
A lot lately.
Good lord..the process of going from little nutz to bigger NUTZ.

I still don't like the way God throws Bull sheeit on me
to make me grow. It stinks. It really,really dose.
So you all water me with LOVE a little here and there.
It helps wash off the BS too.... U know.
HOPEfully the LIGHT will shine.
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Old 01-11-2005, 01:05 AM
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thank you Ann

my sponser used to tell me,it`s allways darkest before the dawn

"A fresh start. A reason to celebrate the wonders of life."

that is another gift we have been given..
have a good day
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