Weekly Photo Challenge: (Finding Joy) Inside 2

Common WaxbillReal joy means immediate expansion. If we experience pure joy, immediately our heart expands. We feel that we are flying in the divine freedom-sky. The entire length and breadth of the world becomes ours, not for us to rule over, but as an expansion of our consciousness. We become reality and vastness.
― Sri Chinmoy, The Wings of Joy: Finding Your Path to Inner Peace

Go to Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside to see others’ response to the challenge.

When Angels Cry (Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective) 2

When Angels Cry
When Angels Cry

Yes, I’ve finally learned
That love is just a four letter word
Hope is a four letter word. — Janis Ian

It’s the last line of Janis Ian’s song, “When Angels Cry.

When I was trying to decide what to photograph for this week’s WordPress photo challenge, the glimmer of the angel’s tear caught my eye. She watches over the grave of our Welsh Corgi, our true angel. I know he would not want to cause tears unless they were tears of joy.

That is why I spent time looking for songs about angels crying until I found the perfect one to go with this photo. During the process I found other songs about angels crying that I also liked including:

  1. Doro’s Even Angels Cry
  2. Jars of Clay’s song by the same name, Even Angels Cry
  3. Mariah Carey’s Angels Cry

All four songs are excellent, but Janis Ian’s song spoke to me for the purpose of this post because it really describes our angel.

Although I do believe angels can cry, this angel’s tears were simply raindrops as you can see in the second photo below.

Not tears.

Raindrops, not tears.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned 2

We all get caught up in our lives and forget there are so many who have worse problems than we do, so today I am grateful that I had parents who supported me, and I salute children in foster care who have so many obstacles to overcome. May the world become a kinder place for them and may their families heal from whatever destroyed them. Bless everyone who helps them with this goal.

This post is inspired by the WordPress weekly photo challenge:

In a post created specifically for this challenge, share a photo that shows us abandoned.

– Cheri

Installing a Green Parking Spot (Photo Challenge: Three)

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Last Friday, Michelle W. challenged us to tell a three picture story. I had to wait until today to post because I had to finish the story, so I could tell it.

While I had someone deliver the gravel, sand, and most of the pavers for me and install them, I was still busy planning and purchasing the needed materials, including buying sod and soil, and then sweeping in the top soil and cutting and placing the sod plugs. Now I finally have the green parking space I envisioned, and that makes me happy. Hopefully, the forecasted rain this weekend will help to establish the grass.