It is the small simple things of life that bring us peace.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sharing words

A popular on-line game is Words With Friends.  I've never played (actually, no one has invited me), but I assume it is like playing Scrabble.  You put together words and block your opponents.  I think writing a blog is similar.  You put together words and share them; however, there is no blocking strategy and there really aren't any rules other than to be polite!

My thoughts have been on a journey of discovery the last few weeks.  Remember my posts about Creating Yourself?  That idea is part of my journey; who am I, who do I want to be, where am I going with my life.  Who am I deep down inside and am I happy with that person?  Add into those thoughts the idea that I need a new job where I feel productive (that's a whole different story). 
I picked up this copy of Simple Abundance at a used book sale a week or two ago.  I think there was a nudge from above that led me to buy it when I read the part about finding your authentic self.  This woman was talking to me because that is what I'm seeking.  In other posts I'll share more about what I'm discovering from this book and other happenings. 

After I read through the first pages I knew I needed to go back, think about each entry while exploring and writing about my thoughts.  Intrigued by this author and in a quest to learn more about her I discovered more books, including this delightful children's book.  I previewed the book and was astounded with the beautiful illustrations.  But I was even more astounded when I got to the author's comments.  First she quoted from  Meister Echkart .  I was amazed.  But was even more amazed when she begins her acknowledgments with a quote from Eudora Welty, yes Eudora Welty!

“It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass."
Eudora Welty, One Writer's Beginnings (William E.Massey Senior Lectures in the History of American Civilization)

Ms. Ban Breathnach's words and these quotes brought a realization to me.  I want to write.  I want share words.  I want to write. Where will this journey lead me?  I know not. Come with me on this journey, read my words and share yours.  I want to write.


  1. And, because you want to write, you do write. You are writing and you have written. We have read your words, and you have made a connection with some of us who have read your words and found meaning in them. "...always in the spirit of bringing peace and joy..."

    1. Thank you! I know that there are many of us on this journey of sharing words and finding a connection with others! That thought brings me peace and joy!