Monday, September 1, 2008

~Monday~

Can you read it? I made this box a few weeks ago (!) to hold a hopefully inspiration bracelet I was giving to a friend. It says - "A quiet valley with no man's footprints,/An empty garden lit by the moon./Suddenly my dog barks and I know/ A friend with a bottle is knocking at the gate." It's from a thousands year old chinese poet, but still rings true today. Which got me thinking...
...about all the special women in my life, and about how despite our romantic notions of love and marriage, they are the ones that truly hold me up thorugh life's downturns, and are the ones who truly rejoice with me in the happy times. These beautiful flowers are from a friend at work who had noticed I had a rough week. I am glad I took some time to think about the people who make my world.
"Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just,
whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious,
if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise,
think about these things."
~Phil 4:8