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On Being Positive

I want to keep  ‘that’ light,  ‘that’ sparkle, ‘that’ positive vibe in my life.

To be completely honest I’ve had to fight to maintain that lately.

I learned from my childhood that a negative attitude brings grief to the whole family. My mom hardly ever had a conversation that was not negative. No matter the day, the situation, meal hour at the table, in the yard, after school, bedtime, my siblings and I had a bad stomach as a result of the stress.  I must say now in her 70’s she is making an effort to change. I understand her more now.

An abusive past that included childhood, adolescence,  periods of public life gave me the foundation to be negative.

Our choices especially wrong, immoral, unthoughtful, unsafe, inconsiderate, selfish choices impacts those around us. Although choices made by people with health and mental illness are not always choices but challenges that affect us and totally a different matter.

I remember; I determined at a young age to be a positive influence however that did not always translate into reality.

Personally I thing good choices have good consequences. Choices I make today affect my body, soul and spirit that affect others. To begin the process of good choices I certainly need a positive attitude, God’s guidance and some good ole common sense. If my choices are good then that is very good.

I know instinctively I have to Focus on the Positive. At 62 the days of daydreaming for a better life is over, I can watch as many romantic, feel good, get rich, Christmas movies I want but my life is what it is. When I thought the worse was over; My heart breaks knowing that someone close to me is suffering cyber bulling, another with marital issues, a dear friend has just been diagnosed with cancer, and far to many of my friends are now dealing with life threatening diseases.  To know that someone I know is homeless.

The goals I have not realized YET now seem insignificant compared to these concerns. Still I must go on, life still happens and the choice is mine to persevere and pursue dreams, loves. I’m  thinkin’ many have experienced accomplishments later in life and in spite of tragedy and difficulty.

Michelangelo sculptured masterfully at eighty-nine. Monet painted his best pictures after he was eighty-five so maybe I should get back to painting. I am still a 60’s Possibility.

It was only the catharsis of writing my book  “Feet First ” and the grace and mercy of God that I’ve moved beyond abuse.

While I have overcome the pain of the past there are hurdles in the ‘here and now’ on a daily basis we all must overcome.

I must at any cost practice positive thinking.

Say Yes here’s another hurdle that I must stop and ask, how shall God and I overcome this thing?

Say thank you for everything.

Say I shall do good today.

You See- when I focus on the positive side it actually help me make more choices to look on the bright side.

I’m naturally a serious person but I do try to relax and shake it off. I want to anticipate a fun future even if I do not have at present a plan for our senior years. I’m still workin’ on that.

There is So much I can get bitter about But then why don’t I have the right to get angry and stay angry? So many arbitrarily choose things to impact and hurt me, why not?

Bitterness the unresolved anger turned inward eventually becomes hate towards all those that have wronged me.

BUT I want to be SWEET not a sourpuss.

What of you? Have you experiences in the past that caused you deep hurts whether it is illness or choices by others?

O God help me see there is positive in this day in spite of a new bump in the road.

How?

Firstly, to get a best perspective on today, Help me to be helpful and maintain a servants caring attitude just like the lowly carpenter.

Secondly, help me to continue to praise you and uplift others.

Thirdly, I wish to be grateful every day.

It’s not hard to believe I get discouraged but every kind word; smile I give to others through my discouragement is like a natural injection of meds.

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a downcast spirit dries the bones. (Prov. 17:22) Yesterday as I was writing this post a dagger of disappointment pierced my soul when a family member gives me more news that breaks the heart and darkens my countenance as a blind.

Then just as quickly I was reminded of  David who said ‘I WILL’ encourage myself in The Lord.

“WE are pressed on every side by troubles, but not crushed and broken. We are perplexed because we don’t know why things happen as they do, but we don’t give up and quit. We are hunted down, but God never abandons us. We get knocked down, but we get up again and keep going.”

I want to be ‘that’ light  ‘that’ sparkle of encouragement for my children  and grandchildren. You may not give credence to scripture but may it be an encouragement to you anyway; it helps me daily.

Philippians 4: 4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Today serendipitously the following example was given to me and I would love to share it.

So often many are like Gideon; at our weakest moment to be found a prisoner of fear and hiding in the most inappropriate place like an awful wine press. I too have been so afraid of losing and living in the dungeon of fear, frustrated, perspiring. But then suddenly an Angel of the Lord appeared and said; The Lord is with you, you mighty man/woman of fearless courage.  Judges 6  

A mighty person of courage while others may see a loser; God sees a winner. Wow. I am so glad the way God sees me…He sees more in us then we see ourselves.

May You and I be Sweet!

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Beverley

 

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“Twice in a Lifetime”

is still one of my favorite and old TV shows.

 

 

Change is a difficult thing.
Change has haunted my thoughts for many months now.
It has made me laugh but mostly made me cry with many a shed tear. Change and the resulting stretching is good for us; though often painful.
Here is my poem that gives a glimpse into my thoughts. 
 
Caterpillar Butterfly 

Change Change

Amid a world estrange

Seek perfection exchange

 

Change Change

A thousand times

Lord knows I tried

 

Change Change

Compassed this mountain

Long enough

 

Change Change

Herculean pain’s course

Search and check The value source

 

Change Change

Time for change

Season of change

 

Change Change

Tired of going round and round churn

Beyond the point of no return

 

Change Change

Dry bones hopeless

Impossible

 

Change Change

Seek Change

Seduction camouflage estrange

 

Change Change

Evaluate

Time and relationship reflection

In my hand activate

 

Change Change

Coming together

Bone found its matching bone – tether

 

Change Change

Taller than a sunflower

Not in futility rather empowered to flight

 

Change Change

Resist Or Adjust

And be the Butterfly

For real….©

 

Beverley Hoyles

August 10, 2014

 

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“Once Upon A Time” or Maybe I could call it “The Princess Lessons”

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Once upon a time there was a young princess who lived in a beautiful castle.
Living in luxury; nice clothes, tasty food, fun toys, playmates and family.

Over time she grew bored and tired of where and what she lived in.

She lost a Contentment in her surroundings.

Unknowingly She looked at her world with regret.

One day as she was strolling around the castle grounds she became more discontented. Envy crept into her heart also.

She made her way to her high tower.

Standing at the highest point in the tower of her castle looked across the land.

To her surprise, she saw a magnificent castle that emanated a golden glow. She saw a land pristine and green. In her heart rose an angry jealousy. She demanded THAT castle.

Hurriedly the princess demanded her servants to prepare for their journey. Exhausted from days of travelling; she finally arrived at her destination.

Clearly upset she said, this cannot be the castle. Looking throughout the castle, she slowly felt that THIS castle was not elaborate as she thought.

She quickly went to the tower to get a better view. Suddenly she began to scream; I KNEW we did not arrive at the correct castle. See there it is, over there. That golden glow is stupendous. But my lady, said a servant, that is YOUR castle.
It IS, she said sheepishly.

The journey back to her castle was a humbling experience. During the rigorous journey towards home, the princess had many reflective moments.

Everything that looks like gold isn’t Gold. It was the glow and reflection of the sun that made the other castle look like gold.
Finally, she arrived home, After Such a rigorous but pondering journey.

A hot bath relaxed her tired bones. A glass of cool water quenched her thirst and warm meal satisfied her hunger.

Slowly looking at her familiar surroundings, she realized the grass truly isn’t greener on the other side.

Feeling refreshed, she ran towards her father’s outstretched arms. She said, “Home”

It’s up to you how you end the story…

 

What are some reflective moments:
• Appreciate what you have and not desire what belongs to someone else. Do not touch what does not belong to you.
• Sometimes what you see is often obscured by the vantage point; present circumstances.
• When we allow our heart to look elsewhere, there will be disappointment.
• Don’t run/ travel to temptation; run away.
• Don’t exhaust yourself looking in other directions for something or someone better.
• Selfishness caused her to forget all lovely people in her life.
• Be grateful for the people in your life and stop with the regrets and what if’s. Humbling moments aren’t deadly but can be enriching.
• Don’t be fooled. Temptation usually comes through the door that has been deliberately left open.
• Own up; resist the things that do not have the Creator and angels approval. But if you make a mistake, simply confess immediately.
• Learn to appreciate what you have; wealth is all in one’s point of view.
• What lens do you use to see life?
• Sometimes you’re blessed and don’t even know.

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Childhood lessons also reflect adult lessons.

Little Discipline and lack of restraints can often affect your future.

I think it is very unfortunate that our culture places such a high premium on the things of this world. What the “eye” see and desires, the hand is all too ready to take. This society is more accepting of immorality, pornography, greed, strife, hate, unkindness, intolerance, crime and revenge.

Learn to think of your problems positively for example your relationships. People who cannot look at their own relationship problems/conditions positively go on to make dumb mistakes/choices.

Truly know in your heart what is right and wrong. Learn to have self control.

Who are the monsters in the story; yeah, they are sneaky like ninja’s that come out of the shadows:
Self-centeredness
Ungratefulness
Wrong thinking
Anger
Lust of the eyes
Envy
Jealousy
Pride
Fear
Over familiarity
Negativity
Immorality

If we allow it, WE can become monsterous.

But God made you beautiful and glorious, so pull up your boot straps live your best life and make me proud.
Be courageous you have it in you.
Be positive it gets easier with practice.
Be committed to God, family, to yourself.
See the good in you- you’re more than An angel
Be forgiving
Be gracious
Love others, even When they don’t meet your expectation.
Do what is right

Stay beautiful God made you after His image.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

 

I hope you are having a great day and being blessed and blessing others.

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In my opinion;
Some of the most popular literature in the world is found in the book of Psalms; the songbook of Israel which most were set to music.

I am only one of millions who love Psalm 23,The Lord is my Shepherd, Psalm 90, the oldest Psalm, written by Moses, Psalm 46, a favorite read at funerals, God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Post adultery Psalm 51.

Have you ever had trouble- trying to silence a guilty conscience?

Guilt in the back of our minds can drive us nuts.

Many people try all sorts of ways to deal with the terrible feelings of guilt and the low self-esteem that inevitably comes after they’ve messed up.

Some people try to Deny it or make excuses or they try to ignore it

OR you can Deaden your guilt, by eating, drinking, inhaling, or injecting something to make the pain go away.

Sometimes people try to compensate by doing something good -Guilt is a powerful motivator.

It’s not unusual for people to goof up and be stupid or be unwise or get loss in the moment and make a mistake or get lazy let down their guard and commit a sin.

When we do something wrong, you or I can try to cover it up or fess up.

Because I have friends who have suffered the after effects of adultery I often think of the story of King David and his adultery with Bathsheba.

David wrote Psalm 51 after his sin of adultery right after being found out his attempt to cover up didn’t work.

So here’s the true story: David is lazing around in the palace when he should have been at work with his armies [fighting the Ammonites] with too much time on his hands and happens to see a woman taking a bath, and instantly lust takes hold, and he tells his servant, bring her to me. Bathsheba of course, being the wife of Uriah One of the highest ranking men who helped him win many victories…

And wouldn’t you know that after this little affair Bathsheba gets pregnant and the great cover up begins. He brings Uriah home from the war, and try’s several times to get him to sleep with Bathsheba, but being an honorable soldier – he won’t.

Since that didn’t work David put Uriah in front of a battle to get him killed – The plan works, Uriah dies.

David immediately marries Bathsheba.

I wonder, did David have a guilty conscience? I believe the creator was displeased with David’s actions.

I often wonder what 8 months of Bathsheba’s pregnancy were like. Was she suspicious of David, what were his thoughts.

I think he was gonna try to deal with it by not dealing with it.

Ignore it.

But creator God is not gonna let him forget it.

Enter; God’s prophet Nathan came to confront him.

 

What has history told us what David said; “I have sinned against the Lord!”

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Even if you aren’t a Bible believing person Psalm 51- a psalm of David is amazing.

Psalm 51

1  Have mercy on me, O God,
    according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
    blot out my transgressions.
Wash away all my iniquity
    and cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions,
    and my sin is always before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned
    and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict
    and justified when you judge.
Surely I was sinful at birth,
    sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
    you taught me wisdom in that secret place.

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
    wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
    let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins
    and blot out all my iniquity.
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
    and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
    or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
    and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me

 

I guess what I am saying is that the Only way to deal with a guilty conscience – ADMIT.

 

We are responsible for our own lives and It does no good to blame other people, or blame my circumstances.

Edgar Allen Poe’s story, “The Telltale Heart”?

In that story, the main character has committed murder and he buries the body under floorboards in his house. But the murderer can’t escape the guilt of his deed.

He begins to hear the heartbeat of his dead victim. A cold sweat pours over him as that heartbeat goes on and on, relentlessly, getting louder and louder.

Finally the noise in his head is driving him crazy, he can’t take it anymore, he’s sure everyone else must hear it too, and they’re just taunting him by ignoring, it, just playing with him. And so finally in a fit of desperation, he confesses everything and shows policemen the body.

I would be stupid to think that our/my actions doesn’t hurt others. For me personally because of my commitment I have to make it right with the creator before I can make it right with my family or neighbor.

Guilt is good if we allow it to guide us to better decisions.

Dr. Brand who spent much of his life in India working with leprosy patients made a major discovery – Because of the lack of pain they were constantly injuring themselves which would result in amputation.

Guilt is just as important to our lives as pain and it is a warning sign that helps us know that something needs to change.

There are bad choices, mistakes, neglects that are not sins, but may require forgiveness.  But there are things I choose to believe are sin. We are caught in a web -in a mess, sin, stupidity – we need mercy and grace – well I do.

Mercy to escape the bad, and grace to be given the goodness of forgiveness and freedom to go forward.

Forgiveness does not come cheaply neither physically, emotionally nor spiritually. (Someone pays)

For the psalmist David he understood this –  in his day they dipped hyssop in the blood of sacrificed animals and applied to the altar or doorposts over the house.

As I follow the teachings of Christ – it is inherent in his teachings that if we ( I ) sin it is paid by his shed blood. My relationship with my creator allows a Higher accountability for my thoughts, words and actions.

In the case of adultery blood spills because the lifeblood of the relationship dies.

Rarely, it is recovered through forgiveness.

It’s that powerful force of love That gives us forgiveness, mercy and grace.

The psalmist said Create in me a pure heart, O God, renew a steadfast spirit within me. Restore unto me the joy. We all need strength and power to keep us on tract and stay away from that which caused us guilt in the first place.

What’s the use of guilt alone – but “I’m sorry” “I repent” and I want to make a change is necessary.

A change of heart.
A change of mind.
and A change of direction.

Such contrition removes guilt AND joy replaces inner anguish.

Truly each of us is in charge of our lives and choices and we are often challenged by them.

However, it is important to note that whatever we do there are ripple effects.

Don’t get me wrong; we will make mistakes, but whatever happens in your life – Admit and Go Forward.

I know it’s been a serious tone tonight on my blog, but do come back.

Stay Kind Hearted!
Stay Safe!

 

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Missed opportunity

Missed opportunities
When
We
Don’t
Listen

Missed opportunities
Seize the Day
Living in the moment
Being sensitive
Gracious in speech
Bring out the best In others
See good
Listen before you speak
Forgive now
Willing servant
Love
Smile

What makes my
Life sincere
All of the above
But remember
Let the
Missed opportunities
Become opportunities
Don’t shed bitter tears
Over unsaid words
Words undone
Live now
Reconnect
Stop stalling

Don’t miss an opportunity
To make a positive difference
To be a blessing
To be prepared
To be a good neighbor
To be honest
To be fruitful

We are human
And humans make
Mistakes
What’s
Important
It’s how we
Fix it

Don’t miss another opportunity….©

Beverley Hoyles

February 2014

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Manners
It’s a simple thing really.

manners

Manners
Why does it matter so much?

Personally
 I give it a social thingamajigy.
It shows that you are more in the moment and care enough about the person you are with or conversing with to use ageless manners.

You could say- why take the time to talk manners when there are so many serious issues in the world.
Well I would have to say; all good things, encouragement, kindness, war prevention; start with manners. At least I would think so.

Manners are for socializing and relationships is what foreplay is to sex and intimacy.

Manners are a form of payment for time and service. Payment of appreciation.

Manners are a sign of respect.

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One deterrent to manners is fast past society. No excuse though.

Another is movies. Don’t get me wrong I love movies. However you see a scene where individuals are on the phone not quite ending a conversation let alone using manners and then hanging up. Cut, Cut start that scene again.

I am aware, cause it has happened to me, when we put our foot in our mouth without thinking and insulted or hurt someone. Hopefully a sincere I’m sorry will help.

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The use of manners can sometimes cross over into another realm. You have every right to disagree but here goes.

Our family went to a restaurant a bit late for supper but we were at an important family event and didn’t take time to eat.
We were tended on by a lady who emigrated to Canada. We showered her in genuine thank you’s.
She was so pleasant in helping us with our orders and educating us on the foods. We mentioned how helpful and kind she was.
I looked up at her and told her how beautiful she was. I turned to my daughter and said Joanne don’t you think she is beautiful. Her response was, she absolutely is beautiful.
The server said thank you. Throughout the night we drew her into our family meal and in genuine conversation and she became like family.
Before the night was over she told my daughter how much she appreciated our kindness and interaction with her and then proceeded to say she struggled with bulimia.
Suffice it to say she will remain in our prayers.

At this point I will say that manners can be just words without meaning and your heart could be living in mediocrity. So I would encourage you to shake it off. You have it within you to be mannerly and kind.

Manners
Thank you.
Say Goodbye.
Excuse me.
Pardon could you repeat that?
For goodness sake open a door for someone.
 Walk someone across a walkway or crosswalk.

Of course there are others.

Go out on a limb and see how you can make someones day.

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G is for Grapes and Gratitude!

I must say I love grapes especially blue/purple grapes. Something about holding a cluster of grapes.

Grapes can be eaten raw or they can be used for making jam, jelly, juice, grape seed extract, raisins, vinegar, wine, and another favorite of mine, grape seed oil.

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GRAPES are Full of essential vitamins like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B and Folate. A four Oz serving of grapes can contain anywhere close to 20-25% of your daily required serving of Vitamin C. The most significant minerals present in grapes is Manganese and Potassium. Other minerals found in grapes are Copper, Zinc, Calcium, Phosphorous, Iron and Selenium.

For all of that I am sincerely Grateful…

No need to think just eat GRAPES! ♥

Bless Wikipedia. It tells us that Gratitude, thankfulness, gratefulness, or appreciation is a feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive.

In times of solitude and prayer I always think of the positive people and things in my life.  Gratitude is the ‘something’ that makes me happy and allows me to face the not so great things in my life and illuminates the most important in life.  This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

 

Gratitude
effortless welcome
when all is well
love all around
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grateful for life and limb
assured of breathe
grateful to you
who brighten my path
nourish my heart
soften soul’s soil
exchange common ground
enriching gratefulness

grateful for the love you give
sparkling incandescent smile
luminous laugh
caressing comfort
tender tears

grateful when it’s difficult
for all the evil that befall
heartbreak of the past
set backs toils and snares
troubles of yesteryear

grateful when stressed
overwhelmed
water has risen to my neck
floods engulf me
am scorned, disgraced
dim’s light
dare to see blessings
in spite of everything
grateful that good can conquer
all that looms as depressing
seize the day
challenge
have gratitude attitude..©

beverleyhoyles
nov 11, 2012

Gratitude

Quotes I am Pondering Today!

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. John Milton

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. Marcus Tullius Cicero

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I LOVE apples.

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The sound of that crisp crunch is defining and beautiful followed by a scrumptious taste.

Apples

Conjures up all kinds of mental pictures:

  •  Helix Nebula taken by the Hubble Space Telescope called Eye of God’s to others Apple of God
  • Little hands Bringing an apple for the teacher
  • Children’s stories of  Worm Wiggled Into An Apple – wIgGle WiGglE
  • Cooking shows how to peel an apple
  • The scene in Sleepless in Seattle, Annie’s (Meg Ryan’s) As she peels her green apple in one big long swirl
  • Cheeks rosy as apples
  • Of course an Apple is a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin C

Apple Sayings:

  • “A” is for Apple
  • American as apple pie
  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away
  • Comparing apples and oranges
  • Don’t upset the apple cart
  • One rotten apple spoils the whole bunch
  • Rotten to the core
  • The apple of my eye
  • The apple never falls far from the tree
  • The “big Apple”

Apples – I appreciate apples…many people cannot eat apples for various reasons.

‘Appreciate’ hmmm that’s a good word as well. An expression of gratitude. The act of cherishing a person beyond the material.

I think the more we appreciate the people in our lives and what we have even an apple will enhance our day. Personally the more I appreciate the more I realize I have. If I think about what I don’t have then I’m never satisfied.

Swing around there is so much that surrounds to appreciate from the stars to the ground underneath our feet.

Yes I know that each day can bring more than love, joy, happiness and peace; it can bring so many other things that are challenging.
Negativity feeds off more of negativity and I do not want to enhance negativity but the Positive vibes of appreciation.

Appreciation becomes contagious…love it.

There’s a time to weep & a time to laugh, a time to mourn & a time to dance, a time to scatter stones & a time to gather them, a time to embrace & a time to refrain, a time to search & a time to give up,  a time to keep & a time to throw away, a time to tear & a time to mend, a time to be silent & a time to speak, a time to love & a time to hate…YOU get the Picture.
 
 

Time to Appreciate. Appreciate your time as a gift from the creator.

And Yes we do have pity parties. Pity Party, get it done, hurry up, now step away and smell the coffee; Opps I mean the roses.

Never doubt the power of showing appreciation ‘Good Job’ in y/our lives and what personal benefit you/I will receive.

Appreciation is like a Sweet Crisp Apple;

Pure and Simple!

Genuine Appreciation to those around you has tremendous power to buoy the spirit.

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a reverse of devalued

let us do no harm

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by beverley hoyles

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Quote I am Pondering Today!

“There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.” ~ Mother Teresa

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I will endeavor NOT to hurt the ones I love. Sometimes decisions do not have a blanket approval But I will do my best to honor the creator and honor you while maintaining an honorable self.

We have a memory together. They are not all perfect but a cherished memory nonetheless.

I am so blessed and happy in spite of the bumps in the road.

My Road is paved with roses and love.
I WILL TRY TO LIVE WITHOUT REGRETS.

Here is one of my poems from 2012

pearls
string of pearls

dark
it all came crashing down
under my feet the ground
gave way,
did i hear spurgeon’s voice
look! see
it’s a silvery strand of faith
akin to the strand by silver strand
woven by the spider
its spin of splenderous sheen,

faith feels for certain
what cannot be seen
such a splendid thing,

it’s the thread
upon which the pearls
of the grace are hung
it has always
held the graces not the voices
of vice and depravity,

graces of such pristine value
as dancers through the day
with graceful artistic expression
with elegant hand position
pirouette return to
finish in arabesque
strength and poise
of tip toe in ballet pointe
adagio the slow enfolding
artistic movements
spotting and spinning with
balance
such grace
how the magic flows,

far beyond such majesty
is the pearls upon the silver
strand of faith
graces of gemstone value
love, joy and peace
and the impact so rare of
patience, kindness
nacreous of goodness
refections of
gentleness and self control
and of course your
irridencence display
of faithfulness
when you
stand by me in spite
of time and trouble,

i know i’m truly blessed
because
you
graced me with your graces
in truest
rhapsody…©

beverley hoyles
July 25, 2012

Thank you for your giving into my life. Thank you for those who poured into my life.

I am grateful and I too think to myself what a wonderful world.

Louis Armstrong  Video…

I am grateful for the smiles of love.
I am so grateful I feel love, know love and I want to give it away.
Will you help me do this one thing?

Positive or Negative

why it’s the frown
a mighty negative down
multiple muscle use
spread it’s
negative even now
can you feel
it’s nasty supression

mirror neurons
spread its joy
with every smile
can’t you feel
such positive affect
every time
with great compassion
such love

set in stone
memories cannot change
but our future
not made known
so let’s make
it happen in every zone ©
beverley hoyles Dec 2012

WHAT IF THERE ARE DISAPPOINTMENTS?

Let’s not kid ourselves
We live in a non perfect world and we will have disappointments.

As much as it pleases God to bless you, there will be moments when everything you try goes up in smoke. There will be moments when the one you counted on most walks away and leaves you groping through blinding tears and wailing questions of why. Plans and goals can be circumvented by the most disappointing of times, leaving you learning the art of patience and the acceptance of a denied request. TD Jakes

May I express my gratitude that you are here right now.

Love, Love, Love…

Thanks for reading my bLoG!
Beverley

I cannot go without mentioning one of the reasons why I am on this earth!

Stop Abuse! I want to see an end to Abuse!

Martina McBride – Concrete Angel Video

I hope that I can learn the art of marketing while promoting my book in grace because I genuinely believe it is worthwhile and helpful to those who suffer abuse, those who never suffered abuse, those who would like to educate themselves, and of course for those who may or may not have friends who suffer.

It is available on all Amazon sites around the world, Barnes and Noble, Chapters Indigo. Available in paperback or ebooks for kindle or kobo. If you click the book cover below it will direct you to one of the amazon sites.Beverley Hoyles CVR and spine

My book Feet First is also available from our office by emailing from my website http://www.feetfirst-book.com/

Day 27 of my 30 Day Thankfulness Challenge; I am thankful for pedicurist.  :D  Hey I am thankful I have feet! 😀

A family history of diabetes and leg amputation and my personal battle with ingrown toenails is enough reason for me to continue with my pedicures.

Honestly I enjoy the overall pleasure of a pedicure. Even on a day when I don’t feel so great; a pedicure gives me a sense of well being.

Let’s look at a typical day according to Foot Care Direct (http://www.footcaredirect.com).

Feet endure a cumulative force of several hundred tons. The average person walks approximately four miles every day or 115,000 miles in a lifetime. When someone is engaged in strenuous activities, the miles increase.

Family health history, daily pounding to the feet and the facts of foot care [clean feet, nail care and foot massage] is enough for me to realize that pedicures can be an excellent way to help keep my feet healthy with the added benefit of looking and feeling better.
care for beautiful woman legs

On any visit to my pedicurist I am assured my pedicure will enhance my health. A pedicure from the soak, foot care, to cream and massage and final polish is most invigorating, relaxing, and therapeutic for my feet.

After a pedicure I smile with my toes. In fact you can put a polished smile on each toe.  😀

I have a wonderful pedicurist in my home town at Divine Spa and believe me it is divine.

With the words of my pedicurist; Have a Divine DAy!

Pertinent Quotes

He maketh my feet like hinds’feet, and setteth me upon my high places. Psalms18

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. Abraham Lincoln

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.  Leonardo da Vinci.

“Your feet will take you to where your heart is.” Irish Proverb

Thanks for reading my Blog!

Have a great dAy!

Laura~LME

@LauraLME ~ @VersesInMotion ~ @VIMMedia ~ @DigitalDotWorld

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