Grandmother Earth and Mother Nature are leading us.
All of the Elemental Kingdoms are cheering us on and teaching us by being themselves. Water shows us the true nature of Love, miraculous. Moving and giving life to whatever it touches: clear, whole, moving and constantly changing form. Air: breathing us to our Divine Nature and connection with all that is. Fire: sunshine, starlight, the perfect manifestation of love-light. A continuous and eternal symbol of a loving Father-Mother God. And Earth, our home. Earth, so beautiful that legend has it that visitors from many star systems come here to witness the wonder and limitless beauty of her.
Sananda has told me many times that the birthing of the New Earth will be grass roots changes. You and I in our thoughts, feelings, words and deeds are bringing Heaven to Earth.
Appreciation of this incredible home opens our creativity and inspires us to bring our own unique contribution to this incredible healing and awakening.
Today, I wanted to share the YouTube video above with you as these lovely women have inspired me to give more to our Mother Earth. I love my Irish Heritage. If you give yourself the time to just relax into the video in a receptive mode you may experience a new opening to the magic and mystery of working with the land. Being with the myriad of nature spirits and the infinite variety of weather, seasons, plants, animals and elements can give you a new lease on an abundant life that is all around you but often unseen.
This exploration can give you untold experiences of joy and wonder.
I read, but I can’t remember the reference, that a scientist calculated that if we planted one trillion trees, climate change would be averted. The natural balance of climate would return.
Your one tree planted and cared for is the beginning.
Flowers, Gardens and Flower Essences have always been some of my favorite bridges of love light. Whether I’m in very intense circumstances or just a slight melancholy mood they have never failed to uplift me. I have written extensively about their inspirational and uplifting properties in this blog. Today I will expand upon those.
I first was aware of the Scarlet Pimpernel when I was nine years old. I was helping my Mom weed our garden and she was pulling out heaps of Scarlet Pimpernels. At the time, I didn’t know their name, and neither did she. I said, “Mom, these are so pretty. They don’t look like weeds.” “No, they are weeds.”
I was looking closely at them with their delicate color and sweet shape. I couldn’t really believe they were weeds, and felt a little sad seeing them piled up and then tossed in the garbage can. The other sad part was we just left plain dirt in that spot and didn’t plant more flowers. It was about 50 years later that I discovered their name and very real significance in my life.
These little flowers, which are called the wayside flowers or “weather glass” in the United Kingdom, would become my guide and teacher over many years. They are called the “Weather Glass” because when they are open, a sunny day; closed, rain or fog. Their presence has had such a positive and helpful effect on my personal, spiritual life that I have decided to write a book about them.
I will be excerpting portions of this book over the next few months: Sananda’s Flower,The Scarlet Pimpernel. Seeing the great in the small and the small in the great. Copyright 2021, by Nina Lee Wilkins.
Today I hope you will receive an uplift as I have from the Photographs of these Flowers. The “Scarlets,” as I like to call them, are in the photo above.
Over the years, I have used and discovered many flower essence companies. Bach Flower Essences, the leader, and several others. I have looked for a company that has made “Scarlet Pimpernel” essences and just found one a few months ago; Green Hope Farm. I ordered the Scarlet Pimpernel from Ireland, delightful, and one from Italy. I love them both; such a discovery and surprise after all these years. I have made my own, also, which always gives me joy.
Green Hope Farm is a treasure if you are new at using flower essences or have tried many other companies. Either way, these are the highest frequencies I have discovered so far.
I receive benefits just by reading their descriptions on their website.
Whether looking at photos of flowers with their amazing ethereal colors, using flower essences or using essential oils as aroma therapy or skin conditioner, or sitting next to them in your garden, flowers are my favorite bridges of love light. Don’t forget, flowers live for appreciation. As you tell them how much you appreciate them you may even even see them nod or turn their head towards you. Sananda has told me often that they are helping heal Grandmother Earth and Mother Nature, including us.
In the animal kingdoms the hummingbird is the totem of Joy. Whenever a hummingbird comes close to me and I hear its sound and feel its vibration, I do feel Joy. Its colors are so alive, radiant and glistening; so vibrant. Hummingbirds can fly backwards, forwards and straight up so quickly that their flash of color seems to clear away any old, stagnant energy in the air. It’s easy to see why they are the totem of Joy.
Sananda has told me often that if I am feeling Joyful I’m doing my purpose.
Joy contains love, peace, happiness, fun, humor, laughs, creativity, inspiration and is a frequency that strengthens you. Such a small word with a huge impact on our lives.
The thing about Joy it is a gift from Divine Love that is a part of us and always available. It is our presence in the stillness. Joy will bubble up from our beingness when given a chance.
When I first learned to channel higher frequency guides, one of the first questions we would ask of our guides was, “Is it possible to live with Real Joy?” (Opening to Channel, by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer). The guides had many thoughts for us that would help us live with Joy. Because that was a question that always got strong response from our guides, Joy was given an important role in our Spiritual growth and Life Choices. So much so that Sanaya channeled her first book from her guide, Orin, teaching about Joy; Living with Joy by Sanaya Roman.
Take Joy breaks in your day. Joy uplifts, and from that place your creativity will flow.
Some Joy thoughts from the book, Joy, written and compiled by M.H. Clark:
Prepare for Joy and believe in Joy.
“These are the days of miracle and wonder.” Paul Simon
“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” Marianne Williamson
“I thank you God for most this amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes.” E.E. Cummings.
So today, savor Joy.
Below, I included one of my favorite pieces of music, Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” It’s even better because it’s a flash mob in a shopping mall in Japan. I never tire of hearing it.
I hope I have given you Joy today.
“The joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you.” John Greenleaf Whittier
There are powerful spiritual Laws we can all learn and use.
Emily Dickinson said it: “All I know of Love, is Love is all there is.”
“Be still and know that I am God.” The presence of our Creator wells up within us in the stillness. We feel peace and joy.
I love Eckhart Tolle’s book Stillness Speaks, a wonderful book that affirms this idea.
Meditating is the ideal way to hear your still, small voice. The YouTube video at the end of this blog is a meditation with Eckhart Tolle. It’s not a lecture. You can meditate right along with Eckhart. It brought me so much peace and the feeling that all is well.
God is Love and everywhere present.
“Our only responsibility is to accept the Atonement for ourselves.” Atonement means being at one with our Creator and all that is, Oneness. (Via “A Course in Miracles,” Foundation for Inner Peace.)
“Birds of a feather flock together”– My mom’s favorite expression. Better known as the Law of Attraction.
You are a perfect, unique, innocent, child of God, who loves you beyond your comprehension. You inherited your Father-Mother God’s ability to create. You create by your thoughts, words and feelings. Tell the story to yourself and others, your story, the story that you WANT to live. As we affirm and tell our story the way we want it to be we create it. We need to believe it to see it. — Sananda, Abraham and Saint Germaine
There are two very important components to manifesting, allowing and receiving your Good. One, Forgiveness of yourself and others, and two, BEING in the qualities of gratitude, thanks and appreciation.
Forgiveness returns us to love. A wonderful book by that name, A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson, teaches us, in depth, how Love does its job as we forgive ourselves and others.
Thanks, Gratitude and Appreciation put us in the vibration of Love where we can create and allow our good. A wonderful book, Ask and It is Given, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, teaches us the nuts and bolts of vibrational creation and manifesting, by using rampages of appreciation and intentionally feeling good by focusing on what we want to create.
Note: we also have the ability to temporarily block our good by un-love, which is in truth a fiction because Love is all there is. We do this by using our free will backwards by criticizing, condemning and complaining. We can quickly jump forward by realizing we are love and have the ability to create a wonderful life for ourselves by returning to Love.
There you have it. Many of the simple yet powerful laws of the Universe that manifest in infinite ways.
So, as Abraham says, through the Hicks material, the most important thing is for us to feel good. As we feel good we can create our desires.
Enjoy the fun, joy and satisfaction of creating your good by letting Love do its job.
As we have learned “Quite simply put flowers heal,” Dr. Edward Bach.
(Please note: This article is not intended as Medical Advice, please consult with your health care professional for your specific concern. This information IS concerned with helping you to experience more well-being, less stress, more consciousness, and more well-ness.)
This article (with some expansion to it) has been taken from the book, “The How and Why of Flower Essences,” by Nina Lee Wilkins copyright 2011.
The single video above shows in a very simple way how to make your own flower essences. Why bother?
“Every flower bears a starry imprint.” Paracelsus
Many subtle things happen for you while making and using flower essences. Flowers represent the Divine Mystery of LOVE. You may have heard the expression: God laughs in flowers. Also one of my favorites that has been seen posted in many a garden public and private:
The Lord God planted a garden
In the first white days of the world,
And He set there an angel warden
In a garment of light unfurled.
The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God’s heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.
–Dorothy Frances Gurney in “Magic Gardens” by Corinne Heline, New Age Press 1944
A metaphysical principle states that all thought is creative. Take that one step further with the principle that we can only think one thought at a time. Next, God’s thoughts are real and eternal and are love. Flowers bring us in tune with this reality as they are from the light. As you stand still and look to the top or sides of a flower, softly focusing your attention, you may observe this light or aura.
When we work with flower essences we are working with God’s thoughts in spirit, manifested in form here in the physical. Another way of saying this is that flowers are a manifestation of the light or angelic kingdoms. We can think of flowers as angels manifest.
Another metaphysical principal we are working with is that God is all Good. God has created every living thing as a unique manifestation, whether it is a snowflake, bird, or human. Each is unique in some way. Flowers are like that. Each has its own vibrational signature even within its own species. Roses have unique qualities such as peace and harmony within the same type of plant. Because of these principles and unique mysterious qualities of the Divine we can tap into the subtle vibrations of a plant and bring that quality to our own being and consciousness. As we do this we are lifted above the thought-form that caused our distress.
Because we can only think one thought at a time, and because we are connected with all that is, nature, God, and the universe we can utilize the vibration and light of the flower to join with our light and beingness and raise our frequencies. In doing so we may harmonize our emotional body, which releases any energy that is not of a high vibration such as fear (stress), anxiety etc. which we know, over time, does not bring our birthright of Health.
Flower essences work on our subtle bodies. In knowing and believing that we have subtle bodies a whole new world is opened up to us. We can hold our thought on the beauty, fragrance, shape, and essence of a flower and in that way prepare for what it has to give us. We can also use prepared flower essences that carry the signature vibration, or essence of the flower, shrub, or tree. Flowers, like people, live for appreciation. As you stand and appreciate a flower you may see its petals turn toward you. As you are in the state of appreciation you are in the same vibraton as love and you are in tune with the Divine Mystery. As you “tune in” to the flower you may begin the process of your own Divine inspiration. This in and of itself is very uplifting. We already know that as we uplift ourselves we begin attacting more of the same qualities. Start observing which flower you are attracted to. That flower has a gift for you.
Another aspect of flower essences is the fact that we are literally sending a telegraphic message to the Angelic kingdom that says, “help! I’m asking for one or several of your light qualities to help me balance my emotions, thoughts, attitudes to harmony, love, and joy. Thank you. Would you share your essence with me for that purpose?” Angels and flowers prefer to be asked for specific help. They do not interfere with you or your Divine Free Will but “live” to help humanity at their request.
I hope you will consider these thoughts and try them out. One of the things I love about working with flowers is how fun it is to discover the many mysteries of their world. I always feel more joy and delight after working with them. Being in nature of itself is uplifting, and discovering the infinite ways God’s love is given to us makes it even more worthwhile. So, have fun experimenting with making your own flower essences or just plant a garden and sit quietly in it often. Much love to you, Nina
“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” —John Muir
I love to find things in nature that demonstrate transformation from one form to another. An egg, to a caterpillar, to a chrysalis, then butterfly are familiar ones. Another favorite is tadpoles to frogs. A caterpillar walking on the ground and then flying is very dramatic. The little swimming tadpole is then jumping and swimming. The frog has a life on land and in the water with quite a loud voice. I love the infinite variety of forms in nature.
A flower that shows that transformation is the Santa Barbara Daisy in the photo above.
These little flowers start out as the tiny pinkish-purple flowers and as they grow turn white.
You can see these flowers growing profusely along the California coast. Whenever I would take a walk in Carmel and see them, somehow my spirits would be lifted. Even though small, they radiate joy.
A few years ago, when I was teaching classes about making flower essences, I chose this little flower though time constraints left that one undone.
I love synchronicity and flower essences. Recently these combined when a dear friend of mine recommended Green Hope Farm Flower Essences to me. I chose Sea Mayweed, from Ireland, to order not realizing it was the Santa Barbara Daisy. One thing I love about this company is that Molly Sheehan gives extensive written descriptions of what the flower and its elemental can give to you. For Sea Mayweed she writes: “I help you center in your own power and Destiny. I am the balanced and full use of my third chakra’s strengths.” This is very close to what I had written about the Santa Barbara Daisy’s essence several years ago.
I just received my order from Green Hope Farm yesterday, and this new discovery has made me so happy. Everything in Divine right timing, as this company has been around for more than 30 years. I have used many other companies’ essences over the years and they have always helped me. This company is a treasure, and I will continue to learn from them. They are based in New Hampshire, though they sell flower essences from all over the world.
This company has made many essences to help us through our own transformations in these times. I feel they are very effective, though I have yet to try the new ones: “A Tool Box For a New Earth. Green Hope Farm Flower Essences from the 2019 growing season.” There are 12 essences in this collection. I’m going to try Bears Breeches, “Stability in the void between the collapse of old structures and the birth of the new, support as we create new structures for a New Earth.” I hope you will check them out.
Many years ago, Sananda told me that flowers are some of the strongest and wisest beings on Earth and a definite bridge of love light. You might want to discover and make your own. (Instructional video in a previous blog.)
Many years ago, when I was teaching Flower Essence Workshops, Fairy Tea Parties and Spiritual Prosperity Workshops, my friend Janette asked if I would make “hand outs, or notes” for the participants. It came to me to write a blog that could be used to share the information and be used as “hand outs” for the classes. I asked Sananda what title would be good, and he told me: “Bridges of Love Light: the Earth will be Healed by Grandmothers, Flowers and Children, Including Your Child Within, Who is Innocent.”
Dear One, you are that innocent child. Yes, You! Do you realize what you went through to be here at this time? You are a unique, Divine Child who is very needed at this time.
When I teach spiritual workshop,s the very first thing Sananda says is, “Every moment in your life up to now is exactly as it was meant to be.” So today I ask you to release guilt, shame, anger and any self-talk that is not Love. If regrets come up, put them in the light of love and forgiveness and realize you are a beautiful, Divine Child, and our dear Grandmother Earth and Mother Nature need you and LOVE YOU.
Recently, while walking Hana’s dog, Lola, I kept seeing lots of trash but didn’t pick it up, because I didn’t want to get my hands dirty. I felt very guilty. I learned from a beach cleanup workshop that cigarette butts are the most toxic to birds, who mistake them for food. Small pieces of litter like the aluminum can, ring pop tops and small pieces of styrofoam look like something edible to birds and other small creatures. These small pieces of trash are very important to pick up. Now when I go for a walk, I wear a glove and take a couple extra dog poop bags with me to fill up with litter. It’s the little things we do each day that will help our Earth.
One of my favorite books, Stillness Speaks, by Eckhart Tolle, expresses these love light ideas from Nature:
“A great silent space holds all of nature in its embrace. It also holds you.
“Nature can bring you to stillness. That is its gift to you. When you perceive and join with nature in the field of stillness, that field becomes permeated with your awareness. That is your gift to nature.
“Through you, nature becomes aware of itself. Nature has been waiting for you, as it were, for millions of years.”
I included the photo of Gnomes at play above because your innocent inner child can most likely see or feel gnomes. The fairy realms are becoming more visible and real to humanity as the veil between dimensions becomes thinner, as Earth rises into the Golden Age of Aquarius.
I had the joy of leading a kindergarten class on a field trip to Big Sur, California. We stopped by a stream in the Redwoods where the bank was flat with just enough sandy shore to sit and have our lunch. After, the teacher asked me if I would like to tell a story so the children could have a little rest. I asked the class to just listen quietly for a moment to the creek, birds and breeze through the leaves, to just lean back on their blankets and be very still and quiet, to rest on their backs and look up to the top of the Trees to see if they could spot any birds. It was a rare day of warmth and silent breezes. At this point several of the children had dozed off, and we stayed in the stillness for about 20 minutes. That experience has stayed with me because one of the little girls on awakening said: “Miss Nina, this is the best day of my life. Thank you.” Your inner child can take you to that place.
“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?”
– Robert Browning
We are all in the midst of a global transformation. We are bridging heaven to earth and earth to heaven. This time period has been called “the great awakening.”
God works in mysterious ways. Who knew that part of this bridge to heaven on earth would be a mass “cocooning” of humanity?
Butterflies are such great teachers of this process. I have loved them since I was very young. My sister and I would make little homes for the caterpillars and would think that we were communicating with them. I still feel that is true. Going from walking on the ground to becoming a creature of flight takes courage. Spinning a cocoon completely around yourself and being alone, confined to a small space, in the dark, while your body is completely changing is no small feat. Your reward when you manage to break out of this casing is freedom– a beautiful creature of flight and lightness of being.
Monarch butterflies have always been my favorites. Pacific Grove, California, “Butterfly Town, USA,” has a Monarch butterfly sanctuary. My grandsons attended a school for parents and babies up to the age of three, Parents Place, which was just across the street from this sanctuary. One day while Cooper’s younger brother, Logan, was attending his class, Cooper, not quite three years old, and I walked through the sanctuary. We were right in the middle of it when we sat on a bench and observed one of the miracles of these creatures. We looked up in the trees and couldn’t really see them as they were hanging down, attached to the leaves, with their wings closed. As we sat quietly we were treated to a breathtaking spectacle. All of the sudden, hundreds of monarchs took flight right in front of us. So very beautiful. Cooper was wide-eyed along with me.
Monarchs are one of the strongest of butterflies as they migrate thousands of miles, even crossing oceans, landing on twigs or little pieces of seaweed to rest. Their life cycle is amazing, as is ours. Humanity is transforming as we speak. We have the opportunity, now, to transmute old beliefs into the new qualities of the Golden Age we have just entered.
While we are cocooning, sheltering in place, maybe meditating for the first time, being more than doing and resting, new thoughts and beliefs can emerge. These activities make new ways of a better, freer, life more possible. Love, cooperation, unity, oneness, freedom, creativity and loving Mother Nature are some of the qualities we can take advantage of in our new world. These spiritual qualities are present for us now.
There is one very important aspect, though, that we need to remember. Just as the butterflies can only fly if they break through the cocoon (chrysalis) on their own, we are like that. Sananda told me many years ago, “The changes on earth will be grassroots; individuals, families and communities.” We can enter this new world gracefully by aligning with these qualities ourselves within our own unique beingness. We are all needed– especially LOVE of ourselves, family, friends and our Grandmother Earth, Mother Nature.
Each animal, insect, plant and tree carry unique spiritual qualities that are here to help us. Butterflies carry the qualities of transmutation, transformation, courage, beauty and freedom, to name a few. Their service is as pollinators. So, this spring, why not plant flowers and herbs that will attract and help our fellow beings of the light. For Monarchs: milkweed, chives and Siberian wallflower.
Today is a good day to consciously meet your own guardian angel, if you haven’t already, and receive a special blessing from the Archangel Michael.
Many years ago I began consciously working, playing and creating with the Angels.A friend told me she was working with angels and one of the things she loved about them was, “you just need to ask them for help with anything large or small.”At the time, I was receiving pages of esoteric lessons in the mail from an organization, A.S.S.K., the Association of Sananda and Sanat Kumara.These studies took everything I had to understand and practice them, so hearing of a spiritual path where you just needed to ask was welcome.Then I realized Sister Thedra’s acronym was “Ask.”I then began a life long journey with Sananda, the Archangel Michael, and am still getting to know many other angels. The Earth angels are called Devas, and they have charge over the vastinfinite number of nature spirits that tend to plants, animals and the elementals.
You have a personal, just for you, guardian angel that knows you– your unique being, your mission on Earth and your purpose.This is an ideal time to get to know your G.A. better, as some people call them, and enjoy that friendship.Your own G.A. has so much to share with you about any subject you are interested in and will introduce you to other angels that love and protect you.
My own G.A. is named Ruth. I see her in my dreams. She is very beautiful and loves beauty, particularly natural beauty.I chose the photo today as it contains the elementals (earth, air, fire and water) and many of my own personal symbols of beauty.Sananda has taught me that beauty contains the principles of love and wisdom– or truth.Your love and truth are unique to you. You also have the higher or Universal Truths of your G.A.That is how we keep reaching higher and creating more beauty, personal and Universal.
We have entered the Aquarian Age where Master Saint Germaine’s Violet Flame angels are available to all. These angels, when asked, invoked or called have the Divine specialty of transmuting and transforming lower thoughts or energies into light.Anger, upset, un- forgiveness, fear or any lower vibration can be transformed into light. They also protect us.So just ask.
A few weeks ago I discovered Lorna Byrne, a beautifulSpiritual teacher who is Irish.She has written seven books about angels. Her first was Angels in my Hair.I love her. I wanted to share her YouTube video with you, as her light and energy is so calming, real and comforting.It is long, an hour and 20 minutes.I love every moment of it.If you want to skip ahead to the end, she gives a blessing from the Archangel Michael. If you are unable to watch the video, I have transcribed the blessing here:
Prayer the Arch Angel Michael gave to Lorna Byrne
She asks God to bless us All.
This prayer carried by the ArchAngel Michael upon the light beam from God,
Let the healing begin from thy angels.
And from Lorna and her angels, “Sharing is caring and with the angels we will get through this.”
Manifesting allows the universe to surprise you with goodness that is meant just for you.
One thought I received from Sondra Ray and Leonard Orr was that everyone was born with a main pattern to heal: the scarcity belief of not enough, failing to get even, birth trauma, the parental disapproval syndrome and lack of self-love, to name the main ones.
In my early spiritual seeking I realized the scarcity belief was something I needed to transform and heal. That quest has led me to a myriad of teachings, books, travels and healings. One skill I have learned along the way is direct manifestation for what I need or want. As I have mentioned in previous blogs, gardens and flowers have healed, inspired and brought me peace.
One such garden is in Findhorn, an intentional community, which, now, more than 33 years later, is an Ecovillage. Findhorn was founded by Eileen and Peter Caddy (The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation) and Dorothy Maclean. The amazing thing they accomplished was to found a community by listening to their spiritual guides, Divas, and the Spirit of nature. Findhorn is located on the North Sea in Scotland. When Eileen and Dorothy received spiritual guidance to plant a garden, they thought they were not hearing correctly. That location is cold, windy and with beach sand for soil. They channeled the guidance and Peter carried out the instructions. With just these three and their children having the courage to follow their guidance they grew plants, trees and vegetables. The garden was so amazing it drew gardeners from Edinburgh to find out how this was possible and ask “what were they doing?”
The principles were all around working with the Spirit of nature and the Divas, or Earth Angels. In working in this way they learned how to directly manifest what they needed for themselves and the garden. Soon, they attracted a new member to their team, David Spangler, who has since written several books about manifestation.
The fun part for me about learning to manifest is feeling loved by the Universe. Now, today, Abraham, through the Hicks materials, is teaching thousands of people how to manifest their desires. I love their thought that it is as easy to manifest a castle as a button. Also that in 17 seconds you can feel better by directing your thoughts to ideas that make you feel good.
These thoughts and beliefs have worked for me over the years:
“Everything is at hand.” – Saint Germaine
All Substance is Spiritual. “Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need.” – Mary Baker Eddy.
“If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” Jesus (Matthew 21:22)
Use delight as motivation and gratitude and appreciation to allow and receive your good.
Thank before it has come.
So over the last 33 years I have discovered and used all of the tools, thoughts and beliefs to overcome the scarcity belief: meditation, prayer, visualization, channeling high level guides, books, workshops, travel, teaching workshops and visiting incredible gardens and nature spots. Now, Sananda has told me that I have overcome the scarcity belief; he doesn’t want me to believe it. It has been an incredible journey, and I’m grateful for the lessons and manifesting more than I could have ever wished for materially and Divinely.
A very small Hallmark book I used to read my daughter, Roeya, still comes into my awareness and hers, as it was simple, tender, loving kindness, the best manifestations of all: Let me love the little things (Hallmark editions), by Helen Lowrie Marshall.
Dear God, please give to me
A thankful heart for little things
For sunshine on my kitchen floor
For news the postman brings
For memories in the making
Things the children do and say
That I will smile about, perhaps
Some future, lonelier day.
Grant me appreciation
Of the small joys that are mine
The children’s birthday parties
My honeysuckle vine
The clean, fresh smell
Of clothes just washed
The ivy on my wall
The children’s thrilled delight
To wake and find the first snowfall.
For robins in the springtime
And autumn’s crispy weather
For leaves that crunch
Friends in for lunch
And laughter shared together.
Give me enthusiasm
To greet each brand new day
With an honest joy in living
As I go my simple way
I do not ask contentment
That would ambition stay
But let me love the little things
I find along the way.