Weekly Photo Challenge: Resilient

dsc_0041-001These barn doors were used as back drops for a photo shoot.  I have limited experience using a tripod. We had our share of laughter, as I ran to pose and act natural. So funny!  We often pass this beautiful barn, and all of the time whiz by. My photograph does not give justice to the beauty of the wood. The challenge for this week at the Daily Post is Resilient. It makes me think of this old barn, that Mr. G, thinks was used for milking cows. I am sure it has weathered many storms, and still it stands, with untold stories, that I will never know about. When I ponder on the word resilient, it makes me think about butterflies…

dsc_0314That travel hundreds of miles to reach a certain destination. Sometimes they are so battered, that I wonder how they can keep flying. That includes birds too. I think of Mr. G, who blew out his knee in the early eighties and then developed an infection in it years later. He was told that it would be best to remove his leg. He resisted that consideration and sought out alternative options.

dscn5513And years later here he stood, what felt for me, like we were on top of the world. We are not serious hikers, but when we do, we enjoy the experience, despite, getting out of breath, getting lost a few times and running out of water. People, animals, mammals and insects are resilient. We can bounce back from hardship, sorrow and loss. I must add that as human beings we have a responsibility to protect those that have no voice…  We are meant to overcome and maybe we don’t hear about it often enough, about those that persevere despite insurmountable circumstances.

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I Am Styling Now

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Dear readers and new followers, I want to thank each one of you, for connecting with me here at Words Like Honey.  You have encouraged me with your visits, likes and comments. I hope that your day has brought you joy and that the New Year will bring all of us increased creativity and growth. and whatever else you aspire in life.  May peace be with you, each step of the way… Sincerely, mother hen

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And your ears shall hear a word behind you saying, this the way, walk you in it, when you turn to the right hand, and when you go turn to the left… Isaiah 30:21

Christmas Shoes~a short story

Yesterday, while I was working, I noticed that as I walked on the linoleum, a clip-clopping sound came from one shoe. I didn’t bother to investigate and ended up trying to tip toe when I walked, because it was noisy. Weeks ago, the bottom part of one of the heels came off, most likely due to the fact, that I wear them often. It was not until I got home, that I discovered that the cap had come off, and I was bummed out. They are worn and comfy and the stitching around them is still in tact. I park at a certain location at work, and I figured that it could have come off either in the parking lot, or perhaps while I was crossing the street. This morning while at church a young woman sat near me. I noticed her very nice looking black boots and mentioned that to her. I shared my little saga about my favorite shoes and told her that my hubby the all purpose repair man, had gorilla glued one of the heels, but that the cap had come off once again. I thought that I was going to have to retire the shoes. Lo and behold, when I got home after church, the repair man showed me my shoes. He found the missing part near the neighborhood mailboxes. I was amazed… and so happy. When the glue is dry, they will be good to go for hopefully many more miles. The point of this short story is the fact that my husband found the missing cap. It is my belief that God, is a very personal Father. There are no details in our lives, that He is unaware of, because nothing is hidden from His view. He often surprises us, with simple little gifts that are sometimes mind-boggling. He reveals His love in this manner, and it tells me that He is thinking of me.

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You Better Watch Your Step

This morning I was thinking about teenagers and how easy it can be to fall into friendships that are not healthy and maybe destructive. I suggest that we all choose our friends wisely…

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Today I was thinking  about the word Better..

We often use the word to express that someone is Better than so and so..

Or used as a threat, such as you Better or else…

Or to suggest in regards, to being concerned for ones safety..

What a funny word..

There will always be a better artist, a better photographer, a better musician, a better writer..

But there can only be a Better you and me..

We grace this world for a time..

Not to always be competing..

But to share the Better you..

With experience or not..

But with expression, from your point of view..

And if it’s from the heart..

You can’t go wrong..

For being the Better you..

                           r gould

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