It's a new day and a new chance to start again! Here's a challenge for your new day: Smile!! Smile at other people. Smile when you're by yourself. You'll be amazed at what just smiling can do for yourself and others. It's contagious, like the flu, but in a good spectacular way!
It’s a new day and a new chance to start again! Here’s a challenge for your new day: Smile!! Smile at other people. Smile when you’re by yourself. You’ll be amazed at what just smiling can do for yourself and others. It’s contagious, like the flu, but in a good spectacular way!
A poem I wrote this morning. We will all have weeping at times in our lives, but we must always remember that God has promised joy in the morning.
There is a different quality
In the atmosphere of this morning.
The details of each tree leaf
And grass blade are sharper,
In sunshine that is softer
Than it was even a week ago.
The air smells fresh, sweet,
With a tinge of nip and moisture.
Almost fall, but not quite.
Darkness fell earlier yesterday,
As I prayed fervently and feverishly.
I know all will be well though.
For rejoicing comes in the morning
And shines with love and hope.
This beautiful morning, seen
From my back stoop,
Reminds me that God is faithful
And good and with us all….
Forever and always, amen!
© Elaine Wood-Lane
For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.
You know, sometimes, just when you think you have life pretty much figured out and know how to take care of all the basics, you find yourself utterly defeated by something completely ridiculous. In my past I’ve found myself challenged by big things like aging parents, angsty teens, mental illness, poverty, sexism, racism, and even sexual harassment. Those things are “normal” in the course of a lifetime I think unless you live on a pink cloud all by yourself where nothing ever happens. With God’s help, I have managed and can manage to face all those things, I think.
So, I’m feeling pretty confident about my life and myself this morning when my husband asks me to go buy gas for the lawnmower. He hands me the little red gas jug and proceeds to start mowing the back yard. No big deal! I’m happy to do it! So Buddy (my…
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Something I wrote for my life coaching website that I thought I'd share today. Love, always, Elaine
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Hi all! I'm updating my webpage with a new design and an exciting new announcement so if you come to my blog and it looks weird, different or incomplete today, please forgive the mess! I'll try to get it all finished up as quickly as possible! Thanks for your patience! Elaine