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“It is the HEART that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.” Henry Ward Beecher

Photo of  heart found in a pattern of snow on our patio bricks.

February 13, 2010


Back a few weeks ago when the acorns first began to fall, my husband and son found this perfect one and brought it in to show me.  I began to play around with my camera to see if I might capture a bit of its beauty and perfection.  Well, perhaps I didn’t get the photo that I was looking for, but when I examined this shot and noticed the shadow, it immediately gave me comfort.

Much like the way the shadow is larger than life for the acorn, I know that God is ever-present and larger than can be imagined!   afs


“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.  God is awake.”     ~Victor Hugo





The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions…the little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind-look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitessimals of pleasurable thoughts and genial feeling.  ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge


I’ve heard many versions of this quote over the years, but I can honestly say that last Saturday was the first time I’ve seen it so prominently posted as it is here on the side of this back yard building in Iva.

My mind began to wander to thoughts about the person who painted this on the building, then to the quote itself and where it originated.  Best I can tell, William Purkey is responsible for these words that have inspired many.  His quote in full is as follows…

        “Dance like no one is watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt,

                  Sing like no one is listening, Live like it’s heaven on earth.”


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