Friday, April 6, 2012

Per Pacem Ad Lucem

In honor of the celebration of the Holy Week, I'm sharing this card that I received from India. The sender gave it a title of, 'Touch The Sky'. The card is of Rammakalmedu, a hill in Iduki, India. The view is of the Tamil Nadu villages and town.

Together with this card, let me share with you a poem by Adelaide Ann Procter. I saw it on an FB wall and can't forget about it ever since.

I do not ask, O Lord, that life may be
    A pleasant road;
I do not ask that Thou wouldst take from me
    Aught of its load;
I do not ask that flowers should always spring        
    Beneath my feet;
I know too well the poison and the sting
    Of things too sweet.
For one thing only, Lord, dear Lord, I plead,
    Lead me aright—        
Though strength should falter, and though heart should bleed—
    Through Peace to Light.
I do not ask, O Lord, that thou shouldst shed
    Full radiance here;
Give but a ray of peace, that I may tread        
    Without a fear.
I do not ask my cross to understand,
    My way to see;
Better in darkness just to feel Thy hand
    And follow Thee.        
Joy is like restless day; but peace divine
    Like quiet night:
Lead me, O Lord,—till perfect Day shall shine,
    Through Peace to Light.

Head over to Beth's for the Postcard Friendship Friday to see what other bloggers have shared for inspiration in this season of reflection. A meaningful Easter for everyone!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Do It Anyway

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

Two kind souls have been sharing Mother Teresa's inspiring words to me. I saw in a friend's wall post a photo of mails with a Mother Teresa stamp....I told myself, "I want one too!" But I was too shy to ask her. Since Viridian's theme for this Sunday is 'anything you wish', I scanned through my postcards and wow!! I've got one Mother Teresa stamp :D

Check out Viridian's Postcard Blog for more stamps post. Have a blessed Sunday everyone. :)