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tranquility

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No words can capture this moment.

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Peaceful?

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 Calm?

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Still.  That is how I would begin to describe it.

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There is such beauty in stillness......when your mind reaches a momentary resting place.

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.....just a moment when troubles fade and pain seems to vanish.

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Stillness.  

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Sometimes words don't help......sometimes it's just the stillness of a moment that heals a wound. 

Embracing Hardships

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Yesterday, I was emailing with a good friend of mine.  For some reason I got to talking about hardships, suffering, and pain, and how I'm just learning how to accept and embrace all of these things.  I thought it would make a wonderful blog post.
I've always had a hard time embracing pain or anything like it.....I have a low-pain tolerance.  When it comes to things I don't want to do....well, I just get wrapped up in the mental pain of it all and basically shut down.  Or used to......because I'm choosing to be different.


Take work, for instance.  It's something I've historically complained about, dreaded, and fought against ever since I started over a year ago.  I guess you would say I'm not one of those "go-get-er" people.  All I wanted was to retreat back into my hole, never leaving what I knew and what was comfortable.  New things were mentally painful for me.......why do it then?  I was a mess.
I always tell me sisters that they'll …

I'm Back (on bloglovin)

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I'll give it one more try.  See you there!

God bless,

Emma

It's A Wonderful Life

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The soft evening sunlight.  
Mom wrapping up the last of supper preparation.
A wonderful cup of tea with honey from our neighbors. 
My two youngest siblings talking downstairs, playing in an imaginary world.
The hum of the microwave.
The clutter sitting around (a backpack, car keys, newspapers, lists, games, ect.).
The sound of the keys as I type.
The brown fields with no trace of snow left.
 The beep of the chicken alarm.
Life is beautiful.  Take each moment and be thankful....there's so many things to smile about!
Gloria In Excelsis Deo!

This Moment In Time # 3

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It's been a while since I've done a "this moment in time" post.  Finally, here's another one.
What I'm listening to:MAYDAY by The Fat Rat and previously a random Billy Joel song.  
What I'm doing:  Cleaning the kitchen (my weekend portion of the house to clean).....or trying to.  My youngest brother hasn't finished picking up breakfast *ahem* and I'm trying to work around him (I was about to fill the oil jars, to be exact).

This is the only picture I have that remotely fits what I'm talking about (it's a couple years old).  Copyright Gloria In Excelsis Deo. 
What I'm looking at:  Our house is settled in a section of rolling prairie, and at the moment, the sky is a light blue with puffy clouds every now-and-then.  The sun is shining (not my favorite), and the birds are flying in to feast on birdseed.  The prairie grass is still brown (my favorite) and here-and-there there's a patch of snow.

The view outback from summer last year.…