July 7, 2009

A comment

(Knockout Rose from our garden)

I believe living with goodness in your heart, seeing beauty all around you, and living with truth everyday on your moral compass is what can bring you much joy.
Any additional comments?


  1. Beautifully said~ I believe the truth does set you free- and staying positive is a life-line.
    You always help me stop and remember the important things.

  2. You're absolutely right. I can't think of a thing to add, you've said it all!!

    The roses are gorgeous!

  3. There's a verse that says, "You will know the truth and the truth will set you free." And to that I say, Amen.

  4. I love how you put that - imagine if we could all live our lives like that everyday?
    Beautiful roses!

  5. Well said. You have to look for the beauty all around you and not forget that it's there waiting to be seen.

  6. There's a prayer that I say frequently that comes to mind:

    "Give me strength to live another day; Let me not turn coward before its difficulties or prove recreant to its duties; Let me not lose faith in other people; Keep me sweet and sound of heart, in spite of ingratitude, treachery, or meanness; Preserve me from minding little stings or giving them; Help me to keep my heart clean, and to live so honestly and fearlessly that no outward failure can dishearten me or take away the joy of conscious integrity;
    Open wide the eyes of my soul that I may see good in all things;
    Grant me this day some new vision of thy truth; Inspire me with the spirit of joy and gladness;
    And make me the cup of strength to suffering souls; in the name of Our Lord. Amen

  7. I love what you said Kathy, it's so true. There is one thing I would add and that is laughter. Good clean laughter. Goodness, beauty, truth & laughter bring joy to my days.

    I love starting my day with these thoughts. Thanks Kathy & everyone!

  8. No comments here you said it just beautiful!! Enjoy your golden day! xoxo

  9. Thank you Debra.

    Willou - The knock-out roses are terrific. They just keep blooming!

    Deidra - I agree. Thanks.

    Emily - There would probably be peace on Earth.

    Kwana - I agree. It's all there waiting to be enjoyed and cherished.

    Kathy - Thank you for sharing such a lovely prayer.

    Amy - You're right. I left out laughter. One of the best medicines we have today. I love to laugh, and hear peoples' laughs.

    Joyce - As always, thanks for stopping by! :)

  10. All that is left to say is: AMEN!

  11. Very beautifully said, it's what Slices of Beauty is all about!

  12. Kathy -- What a gorgeous photo! Thank you so much for sharing it and your equally beautiful thoughts.

  13. I totally agree! And I love that you put up a picture of your knockout rose. I did the same (sort of) with photos of my carpet roses. Easy easy beauty- but we must take the time to notice and appreciate it!

  14. one of my mantras ... "go gently, speak kindly"

    and be truly grateful ... if you can be thankful even in the toughest moments, the blessings abound ...

    i am most grateful for how you have spread joy and thoughtfulness with this posting ~


  15. It happened again :) I was looking at a doppelganger of that rose in England two days ago. Hmm. Not using that picture for my latest post now.

    The words are true and astute. For myself, I choose happiness and take joy the few times it comes and that suffices.

  16. I couldn't agree with you more! I haven't a thing to add.

  17. Beautiful!!! I love your blog..just happened upon it from PVE.... Please stop by and check out my "garden walk" if you care to...Have a Great Weekend!

    Oh..love your banner!!

  18. There is nothing like the love of a good friend. What a special tribute you did for yours. Beautiful family!

  19. So true - what a beautiful post.


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