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Saturday, October 13, 2007

You Were Born to Shine


I took this picture a few weeks ago, As soon as I had taken the photo a huge wind came out of nowhere and blew the leaf from my hand. I looked for it because I was going to put it in a small frame because it was so pretty. But, I could never find it. Then I thought about it, life is the same way, it is fleeting. We only have a small amount of time here on earth. We have to choice wisely what we do with it. I want to shine. I want to radiate, I want to learn not to hate. I want to love.
~nita~
There is a clip to the right by a singer named Shawn Mullins, he is one of my favorite singers. If you have time click on the 2nd clip, it's a song called Shimmer, it is how I feel about life.
~nita~

8 comments:

Q said...

You do shine! You glitter and give hope!
Perhaps it is about living in this moment. Letting go and simply loving.
Sherry

red tin heart said...

Sherry: thank you. living in the moment has alot to do with being whole. xoxo nita

Nathalie Thompson said...

What a beautiful picture- visually and in words. Capturing something fragile, only to have it taken away in a second by the wind. That is life, for sure. And it's those captured moments that remain with us forever in our hearts. Like your butterfly visitor. You couldn't keep him in your house, but the memory will always warm you.

katherine. said...

this is beautiful!

Amy Wagner said...

It's so cool that you got a close up picture of it before it disappeared. You know...it went on its way to be found by someone else who needed to find it just as much as you did.
Amy

The Feathered Nest said...

I must tell you Nita, your blog as become an amazing source of inspiration for me! You are this sweet, funny girl whose gone through so many trials in your life but still...still....you are praising God for life and what He has given you. I know you are doing this for others...thank you so much and I pray John is doing better...he's always smiling in his photos...tell him I think he's so brave, xxoo, Dawn

My Treasure Barn said...

Nita, you do shine and I cannot imagine you hating anything. At least you got a beautiful picture of this leaf.

Patti

red tin heart said...

Nathalie: You are right it is the captured moments that last with us forever. I heard someone say once, we don't remember days we remember moments. xoxo nita

Katherine: thank you.xoxo nita

Amy: I hope someone found it too who needed to appreciate its beauty. xoxo nita

Dawn: thank you for those words. ireally want to inspire others, i want to give people hope too. i love your site Dawn, it makes me want to clean my house, because your house is awesome. xoxo nita

Patti: I guess sometimes I hate the way some people treat me. Not really them, but their actions towards me. But, when I get hurt I tend to seclude myself. I don't think of revenge, I just want nothing more to do with them. And it takes alot to make me feel that way. xoxo nita

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