Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fall Colors....

In our front yard....
As I shuttled stuff, back and forth....yesterday afternoon....I stopped for a moment...and looked up....
What a Beautiful Gift....
I think...sometimes....I get running so hard...to 'Get 'er Done'...
I forget...to stop...and look up...
I grabbed the Camera, and captured this image....Thinking, of the line, in 'I Hope You Dance'...about, giving the Heavens above, more than just a passing glance....
Then.....I bailed in the truck...Back to Work... and this song had just begun, to play... 
I just sat there...the truck...running... sitting in the drive... and soaked in every word....
This song...Is For Everyone I Know.....and...those I don't....
and...was meant..for my ears...too...

I Hope You Never Lose Your Sense of Wonder...
Get Your Fill to Eat...But Always Keep That Hunger....
May You Never Take One Single Breath for Granted...
God Forbid, Love Ever Leave You Empty Handed....
I Hope You Still Feel Small...When You Stand Beside the Ocean....
Whenever One Door Closes...I Hope One More Opens....
Promise me.... You'll Give Faith a Fighting Chance....
And...When You Get the Choice...to Sit it Out...or Dance....I Hope You Dance....
I Hope You Never fear Those Mountains in the Distance....
Never Settle... for the Path of Least Resistance....
Living Might Mean Taking Chances....But...Their Worth Taking....
Loving...Might be a Mistake...
But....It's Worth Making....
Don't Let Some Hell Bent Heart....
Leave You Bitter...
When You Come Close....to Selling Out...
Reconsider....
Give the Heavens Above....
More...
Than Just...a Passing Glance....
And When You Get The Choice...
To Set It Out....
or...Dance....
I Hope You Dance....

I Hope...You Dance.... I...Truly Do....
Love... to Each...and Everyone...of You....
Barb C.

6 comments:

vikki said...

~♥OMGOODNESS... simply iowa... simply beautiful! the trees are just gorgeous! LoVe it! been working outside, cutting back plants, repotting, trimming, etc, for past coupla days...sat out for a bit awhile ago... just to listen... realize how much we are really given... a gift! all free... the trees, beauty of nature, the breeze... all amazing! how beautiful... to be thankful for everything, everyday, no matter what! love.this song...all soo true! thank*U for the reminder & how we are soo blessed! blessed to have you in my life! with love, hugs & blessings, vikki♥~

simplyiowa said...

Oh....Vikki....
You are an Amazing Angel... John and I just watched "Fried Green Tomatoes".... An Awesome Movie.... One line, struck me with force... "There are some people, who roam this Earth, disquised as Angel's"... Oh My...How True...Several Faces...Flashed through my mind... Your Sweet Face...was right there...
Thank You...for being one...right when the flames get a little close...you are there...with the Water Bucket...
I'm working on, looking up...a little more...
Love to You...and Yes...I feel so very Blessed...and Thankful... for Everything...everything...
Barb C.

vikki said...

~♥you also are an amazing earth angel m'friend!♥ picked up a book the other day, usually read my Bible & Streams, & a devotional, bits of each & make time to read & grasp & absorb & LoVe His word...found a book the other day, 1000 gifts... cover caught my eye with birdnest in pair of hands...love.nature! last nite opened & after another glorious day, it had this: what do you want? the place of seeing God. everytime you feel in God's creatures something pleasing & attractive, do not let your attention be arrested by them alone, but, passing them by, transfer your thought to GOD & say:"O my God, if Thy creations are so full of beauty, delight & joy, how infinitely more full of beauty, delight & joy art Thou Thyself, Creator of all!" ~Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain~ thought that was wayyyy cool after your yesterday post...how you took the time to be grateful & shared! keep dancing my friend & enjoy your journey! Jesus is in your soul! loveya with many hugs & blessings, vikki♥~ xoxo

simplyiowa said...

He is in us All...
This is Our Journey... But...He is Always With us...
I, too.... read Every Morning...{well...almost...every morning...} and when I open my Streams, I ask the Lord to Choose, what I need to see, each day...{The pages are so worn, corners folded back... notes, here and there} The one Verse...that touches me over...and over...and over... is...
Ephesians 5:19-20
Sing...to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for Everything.
He Is...an Awesome Instructor...
Vikki... there must be a Halo, on your head...I'm looking for it, next time we meet...I just talked to Peg...Broke down...and wept... when I told her... about "Fried Green Tomatoes"... and the Angels, in my life...that are disquised as humans... She said...her wings are all singed off! clean down to the pin feathers... I say...if they are.... it's from always pulling me...out of the Flames...
God Bless You Girls...{and Boys...}
Tho...I don't say it nearly often enough....
Thank You...
and I Love You, so....
I am Thankful...for Everything... that comes my way...Blessings...{He wouldn't send them, if they weren't...}
We will have to share a Dance...on Your Next Visit...
Barb C.

JB Knacker said...

Would love to have you come by for the Halloween Party. You could even stay over at our place if you'd like. Safe travel if you're out & about tomorrow!
Brenda

simplyiowa said...

Hey Brenda...
I am TRYING!!! Have folks coming to pick up stuff, today...so...it may be too late, for me to get there... I'm working on it!
Thank you....for the Invite...it sounds so wonderful! {I may never leave!!!}
If I don't make it this time...I'll be there soon...
Love to Ya!
Barb C.