Friday, November 26, 2010

Prayer Beads


I put on today
like a prayer shawl

and count my beads


of gratitude.

40 comments:

  1. hi sherry, those are beautiful pictures (as always). too cold to look at though. please be safe always.

    i have been scarce lately due to a work deadline. i hope you're well. i am with you in thoughts and prayers always. take care, friend. :)

    blessings to you,
    bing

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  2. Hi Bing, nice to see you here! Blessings right back at you!:)

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  3. This is wonderful, Sherry...I love the words and the pictures! I see you're learning to embrace the shorter poetry forms after all..LOL!

    I find this post quite stunning in its simplicity...:)

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  4. Sherry,
    A lovely post and the pictures are beautiful. But my goodness it must be freezing cold. I haven't lived through a winter in so long. About 20 years and now I am a wimp.
    Pamela

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  5. I LOVE THIS -

    what fabulous pictures, and i love your words. Gratitude saves my ass :) I remembered that today :D Thank you xx

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  6. I am grateful I don't have to deliver mail in that!!!

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  7. Thanks for stopping by. I was grateful that these lines simply popped into my head this morning, all by themselves. I dont usually write short poems, and it has been a while since words arrived on their own, without some labor-intensive effort on my part:)

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  8. Beautiful pictures accompanied by beautiful words!

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  9. Sherry, that is just beautiful, putting on today like a prayer shawl... I love it! The pics are gorgeous, they remind me of the old kind of Christmas cards (at least where I come from), scenes of snow and home.

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  10. simple lines,
    powerful impacts,
    well done.

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  11. Gratitude in whatever comes our way, lovely beads of prayer. Like Bing said, do take care and may your happy outlook in life keep you warm.

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  12. Hi Sherry, this is so beautifully composed. I love it.

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  13. I love the idea of putting on today as a prayer shawl. Not always easy...but we must persevere!

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  14. Brrrr
    Your day is as cold as mine. I shall have to borrow your positive outlook.Put it on like a cloak.

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  15. Mesmerizing...the prayer shawl...so inviting!! Beautiful...

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  16. Gratitude is beautiful. I love your words, and the idea behind them.

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  17. It is so good to see your poetry today, Sherry, and friends I have not seen in a while - Pamela, Paul, Diane T and Lynette.

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  18. Wow, this leaves me with all sorts of feelings and thoughts. Excellent - and very clever!

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  19. Wonderful thought Sherry, well expressed. The photos are great and they make me want to reach for that shawl.

    Elizabeth
    http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/2009/05/18/words-are-magic/

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  20. I love how you wear the day, a lesson for all of us. Do you really have prayer beads? I wear beads - each is for a memorized song, quote, or scripture.

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  21. What a wonderful way to approach the day. Every day really is sacred, isn't it?

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  22. me too
    http://llmcalling.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/showing-that-you-care.html

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  23. Amazing! We should remember that it really is this simple.

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  24. This is so beautiful... simply so!

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  25. That brought an instant smile on my face.. thanks sherry..

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  26. I miss the the snow, beautiful pictures and lovely poem.

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  27. L.O.V.E. pictures and words and your spirit.

    I use "a Quaker Rosary" daily which is 4 "strands" of 10 beads each (more or less):
    1) Please hold in the Light ...
    2) Forgive and help me forgive ...
    3) I cannot do alone ...
    4) I am grateful for ...

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  28. Beautiful sentiments with awesome pics.

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  29. So beautiful, Sherry. Even more so because of the simplicity of the words. I love the photos and peace that the scene brings. I really like the whole idea of prayer shawls. What a comfortable sounding thing.

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  30. This reminds me of Mary Oliver...

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  31. simple but powerful - I need to be reminded of that more often than I care to admit thx :-)

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  32. Lovely, Sherry! We all need to count those beads!

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  33. so few words but so brilliantly described. :)

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