Tuesday, August 29, 2006

REDEFINING OUR SEASONS

To understand our life means to understand our
seasons.
Seasons have learned to live with their changes.
We, too need to be open to creative change by
developing other ways of seeing, other ways of
feeling, other ways of believing.
To really become alive to our inner seasons is to
constantly learn to redefine our perspective on
things.

We redefine our perspective when we can let go of
our vanity and appearance because we have faith
in our substance.

We redefine our perspective when we can trust the barren
trees will bear new leaves again if we are
patient enough to wait.

We redefine our perspective when we realize we are not
only vulnerable and fragile but also beautiful
and precious.

We redefine our perspective when we allow
ourselves to cry in the face of our helplessness.

We redefine our perspectives when we learn to live
with what cannot be changed.

We redefine our perspectives when we discover the
smallest things in life most often are the greatest.

We redefine our perspective when we experience
that light doesn't only come from above but from
every face who welcomes us.

We redefine our perspective when we are humble
enough to prepare the way without thinking we
are the way.

We redefine our perspective when we give our inner
voices a chance to be heard.

We redefine our perspective when we learn
that in life the real answers come to us when we
just listen to ourselves.


We redefine our perspective when we realize life is
not meant to avoid pain and pain is not meant to
destroy life.

We redefine our perspective when we choose to be
surprised by life instead of trying to always be in control
of it.

We redefine our perspective when we are grateful for
every flower that grows in our garden.

We redefine our perspective when we take time to
appreciate God's gifts.

We redefine our perspective when we understand
God's grace is gratuitous, it doesn't have to be
earned.

We redefine our perspective when we learn to be
friends with our past.

We redefine our perspective when we take
responsibility to be actors, not spectators in life.

We redefine our perspective when we become a
community where we need each other.

We redefine our perspective when we are aware that
everything we do, in some way, will affect
others.

Finally, we redefine our perspective when, in the
midst of all the changes , of all the ups and downs,
we try to always keep our sense of humor and our trust in
God.

25 comments:

  1. Yes Margie...so true. This was a very good message, I needed it. Thanks a ton.

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  2. Wow! you did it again, girl! This poem to me is the process of growing, getting stronger and learning so we can be a better person.

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  3. beautiful, well analysed and expressed too. and indeed its often the little things in life that matters the most, most times.

    Huggggs dear.

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  4. Life is 98% perspective. Very good Margie!!

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  5. Yes... redefine everything... even better... take away all definition... ahhh... free at last..! :)

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  6. We redefine our perspective when we realize life is
    not meant to avoid pain and pain is not meant to
    destroy life.

    WOW, this one described exactly how I felt this morning. Thanks for helping me you are such a great friend. Mysteriously, you always seem to know how to make me feel better Margie! Thank you for being there for me. Your words are comforting......hugs to you

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  8. "...We redefine our perspective when we can let go of
    our vanity and appearance because we have faith
    in our substance."


    After years of learning this, I finally realize that it's much more than our mere shell. Substance is key.

    Beautiful!

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  9. Beautiful! If I had to pick a fav...

    "We redefine our perspective when we experience
    that light doesn't only come from above but from
    every face who welcomes us."

    LOVE is here, now!

    Thank you for the beauty and inspiration that you send out into the world!

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  10. i've read this several times (and will be back for more), and every time i discover a new gem.
    thank you, margie, for your words of wisdom!

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  11. From life, the most important thing i have learnt is an oxymoron...

    "The only thing constant in life... is change"

    Good post Margie. Very well written. You made my day again... thanks so much for the lovely comments on my blog.

    Have a great day
    Huggssss
    -ari

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  12. Beautiful post Margie.so true we can learn so much from the changing season.

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  13. Margie,

    You are a beautiful writer. This is so well articulated, flowing and inspirational. I really needed to "hear" this as it has been a crazy week. Thank you.

    Robyn

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  14. once again u left me jaw-dropped...sooooo beautiful and u penned down my exact thoughts Margie.

    We need to redefine our perspective as we face each day. Life is full of changes and ups n downs. We need to go with the flow.


    **We redefine our perspective when we can trust the barren
    trees will bear new leaves again if we are
    patient enough to wait.

    I loved that bit. Excellent expression!

    U talk abt sense of humor towards the end...and I did too in my current post :)

    Keshi.

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  15. Very nice...we must redfine our lives on a regular basis to continue to grow and learn indeed...thank you

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  16. Reading that truly redefined my perspective. I really needed to read something like this, it helped so much. It helped me look at so many aspects of my life differently. Your words can heal, Margie :)

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  17. My whole life is filled with 'redefining' right now, but the One thing that keeps me grounded is the One thing that never needs redefining.
    Great stuff, AGAIN. :)

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  18. we redifine ourself at every single step of our life...

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  19. So inspiring!
    Just what i need to hear today....

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  20. Thank you all for all your wonderful and kind comments!

    If I might add a little something to your day with my poetry, I am very happy for that!
    Take care!
    -Margie:)

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  21. Keep it up! :D

    Wonderful & amazing... am actually short of words :S

    ... :)

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Each day comes
bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker