Posts Tagged ‘sacrifice

13
May
18

Happy Mother’s Day

bless you for your efforts

10
May
15

Happy Mother’s Day……

Truly one of the most powerful forces on Earth and in Heaven…a Mother. Whether they are saint like perfect, flawed, often missing in action, a warrior doing her best…there is little doubt a Mother is a significant force in our lives. Today, I will toast my departed Mom, my Mother-in-law, my wife and all her sisters, who are moms. Enough said….bless the worthy Mothers of the past & present. Thank you!

clematis, garden, Portland, SwittersB

03
Feb
15

nunnery’s view

girls, women vows voiced

given a view of the world

ornate sacrifice

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10
Nov
14

Thank You Veterans

 

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26
May
14

Vivid Poppy…In Memoriam

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01
Aug
12

Life: In The Crucible……………….

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

In one of those quiet rooms in a hospital; down the hallway from some harsh reality. SwittersB

29
May
12

Every Day in May Challenge: Inspiration & Aspiration

Inspired to aspire. It is easy to be inspired by wonderful people. It is harder to take that inspiration and carry out our aspirations toward something satisfying. They are not the same are they? 

At one point in my life, I was inspired by my dad. I have aspired throughout my life to match his sense of duty, courage and to avoid his demons. He was a good man. 

For many years, I worked with much older men. They were great communicators, fearless and they were gentle-men. They inspired me to listen. They inspired me to solve. I have aspired my adult life to maintain the skills of listening and solving and to talk as a gentle-man.

There are several other men and women that have inspired me by their acts and their steadfast dignity and courage. I can only say I aspire to their good deeds, their patience and self sacrifice. Peace of mind, peace of heart. Inspired and aspiring. 

Morning Beauty

The sad thing about the fly fishing scene is there is too often a level of Alpha conduct that precludes really getting to know anyone on an intimate, open level with out a lot of time spent sorting through the posturing. It’s a sport to many. That begs competition and winning. It begs performance perfection. I fly fish for different reasons. That is why I personally abhor fly fishing competitions. That’s not to say I don’t also struggle, even with my own self competition. Bad juju.

Generally, I don’t often see the behaviors that inspire me in this scene. But, please don’t get me wrong. I have corresponded with men and women fly fishers that by virtue of their correspondence and in meetings, I can sense their gentle ways, their generosity and comfort with self. By virtue of their core values and demeanor they inspire me to also aspire toward that easy going, kind way. The other day, I wrote about ‘Patience’ and more patience. My achilles. My nemesis. I am moved by those that exhibit patience, manners and ease. Inspired and aspired….yes indeed.

TOMORROW’S EVERY DAY IN MAY CHALLENGE TOPIC: FISH PHILOSOPHY




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