Monday, April 27, 2009

The Light Of Encouragement~

Last years Peony

There is something about encouragement that makes possibility grow and bloom and become. I think encouragement is a most vital nutrient for all living beings to thrive, to live radiant and happy lives. I know I could drink vats of the stuff and only benefit. If encouragement was a healing elixir, there would be thousands of different honeyed flavors. For encouragement is one of those wonderful things that appears to come in infinite forms. Sometimes it rides into our hearts on a phrase spoken by someone that sees us, and other times it is brought to us by a sunrise a dawn, or by dog licks on wet tears, or cat purrs, or a child's song, or a grandmothers homemade soup...

My little niece called me last week and said, "Auntie, Auntie, you will never believe it, but a rainbow stopped by our house yesterday, the most beautiful rainbow. It came to bring us the best luck Auntie, I wish you could have seen it, it would have brought you luck too, I am sure of it." I told her that was indeed a lucky thing, when a rainbow "stops by" your house. And when I put the phone down I thought isn't it wonderful the way the universe encourages us.

Senay (My neice making Easter Eggs)

All this is to say, I have had the most wonderful encouragement from so many beautiful people over my latest bee keeping adventure. Even the plants in my garden appear to be cheering me on. Somehow I can't help but thank you all for your kind and supportive and unwavering enthusiasm. Please know how very much it means to me.

Rose from last years garden

And now I leave you with a poem from our Dear Hafiz:

How Did The Rose?

did the rose
ever open its heart
and give the world all of its beauty?
It felt the encouragement of light against its being,
otherwise we all remain too

~Hafiz Sufi Poet 14th Century


Starlene said...

What a sweet little niece! How lovely innocence is. : )

I didn't know about your beekeeping adventures but now that I do I'll be sure and cheer you on some more. I hope to have some of those myself someday. All the bees have been landing on me and not stinging this week...I can't help but think I may have bee charmer potential.

Janelle said...

as always, completely inspirational. the universe is a magical beautiful thing...and encourages us to weave our dreams whilst we are here...THANK-YOU SO MUCH for sharing these wonderful things...XXX janelle

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Lovely face. Charming niece.

Oh, those peonies and roses are going to be delighted with your bees!!

Rowan said...

I love your niece's take on life - rainbows are indeed a wonderful thing, it always lifts my spirits when I see one. I'm glad your beekeeping is going well.