My Traveling Shoes

Done found myself a new pair of travelin' shoes to wear on this leg of my journey. Handmade to fit and suit me just right, supportin' and comfortin' me each step of the way.They are wild and colorful as I chose them to be, they suit my personality.
I've traveled so many miles in shoes that someone else bought for me, plain, poorly fitted, worn, second hand, hand me downs. Ohh, they hurt my feet and took me places that I didn't need to go, places that I didn't want to go. For many years I put them on. I was told it was my duty, but my heart was heavy and my cares so many.
Done found myself a new pair of travelin' shoes to wear on this leg of my journey. Handmade to fit and suit me just right, supportin' and comfortin' me each step of the way.They are wild and colorful as I chose them to be, they suit my personality. I bought these shoes. I own these shoes. They are mine.
by Jeanne leigh...copyrighted...2007


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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Being CARE- FULL of what we say.....


As sure as I share this something will spew out of this mouth that might best have been left unsaid. We are all so human but, its something surely worth working toward. I often end my e-mails or messages with PEACE, because peace is so important to me. It starts within my own heart and mind and then hopefully it will effect my loved ones, friends, community and acquaintances and as each of us works towards peace in our own little corner of the world then perhaps it will affect the world. That is my hope. I don't know where I read this. If you have seen it and know please let me know. This is a quote;

Your “homework” is to practice an ancient Sufi tradition: In your life together, speak words to your beloved only if they can pass through 3 gates: First, is it truthful? Second, is it necessary? Third, is it kind? If your words are truthful & necessary & kind, then the love you have maintained up until today will be nourished and continue to grow & your name will continue to remain safe in your beloved’s mouth.

I also read this quote on a friends Facebook recently:

There is so much good in the worst of us,

And so much bad in the best of us,
That it hardly behooves any of us
To talk about the rest of us.


~Edward Wallis Hoch


This is something to consider. I hope we can all seek to be better about our words. We will slip up, and in those times we will need to forgive ourselves but, hopefully it will become less and less of a problem.  Peace, Jeanne

1 comment:

Syd said...

Great quote! I see so much silly stuff on Face Book. This is a keeper.