604. Why always “not yet”? Do flowers in spring say “not yet”? ~Norman Douglas

I held a moment in my hand,
brilliant as a star, 
fragile as a flower,
a tiny sliver of one hour.
I dripped it carelessly.
Ah! I didn’t know, 
I held opportunity.
~Hazel Lee


There’s a whisper
inside of you…

It’s saying it’s time to
kick it up a notch.

To love more.
To create more.
To forgive more.

To be more of all that
you are and of all that
you can be.

You hear it, don’t you?
~Nick Ortner

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works…  ~Hebrews 10:24    ✝

22 thoughts on “604. Why always “not yet”? Do flowers in spring say “not yet”? ~Norman Douglas

  1. Another beautiful post my dear and cherished friend…how blessed are we that in our own knowing , when we love without condition, and do good without expectation and simply treat others the way we wish to be treated the world can be a magnificent place.

    I hope you are feeling much better today and that your pain is much better. Always in my prayers and forever in my heart you are. Much love and many hugs…~Matthew
    “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,” Hebrews 10:24

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    • Ya know, when I see that face of yours show up in my inbox, my face lights up and my day gets ever so much better! I’m glad you enjoyed my post, Matthew, and I liked the Scripture you quoted so much better than the one I used that I’ve gone back and changed it to the one you chose from Hebrews. So it is now a collaborated post. My headache is gone today and the pain in my knee has not been quite as bad. I’ll be even happier when I can walk again without just scooting my feet along the floor. But for now I am grateful even for baby steps! Thank you so much for keeping me in your prayers, sweet one. I appreciate that more than you can know. And you are always in my thoughts and prayers as well, dear one. I adore you, N 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤

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      • My sweetest friend how you do make me smile! I am so pleased to hear your headache is better and for the record…baby steps are better than no steps. (grin)
        You are always in my prayers..and I will reply to you email soon. You are cherished and you are loved! Hugs in abundance! ~Matthew

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      • My sweet friend, there is no need for apologies…I did not see it as an “insensitive gaffe” at all. in fact, it made me smile. I did, however wish to let you know that no matter the steps we take, be they small or grand, they treasure is in the step! I have had you in my thoughts often today and as always, in my quite time. Much love and big hugs to you. 😉 ~Matthew

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  2. Natalie, this is an amazing post. I love it. Yes, yes, yes. We need to open the eyes of our hearts and realize that life is happening now. Not tomorrow. Not a week from now. Not next year. No, it’s happening now. I love that quote. I’m going to pin this post, my friend.
    Love and blessings.
    🙂 ❤
    p.s. great photo too.

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    • Love the way you put that, my friend. And I do hear earth’s heartbeat and it gets stronger every day! It was very nice here today but this California citrus will get nipped in the bud tonight. 19 degrees is just too darned cold! Stay warm, my friend. Love you, N ❤


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