Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Colors of Happiness

Come awhile into our garden and
enjoy the colors of happiness.
Our flowers are smiling at you.
These days I am reading a daily devotional
by Joni Earickson Tada called
"More Precious Than Silver"
It has many gems in it.
I love this quote by Peter Kreft
" The state of mind is like light:
travelling faster than matter,
yet making no sound,
no perturbation.
Pleasure is like the restless mind moving
along a line never reaching the end.
Happiness is the mind resting at the end.
Joy is the mind eternally moving
at the end
motion at a point;
the cosmic dance.

Pleasure is moving;
happiness is still;
joy is moving while still.
Pleasure is like work,
happiness is like sleep,
joy is like play.
Pleasure is like action,
happiness is like rest,
joy is like contemplation.
Pleasure is a river running to the sea,
happiness is the full , calm sea;
joy is like a great and glorious storm on the sea."

When was the last time you did something childlike out of sheer joy?
Said something childlike?
If these thoughts energize you express your delight in God in the way a child would...

16 Fertilize my soul:

madison said...

I'm looking out my window and seeing snow, lots of snow.
I looked at your blog and I see flowers, lots and lots of flowers, lol! Can't wait for spring!!

Julie said...

Love all the beautiful flowers.

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

I do goofy stuff pretty often. I used to be ashamed to be myself. No more! People think I'm nutty anyway...might as well enjoy being myself! I like to skip, draw with chalk, and whistle!

I would love to spend hours and hours in your garden! How cheerful and pretty it is.

Saija said...

i LOVE seeing the flowers ... beautiful! it is still white white white here ...

blessings on you, Amrita!

Pia said...

they are lovely, amrita. i wish i could grow flowers in my balcony but can't.

the last time was when my friends and i went to the amusement park and rode the rides there. i was like a kid running around laughing my heart out. i miss that. wish i could do that with my husband... again.

David said...

the flowers made me smile, they are beautiful

Julia Dutta said...

Brilliant Amrita!

However, I came here to request a humour take on Mamata di's Railway Budget!!

What are your thoughts on it?

Julia

John Cowart said...

The flowers are lovely and your flowered tunic matches perfectly.

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
The forceful sunflowers just enlightened my somewhat wintry kitchen.
You too are looking swell in your sunflower garden.
Living in snowland, I enjoy life in my own way. Taking hikes, making angels e.t.c.

The other day my left foot would hardly let my move. I thought, oh, God, if I only get rid of these pains and get allowed to some extent use my legs again; I will not complain.
I saw a clever physiotherapist, and the day after, my excruciating pains were gone.
Somehow values and life itself get a new perspective when one is ill.
I praise the Lord and surely shall make the best of every day I'm given.
From Felisol

Amrita said...

Thank you my friends for all your sweet comments.Its getting warmer day by day, April temperatures will not be good for the flowers.

Kathryn said...

Your pics of flowers are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with us. :)

Crown of Beauty said...

I love this post, your words touch my heart!

And that is a lovely picture of you at the end!

I love sunflowers!

Love
Lidj

Mrs. Mac said...

Amrita ... your sunny flowers and quotes filled my winter home with light! ... the museum field trip you allowed me follow was so informative. And the street vendors ... I just love seeing that the food stuff they make is wholesome and not commercialized factory processed junk. What does the sugar cane many make? And the cart with the yellow spices? Looks interestingly good!

Gerry said...

A beautiful entry. I always enjoy your photographs of roses so much and the text is very nice, too. Your advice is good at the end.

Amrita said...

Hello friends, I really appreciate your comments and observations.

Mrs Mac, the sugarcane make presses out fresh sugarcane juice for his customers. I prefer to have it pours out in my own clean utensil and drink it.

The cart with the yellow spices has snacks made with puffed rice, to,tomatoes peas etc. Like a healthy salad.

David said...

i do LOVE the sunflowers, they are so huge.... and edible I would hope.
in our mountains the squirrels get to them pretty quickly