Art, God, Life, Writing

Gratitude – These Are Those Days

fwf1And how could we endure to live and let time simply pass if we were always crying and yearning for those days seemingly lost to the past to come back? 
If we did then how would we know that every day in a life fills the whole of life with expectation, memories and gratitude and that these are those days.
Gratitude gives.
Gratitude does.
Gratitude lives.
In our hearts and minds, yet often is so hard to find.  We stumble, we fall, we search , we crawl and then we sometimes say, “dammit all!”  For yesterday’s are gone, vanished like the mist.  Forever lost to eternity forever to be missed.  But then within our dark, today shines a light into our hearts.  Around lives and breathes, the wonders and glory of all we need.  A soul is compelled to say thank you and for beyond what we do.  A precious love from above that towards us moves and forever we should express our sincerest heartfelt gratitude.
Mark Schutter ©2013

This was written from the prompt – Gratitude from Kellie Elmore for Free Write Friday.  Free writing is a stream of consciousness, no editing, no proofing just writing!  Please check out Kellie Elmore’s official site or click on the Free Write Friday Image for more information. Post your submission with a comment and link to your blog on Kellie’s blog, post on twitter with the hashtag #FWF, Facebook and join the fun!

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Freedom Reigns- Memorial Day 2013

"Freedom"
“Freedom Reigns”  ~M ©2009  Ink Wash and Crayons  11×14 inches

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. ~Ronald Reagan

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On this Memorial Day, thank you to veterans past and present for your service and sacrifice!  God Bless! ~M