hugging the brave of me….

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Would you like to have a sit with me?
Maybe just take in slow the sky,
and let the silence fall around us  soft
while we  keep the quiet together.

No need for words.
No room for rush,
breathing in the fresh sweet hum of grace;
breathing out the stuff of heavy hearts
into the strong and steady hands
of light,
light that loves us like a song.

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Let’s just be still
and surrender to the sound.

Thanks for that.
I’ve been tired,
the kind of tired that comes from doing something scary,
still kinda shaking in my boots
and grinning that I stared it down,
the intimidation that comes
from un-pleasing people.

It’s a good kind of tired,
like when you break up hard ground
till it’s ready to plant.
My plow tip feels a little bent
so I’m resting deep inside
and hugging the brave of me.

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I think we’re both a little braver than we think.

“Another Monday comes and I just wanna breathe
’cause it’s a long, long  week for someone
wired to please.
I keep taking my aim,  pushing it higher.
Wanna shine bright,  even brighter now
Wish I would tell myself

Don’t try so hard……”

-Amy Grant and James Taylor

Comments

  1. Thanks for visiting Jennifer, as always I cherish your visits and your words.
    I’m just sitting quietly with you and savouring the quietness and beauty of your flowers while I wait for my wine to age.
    hugs,
    JB..
    JB

  2. It sounds like a wonderful kind of tired, when the deep, relaxing breaths bring a slow smile to your face. I’m happy to be sitting close beside you.

  3. Good on you for being brave and Honest! rest now and enjoy those beautiful flowers.

  4. I would LOVE to sit with you, and savour the scents, the sounds, the sights around us. And yes, be gentler on yourself. As gentle and supportive to yourself as you are to others.

  5. yes, i want to sit with you.
    xoxooo

  6. OH how I would love to have a sit with you and just breathe in all that beauty of beautiful you and all that you create with those lovely talents. Wish we lived closer. Love ya, Barb

  7. Yes! I wold like to sit and chat with you…again. I did something brave recently, too, so I will hug my brave self. Thank you. And, I LOVE your bumble bee photos!!!!! L.O.V.E. Cheers to you, Jennifer! Love and friendship, kath

  8. And you got me with this:
    “…breathing out the stuff of heavy hearts
    into the strong and steady hands
    of light,
    light that loves us like a song.”

    My heart sang out when I read those words because I recognize that light as truth and love. Thank you for these amazing words today, Jennifer!

  9. Just on time! I need a break too… standing still, enjoy the weather, animal cuddles and a good book – no to do lists! Thanks for sharing this reminder Jenny. 🙂

    Lindsay

  10. Sitting with you soaking in the silent beauty.

  11. Hugs to you my friend during this time….

  12. Yes. I would love to sit with you and bask in beauty and silence. After, we could talk about breaking ground.

  13. I appreciate the breather! I have been pushing myself so hard and am tired too, so the little rest here was exactly what I needed.

  14. yes, i would love to sit with you. we can call ourselves braver than we thought badasses !!
    xo

  15. Someone needs to set your words to music. So beautiful! I loved sitting with you. I needed it, too.

  16. Your words and photos permeate such a feeling of peace Jennifer. Hooray for you for staring fear in the face and taking steps.

  17. The hardest and bravest thing is honesty with ourselves and others…it shows love! Take that time to rest and just be…draw inward and nourish that brave loving side.

  18. The hardest and bravest thing is honesty with ourselves and others…it shows love! Take that time to rest and just be…draw inward and nourish that brave loving side.

  19. I would love to sit with you and slow down some too! Just to look at all the beautiful flowers would be relaxing except for this humidity! It was cooler in the mountains but the rain was drenching over half the time we were there and flooding all the small streams. We did get a few hours of sun to trim up the Christmas tree!
    Thanks for the beautiful pictures and heartfelt words!
    Love to you

  20. Sitting with you, breathing in sweet grace, breathing out the heavy heart…believing we are braver than we think…believing…believing…believing…we are loved…we are held!!!

    Believing in you too brave one!

  21. a heavenly place to rest a moment….

  22. Scary is exhausting. Facing it down is all the more so. I’m happy to sit and rest with you in your brave, beautiful world. I admire that bravery so much.

  23. How refreshing to “breathe in the fresh sweet hum of grace” and thank the One who gives it. This was perfect for me today, Jennifer. Thanks.

  24. sitting with you taking in those gorgeous photos!!!

  25. love those lines about facing down un-pleasing people. Great post! And the photos, beautiful

  26. Love the blog Jen. You are so creatively talented. Keep writing, keep painting, keep creating. I LOVE IT and love the gift in you, the gift you are and want to see more of it!!!

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