Allow me to share what my recent experiences have been so you can better place my mind frame to start something new. I don’t expect anyone to fully understand how I can just walk away from stability with no solid plans, just big dreams and abide-full listening to my heart/soul’s desires. AKA Holy Spirit Led.
Faith, my grandmother’s name was Faith. She was part of the generation when ladies were encouraged to learn to draw, play music & write poetry. I connected with her on a deep level because we both struggled with depression. She was an incredible composer, musician, writer, artist, & bird aficionado.
A few weeks ago, my Mom and I were looking through old picture albums and came across some journals of hers. They aren’t’ like a “spill all” diary, but a place where she went to share her days and write poetry about her thoughts.
I have never been more inspired than after reading half of the first journal. I want to share her cleverness with the world. She made me laugh out loud, ponder deeply and feel love~ All with words she randomly threw together during her day.
I love words. I love making people feel, think & desire to grow to the next level of themselves. She did this with only a few rhyming lines. Here is a poem she wrote on a random afternoon, in the same spot I found my peace last month, 39 years ago.
Tuesday, July 5th, 1983
“When nature spreads her bountiful garment
Over warm waiting earth,
There’s a lush green growing glowing goodness
gradually giving birth,
To an attitude of praise and gladness-
a feeling of presence near,
Within, without, all round about
An unreasonable aura of cheer.
A glad-to-be-alive sensation,
Unfathomable sense of high elation
Of taking part in Love’s creation
In the blossoming time of the year. “
By Faith L. Sanders