Sunday, October 28, 2018

Blossoms


She was a simple woman, but not. Not really.

Each day after lunch she would walk under the cherry blossoms to the fountain at the far end of the park. 
On the way there, she thanked God for small things 
and big things, all the things. On the way back, 
she prayed for this, for that, for all the things. 




Sometimes the Earth shuddered under her steps and decisions made faraway were altered. The sun shone brighter or rain fell and flowers bloomed. On some 
days her prayers changed the world. On 
other days, her prayers changed her. 

She was a simple woman, but not. Not even close.

27 comments:

  1. OMGOSH---I LOVE THIS!! What a fantastic piece, Sandi!!!!! xo Diana

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  2. A beautiful road for a woman.
    PS - in the respective houses on the mountain, people live only in the summer.

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  3. An evocative passage and a pretty pic.

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  4. Beautifully written, Sandi!
    A good reminder not to underestimate the power of prayer.

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  5. You are carefully watching the world. Thanks for your comment on my post. The temple is Buddhism, one of the most famous in the northern Japan.

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  6. Oh that is so beautifully written, and certainly gives one to ponder on.

    God bless you ♡

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  7. Hi Sandi, This is so beautiful!! Exquisite hope! God hears our prayers even the simple and seemingly quiet ones. Touched by the blossoms connecting ♡♡♡!!

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  8. Dear Sandi,this so beautiful!
    I really enjoyed reading it!
    Have a lovely week!
    Dimi...

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  9. Great post Sandi - I just loved this thought about our prayers. Take care friend and have a blessed day. Hugs!

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  10. Hi Sandi,
    The power of prayer comes to mind.

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  11. Beautiful post...

    Wishing you a beautiful week ahead.
    Brenda

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  12. Hi. Awesome image and beautiful words.

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  13. Oh wow..this is so powerful, Sandi. We do not even begin to know the impact our prayers are having on the world...this really speaks to me today. Thank you for these earth-changing thoughts! It may transform the way I think about the Lord as I pray and walk...

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  14. Prayers are what we need really! And thank you for using it this time as a reminder!

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  15. Dear Sandi!
    A beautiful post.
    I like talking to God in prayer.
    Greetings.
    Lucja

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  16. Oh my gosh Sandi, you are amazing at creating so much meaning and depth out of beautifully put together words. The act of prayer changes, others, and the world.

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  17. Bom dia, texto para refletir nos seus pensamentos, está perfeito.
    Continuação de feliz semana,
    AG

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  18. I liked your story, Sandi, as I am a simple woman much of the time.

    she thanked God for small things and big things, all the things........that was my favorite line. : )

    ~Sheri

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  19. So beautifully and poignantly written Sandi, it is amazing to think what changes prayer has wrought in this world! We can live simple lives, but our prayers travel in quite adventurous places! Really love the imagery this writing has given to me. Blessings to you!

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