Thursday, August 20, 2020

Clouds


One day long ago I was there. Now I am here. It will be like that when our world emerges from this strange time. One day we will remove the masks and let them fall to the ground. One day it will all be different. Maybe like the old days, slower, quieter. Maybe more people will think of fewer things and rest and rely on something besides what we see, hear, and are told to believe. It will be as different as flight is from walking, as removed from the dust as a wide winged bird ascending to the clouds.


53 comments:

  1. I do think this time has given people a chance to slow down a little and see all they do have and not be so focused on what they want. Wouldn't it be nice if we thought of fewer things, like you said?

    ~Sheri

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  2. Thanks for commenting and asking about our safety.
    Yes we do have a place to go and we are ok in our area for the time being. The air is so bad due to the fires in every direction. We are sort of in a pocket when it seems to be gathering.
    I am so concerned for some of my friends who truly are in harms way and have been mandated to evacuate...scary times.
    Sue

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  3. It will be interesting to look back and hopefully appreciate where we are.

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  4. I hope God prepared this time as a time of renewal for all. I pray we have a revival, it is so needed.

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  5. How beautiful!! Ys, I wonder if things will be different. Some people learn and some never do. But I like your forecast!

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  6. Yes one day, I do wholeheartedly believe this. You're probably right about it not being exactly as it was, but for the most part it will be as once it was.

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  7. I pray this time in our lives makes us appreciate our lives. Hopefully people will be grateful for their parents and grandparents. Maybe kids will want to study harder when they get to go back to school. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  8. It sure will be nice when we can look BACK at this time. Hopefully it will be as you said!

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  9. Indeed beautiful words!! May you have a lovely weekend!

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  10. I do think when things change, we will also have been changed.

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  11. Lovely words Sandi and the image of the clouds!! Blessings and Shalom!! Love!!💛

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  12. Yes, and I like the way you have worded it Sandi. One day people will have learned, especially through being in these terrible times, that the world can not continue as it is - and I think many will be drawn to the Lord because of it.

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  13. I hope we hold the lessons and discoveries we have made during Covid when things ease. I don't know that they will ever end nor do I think it will be the same -- but I hope w learn things to make us better.

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  14. Beautiful reflection, Sandi! I don't know that we will ever be the same . . .

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  15. Praying that things will be back soon, and oh how we will appreciate it. I was just singing "Blue Birds Over the White Cliffs of Dover" to my husband yesterday, very fitting. Beautiful words Sandi.

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  16. Praying hard for that day to come. Sometimes I look around and see the people all hiding behind their masks and it is almost more than I can bear. I want to see their smiling faces again. I don't think masks make a good "fashion statement" at all. I'd much rather see your smile. Praying for that day to come soon.

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  17. I enjoyed your words.

    All the best Jan

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  18. Oh Sandi, what a special message with glorious words. I’m praying and praying for this time in our lives to be over and we can live life to it’s fullest. Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts.
    Nancy

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  19. Yes Sandi - one day this will all be behind us. It may not look the same but I have faith it will be better. Hugs!

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  20. I do hope (fervently) that quieter, gentler times emerge. And it begins with us. With you, with me, with all of us.

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  21. yes sandi, one day things will be the way they use to be, only better. we will remember this time in our history and be more grateful for all of the little things we have always taken for granted!!

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  22. I strongly believe that it will be beautiful and happy again and we will beat C -19
    Blessed Sunday:)

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  23. I'm focusing on right now and how to make it a good time right now. I'm making progress now. Lovely post, Sandi!

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  24. Fantastic post. These were things that many hearts need to hear in such times.

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  25. Oh Sandi, I do hope and pray that we get through these strange times and when we do, that we all will be more thankful. Love how you've written it down.

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  26. oh i really liked this!! we will return to the life that we knew, i think it will just take time!!

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  27. All in the Lord's hand and His timing!

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  28. Slower, more gentle and kinder works for me.
    And yes, I do (again) have to prove I am not a robot, but hope this comment lands.

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  29. One day in the future - we hope and pray..

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  30. No doubt, things will be different. In what way? I don't really know, only God knows.
    I only know, there's a lot about our world that has to undergo change, if we wish to survive.

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  31. Llegará ese día que tanto ansiamos.
    Buen miércoles Sandi. Cuídate.
    Un abrazo.

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  32. Hello, Sandi

    Wonderful words and thought. We are all looking forward to the days we are feeling somewhat normal and safe again. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  33. I too long for better days for all...

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  34. What would be next??? Never-ending questions in this ever changing place. But thanks be to our God Who doesn't change, we find our true peace and hope no matter what circumstances we're in. Thank you for encouraging me. God bless.

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  35. Beautiful post..."Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."
    Joshua 1:9 | NIV
    Blessings!

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  36. We hope life will return to normal as we once knew it but somehow I don't know if it will, will be different I think.

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  37. Hope it will be over soon, stay safe and healthy everyone!

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  38. Beautiful post. In these upsetting times in our lives and country, walking outside to enjoy the Flowers in Bloom --and then taking a walk in the woods are two things that I do in order to make it through the day.... May God Bless YOU and ALL of us.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  39. Sandi, Bishop Fulton Sheen is one of my favorites! He speaks so differently than the other priests, but he comes across loud and clear, doesn't he? I've watched his shows from time to time, and what he says often gets my attention. So glad you are familiar with him too. : )

    ~Sheri

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  40. This is a beautiful post. I find I'm much more content with the simpler things of life. This life is fleeting and I'm so glad that I know our Heavenly Father and where we'll be someday. I'm so glad I've found your blog. :-)
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  41. I hope we emerge from this time wiser and happier, Sandi. We are facing challenges in so many areas. I want to see our nation heal and come together.

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