“As long as you think you’ve got to fix everything, control everything, explain everything, and understand everything, you will never be a peaceful person.” - Richard Rohr
The Scent of Distraction
“There’s nothing I can do . . . “
Counting out cups of flour.
“How can I fix this mess I’m in . . . “
Measuring the salt,
“I’ve got nothing left . . . “
Sprinkling the yeast.
“It’s hopeless . . . “
Pounding the dough.
“I’m tired of feeling so . . . “
Noticing the scent filling the room.
“When will I ever . . . “
Absently placing the luscious loaves
On the counter.
“Hmmm . . .
Maybe a small slice . . .”
A little bit of butter . . .
“Here, have one. I made extra.”
Bread for today
And more for tomorrow . . .
“now, where was I?”
By Martha L Shaw –© 10-7-2013
Marked As Yours
Your arms stretched out,
“it is finished” is what you said,
But for me it had only just begun.
All those years before my birth,
Your hand print of love
Was already on my soul
And eternal life with you was mine
Before my first breath!
Yours is a love without beginning
And without end!
By Martha L Shaw – © 10-12-2013
The difference between rich and poor is unrelated to any bank account or financial statement. It lies deep within each one of us.- from Thoughts Over Morning Coffee by Martha L Shaw
“Small children tend to grab life by the fistful. How sad that we grow into adults who recoil.” – from Thoughts Over Morning Coffee – Martha L Shaw