My body may be broken,
But my heart and soul
Are still dancing.
I am my heart and soul!
This I share with the universe . . .
By Martha L Shaw – © 2017
I saw the others in the room
dancing to a tune I could not hear.
I stood aside,
I watched and sighed.
They seemed to share a joy
I didn’t know.
They seemed to know a love
I didn’t feel.
I waited in lonely silence.
Then, I could wait no more.
With awkward steps
I left my hiding place
At first my steps
Were slow and few
But then it happened!
I began to hear the music, too!
The more I danced,
The less I considered my shaky feet
For I had found something else.
I discovered joy!
By Martha L Shaw – © 2014
Whether the day is sunny or stormy,
the birds in my yard sing anyway.
There is quite a revelation in this!
Praise always – praise anyway – Martha L Shaw
Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself.
– Mohsin Hamid –
You Are The Potter
Sometimes I just need to call out to Abba and He is always there when I do . . . and when I do not. He knows my every need. How amazing is that love?
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
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.
May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.
Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me