Saturday, May 22, 2010

taking a break for a few days ...



I'm flying off to a wedding!  Not only will we gain a new son-in-law, but with him come two beautiful grandchildren to add to the two we already have.  It will be a joyful celebration of life, love and family.



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Looking forward to catching up on all your posts upon my return late next week.  Until then I leave you with a few wise words from Thomas Merton.   Please know how brilliantly you all shine for me, and may you all be well until we connect again.




A deep existential anxiety crisis precedes the final integration of the Self.
~Thomas Merton

Instead of hating the people you think are the war makers,
hate the appetites and the disorder in your own soul,
which are the causes of war.
~Thomas Merton

The beginning of love  is to let those we love be perfectly themselves,
 and not to twist them to fit our own image.
Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.

~Thomas Merton

We have what we seek, it is there all the time,
and if we give it time, it will make itself known to us.
~Thomas Merton


God isn't someone else.
~Thomas Merton

There is no way of telling people that
they are all walking around shining like the sun.
~Thomas Merton







23 comments:

  1. Love the quotes and the photos. Merton is a constant companion on my journey. Have a great time. We will miss you and look forward to your return.

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  2. Exciting days ahead. Congratulations and best wishes.

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  3. Oh how wonderful!! Have a wonderful time hon and what a joy to add beautiful additions to your family!! How lucky they are to have you!!
    The quotes...perfect for today hon!
    Enjoy!! Love, Sarah

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  4. Lovely quotes Bonnie! Have a wonderful time at your daughter's wedding! Safe travels~
    :)

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  5. Fantastic photos:) Have a great time:)

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  6. Have a wonderful time, Bonnie. And congratulations on the new daughter-in-law and two new grandchildren. Thanks for the quotes, all of which are deeply meaningful for me today.

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  7. THANK YOU, Bonnie- the quotes might hold me over till you return- Lovely quotes- You will have a wonderful time, I'm sure. More beauties added to family always makes us happy! LOVExxxooo

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  8. I love weddings. so much hope and joy. Have a great time welcoming your new family.

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  9. Your quotes are always so enlightening. i hope you have a joyful celebration and enjoy this special time with your family! We'll all be here waiting for your return!

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  10. How wonderful, Bonnie! I wish your daughter and her/your new family a long lifetime of happiness and good health.

    The quotes and photos are perfect. Thomas Merton certainly has the right idea.
    xo

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  11. We will miss you Bonnie. Enjoy the wedding and the new family members.

    I'm certain they all walk like the sun and will bring even more illumination into your life.

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  12. Healing emanates from this wonderful blog...from You :)



    Aloha from Hawaii


    Comfort Spiral

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  13. What a grand, wonderful occasion to celebrate! You deserve some me-time to recharge your batteries. Have fun!

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  14. some wonderful quotes.
    hope the wedding is beautiful...congrats tot he bride and the groom and may their journey through life always find them together...

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  15. Oh, I just love those quotes!! They are a perfect start to my day...

    Have a wonderful time at the wedding - such a joyous occasion for the whole family!!

    Hugs, Silke

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  16. Congratulations on all the new family members Bonnie!

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  17. Loved the quotes! Have a great time at the wedding and congrats!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  18. Thank you for this lovely collection and have a great time.
    See you when you get back.

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  19. Oh how wonderful! Congratulations to your growing family. I'm so happy for you!

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  20. Simply spectacular photos, Bonnie!!! And Congratulations and happiness for ALL!!! We'll see you when you return!! Love, Janine XO

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  21. hello dear lady! what a beautiful visual and word feast you leave us!!! hope you've a wonderful time "away" and so look forward to your lovely visits when you return - until then - jenean

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  22. please forgive my failing in my first comment to congratulate on your about to be expanded family - how absolutely wonderful for you all!!! i've become a great grandmother already [how can that be!!] and it is divine! all my very best wishes, dear friend!!!

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  23. Congratulations to your daughter! Have a lovely trip. I hope you’ll get a chance to share these words of wisdom at the wedding. Beautiful images.

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