Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Sweethearts of Yesterday~ Old Friends

Hello my  dear friends in blogland.
I am enjoying my summer so much that I forget to
Post on my little blog, Karie's Daley Life.
I have just been so busy.. . and I really have
Little to show for it, but I am having fun.
I love Retirement. . .It is the best.
I have been connecting with friends. . 
New ones, and old ones, and some that are in the middle.
Time is fleeting. . going ever so fast 
Some day is here for many of us.
These beautiful ladies are the girls I went to 
All through school together.
We come from a small little town
Where everyone knew our names and our parents,
And our grandparents, and greats. . and beyond.
We were loved and cherished in our little town.
It was truly a place where everyone watched out for everyone else.
High School graduation brought many changes for us.
Some married, others went on to college and some headed for
The big city for work. . .
We all had our own journey to take.
Each journey is unique to that young woman.
Now we are in our Someday. . .
And our paths have come together again.
Spending time with each other. . recalling the tender 
days of our youth.
Almost 50 years ago each of us took our own path,
Now our paths have joined together. . Amazing how that happens.
"There is a season for everything"
It is again our season to friendship one another,
To care for one another, To lift our spirits, and
To laugh with one another.
And to cry with one another . . . ..  It is all part of the journey.
Our parents are gone, some have lost siblings,
Others of us have lost our husbands. . .
It is just the cycle of life.
A time to be young, A time to be in love,
A time to mourn, A time to rejoice.
I am going to cherish the moments we have
The times we are together. . our friendships are unique
Each one of us is destined for eternity.
But for this time on this beautiful earth. . I will share
A part of it with my old friends.
The Sweethearts of Yesterday.


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer Rain

Oh, it has been beautiful this morning.
We had a gentle Summer Rain last night and the 
Earth is so refreshed.
And I feel refreshed.
Amazing how that works. . I believe we are all 
 Connected to the earth and the heavens.
When my soul is in turmoil I know that I have not been
Spending enough time connecting to my natural surrounding.
Or I have not spent the time to look at the night sky or
The blue beauty over head.
We are all somehow connected to nature.
Mother Earth sustains our lives through her bounty of nutrients
So why should it be any different that she would give us
The substance of Spiritual nutrients?
I guess it takes a Summer Rain to bring me back to my "roots".
I am thankful for Summer Rain. . .


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Beautiful Sabbath

Ah, Today Is Sunday,
One of my favorite days.
Church was good today.  So fulfilling, and uplifting.
It helped to build me spiritually for today and the coming week.
It was Fast and Testimony meeting, and all the testimonies were
Heartfelt and uplifting.  I enjoyed each one.
Our Sunday School Lesson was on the Fall of King David.
What a tragedy! King David was a great King, he was good.
The Lord could see that his "heart" was good.  King David led
The Israel nation with dignity.  He joined two nations. He built the
Kingdom of God. . .but oh, David fell!
He knew he what he was doing was wrong. . .and he made matters worse
He could have repented of his first sin, but the second he could not redeem himself.
His eternal blessings have been given to another.
King David spent the rest of his life lamenting his wrong doing.
Could that happen to me, or to others.  Yes! hopefully we never go so far
As covering our sin with the grievous sin of murder.
We are human, we are trying with all we have to be "Good".
To do the things that are pleasing to the Lord.  I repent every day of things
I have done wrong.  I pray, that the Atonement will work for me, and that
My sins will be forgiven.  
Only the Savior can know my heart. . .He and only He can wash
My sins away.  Only He can Heal the broken vessel of a person that I am.
Only The Savior, Jesus Christ. . .Only He.
To top my day at Church, was Relief Society. . 
My good friend Sue gave the lesson.
She did a marvelous job. . 
Ministering Grace, through my communications.
I must admit I am not a good communicator. . .
I wish I was better at uplifting others.  I wish I could convey in words my
True feelings to those who I come in contact with.
I want to spread sunshine through my words and my actions,
But alas, I fear I fail . . .so my resolve is to
Try a little harder.  Tender words, a Smile, A pleasant look upon my face.
In some little way, I can make the world a little brighter for myself and others.
I hope I can improve my communication with my loved ones.
We all carry our own burdens, and worries.
And I need to be more mindful of others feelings.
Oh, the blessings of Sunday. . The Sabbath. . The Lord's Day
And amazingly it turns to be Our Day.
I don't know what I would do without Sunday.
The day of rest, the day of prayer, reflections, medication.
A day to draw closer to the Lord, and in return He blesses us with more abundance 
More love, more charity, more of everything.
Beautiful Sabbath!


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