Saturday, December 24, 2016

Joy to all

Let the sights, sounds and aromas of this wondrous time of year envelope your hearts and memories with glad tidings. 

Hold peace and love tight as you gather to celebrate. Remain keenly aware of this spectacular place we share under such a brilliant canopy of stars. 

Open your hearts and minds to all who walk this life on earth with us, animal and human alike. 

Remember fondly those whose memories linger far beyond our reach.

Forgive, let go and be free to simply be grateful, thankful and present.

c2016 ~ Ann-Marie Adams, December 2016 #WordStrings #Christmas #Chanukah #Hanukkah

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Giving Thanks

The truth in this break called Thanksgiving is that 'giving thanks' is a means to look beyond our work environment, into  every family (immediate and extended) and across life to share something with others in memory or reflection. Whether that is knowledge, time, talent or money there are a multitude of reasons to share and celebrate in this pause from our daily life. 

c2016 ~ Ann-Marie Adams, November 2016 #WordStrings #Thanksgiving 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Independent nation of people

We boldly celebrate independence in these our United States. While we lift up the anthem of being independent every day it is also a holiday period set aside to rejoice in a long held liberty.

Freedom brings entire communities together across the nation in a revelry where fireworks reign and national anthems resound loudly.

Retelling the story in the most modern of ways brings significance to the coalition of interests that make our independence significant, even today.

That we could unify our efforts by taking up arms to establish it and rally across time to create a better future for it certainly speaks volumes of the citizens willingly placing life and limb on the line to secure it. That is the greatest cost and it will always be high.

Simply looking up in remembrance is a small gesture, but it remains the biggest salute to what we all unifiably hold dear. That is, to be free.

c2016 ~ Ann-Marie Adams, July 4, 2016 #WordStrings

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Love every day

Love. The kind that remains well beyond childhood, the embrace you give yourself every day, the warmth of the sun as it sets, the longing for those beyond our reach, the stillness of solitude, the abundant joy of a child, the perfect purr of a cat and the happy wag of a dog's tail, the seemingly endless starlit landscape, the escape of a well read book, a meal shared in the company of others and the knowledge that making time for the simple things matters.

c2016 Ann-Marie Adams ~ February 14, 2016 #HappyValentinesDay #WordStrings