Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Our Infinite Ability to Change

Thought for Today
"Man has two creators, his God and himself. The first creator furnishes him the raw materials of his life - the laws and conformity with which he can make that life what he will. The second creator - himself, has powers he rarely realizes. And it is what a man makes of himself that counts."
William George Jordan

Every now and then, my thoughts get pretty deep. During those times, I try to come up with poetic ways of sharing those thoughts. Below is an inspired piece from one of my books, and it kind of goes with the thought above. I hope it touches you the way it did me when the words came to me.

The day we can look within ourselves and see our mortality,
yet feel the worth of our souls,
the day we can look on others and see the goodness in them
despite their weaknesses,

the day we can say no to evil,
despite the evil-doings of those around us,
when we can cry with those who suffer,
mourn with those who bear loss,
and comfort those who cast your comfort aside,

when we can see the good in each new day
and recognize the gifts that come with that day,
when we can love with a pure heart,
expecting nothing in return,
and magnify our valiance to the fullest,

the day we set aside the cares of the world
and embrace every good thing with a singleness
of mind, heart, body, and soul,
ever faithful, ever vigilant, doing all within
our power to remain unchanged in all respects,

on that day, we become more than mere men–
we become gods
and we live forever."

Suggested Reading

Book: House of Mystery
Author: M. L. Walling

About the book
Adrilla dreams has dreamed of a house for 14 years and then one day driving through the country stumbles upon the house in her dreams. She has to have the house and get the house she does. The house of that has been abandoned for years. The house of a possible murder or was it a suicide? Adrilla finds out as she begins her search into the history of the house.

I really enjoyed this story, as well as House of Misery, the second story in the series. Not only is Mary an awesome lady, she is a talented writer and I know you will enjoy this romantic mystery series as much as I have.
Order your copy of House of Mystery from Amazon.com 

Only three more days until the release of New!


Marie Higgins said...

What a wonderful poem! You are so talented, Jewel.


Mary L Walling said...

Thank you so much Jewel! You don't know how much I appreciate this or how much it means to me.

Wendy S. Hales said...

Great poem. Very touching

S. L. Rowland said...

Thanks you for sharing your heart.

And three days till your release--awesome!
Are you having a bomb?

Please remind us on the day.

L.L. Muir said...

As a man thinketh, baby!

Love the new book.