“The greatest treasure in life is the possession of time.”
― Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?
I found another treasure in my little used bookstore.
It’s the small book pictured above and it is packed with things that make me sit back and think.
Finding books that were gifts to others always tugs at my heart and makes them very special to me.
I always wonder if the person gifted the book actually had the time to appreciate it?
These are the books that become immediate treasures for me because I now have the time to scour the pages and share what I find with others.
In some type of odd unspoken ceremony, I’ve become the surrogate recipient.
There is only one page ear-marked in this little book which makes my choice of what to share first very easy.
Heart Of My Heart
While striding on life’s pathway
fill up your days with cheer
just laugh at rainbows, small or great,
to banish every fear.
Hold tight to what life offers
content with all you do
for all adventures help create
the treasure that is you.
“A name can’t begin to encompass the sum of all her parts. But that’s the magic of names, isn’t it? That the complex, contradictory individuals we are can be called up complete and whole in another mind through the simple sorcery of a name.”
― Charles de Lint, Dreams Underfoot
This is such a tricky time of the year.
So many emotions come bubbling up to the surface when we are least expecting them and least prepared.
What I once called the season of magic is now a little more haunting.
Memories steal into my mind when my guard is down–before I’ve had the chance to reinforced all my weakest check-points.
I know I am not alone.
I’m thinking one of the most beautiful gifts we could give each other right now is the gift of time. The gift of an evening filled with conversations about those we are missing this holiday season–whether this is the first or the sixtieth. A time filled with names that are rarely–if ever–heard these days. An evening where names and stories are shared without the guilt often associated with those things judged to be well past the appropriate time frame of grieving.
The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”
― Lois Lowry, The Giver
“Names are a way to keep people in your mind”
― Maggie Stiefvater, Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception