Moments of Peace

Our topic this week for the Fab Four Loose Bloggers Consortium was chosen by Ashok:


Remember to visit Conrad, Ashok and Ramana for their take on the topic.

While I am thinking of a word or three to write on the subject I need some spiritual inspiration.  How about The Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra with Pachelbel – Canon in D

Where to begin….

Remember the more you complain the longer God makes you live ~ Anon

Every day we live is a gift of God.”   That rule applies whether or not you believe in God, because life, unless you hate it, is surely a great gift.  We did not earn our earthly existence, but we can justify it by our good works. ~ Henry J. Stern

Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars…
and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence
is joyful.  Everything is simply happy.  Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Look at the flowers – for no reason.  It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are. –   Osho

If God Closes One Door He Always Opens Another, Even Though Sometimes It’s Hell in the Hallway.’

Grace before meals, as said by my Granny:

“Gracious and glorious, a Herring between four of us

Thank God there’s no more of us


Indulging in luxuries, wine, and rich food will never make you wealthy. – Proverbs: 21.17 (I wonder how long it took to work that out?)

O Jesus, I offer You my prayers, works, thoughts and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Your Most Sacred Heart. Amen – The Morning Offering – a prayer for Roman Catholics to be said on waking each morning.

No one is better than another. We are all different. In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends. – John Churton Collins


Sting once said “A lot of people approach risk as if it’s the enemy when it’s really fortune’s accomplice”.

Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard. – Anne Sexton

I would rather have one rose and a kind word from a friend while I’m here than a whole truck load when I’m gone.

Rarity gives a charm; so early fruits and winter roses are the most prized; and coyness sets off an extravagant mistress, while the door always open tempts no suitor. Marcus Valerius Martial

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus

The healthy and strong individual is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he’s got an abscess on his knee or an abscess in his soul. – Rona Barrett – (I need to learn this quick, fast!)

Unless we dream the best dreams of which we are capable, the future will be poorer than it might be. – Brian Stableford

About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all.

Life is a sexually transmitted disease and the mortality rate is one hundred percent.

I invited a guest to say Grace, as we sat to dine. He said GRACE! 🙄

The pine stays green in winter… wisdom in hardship. Norman Douglas

You probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do. – Olin Miller.

17 thoughts on “Moments of Peace

  1. Rumuuser

    What effort has gone into this magnificent piece of writing Grannymar. I wish that I had the patience for all the research and assembling that has obviously taken place.

    To say that it is beautiful is to make an understatement. I doff my topi to you once again dear Grannymar. You are the Lady.

  2. Magpie11

    Religion…one group’s way of controlling the lives of others, most of whom are scared of life.

    Spirituality…a glorious accident of evolution which has nothing to do with the former.

  3. steph

    Mmm! Very peaceful.

    Much enjoyed, GM and especially with the orchestral accompaniment!

    The “hell in the hallway” concept and Sting’s approach to risk both resonated well with me.

  4. Grannymar Post author

    @Conrad – When did you kiss the Blarney Stone? Remember I grew up in the middle of the rough and tumble of four brothers. Compliments were a foreign language and usually meant work! 🙄

    @Ramana – Borrowed words that resonated with me.

    @Magpie – I agree on both points.

    @Steph – The “hell in the hallway” got me too.

  5. Grannymar Post author

    @Jean – A lovely Scottish University Lecturer told me the one about Life being a sexually transmitted disease. That was before he coaxed me to ride pillion on his motorbike.

    @Baino – Ah, but you do!

  6. bikehikebabe

    Where do I go on the Internet to find music to follow as I listen? What fun! I once had records “———- the name of the music MINUS ONE”. I was suppose to play the piano with the orchestra–up to speed like a concert. IMPOSSIBLE!

  7. Grannymar Post author

    @Ashok – We all have our own way.

    @Judy – Five minutes of happiness passes in an instant. Five minutes of Gerty gloom feels like years!

  8. Rumuuser

    If God Closes One Door He Always Opens Another, Even Though Sometimes It’s Hell in the Hallway.’

    Another way of putting it is “He takes away with one hand and gives with the other.” True in my life. He took away the hair on the top of my head and gave me a luxurious beard!

  9. Grannymar Post author

    @Hails – the “herring grace” always resulted in giggles around the table!

    @Ramana – I heard my great grandfather had the same problem. He told his grandchildren, my mother was one of them, that he woke up one morning and the hair had moved from the top of hid head to his chin!

    @Tikno – I agree.


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