MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO THE CREATOR

life is a gift

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

(Thank you Linda at Teacher Dance for sharing this Tolkien quote.)

I have spent most of this week writing about the madness that happened in Orlando.  I started the week with a feeling of sadness and frustration that these killing keep happening in our country.  When the President drew it to the country’s attention that this was the 15th time in 8 years that he has spoken after this type of killing, I started to feel a sense of anxiety about the world I was leaving to my grandchildren.  Then my blogging community responded with so many heartfelt words that I have ended the week with a renewed sense of belief in the goodness of my fellow travelers on this planet.

love

BUT A LITTLE COMMON SENSE REGARDING GUN CONTROL WOULDN’T HURT.

Wishing you a peace filled week,

bernadette

I am also linking this post to Ruth Ayer’s wonderful web page – Ruth Ayers Writes.  If you get a chance go visit.  You will leave feeling happy.

MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO GOD. THANK YOU RUTH AYERS FOR MAKING THIS SPACE AVAILABLE.
MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO GOD. THANK YOU RUTH AYERS FOR MAKING THIS SPACE AVAILABLE.

About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

13 Responses

  1. The shared sadness, the warm words of comfort offered, the disbelief, anger and despair at this shooting gives at least some hope that good will prevail. That is the majority. Crazy figures about 15th time the President has spoken over a mass shooting in just eight years.

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  2. Amy

    I too get overwhelmed by the current happenings. I don’t even know where to begin sometimes. Your inspirational quotes do renew the good that is out there.

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  3. Anonymous

    What a perfect way to end the week and relook from a different perspective. A minister we knew who lost his daughter as a child said that when he looked at her life through the lens of fairness, he was angry at everyone who lived and angry with God. But when he looked through the eyes of love and faith, he saw her life as a gift to the world and to him, short though it was, and he found comfort. (Tolkien’s LOTR’s is my all time favorite book(s). I often have found comfort in quotes from it and this one is one I love.). Have a blessed weekend, Bernadette…and thank you for being a blessing to others. Jo

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  4. I’m glad you’ve found comfort, Bernadette, and that you loved this Tolkien quote. Obviously you know I do, too. What a time we live in! I was talking to my daughter about concerns and she reminded me that people lived through the World Wars, Viet Nam and on, and they survived, children survived. It made me feel better thinking of that, too. Hugs to you for this post of goodness.

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  5. It’s sometimes so difficult to keep a positive perspective when there is so much sadness and senseless acts of violence, and it’s good to be reminded from others that there is still a lot of goodness in this world…. It maybe just doesn’t get noticed as much…. Diane

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