Magnolia, sorrow, and dreams

The beautiful magnolia tree…
I don’t want to leave here…
I will miss the magnolia tree

Egret Pointe magnolia

This place ought to be called Magnolia Pointe
I can’t believe how many people don’t seem to know of the egret… that it is one of the great birds…
maybe I only am aware of them because of having lived in Florida? The great white bird.
We do get the heron that visits here, but I have never seen the egret, not here, not in North Carolina, but yes, always in Florida. So why did they name this place Egret Pointe I wonder.

Bitter is the word…
‘choose joy over sorrow’
I don’t know how to do that.
If I can’t do anything to stop what is going to happen…
It seems I am at odds with all the world, and with all that touches my life.

I struggle not to be bitter, and sometimes I don’t even want to fight, but to just give in and be bitter…
and yet, it’s not who I want to be… especially to others.

I have dreams….
Where is the man that wants to make my dreams come true?  😉

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15 thoughts on “Magnolia, sorrow, and dreams

  1. Magnolia tress are heavenly! 🙂

    It is funny how they name places, cities, streets, etc.! I always wanted to have that job! The history on how towns/cities are named are sometimes very interesting! I like when they are named after something other than just a person’s last name. Ha! I have a friend who lives in Intercourse, PA. (There’s a name to research! 😮 ) She sent me a magnet for my ‘frig that says, “I love Intercourse!” 😀

    Sometimes it’s hard not to give in to bitter. 😦 I always fight it and go in the opposite direction…joy, sweetness, amiable, etc. Bitter is too hard on a person’s heart and soul to give into it for very long.

    Ha…I typed “butter” and had to change it. But “butter” fits…”Sometimes it’s hard not to give in to butter.” Ha! 😛 😀

    I don’t know where he is, darn him! 😉 Maybe Santy will put that man under your tree this Christmas! 😛 What is your type? A George Clooney? A Brad Pitt? A Sam Elliott? A Colin Firth? An Alice Cooper? 😉 😀

    HUGS!!! 🙂

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    1. Bitter is a hard pill to swallow? 🙂
      Yes, sometimes it’s hard not to give in to butter too. lol Butter can be hard on the heart too…. or so it’s been said.
      Maybe I should just give in and be butter. 😛
      I’ll have to think of what my type is…. definitely not Mr. Cool, like in the video. 😛
      I like intelligent, industrious, easy going, active, thoughtful, helpful…. that’s not asking too much is it? I just want someone who will adore me and care for me… again… asking too much? Financially well set too would be nice…. a man that could help make my dreams come true. I have ideas that I would like to make into realities. 🙂

      Oh yes, btw, you had me cracking up about that refrigerator magnet! Eek, what a place to choose to live. I don’t know that I could. lol

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      1. Yes, it is hard not to give into bitter or butter. 😀
        I don’t think you are asking too much. I wish and pray and hope for you to have someone to adore you and care for you!!! And that together you could realize both of your dreams! 🙂
        Yes, it says “I love Intercourse, PA” on the magnet…but the “PA” part is very very very small compared to the rest of it! 😮 😀
        HA! There are some really unusual and funny names in some states. 😛

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  2. Maybe you should just give in and be butter. 😛 Life is hard and then harder. 😦 It really is. I wish we could sit down and have a chat over coffee in a lovely relaxing place with gentle breezes. But we all have running around to do, in a hurry and we think we know why. Blessings and good cheer being wished for you!

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    1. I would love that! The next time I have coffee I will think of you, and imagine us sitting in that lovely place with a breeze. 🙂
      Thanks for the blessings and good wishes. I am off to spend some time in prayer now. ❤

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  3. Good Morning, Lynn.

    Sadly the god of this world has a free hand to cause havoc. Big Bad Bummer. I sure know what you are talking about. I shield myself with my humor.

    My single daughter never married. She is not Gay, but the one boy she liked in high school got a gal pregnant and married her. My daughter was hurt. I don’t think she ever recovered. She thinks God is punishing her. Some in marriage think they are being punished.

    My wife’s favorite young senior pastor preached on Romans 8″12—-17 and it really affected me. I have listened to that message several times. He said we are a child of God and He is like a Papa or Daddy according to Paul. We are his much loved children and we should feel like his children longing, loving and wanting to please our Father. I am not there and it kind of scared me. Am I really saved?

    I wish you well in fighting bitterness. It is worth the fight.

    Hugs

    Frank

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    1. Hi Frank, I learned a prayer as a child that might help you too. It is a prayer that has always deeply touched me.

      Act of Contrition:
      O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended thee,
      and I detest all my sins, because of thy just punishments,
      but most of all because they offend thee, my God, Who art all-good and deserving of all my love.
      I firmly resolve, with the help of thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and amend my life. Amen
      (Psalm 51:3-4)

      because I have always felt most strongly the part about
      ‘most of all because they offend Thee my God who art all-good and deserving of all my love.’

      I think it became especially poignant to me when I became a parent, and when I experienced the grieving heart of a parent.
      It made me realize, if we are all God’s children, how very broken His heart must be to see us all in such disobedience and lack of love for Him.

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    2. What I hate for Pam and myself, is that people might even think that we are homosexual just because we are not with a partner. That bit makes me angry… that homosexuality is treated like a normal and expected thing, and a normal person can not even be viewed as normal anymore.

      It pleased me to read that you understand what I am talking about. All I see everywhere in the world now is evil. I guess I want to shield myself with bitter? Or as Carolyn and Miriam have said, maybe I should shield myself with butter. 😛
      But truly I guess we must put on the full armor of God. I continue to immerse myself in His Word, and pray for His protection and comfort.

      Blessings on your day Frank.
      (((hugs)))

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