Friday, September 30, 2011

Like Healing Ointment

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"Soul projects bring a smile to your face, light to your eyes, new energy to your heart, joy to all around you.  Soul projects are like healing ointment on the sore places of your life.

Beethoven went for walks in the countryside. Golda Meir polished her silver teapot, Josephine, Napoleon's wife, tended to her roses. Claude Monet gardened. Katharine Hepburn wrote her journal in bed with breakfast. Winston Churchill liked to paint. Einstein took long baths. Mendelssohn listened to the music of Bach. Mother Theresa listens to the silence of her soul." ~ Katrine Stewart

Source: Keeper of the Springs, Making Home the Place for Which You're Longing, by Ingrid Trobisch with Marlee Alex


15 comments:

  1. would love to see your blogging notes to compare with what I teach-have fun. I love blogging and helping others to learn how to do it...

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  2. "Soul projects are like healing ointment..." So true! Sometimes you don't even realize how "sore" you are until you start doing that thing that brings healing to your soul.

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  3. Have fun at the conference. I know you will!

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  4. What a marvelous quote. And I love the artwork too; it is such a charming picture. I love soul projects; they are what keep me thankful for all the beauty around us, and bring God's grace to each moment.

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  5. Your blog posts offer healing ointment and beauty to all that visit. Thank you for the calming inspiration you bring to us.

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  6. You have come with some very moving posts lately. This is wonderful.
    I have shared a few of your thought with a couple of my students, which brought a smile from one guy.

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  7. Everything about this post is so lovely. I enjoy making my home a special place. I enjoyed Edith Schaeffer's "The Hidden Art of Homemaking". It had the idea of home as a place that you can take with you, among other easy to do ideas.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you will come back soon.

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  8. Hi Brenda! What a beautiful thought, "soul projects". , I absolutely love the picture you chose with the girls cutting the sunflowers. Looking at it was like a shot of instant peace! Have a happy saturday! Delisa :)

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  9. Loved the excerpt you included in this post... I just recently discovered Winston Churchill loved to paint, so it was interesting to see it mentioned again. Beautiful ~ thanks for sharing!

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  10. Thanks for your words, Brenda. Wishing you a beautiful week.

    Linda

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  11. Hello Brenda! Thanks for following my Rustic Pixel Backgrounds Blog. Enjoy!

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  12. thank you for sharing... I will be looking for that book by Ingid Trobisch

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  13. Hi Brenda, just thought I would pop by tonight and say hello! I hope you are having a nice week. It sure was a pretty day, I am loving this autumn weather. I am really enjoying being able to sit out on the porch again in the afternoon, read and feel the cool breeze. Our leaves haven't started to turn just yet. We don't get a lot of color change. The forest behind our house is mostly pine and oak trees. I hope you have a restful evening tonight and a beautiful morning tomorrow! Delisa :)

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  14. "Soul projects"... Rather like Joseph Campbell's "Have your own sacred space." :-) Both saying the same thing.

    And how we need such personal refreshment!!!

    I hope that the "strange spam" has slowed down, in your comments. As I read above, that this is the reason for you having to make Dear Readers do the Word Verification, as well as you having Comment Verification Setting on.

    Usually, just Comment Ver. Setting is enough, for us to keep our comments right.

    Best of luck with this issue!

    Gentle hugs,
    "Auntie♥"
    "There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October." ~~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

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  15. You thought that my pic (of a little pink flower, growing in an unexpected place) looked like a pansy. It does. But up close, it doesn't. Still unknown, but sweet.

    And my Daughter-in-law next door, found a little pink flower, growing in an unexpected place, on her property. :-)))))))))))) Oh and her's does not look like ours, other than being pink. :-))))

    Gentle hugs,
    "Auntie♥"

    "There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October." ~~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

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