Today I am finding reminders in Joyce Hifler’s book “All Rivers Run To The Sea. I have had the Joyce Hifler books a very long time, Thomas bought me more of them. (I was 16 when Grammie Stone gave me hers. She had no idea how much I treasured them. They gave me insight and courage then as now. I have always made a special place on my bookshelves or had them nearby in a safe place to read them along the way. Usually just parts, I go with the page I open to. I incorporated these thoughts into my own belief system, and try to retain them in daily life. Very nice reminders! Today’s begin here.
“The same creative law that made a leaf built a universe. Something very small is just as complete and beautiful in itself as something large. A little problem is just as complete and onerous as a major problem until you put it in perspective.”
“We are inclined toward getting life out of proportion, thinking the large more important than the seemingly insignificant. But the small so frequently cast such long shadows as to completely hide the greatest and most important.”
“How can we judge the great and small? (The answer?) By having a sense of true perspective within ourselves for ourselves and then for other creation.”
How we use the things we run across, like me, with Joyce Hifler’s books; which I love to share with all who read my blogs___ How we use these things we run across and then put them into action___when we feel they are genuine treasures because they are guide-worthy is by thinking on them. By deeply understanding them. A lot is found between the lines. And like a painting where the viewer brings himself or herself into the remaking of the painting, so does the person reading. However, it is always a matter of how deep you want to go. Some things call us back because we bond to these things. Something will resignate. Pause, pause a long time, and take things away with you! Savor what you see and read. Often there is hope and faith within such the smallest moments in time.