Wednesday, September 12, 2007

My Sacred Life




I took this photo a year ago across the county road from my house. It is just a common weed in Mississippi where I grew up and lived most of my life before moving here. I remember thinking when I took this photo that most people never see the beauty of these little flowers. I try in my everday life to stop and look at the ordinary and the everday and see the beauty within both things and people. So imagine my surprise when Lissa chose this picture for my blog header. I really like it a lot because it seems to visually show my philosophy of life in a nutshell that each day is a gift and even the smallest things the world sees as insignificant like a roadside weed can be beautifully Perfectly Imperfect.Oddly enough if I had been asked to chose a flower to represent me as a person it would be a wildflower and not the refined rose.

Thanks so much to Lissa for the new look and her kind heart.

This is part of My Sacred Life

"There is no language in the holy. The Sacred lies in the Ordinary."-Deng Ming-Dao

I thought this quote really went with the theme of todays post and the picture.

Looking forward to the weekend.I have to work 2 12 hour shifts the next two days.

Peace, Y'all

22 comments:

Ruth said...

Beauty can be seen everywhere. You have a lot of it here in your blog. I love ordinary life.

Keep it up, and thanks for your visit to Synchronizing.

Penny Carlson said...

I love wild flowers! And I love the name of your blog.
Penny

Theresa said...

Hi, Although I am new to your blog I like the new look-and when you look at your blog every day I am sure the flowers will make you feel peaceful-even if they are weed-liked knowing the story behind the picture. Thanks for checking out my blog.

Jeri said...

really lovely update to your site. I am fond of wildflowers myself, they remind me of everything that is wild and beautiful in this life.

Lynette said...

Comforting flowers, to see them come back each year I imagine. I'm from Mississippi myself and remember fondly the few wildflowers not mowed down by the city, county or state.

Thanks for looking at the red church doors.

Claire said...

i carried daisies for my wedding - their simplicity always touches my heart way more than 'posh' roses!!
i love the new look - and voted!!
peaceful blessings on your workload the next two days, yolanda
xxxx

Tess said...

I'm really pleased to hear more about your new blog's new look and the story of the wildflowers.

Hope the 12 hour shifts weren't too bad.

Tea Time and Roses said...

Beautiful post... Wild flowers are indeed lovely...

Beverly

Paulie said...

I like the "new" look although I hadn't seen the old look before this week. I like how they turned the original sideways for the background and then focused on the one in the circle on a top layer.

Britt-Arnhild said...

Yes, the sacred is in the ordinary. I reflected on this the other day when I talked about spiritual treasures.

Tammy said...

It's beautiful Yolanda, Lissa did a wonderful job!

magpie said...

i am new here, too...but your blog is lovely (header especially). i love that you are slowing down to see the ordinary beauty of things.
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Shelby said...

lovely photo and post :)

take care working.. thinking of you..

Hamguin said...

While I never saw the previous version, this design for your blog is so clean, simple and beautiful that I voted for it wholeheartedly.

I found you thanks to My Sacred Life, and I'm glad I did!

qualcosa di bello said...

your blog & its look both celebrate the sacred in our ordinary so beautifully!

Fuchsia Girl said...

Love the new look Yolanda. I have a little sign in my garden that says "May all my weeds be wild flowers".

It's all a matter of perspective and I think you have it just right.

colleen said...

I love the header. And the space feels open for sharing in the spirit of all that is good. Ready to bloom.

Nancy said...

I could have written this entry. Simple things are best. I love your new banner. Beautiful!

Kerstin said...

Lovely new look and photo! There is something about wild flowers, so pretty and so free ...

Sheila said...

Your blog header is beautiful. I love roadside flowers too.
Their simplicity is what I find most attractive. They are independent and strong, two good character traits in any living thing.

Carla said...

Your blog is lovely, and so is this photo. I'm so glad you're doing My Sacred Life too!

ladybug said...

Love the flower photo! (and the way you did a cutout to focus the eye for the header....nicely done!) Your blog name is a great reminder that the things we see in nature are beautiful because they are not 'perfect'...but stand solid in their differences. We should all be so smart!