Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Accepting the Heart

"Sometimes the heart does not come in the package we may have imagined. It takes acceptance of a variety of shapes, colors and sizes. The greatest love may be right before our eyes. By opening our minds and hearts we open the door to a tidal flow of love." Mama Hen
I have found that everyone has a heart. Sometimes we may need to dig deeper to find it. Expectations of what we think we should find and what is actually there can hinder our ability to see the tremendous love that everyone carries within their hearts. We do not know the journey others have traveled and how it may have effected their outright warmth and willingness to give of themselves. However, I truly believe that by opening our eyes to all the shapes, colors and sizes of the many hearts walking among us we will enrich our own lives, hearts and souls.
Some hearts are right beside us.
Some show its beauty in the different seasons of our lives.
We all have different shaped hearts.
Different sizes. Different journeys.
Different colors and styles.
Different hues.
Some are weathered.
Some are hidden.
Some are scarred.
Some are warm and cozy.
And some are just as sweet and loving as can be.
We just have to be open to picking them up and letting them into our own hearts.

17 comments:

  1. Isn't it fun to come across a heart unexpectedly. :-) You and LC are so cute!!

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  2. What a beautiful post. Your writing is so touching and lovely. Thanks for sharing your heart through it. :0)

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  3. how beautiful...so many HEARTS all over the world :)

    beautiful post and glad to see you are out catching some rays! Our weather is beautiful right now and we're trying to be outdoors as MUCH as possible! Have a great day!

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  4. Beautiful post and quote by you. Hope you are feeling the love right now :-)

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  5. Such a beautiful post. You've found a lot of hearts out there in nature!! Love it!

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  6. great pics! Sometimes I think I have to stop and find the hearts around me!

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  7. i always believe in the power of love. I love the pictures you taken with all the heart shapes. that is indeed an indication that love can exist somewhere and to everybody.

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  9. Beautifully written! Did you take all of those yourself?

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  10. I love seeing all the hearts you've captured all together. Beautiful! xo

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  11. Oh, Mama!!! I LOVE THIS POST! And I'm sorry I haven't been by commenting . . . I do stop and read all your posts, but sometimes the clock is moving way to fast that I can't leave you a note. But I love this post and had to tell you - I love searching for hearts in the most unexpected places, and you have found some LOVELY ones. Truly - such a tribute to the love you have with little chick. A blessing, for sure. I hope you are all doing ok. I think of you often. Take care and hugs to you, my friend.

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  12. Such a beautiful post, and the accompaniment of pictures really illustrated it perfectly. Do you collect these photos somewhere? It would make an awesome coffee table album!

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  13. Wow, this is a lovely post, AND a beautiful blog! I'm now your newest follower from MBC and I hope you can swing by and return the favor:) I'm looking forward to more! http://www.mammatown.blogspot.com

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  14. And isn't it nice how you can also see hearts in the blogosphere?!? =)

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  15. Love this. Amazing photos! :)

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  16. Wow!! GORGEOUS photos and what a lot of time to put together, we all appreciate it!!

    Bianca

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  17. I love how you describe each heart differently and see value in all kinds! Those are beautiful photos!

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