Sunday, July 5, 2009

Give Your Heart(s) Away...

After days of never-ending rain, this afternoon offered a refreshing change with its endless blue skies, billowing cotton clouds and golden sunshine -- the perfect day! I spent the afternoon enjoying the quiet beauty of Great Meadows Wild Life Refuge (Concord, MA). Along the trail, bordering the wetlands, the cattails swayed in the gentle breeze as the sound of the marsh wrens filled the air.

Nature offers just the right balance of solitude, joy and beauty to soothe the weary soul...and sometimes unexpected treasures turn up. I found three heart rocks (pictured above); each one -- uniquely shaped -- reminding me that love is present all around. Whether the shape of your heart is worn down and hardened by the harshness of life; a little rough around the edges or open and full of love, the message remains the same...if you want to receive love, give some away.

Love is a decision.

So...I made a decision.

I gave away my heart(s) today in hopes that someone in a need of love will happen upon these little heart rocks tucked away in the marshes of Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge awaiting discovery.

Peaceful Blessings to all, may God continually shower you with His love in unexpected ways.

~ Kimberly


My profession is always to be alert, to find God in nature, to know God's lurking places, to attend to all the oratorios and the operas in nature. ~ Henry David Thoreau

You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters. ~ Saint Bernard

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Labor of Love

If you believe in love, love can move mountains...even giant 'heart rocks'.

A heavy equipment operator discovered this 'gem' (his favorite among many cool rocks found at his work-sites) and brought it home to become part of a beautiful waterfall (pictured above) that he built for his in-laws.

Thanks to David A. Perry of Connecticut for contributing this heart rock story and reminding us that 'hearts' are moved by love.