Sunday, October 21, 2012

STAY AND LISTEN


It's early evening and just got back from a lovely lunch and day with my daughter Christine and son-in-law Daniel who celebrated their 2nd anniversary. Imagine what lovely time it was with two families (from Las Pinas and Antipolo) sharing a sumptuous meal at Vikings!  Such wonderful blessings and a memorable day from a loving Father above. Thanks, Dad!

Then of course I'd check the blog; don't want to miss comments from my readers-friends -- replying to them promptly as I can make it. Next checked the inbox for emails. Hmmm... the usual things except for this one... one lovely person, a friend for quite a long time now, from the blog pouring out her heart so burdened by troubles. I don't think she wanted to find solutions from me but rather it was more just wanting a listening ear to her woes. I replied and sent off an earnest prayer in her direction. God will take care of her. I am sure. Positively!

You know what, we go through something similar to that at some point or other in our lives. And in those moments we sometimes long for or need someone who would be there for us, perhaps guide us walk through misery, lend us strength where ours has gone, or simply listen.

And if one day you find yourself being that person or being called for such Divine work..... stay and listen. But also remember this as you stay there and listen ......... it's not you but GOD who works in you or through you WHO is blessing your friend's soul.

Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend. Blessings!!


(Thanks to my friend, Mr. Quote Man, for the wonderful picture above.)

12 comments:

  1. Truly it is God who works in us and through us in all His plans.
    Nicely written as always.

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    1. Hello KP! If there is anything that I'm sure of... it's God. And the blessed assurance is He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. That is my hope faith and joy.

      Have a blessed day. Blessings to you and your loved ones.

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  2. Ellen,

    All through my life and career I have maintained that one must listen to someone who has problem without rushing him or her as while talking of problems faced he or she will come out with solutions without actually realizing it. It worked most of the times. All I had to do was make that person see solution as spoken by him or her.

    Take care

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    1. You are right, Jack. Sometimes the solution is right under their very noses. So I guess they just needed help to see it clearly.

      You too take care.

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  3. I agree to you totally..I also have complete faith in God and sometimes I think that why there is not someone who can tell us rights and wrongs and guide us..

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    1. God works in many different ways. Sometimes he works through events, things, experiences, and people. But always he makes sure that the help - hope - comfort - healing - blessing - strength or whatever else it is that we need comes through to us without fail. But then again it all springs from FAITH.

      Blessings to you Renu. Thanks for your lovely visit.

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  4. oh very nice message Ellen, loved it thoroughly. Yes I believe its god in people who are there to help us when we need a support! and u reinforced that thought in me!!!

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    1. In many instances in the past, I have been blessed with the presence of the Divine in people I meet, friends and strangers alike. My life was enriched in wonderful ways by every blessed encounter.

      Thank you for coming by,Ramya. God bless you and your loved ones.

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  5. Ellen.. that was a wonderful quote and picture and then.. your parting thoughts about us being messengers of God - struck home.. Your thoughts are wonderful and I am glad to have landed at your space.. Thank u for those inspiring words - reaching me at just the right time..
    TC, Punam

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    1. Welcome to the blog, Punam! :-)

      Pleased that you enjoyed reading the piece. Thank you for your lovely comment. It's so appreciated. Do drop by every time you can take a break from your blog :-) ..prolific blogger, as I can see it. Keep blogging.

      Take care too. With blessings!

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  6. Annnd such beautiful sketches and paintings.. I particularly love 'Ode to the tree'.. you are amazing.. would love it if you can have a look at my paintings.. :)
    http://punamjr.wordpress.com/category/watercolour-painting/

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    1. Thank you, Punam, glad that you do. Your choice 'Ode to the tree' is one of my favorites. :-)

      I have visited your blog of watercolor paintings. Do keep on painting and never let the passion for the art grow stale. The talent is there.. nourish it. Paint.. every chance you can get.

      Have a lovely weekend ahead.
      Blessings to you and your loved ones.


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