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Ponderings: On Belief

Updated on September 28, 2016
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With a Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) from University of Pennsylvania in 1985, Maria uses a love for music in working with others.

Project Good Words
Project Good Words | Source

My Inspiration

In 2014, Jo_Goldsmith11 took it upon herself to initiate the Light2Love Project Good Words.

Jo pledged to use good words and publish articles used to empower, encourage, support and defend those who need to be shown love.

Jo offered us a good word for each week to focus our thoughts, behaviors and actions on...In the 14th week, Jo wrote her perspective on the word believe.

However, as 2014 came to an end, Jo filed away her Good Word articles - as she begins the process of publishing it in e-book'. Shyron E. Shenko continues to write a beautiful poem to accompany each Good Word to inspire and lead us.

The ripple effect of the Good Words Project throughout the HubVille community has been heartwarming.

Please join me with some of my musical thoughts and reflections on the word believe...

If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you BELIEVE, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you.

— A.A. Milne

Grief Awareness Week

Delaware Governor, Jack Markell, has named the first full week in November as Grief Awareness Week.

From November 2nd – 10th folks are encouraged to participate in one of the many activities offered for comfort and healing. Activities are located throughout the state. They are FREE and open to the public.

My good friend Gail Sobotkin (Happyboomernurse), who is a resident of Milford, Delaware invited me to 'A Grief Workshop and Labyrinth Walk' presented by Mary Van House, MS; Midge DiNatale (Delaware Hospice) and herself.

Each presenter offered their personal journey of grief and healing, using the labyrinth as a personal meditation tool.

Gail shared her story of "The Boy I Loved and Lost", which can be found in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Inner Strength.

We were given an opportunity to walk our own journey of grief - whether on the canvas labyrinth or the many finger labyrinths that were provided in the tranquil setting of the Milford Public Library.

Judy Garland: Over the Rainbow

Thanks, Mom

I woke up the morning of the workshop and could hear the rain beating against my window pane.

I had a two hour drive ahead of me on some highways I was not familiar with.

Since Mom's death in May, 2010, I have come to expect some form of precipitation on a special day. Mom always believed that 'rain was a sign of good luck'.

Josh Groban: You Raise Me Up

I was the kind of kid that believed everything Mom ever said. To my knowledge she never lied.

Thus, rain is a reason for me to smile and know that my sweet Momma is looking out for me. I believe that with all of my heart and soul.

My trip to and from Delaware ranged from drizzles to downpours. My tunes were mellow. I allowed plenty of time and had absolutely no problems. Why would I...Mom had my back!

Boyz II Men: A Song For Mama

Martina McBride: In My Daughter's Eyes

Always With Me...

I came home from a beautiful day and sought to read Mom's journal. I can hear her speaking to me whenever I read her words. Here are some of her thoughts on the subject of death... They bring me comfort and I wish the same for all of you. These words remind me to believe that I will see Mom again:

"If you do not leave children, then other actions you performed during the natural life span will live on - things you may not even remember doing. Perhaps the child crying after the death of her parent and you providing comfort for the child. Maybe taking food to a hungry family on Thanksgiving or another day.

Sometimes just being there listening brings comfort to one approaching death. To a sympathetic ear, you can voice any doubts, fears etc that you have been harboring in your mind.

Hope is a quality that will always remain with us. With hope we always look forward to tomorrow.

With advancing age, you see more easily what is important in life - your family, friends, faith and beliefs. Yesteryear's desires and wishes have fallen by the wayside. It's no longer important that we never reached the top of the mountain or amassed that fortune. We found peace and contentment along the way."

Thank you, Mom...and speaking of friends...

Jo Goldsmith

Creator of the Good Words Project
Creator of the Good Words Project | Source

I Believe in...

I believe Jo Goldsmith needs to be recognized for her belief in us as well. Jo often recognizes writers who demonstrate greatness and profoundness of the written word in our community.

I wanted you to know that I believe in you, as do so many of us here in HubVille... the same way you believe in us. Thank you, dear Jo...!

Have a peaceful week and don't stop believing...! Hugs, mar

© Maria Jordan (November, 2014)


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