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Writing from the Heart is Powerful

Updated on September 11, 2016
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Theresa desires to share inspirational writings from her heart and sharing of those who are making an impact in this world.

Where I write my heart out.
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Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” ―William Wordsworth

The Heart of the Matter

Each one of us has distinctive life experiences. As writers, we contribute to the world, and truly make a difference either in a positive or negative manner. What a profound thought. When we stop and think about such, it is truly something all writers should take to heart.

Right now, on this very day, more than ever before, this world needs a little light in it, and so I write with a strong desire to convey a message of hope and love to the world.

I truly believe there is nothing more beautiful than to read of such true life experiences when written from the heart. I know that when I place my full trust and faith in God, there is nothing in this world that can stop me from sharing of my hope gained from experiencing the trials and simple joys of this life.

If it is that even just one person's life is blessed in the smallest of ways from reading something I have written, then I know I am doing what He would have me to do, and that is to be myself, to His glory. God revealed to me that there is no one else just like me in the entire world. Likewise, there is no one exactly like you in the entire world. How fascinating!

Yes, we are all humans and belong to the same human race, yet we are all blessed with certain gifts and our own inimitable experiences in this life. We should not be afraid to share those very life experiences or lessons learned in this life with others. We may never know of the extent to which our writing reaches others, and that is okay. We must put it out there anyway.

It is today, this very day that matters. Let us not get sidetracked from our writing or allow anything whatsoever, especially when change is upon us, to hinder us from writing our hearts out.


Where Do You Want Your Writing to Take Others?

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Even though human life may be the most precious thing on earth, we always behave as if there were something of higher value than human life.” ―Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Night Flight

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." ---Mother Theresa

What Inspires Me to Write

Life, plain and simple, inspires me to write. How can it not? God has opened my eyes to this world around me, and I am astonished at what I have seen. My heart has been softened enough to show compassion, kindness, to extend a helping hand or just to bring a smile to the face of another person. I am a firm believer in simple acts of kindness making some sort of impact in the life of others.

Recently, I was quite taken aback in knowing that there are those who believe that such topics as eradicating homelessness, breast cancer awareness, serious health concerns facing our veterans and their families, domestic terrorism, inspirational true life accounts and the like, are not important issues to write about for whatever reason. As my sweet mother used to say, "To each his own." God rest her soul. Maybe it is just me, but these are all very important topics on which to write, as these are the very topics which stir a deep and profound passion in my heart. Enough said!


Keep Your Sights on the Goal

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Personal accounts flow from the heart and tend to be the most difficult to write. It's nearly impossible to remove the emotional undertones, and it takes so much courage to open those pages to everyone else.” ―Javier A. Robayo

Putting It All into Perspective

I already know that I have a message to share from my heart. So here I am to share those things that God places on my heart in an effort to possibly bless others, to His glory. It is a real blessing to know of those who actually enjoy reading what I have written. As the song goes, "I have to be me, who else can I be?" There is much to gain, when we die to self.

I am mindful that it is literally impossible to try to please all. When we get on that path of attempting to please all, then it is a given, our writing will not reflect our true selves. I know without a doubt that it is God, and God alone, whom I must please in this life.

After I had written this piece, I did a Google search just to see what the "experts" in the writing field have to say on the subject. I was so blessed to read Reid Tracey's words, as they support exactly what I already believe to be true.

Heed the advice of Reid Tracey, the CEO at Hay House for 23 years now, who states:

"The one consistent trend I see in first-time authors is that they try to write books to either impress their colleagues or to address their critics. Here’s my advice to them and my advice to you: Write from your heart. When you write to make a difference in one person’s life, you’ll make a difference in many lives."

There you go! Time to be courageous and write from your heart.


You Can Be a Shooting Star

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Remember Who You Are

I am so thankful for the many friendships made here in the wonderful community of HubPages and feel so blessed to read such inspiring writers from around the world. It is my prayer that, through my writings of my true life experiences, God uses such writings to bless many, regardless if I ever know of such this side of Heaven.

I have read that comments left here on our writings on HubPages matter not in the grand scheme of things. Again, maybe it is just me, but I have truly been blessed by the comments left by fellow writers for whom I have great respect. In my mind, comments provide great feedback in discerning whether or not I am touching the lives of others, even in the smallest sense. If so, what a wonderful blessing! Further, I am truly grateful when anyone takes the time to leave a comment on something I have written. The extra blessings come when a fellow writer votes up and more, then shares. Thank you!

Never forget just who you are and write accordingly!


Copyright Faith Reaper, September 14, 2013


"When the World Says You Can't"... Faith Says You Can!

"Write your heart out."---Joyce Carol Oates

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Do you think that writing on the topics of breast cancer awareness, eradicating homelessness, PTSD and inspirational true life accounts, are important enough topics about which to write?

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Jo,

      Thank you so much for the revisit here. Yes, for me writing from the heart is the way to go.

      Hugs and blessings always

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Theresa, I had to return to this beautiful hub to remind myself that it is alright to go with my heart. It's a pleasure reading this again. Hugs and best wishes always.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Theresa, I had to return to this beautiful hub to remind myself that it is alright to go with my heart. It's a pleasure reading this again. Hugs and best wishes always.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi whonu,

      I appreciate your visit here to my side of HP Town in this New Year! You are so kind. Yes, let us continue to follow our hearts.

      Peace and blessings to you and yours

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Fiddleman,

      Thank you so much for leaving such generous comments here and taking time out to read! You are so kind. Yes, to me, the best stories are those written from the heart indeed. I am a non-fiction writer for the most part, and so most of what I write come from my true life experiences.

      Happy New Year and many blessings always

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      I believe if all writers followed their hearts many more great works will be accomplished and shared by all. Nice work. whonu

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      Robert Elias Ballard 2 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

      From all the accolades and comments, I say you are very successful. I think most people love to read the stories written from the heart which are real life experiences and not fantasy. Wishing you continued success.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello again B. Leekley,

      Thank you for your visits to my hubs here of late. I appreciate the vote up and more.

      Oh, wow, I love your method of determining which hubbers to follows.

      I think when one writes from the heart, one cannot go wrong.

      Blessings

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Tassilyn,

      I am so sorry I missed your comment from three months ago! I appreciate you reading. To me, writing from the heart, is what writing is all about ...

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      Brian Leekley 3 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

      Up, Useful, and Interesting. I entirely agree with your advice to write from the heart. That is the number one quality that I consider when choosing whom to follow on HubPages.

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      Tassilyn 3 years ago

      That really caueprts the spirit of it. Thanks for posting.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Sue,

      So great to see you here reading this night. Amen on that one dear lady!

      I appreciate the vote up and share.

      God bless you too,

      Faith Reaper

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      Sueswan 3 years ago

      Hi Faith,

      If we follow our heart and God's love we will never go wrong.

      Voted up+++ and sharing.

      God Bless

      Sue

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much dear Romeos for returning!

      I appreciate your most generous comments. You are too kind to me in your commenting, and I love it : )

      Oh, I just love that photo too, and it was not a photographer, just me traveling down the country road heading to the Interstate on my daily commute. I saw it and just pulled over to the side of the road and used my cell phone to take the photo. I thought that same thing about the cross shining through the tree, and that is why I stopped. Jackie removed the hood of my car and mirror (that I did not even notice were in the photo initially) and so I am thankful to her, as she is a true photographer. I am glad it came out, especially just using my cell phone to take the picture.

      I believe writing from one's heart is always best and makes for the best writing, just as your poetry is superb and I know it is one of your gifts and it comes from your heart.

      Hugs and blessings. Have a fabulous weekend.

      Faith Reaper

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Dear Faith,

      Just returning to leave a comment which didn't get through first time due to technical incursions.

      You have so many great Hubs to choose from and this one caught my eye. Such a marvellous write. Your chosen quotation by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, reached out in pensive truth, and your photo just above this exposition, of your country road, from a certain angle, looks as thought a dazzling cross is shining from that glorious tree - what an amazing picture! My compliments to the photographer.

      Writing from the heart takes courage as one leaves themselves open to all kinds of flotsam and jetsom, but can be invaluable in sharing the joint heritage of the human condition, never realizing who may need it upon a given time.

      Thank you for your meditations on this important issue and for sharing with us, as I shall do likewise. You make a real difference.

      Have a lovely weekend;

      Kindest Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Michael,

      Thank you so much once again for always leaving such kind comments. Yes, I am back with the living, as they say : ) Those shots really knock out whatever and fast! Probably immune system down and need to get to bed earlier.

      Bless you too precious heart. I am sorry about the lonely spell. Maybe you could find time to join a group at your college or something to be around more people socially, but I know that one can even feel more lonely in a crowd of the wrong people. It is good to be around fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to lift one another up in prayer and encouraging one another. One is always surprised that there are many going through some of the same issues we are and that seems to help some just knowing.

      Hugs and love to you all the way from southern USA,

      Faith Reaper

      I am getting in late this night and even missed all the cute little "Trick or Treaters." : (

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      cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Faith .. (TREE) thank you .. it makes me smile to know your family is all good now .. sthe little one who was healed shows the loving power of the lord and how strong your faith is .. Bless you woman ..

      I am sorry to hear you are under the weather.. but you are strong and will be fine I am sure .

      you know me too good Faith .. (a lonely spell) ... only you can see my heart from so far away and be able to interpret my words ... no matter!

      thank you again Faith for you have lifted my spirits just by me writing to you and you sending me such beautiful reply ..

      love you always ..

      Michael

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, God bless you dearest Michael,

      You have brought the tears this day with your heartfelt comment here. You know, I, for one, do understand about busy schedules, as you know about how my work week goes. I understand about your school schedule precious heart and I am thrilled you are going back to finish your education! This is a wonderful thing always. I understand why you like Google+ so much, as you did tell me one time that there is more interaction between poets and writers there. I am following you, and I know I told you I am so confused how things work on Google+ as far as adding people to circles, and I do not know which circle to put anyone in, so I just click the green follow button.

      Sounds like you are going through a bit of a lonely spell is all, for there is nothing to miss me about, and I see you have published another poem, which I know will be so very beautiful beyond words... I have not one bit of doubt. The past two days, I have been under the weather and so sick. I went and got two shots and antibioltics and such, and feel much better this day and finally went back to work.

      My little one with the broken wing has healed completely, as her doctor told her she did not have to go back to see him and she showed me her elbow and she was able to stretch it all the way out without one bit of a problem! Praise Him! To God be the glory, and I thank all for the many prayers, for He heard and healed once again. Thank you so much for caring and asking. You are so kind.

      I know of many who love your poetry and have welcomed you here on HP, other than just myself! Love you too and better than that, He, the Lord God loves you and He has given you a tremendous gift of writing poetry to bring a little beauty into this dark world. Thank you for sharing your gift with us here and everywhere. Just never stop writing! I am on my way to your side of HP Town. Maybe I will learn how to navigate around Google+ a bit better and have time to do such. I do know I am following you, so when you post something when you have time, I should get a notice? I know have 100 comments on this hub because you have thought to bless me this day : )

      God bless you. In His Love Always,

      Faith Reaper

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      cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Faith my dearest

      I have been so busy with school I barely have time to post as you know I have spent most of my time on Google +it is different from Hp.

      but I am writing this to say that it is you I have missed the most from Hp.. I hope you and your family are all doing good and the little one with the broken wing is coming along good.. I love you and miss you terribly for you are one who treated me the best and a friend I hope to never lose.. thank you my Tree

      Love always

      Michael

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Linda,

      Always a blessing when you stop by to read! Aw, thank you so much precious heart for your kind words and most generous comments to me. Yes, I truly believe that writing from the heart is the only way to go and make an impact, no matter if we know of how great or how small of an impact on the lives of others. We just need to put it out there!

      God bless you too precious heart. Thank you for blessing me this day with your lovely comments here.

      Hugs and love to you and yours always,

      Faith Reaper

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      Dear Faith-you have the most beautiful heart and we would be so sad if you weren't part of this great community of writers. Writing from the heart is the only way to go and the only way to truly touch others and make an impact. You hit the mark on this concept. God Bless for another beautiful hub from your beautiful heart. Hub Hugs :-)

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Martie,

      So lovely to see you here this day sweet lady! Yes, I understand and I do know without a doubt, from what I have read of your writing, that your heart is so much in your writing and that is what makes it so powerful precious heart.

      Yes, the community of HubPages is a blessing indeed as to understanding and accommodating others, and in doing so, we learn so very much and a lot of ignorance about certain issues is done away with and by our very writings, we bring awareness! How awesome!

      Hugs and love to you from southern USA to SA,

      Faith Reaper

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      Martie Coetser 3 years ago from South Africa

      Hi Faith, what a lovely view you have while writing from your heart.

      Personally I have learned how to keep my heart out of many of my writings, especially when I have to present an objective report. But I do enjoy writing from my heart so much more. To be able to do this, one has to overcome the fear of critic. As a writer in HubPages, I feel so blessed, because almost all writers/readers in here are willing to understand and accommodate others who are not like them. They are willing to share their perspectives and by doing this we all learn from each other.

      Sending you a warm SA-hug :)

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, dear Jo, I meant in my comment above, for you to keep on shining your light for His glory! Yes, His grace and mercy are overflowing in abundance and I am thankful each morning for His mercies are new each and every morning. Yes, God's Word is pure truth, and there is a warning on the very last page of His Holy Word, the Bible, for those to not add to or take away from His Word!

      God bless you dearest daughter of the King and my sister in Christ.

      In His Love Always, Faith Reaper

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      Yes dear sure satan won't want us to tell of God's grace and mercy in our lives because he wants souls to take to hell, but we got to take God at his word and believe him for what he says

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Jo, yes, that is the best kind of writing in my mind and heart! That is why I started writing on HP to begin with to tell of how the Lord has worked in my life through trials and through joyous times to bless many and to glorify Him. I receive many emails saying such, so I know it must be something the Lord is wanting me to do. Just even this morning and email requesting prayer for someone. I know the enemy will place those thoughts in one's mind to stop doing what the Lord would have you do, but I just rebuke him and keep going until the Lord has something else planned for me to glorify him. I hope to spread a message of hope and love to all who read and in my commenting to encourage and lift up another one.

      God bless you precious heart. I have met so many wonderful people too and receive many blessings by being obedient to what He would have me to do too.

      Keep on shining His light for Hi glory.

      Hugs and love,

      Faith Reaper

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      Wonderful Faith!! We should always write from the heart I can only write when I am inspired and my aim is always to bless some soul encourage someone while doing the same to myself. I don't do it for money but I do it for the love of it , it helps me express myself to mankind and God, it helps me relief emotionally. God has bless me since I came to HP with lots of inspiration I have met so many wonderful people here.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Victoria,

      Aw, thank you so much. What a lovely compliment sweet lady. Yes, it is very peaceful and serene looking out. Oh, I can tell you have a lovely heart already.

      I appreciate you saying that about the positive message, as that is pretty much my goal. Have a lovely evening,

      Faith Reaper

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I love your heart! I want to be more like you, seriously. :-) You share such a positive message. I love your writing spot. So nice and peaceful.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Marlene,

      Wow, thank you so much for such generous and kind words left here! No better comment than that can a writer receive... that one's writing has truly affected another one, hopefully in a good way : )

      Yes, actually, that spot is just one area, for sometimes I will sit in the kitchen area as there is a big window there too looking out on the backyard.

      God bless you,

      Faith Reaper

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      Marlene Bertrand 3 years ago from Northern California, USA

      I enjoy reading the words you write. I like how you write in a way that shows you care about your readers. I have been truly affected by your writing. By the way, your writing space is so lovely and inspirational.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Joe,

      So wonderful to see your smiling face popping in here for a visit this day! Oh, you are not late, for whatever time you show up, it is a true blessing and perfect timing. Just like this day, I needed to see your kind, smiling face pop in here after this long day. I have an hour commute to work and back each way, so it is a blessing to come home and read a bit and have such great company at my hubs, such as yourself!

      Thank you so much for such kind and generous comments here. I am so blessed to have made your acquaintance too precious heart. I pray you are doing well this day and still able to enjoy your walks. I have still been thinking about your profound hub of late, and all that God is working out in your life.

      Thank you for being you.

      Much aloha and love to you and yours,

      Faith Reaper

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 3 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Faith,

      Just look at all the hearts you have touched! I'm here, late Hawaiian as usual, on the early evening of Wednesday, September 25th, and I am amazed to see how much love you and your beautiful article have reaped (by way of the comments section).

      Which only serves to reinforce, my dear friend, that God indeed is reinforcing your chosen path and using you as a powerful testimony. Your words are indeed a wonderful testimony, but more than anything, it's your life through His glory that is the ultimate epistle for others to read and gain a blessing from.

      Thank you so much for your mission in life. I'm definitely blessed and grateful for having made your acquaintance here on HubPages.

      With much aloha and respect,

      ~Joe

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Rolly,

      So great to see you here this day and know you are back at HP again!

      Thank you so much for your most generous comments and, yes, "they will come." That is exactly what I truly believe too, for when one shares from the heart of those experiences in this life, it makes a huge impact and touches lives.

      I read CrisSp's wonderful review of your book, and know that you have been away writing your heart out! Awesome.

      Hugs and love from southern USA,

      Faith Reaper

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      Rolly A Chabot 3 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Faith Reaper... very well written and a perfect message to be read by many who struggle at the keyboard. "Write from the Heart" I would add to that and say "they will come."

      As a reader I tend to stay away from the mathematic writing of statistics and the ho hum of the sameness. When a writer shares from experience and is able to touch the heart then I believe they have accomplished what they set out to do... to bless another.

      Just to let you know I am back at HP as well...

      Much love from Canada

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi sweet Kim, I am on a quick break and saw your sweet comment. I, too, am so behind on commenting for I had my two granddaughters up for the weekend and they get 100 pecent of my attention and we did not take them back to their home until late yesterday evening. It is because of such kind people as yourself who make HP a wonderful community in which to belong. Thank you for bringing a smile to my face his day. Hugs and love to you and yours, Faith Reaper

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Faith,

      I am behind in leaving comments. I really enjoyed this piece. I know for me, my experience on HP has been a positive experience because of you and the writers like you. I can be having a not so good day, and then sign in to HP and read an inspirational hub such as yours and feel somewhat more at peace. I love waking up and seeing comments left on my little on pieces. It is so easy to bury one's self in her own little shell. How nice it is to have a sphere in which one can come out of that shell.

      Thank you for all that you do and for all that you add to make HP a life-affirming place.

      Loving thoughts to you on this NC Autumn morning,

      Kim

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear friend PS,

      Thank you so much dear friend. You of all people understand me, for you too write from the heart, which is a heart full to the overflow with love for others.

      Thank you for always sending Angels, for you are an Angel to many, especially me.

      I appreciate you taking the time out of read and comment with all that you have going on in your life with your precious loved ones right now. Please know that you and yours are always in my thoughts and prayers.

      Hope you have a glorious Sunday.

      Hugs and much love ... and Angels on the way,

      Faith Reaper

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Dear Sweet Faith

      You do indeed have a message, messages, to offer. And do not let someone steer you wrong. Of course the topics you mentioned are topics we care about and need to spread the word about for sure.

      You have reached out to so many including me and lifted us up. What greater purpose can we have with our writing than to write with meaning that will impact the life of others?

      Keep on keeping on sweet Faith. Many many Angels are on the way to bless you and your family. ps

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Ah, Bless you dearest Genna,

      You are such a treasure here on HP with your amazing gift of storytelling like no other! I am humbled by your words. You are such a kind person and generous to all in your commenting.

      I am so glad you mentioned that particular photo, as I almost did not use it. I stopped one day right there in my car and snapped that photo with my cellphone. Jackie Lynnley was nice enough to remove the front part of my black car and mirror that was showing in the photo. lol My eyes are getting so blurry from being on the computer so much here of late, I did not even notice it. So, I am grateful she did!

      I love traveling down that particular country road and that day I still remember seeing that brilliant light shining through those trees and I just had to stop.

      Thank you for being you too, dear sweet lady.

      Hugs,

      Faith Reaper

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      Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Faith, if ever a title fit someone to a beautiful T, it is you. You continue to be the lifting spirit and inspiration to us all…not just by your words, but by being you. The photos are lovely, but my favorite is the light through the trees that beckons with warmth the country road and pathway, and all that lay beyond. Such is hope…such is Faith. Hugs. :-)

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dear teaches,

      So lovely to see you stopping by to read! I appreciate your kind comments and I am glad you understand how important it is to write from the heart. You're the best!

      Hugs and love to you and yours.

      God bless you,

      Faith Reaper

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Faith, thank you for writing about the things that really matter in life. Yes, we should take it all to heart and support the cause. Hugs, prayers and God bless you, dear sweet lady.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Bless you dearest Frank. I will try my best, promise.

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Nellieanna,

      I have never thought of it in the same way as poetry, how interesting. However, life is truly like poetry in every sense, now that I think upon your wise words here. I have staged our previous home to get it ready for sale, and met with great approval. I do look at interior design as art though, which is what you are saying here, as each piece must flow and have its place and purpose with just the right color scheme to pull it all together. I love many styles, to include updated traditional, farmhouse, even French and eclectic ... to not be so matchy, matchy and finding two different pieces that just go so well together that no one else would think of putting together. Well, maybe I do need to write a home interiors hub. hehe

      Yes, I know all about miracles too.

      I can just imagine how humongous the Metroplex has grown since the time when my daughter was born! It is a beautiful area with a lot of character, art, music and the such to enjoy.

      Hope you have a lovely day, my sweet Texan sweet.

      Hugs and love to you and yours,

      Faith Reaper

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      aaawww stay sweet

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Dear Faith - Yes, mirrors reflecting back images and light are wonderful, too. I'm picturing the ovals you describe. Ovals are such beautiful shapes. I think they were George's favorite shape, too. You really should write on home interior decorating! It's not unlike poetry, working with the involved elements to achieve a subtle kind of balance and rhythm, which one just senses and recognizes when it happens, and can't release till it does.

      My 2 children were born in the mid 1950s at the Air Force base hospital in Waco! Much has happened since then, including some miracles.

      By the way, we still call the Dallas-Ft. Worth and the other cities & 'burbs involved in this, the Metroplex. It includes Denton, Arlington and Plano, which have grown immensely and are cities in their own rights. The entire area is humongous and just keeps expanding. The Metroplex population is nearly 7 million, but in many ways, still seems uncrowded.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Arthur (dellea),

      So nice to meet you and I truly appreciate you stopping by to read here this night!

      God bless you too,

      Faith Reaper

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      dellea 4 years ago

      Thank you for sharing your inspirations! God bless!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Well, thank you very much kind sir ... Frank,

      You have left the best compliment one can receive as far as I am concerned... for it is most important to be respected, especially as a woman ... and writer (so-to-speak writer or messenger). You will never know just how much your comment means to me ... brought tears. I am deeply touched.

      Hugs and much love to you from southern USA,

      Faith Reaper

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      My Dear Faith you have so much to share.. and even this hub I can feel the energy.. the truths, the coming from the heart, you are unique in which you just don't put pen to paper.. you put heart to paper and in that makes you a respected hubber.. bless you my dear Faith...")

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear drbj,

      Always so nice when you stop in for a read and leave such kind and most generous comments.

      Have a lovely evening,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Deb (aviannovice),

      Always so nice when you stop by to read. I appreciate your insightful comment. I know I need to make my way over there to see what all is going on at Boomer's Lake!

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Lovely photos, Faith, and beautiful, inspiring words. What more could a faithful reader want? Thanks for sharing what is in your beautiful heart, m'dear.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Writing from within will show your passion. It is that passion that affects others...

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Joseph,

      So wonderful to see you stopping by to read! Thank you so much for the lovely comments and encouraging words.

      I pray all is well with you and yours this day.

      Hugs and much love,

      Faith Reaper

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      Joseph De Cross 4 years ago

      Beautiful hub! Inspirations from the heart are the best! I know you are a wonderful writer and future Author my dear friend! This hub has it all!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Alicia,

      Thank you so much for reading and leaving lovely comments here. Yes, I love that view too, and my photography does not really help it in any way!

      I appreciate your visit here this day!

      Bless you, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Denise,

      So glad for your visit here this day and especially for leaving such an awesome comment.

      I appreciate the votes up and share.

      Bless you, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Vinaya,

      Thank you for stopping by to read. Yes, your ideas and views are always well thought out and beautifully written. Ah, yes, "show me the money" or better yet, "show Vinaya the money" ...

      You should be paid well for your excellent articles that really should be in travel magazines. I am surprised you have not been scooped up to write for travel magazines in your country.

      Have a lovely evening (or whatever time of day it is there), Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Jo,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to stop in and read here this day. It is always so great to see you! I appreciate your kind comments as always. Yes, all is well with the family ...we are holding our own.

      I pray all is well with you sweet friend.

      Hugs and much love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hello savvydating,

      So great to see you stopping by to read! I am sure we all have our favorite spots in which to write to get those creative juices flowing. Now, I am noticing that some of my bushes out there need sprucing up...lol

      Yes, The Hay House publisher does offer great advice, and there were many others, but I just chose him to highlight here. Yes, it is wonderful to get feedback after writing something, just to see what is on the minds of others.

      I appreciate your comments and votes up.

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Writing from the heart is very important, and you have expressed this so beautifully, Faith. Thank you for creating this hub. I love the view from the window in the first photo, too!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Liz,

      So great to see you stopping by here! Wow, thank you so much for leaving such generous comments. Yes, I cannot believe it either ... still shaking my head on that one.

      Thank you for blessing me with your wonderful comments.

      I hope the rest of your day was great,

      Faith Reaper

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Beautiful hub, Faith, in more ways than the obvious. I loved its message. I was going to say, 'positive', but realized it is beyond positive. It truly speaks of the spiritual nature of writing, from which I try to write from. It is evident here. Thanks so much for sharing. :) UP/B/and shared.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Faith,

      When I write, I always think about the ideas and views I'm going to communicate with the readers. When my writing gets published, I always think about the money it will earn.

      Thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Good evening dear Leslie (ImKarn),

      Well thank you very much for saying such and I am humbled that you think so ...

      Yes, we do have different beliefs and I am glad you shared you actually learn something from my writing. That means a lot to me. The beauty of writing is sharing from our hearts and learning from each other!

      I did not realize this piece has teeth, and if you say it does, then it must! You are the expert on whether or not something has teeth ... hehe

      I truly believe we all have our own unique voice and through our writing, our voice is heard. Now, whether or not what we write is even read by anyone or read by thousands, we must write our hearts out.

      Thank you so much for sharing and caring.

      Hugs and love to you always,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Aw, bless you too dear lyric, and I love your new Avatar there, awesome!

      You are always so kind and generous in your commenting to me. You're the best!

      I pray that God blesses all of your endeavors in this life.

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi moonlake.

      Well, my goodness thank you so much, I am so humbled. However, you are a most amazing writer yourself! I think those curtain sheers are the actual hit of this hub. hehe

      Thank you for your visit here and I do so appreciate the vote up and share.

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Wow Cyndi,

      Thank you so much for the profound comment left here! Exactly, writing is all of that indeed. You have stated much truth here. Writing does mimic life and it is truly complicated and unique to each individual and writer. All have their own unique experiences and I believe that is what shines through in what one writes.

      Thank you for taking the time to read and leave comments which add much to the subject of this hub.

      Have a great evening,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Aw, God bless you dearest Mh,

      I know your health is not good and you are not able to do those things which you once did. Well, precious heart, if writing is all you have left, then you need to hold on to it as tight as you can and never let the writing stop. Thank you for sharing your amazing poetry here with us all each and every night, which always blesses me as you know from my commenting.

      You are using one of your God-given gifts to bring a lot of beauty into the lives of those who read your poetry no doubt! Not only beauty, but tons of laughs with your clever limericks. And to boot, those thought-provoking tankas too. That last tanka was so beautiful it took my breathe away.

      Please know I am keeping you in my prayers for not only healing but that you are able to continue to use your gift of writing to share here with us all.

      Hugs and love from southern USA,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Lovely Nellieanna,

      Thank you so much for sharing that about your passion for the transient light and shadows, as that is one of mine too! I also love the reflective light of mirrors bouncing back into the room from outside, especially if the room tends to be a bit dark or either placing a mirror across from something beautiful like a piece of art. On the wall behind the table is a huge wrought iron Italian looking mirror that opens up with two side panels with scroll designs on them, and it mimics the window as it's top is oval with scroll design just like the window in this room is oval. I guess I need to write a home interior hub. hehe I just love how you describe the exact feeling of enchantment with your beautiful words ... oh, you are a most amazing writer, so there you go!

      I am not the best photographer and it is understandable the different perspective as to what is seen. Yes, the colors and design are so vivid on the table runner, and that is what caught my eye. It brightens up the room so much. Thank you for noticing it. I can tell you have a keen eye for all that is beautiful in colors, shapes and light.

      I do hope it cools off soon for our new season of weather. This past weekend here was just gorgeous; however, this day the humidity is back. My daughter was born in Texas, so she is technically a Texan. My husband was in the Air Force at the time stationed at the Air Force base in Ft. Worth. I remember really loving it out there, and especially Dallas. I can imagine just how much it has grown since then, for it was so huge that whole area, the Metroplex, is what they called it back then.

      I remember it being 110 degrees in the shade, but it being a dry heat, whereas here, we have such terrible humidity, you feel like a wet rag just going out to check the mail and back. It feels as though one can almost cut it with a knife. However, this summer was the most unusual summer here, as it rained the whole summer and it was cool! Now, in September the heat has arrived.

      I truly love reading your most beautiful poetry as it is always superb! I am thrilled that you write here on HP and hope that you will continue to do so.

      Hugs and much love to you this evening,

      Faith Reaper

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      faith, this is full of passion, very inspirational!!

      I loved the images also, nice work my friend. My best to you, I hope all is well with you and the family.

      Love Jo

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      Yves 4 years ago

      Such a beautiful photo of your writing space. I am a firm believer in a having a beautiful view when writing....

      I appreciated the advice from The Hay House publisher, to write from the heart, as opposed to addressing critics. This is something I must learn to do.

      And as you said, it is a wonderful thing to get feedback. But in any event, the important thing is to keep writing or doing whatever it is that we have been given the talent to do. Thank you for sharing this inspiring article. Up, useful and awesome.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Joelle (kidscrafts), I appreciate you reading and thank you for such kind comments here. I am grabbing a quick bite for lunch and thought I would pop in here to comment. Hope it comes through via my phone. Hope you have a great week too! Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Elizabeth Parker 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I voted this up, useful, awesome and beautiful and cannot believe that you saw that those topics are not worth writing about. That is crazy! This was such a tender, wonderfully-written, inspirational hub. I absolutely loved this and is the perfect way to start my morning. Thank you for having such a caring heart!

      Liz

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Good morning Faith and - thank you! This is a beautiful piece of writing that combines your faith and all things critical.

      While i may not share in your religious beliefs, that doesn't mean that i don't hold you in the greatest esteem and learn from your wisdom.

      I left the hub due to their 'censoring' my articles on politics, abortion, world affairs, gay rights, women's rights, AND WHAT'S RIGHT!

      grrrrr...

      if it doesn't have TEETH - what's the point?

      This hub has TEETH, girl - you GO!

      sharing and caringxx

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Faith, straight from your heart. Writing from the heart is "real." Writing is much better when you believe in the words you write. It's fun to write about what you love, what's your passion, ect. Reading about real-life situations is what I love.

      You always write about what you love and believe in. I commend you for that. You inspire me to be a better person and I'm sure, many, many others. Voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful, interesting, and shared on FB:) Bless you Faith

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Your such a good writer. I wish I could write like you I enjoyed this. I like your curtains. Voted up and shared.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi dear friends,

      Thank you to all here, and I will be back to further comment. I love you all and hope your day is as beautiful as you all are indeed!

      Hugs and love,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Randi (btrbell),

      Always so great when you stop in to visit and leave such generous comments sweet friend! Thank you so much for the votes and pin.

      Hugs and love,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Jenna,

      So nice for your visit here this day. I appreciate you stopping to read and I than you for the lovely comment.

      Have a lovely day,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Wetnose,

      Aw, thank you so much and I will gladly take hugs from the wetnoses and I feel your squeeze of a hug here too. : ) What a lovely comment and a blessing this day to start off the day!

      You are so kind. I am glad you were inspired here.

      I appreciate the votes up and share

      Hugs and love to you and all the wetnoses,

      Faith Reapear

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Ginger (ExpectGreatThings),

      Always so lovely when you stop by to read. Thank you, yes, at times it does cause one to daydream, but then it is great to look up from the computer and see God's little creatures out and about and the serenity of it actually inspires one to write ...never any writer's block.

      Thank you for your lovely comments.

      Have a blessed day,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Maria (marcoujor),

      Aw, thank you so much. I am sorry my eyes were so very heavy last evening and my head started nodding off, so I had to go off to bed. I wanted to make sure I was fresh to respond to such a loving comment.

      I am so thankful to have found my way over to your side of HP Town, with the help of another and I will tell you that each time I read one of your inspiring, thought-provoking and beautiful writes, I always receive such a wonderful blessing. Your writing, truly is written from the heart.

      I believe you are in the heart business! : ) Especially now, with your new and wonderful site which helps us to all de-stress from our day. What a blessing that is and will be to so many.

      Thank you for your encouraging and loving words always. I cherish you for you are one with a beautiful heart of love for all, and treat each friend so very special, like they are your only friend. And that is one of your strongest gifts, because doing so is not easy.

      Have a lovely day being yourself and I know whomever comes into contact with you will be blessed.

      Love you, Faith Reaper

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Very well expressed. Writing is powerful. Writing persuades, enlightens, educates, entertains. Writing mimics life and life is a complicated journey for everyone. Writers choose what they write and readers choose what they read.

      Take care.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this and all your support. Sadly writing is all that is left to me. If I were healthy, I would still be working my magic (like Toys for Tots, public schools, my community and the like).

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      I can imagine how glorious that view is, with even greater height! I also can vividly picture the sheer curtains' play of reflections on the walls with the changing light during the hours of the day. That happens to be one of my passions, noticing transient lights and shadows such as that. That they are so fleeting, yet so beautiful during their brevity and unexpectedness is truly enchanting. Just the kind of thing which can inspire one to write something, and usually does!

      I can see now that it is a table runner. The perspective of it is a bit hard to get right! haha. Yes, the colors, as well as the design of it are really pretty.

      Our poor weatherman just keeps trying to encourage us that we WILL have some fall weather soon, but it just keeps dangling like the proverbial carrot. It's past midnight right now and still 90 degrees here in Dallas, though the forecast looks a little promising for the weekend. But I've heard that promise before! haha.

      Thank you so much for following my hubs and poetry. Hugs and love right back to you!

      Nellieanna

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Well dear friends ... all here. I do so appreciate all of the lovely comments here, and please know how very much I respect each of you, but my eyes are closing on me at the moment, as I am so tired. Need to take a bit of a rest, and then I will be able to comment further.

      Love you all! You are all beautiful and I love you all.

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Aw, Dear Jackie,

      You are such a good friend with a beautiful heart. I could have used your expert photography skills in that first photo, for that window is so very large and I wanted to take a photo of the entire window, but then my little sticky notes would not show up on my computer. I did have a time trying to get the photo right, and I see it still has many reflections in the glass of other objects ...maybe the chandelier, as in some of the photos as I thought I needed more light. I appreciate your help in removing the front part of my car and mirror in that tree on the county road with the sun shining through it.

      Thank you for saying such kind words about my family. I thought about including all here, but I wanted to concentrate on those issues that I find hard to believe that others may not care one bite.

      My hubs about my family do receive tons of comments, which is always a blessing to me, for I am humbled that anyone would care to even read about such, but they do.

      Love you dear friend, and I am blessed to be in partnership with you in our quest to share a bit of love all over HubPages.

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dearest Nellieanna,

      You have cheered me this day with your visit here! You are such a lovely treasure and your heart is always so full to the overflow of love for others. It is a true blessing to me too, to interact with fellow friends/writers in the comments section, for one can actually build on what was written in the hub.

      In that room, there are 12' ceilings and so that photo does not cover the whole view, which is about four more feet up. Those are actually curtain sheers, for I have the insulated drapes hanging on each side, as well in the large arch of the window. Those sheers do allow a most beautiful reflection on the walls during certain times of the day, when the light changes. I have my laptop siting on the table there, and that is actually a table runner that I bought at Easter this year. I just love the colors. There is a beautiful rug under the table.

      Thank you for noticing the details here. Yes, I cannot wait for the leaves to change! We can find beauty all around us, as you write, if we just look.

      Your superb poetry always inspires me above and beyond. You are truly a gifted writer and I am blessed to read your lovely writing here on HP.

      Thank you for gracing these pages with your presence this day.

      Hugs and love to you,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      DearMsDora,

      So lovely to see you here stopping by for a visit!

      Well, I can honestly say that when I read your phenomenal hubs, I always receive a blessing. So, thank you for always encouraging others.

      I appreciate your most generous comments here.

      God bless you, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Mike (Mr. Archer),

      So nice to see you stopping by here to read and leave such lovely comments. Yes, this world would indeed be a much better place! It is my prayer that all hearts are changed so that lives are impacted for the better and this world becomes a much brighter place in which to live.

      Hugs and love to your and yours,

      Faith Reaper

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Dear Faith,

      You are like a light! I love to read what your write! I always feel your love, your compassion, your positivity, your sense of peace in your writing. Thank you for sharing your beautiful writing with the world.

      Have a great week!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Devika,

      Always so lovely when you stop by to read and leave such kind and generous comments! Yes, I believe that when we truly pour out our hearts into our writing, then that is when something special happens, and possibly one life or many lives are impacted. We may never know, but it is most important, at least to me, to write from the heart.

      I appreciate the votes up and I am so glad you found this to be encouraging!

      Hugs and love to you and yours,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Michael,

      Thank you for always leaving such beautiful comments. If I had moved over to the left a bit, one could see down to the rolling verdant hills of the pasture across from my house where the Black Angus cows seem to pop off of such green. That spruce tree right up against the house blocks such in this photo.

      I am always so inspired, blessed, and touched to the deepest part of my soul when I read your poetry and that of those other wonderful poets here on HP, like PoeticPhilosophy up there.

      I always look forward to reading your next poem, especially during the week after a long hard day. It blesses my soul too.

      Hugs and love from southern USA,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Bill,

      Yes, I know exactly how you feel ... very clear! The heart matters most in our writing. I love oodles!!! Thank you very much for always inspiring us to write passionately ... and well : )

      Hugs and love to you from southern USA,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dear suzette,

      Thank you so much for such encouraging comments here. You are such a phenomenal writer, and I am always inspired whenever I read any of your work. You're the best!

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Eric,

      Oh, my goodness, I am so humbled and touched by such beautiful comments you have left here this day! What a blessing your visit is to me this day.

      Yes, our minds certainly can get boggled down with all of that stuff that really does not matter and distract us from fulfilling our purpose as writers, our true purpose.

      Then there is our heart ..."from out of the overflow of our heart, the mouth speaks" or in our case, as writers ...from out of the overflow of our heart, we write!

      Well, I am going to have to go on over to your side of HP Town and see what your heart has written.

      Hugs and love to our and yours,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Poetic Philosophy,

      Wow, thank you so much for your visit here this day and for leaving such enthusiastic comments! I think you understand me and that makes me smile.

      Yes, I will continue to spread the love around, for this hurting world, on this very day, needs to know of love. I truly believe each one of us has a gift(s) unique to us, and we should use those very gifts to spreading the love around. As I have stated on my profile page. Love is the answer. It is so hard it seems for many to grasp, and it may take a complete heart change. I know, for me, He first loved me, so that is the reason I am able to love others.

      Thank you for blessing me here with your visit this day.

      Hugs and love to you and yours,

      Faith Reaper