Monday, April 2, 2012

Give, Receive, Release

What I've Received:  This weekend brought time with family; my husband and I went to his grandparents' house and they lent me a pile of books. (You might remember a post I wrote titled Reading Over My Shoulder.  In that post, I quoted from Gladys Hasty Carroll, the author of one the books Grammy lent me yesterday.)

What I've Given:  We brought them a CD of contemporary arrangements of traditional Celtic music from Ireland and Scotland by William Coulter & Friends, and talked awhile, listening to the music.  The acoustic guitars, bagpipe, and fiddle were so cheerful and uplifting; they loved it.

What I've Released:  I gave away my fiction how to writing books in order to put aside what I learned in college about professors' opinions of what makes good writing and to instead write from my heart and what I'd like to read. 

What have you received? 
What have you given?
What have you released? 
How have you been changed?

9 comments:

  1. I recieved a compliment from another. I told several family members and a friend I love you. I emphathised with someone who lost their mother. I said, "This is hard for you." She hadn't said much until then and said, "It IS so hard." I released the notion, I must make family members like me. It no longer matters.I am changed each day when I take a moment to reflect on that day.

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  2. I receive love from family and community. I have given of my time and talents. I have released a bad relationship. I have been changed by pursuing my dreams and inviting others in.
    Great post!

    Play off the Page

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  3. Always a good plan. I love to give. And to receive is nice too but I think giving is even better. I am making baby hats and cat toy mice to give away right now.

    Speaking of giving:

    I have a new contest giveaway at:

    www.myreallifereviews.com

    for Earth Month.

    I am grateful to the companies that supply me with some great prizes to giveaway too!

    Happy Week, G

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  4. Great topic. I especially love anything having to do with books. I've had a tough week so I won't bore you with details, but as always, grace is just around the corner whenever I'm ready to receive it.

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  5. Having just lost my mother - these are questions worth asking, but maybe too early to answer.
    Thank you for your inspiration though.
    blessings

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  6. Love what you've released! Be free to write from your heart and the words our Father gives you! No rules.

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  7. This is a wonderful post, Jade. I'm sorry I didn't see it sooner. I have received some lovely birthday wishes from friends and family, today. I have given hugs and thanks to all the most beloved people in my life. I have released an inner demon which led to much sadness within, and have been able to laugh openly and freely. x

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  8. This is great post, Jade - what an interesting incentive indeed. very inspiring. x

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  9. Receive, Give, Release.. wonderful post!

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