I had been wanting to create a place to share my painted rocks with others and also offer the opportunity for others to place and share rocks they paint, so after several months of hoping, dreaming, planning and praying it came to fruition in a wonderful way and today it was completed! I am very happy with how it all turned out and feel blessed that it has already been noticed, used, and admired by many in my neighborhood. I am hoping now that it continues to grow and expand!
National Freedom Day in America commemorates the 11th Amendment which abolished slavery signed by President Lincoln on February 1, 1865.
On this day we pause to give thanks for the freedoms we have, and pray for those peoples who do not have freedom, for even though slavery was abolished all those years ago unfortunately it still exists today worldwide.
I like red hearts, pink flowers, and chocolate candy. Lace doilies, cupcakes, and frilly valentines are dandy. But the things I love best are smiles, hugs, and words that inspire. These are my heart’s true desire. Things said and done that money can’t buy. A shoulder that’s there when I need to cry,
Or a helping hand to pick me up from a fall, These are the things I love most of all. Things that are bought can be very nice. I like little wrapped gifts, and I don’t think twice
About accepting them from family and friends, For I like the message of love that a little gift sends. Yet, give me your time, talent, and heart’s treasure, For those are the things I value without measure. Time spent listening to my joys, dreams, or sorrows, Talent given to make me better tomorrows;
Treasures of your heart, like compassion and care, Give me any of these, and nothing will compare. For when those things are given, they are most precious you see, Because they are a bit of you being deposited into me!