Inspirational Thursday-The Rose

February 26, 2014

The other morning while walking, I found myself listening to Bette Midler.

I have always enjoyed her voice so much and she was

  singing one of my favorite songs of days gone by. 

When I got home I just had to take a few pictures of my

red roses from Valentines day-

The Rose

"Some say Love, it is a river, that drowns the tender reed

   Some say Love, it is a razor, that leaves your soul to bleed

                             Some say Love, it is a hunger, an endless aching need

                           I say Love, is a flower, and you, its only a seed

               It's the heart afraid of breaking, that never learns to dance

              It's the dream afraid of waking, that never takes the chance

                     It's the one who won't be taken, the one who can't seem to give

                                  And the soul afraid of dying, that never learns to live

         When the night has been too lonely and the road has been too long
              And you think that love is only for the lucky and the strong

           Just remember that in the Winter, far beneath the bitter snow

     Lies, the seed, that with the sun's love in the Spring becomes the rose

Hurts and disappointments have the power to change our outlook on life and 

love, if we allow them to do so.

These hurts have the ability to leave us bitter, fearful and paralyzed and even 

prevent us from viewing love as beautiful, joyful and rewarding.

Isn't it comforting to know that we are woven together in such a way that we 

are meant to give love unconditionally and receive love openly and graciously.

We have been given the gift to love and be loved. 

When we let love fill our hearts,

there is no room for bitterness and fearfulness.

Wishing you love and joy~

Please Join Me~

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  1. These are such pretty photos! I love Bette too.... she can sure belt out a tune, can't she!

  2. Gorgeous photos of your deep, dark red roses and your wise words,

    'We have been given the gift to love and be loved.

    When we let love fill our hearts,

    there is no room for bitterness and fearfulness'.

    How true! Thanks for this lovely message, to be understood by the senses, and communicated outward.

    Have a lovely weekend!


  3. What beautiful photos and a lovely post. Have you ever watched any of the Ladies' No 1 Detective shows? They were on HBO but we bought the DVDs. We watched one last night and the teacher was teaching his class outdoors from a chalkboard. One of the points was...we have a right to be loved. Then he said it is our responsibility to show love. The children repeated this out loud. What a wonderful thing to learn! Sweet hugs!

  4. That is such a beautiful song and you have some beautiful rose photos to go with it.

  5. You will not believe this - I am watching Bette Midler right now - BEACHES!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THAT SONG! And do you get the symbolism with the rose pushing through the snow and ice and it makes it Through!!!

  6. ok Jemma, this has got to be one of my favorite posts yet. I love the red roses and I love the song "the rose" by Bette Midler. I got tearful when I read the quote, "Tis better to have loved and lost." I have heard that one before, but forgot about it.

    I have just one more thing to say about your post today.........Perfect. (and I don't use that word often)


  7. Beautiful post Jemma ~ gorgeous photo of the roses ~ Love Midler's song the Rose also ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ xxx

    artmusedog and carol

  8. I hope you'll visit me back, Jemma, to see how I, too, love roses, especially when they beging to age. I find them so beautiful, so of course, I loved your post as well. Beautiful on all counts! ~Zuni

  9. Jemma, I love this post! Beautiful pictures with wonderful thoughts. The red rose with the black edges is simply stunning. I too love Bette Midler and that song as well as 'Wind beneath my Wings' are two of my favorites! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. Jemma, what a beautiful post! Lovely thoughts and song. The roses are gorgeous. Have a happy Sunday and new week ahead!

  11. Such a beautiful post... and amazing photos! Loved it.

  12. Beautiful!!
    Jemma...I'd love for you to share your posts over at Project Inspire{d}! Our party goes live every Monday night at 8 EST. See you there... ;)

  13. Beautiful pictures! I really like that song too.=)

  14. Thanks so much for sharing. I'll be featuring you this week at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Love all the photos!!

  15. I am seriously IMPRESSED by your photos! Bravo!


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