Thursday, March 31, 2011

be the Poem

"...for we are God's handiwork..."
"...created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
-Ephesians 2:10

 Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
-Judy Garland

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
-e.e. cummings

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
-David Carradine

The swan glided by as we waited for our dinners at the S & P Restaurant in Mystic Connecticut.
Watching it inspired thoughts of grace, serenity
. . . and inner beauty . . .

Wishing you a weekend filled with inspiration, serenity, beauty
and overflowing graces.


Visit Sky Watch Friday for more beautiful sky scenes

and Joyce at
for other lovelies.


Pearl Maple said...

beautiful post to celebrate spring

swans are so pretty

have a great weekend!

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photo for SWF!Have a great weekend and enjoy it!

Wanda said...

What a lovely spot. We have been entertaining our friend from Texas, and enjoying some home cooking (from me) and some nice dinners out (for me)...Lovely post.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Lovely and blue :)

Diana said...

I can certainly see why you were inspired. Just beautiful!
Love Di ♥

Cathy said...

What a beautiful and peaceful post. I especially loved this quote, " Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.-Judy Garland."

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

All of these words were just so uplifting...I need to post them around my house...and Judy Garland, so true, so true
Now I would like to go to dinner there, it is beautiful.
Have an awesome weekend!

It's me said...

Wishing you the same my dear friend you !! God is great !!...he helps me a lot at the moment.....yes !! love love

Linda said...

Such elegant beauty Maria. Each of these quotes is so meaningful. Altogether it is a beautiful inspiring message.
Wishing you a blessed weekend too Maria.

Wanda..... said...

Very poetic, Maria!♥

koralee said...

Oh my friend...I have been to Mystic! I love that area! It was only a few years ago too.

Hope you are getting ready for your weekend...are you having a big goodbye dinner? The week has gone so fast.

It is so nice to see your sister joining us in blogland! You guys are amazing.

Thank you for the well wishes for my I seemed to have a set back...maybe it was all I did yesterday. I feel blessed I am not at school or I would of had to take some time off.

Sending you some love for a great Friday my friend. xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Love the sky from the restaurant!

Dhemz said...

wow! how awesome...I love these verses...thanks for sharing...great to be here!

Happy April Fool's! Hope you can visit my Skywatch Friday entry. Thanks!

francis said...

Here it is : THE WEEKEND .
All kinds of goodbeyes ...
step by step untill you can do the next one .
Maria , the goodbeyes will bring you so much new experiences .
You are going to be so proud of your son ! I'm sure !
It will also bring you more YOU time . New you-time , different .
I never imagened that . How that would/could be . Interesting very interesting .
I think of you , watching our beautiful sky tomorrow because the temperature will be summerish tomorrow !

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hi Maria,

The restaurant is situated on a very pretty spot! It seems like it is above the water when looking out the windows.
I am wishing you a precious weekend, I hope you get to spend lots of time with Jason and the rest of your lovely family. You will probably be quite occupied tomorrow, preparing the family dinner. Occupied but loving what you are doing.
Love to you ~xxxx~

Barb said...

I like thinking about being the poem, Maria. Are you on break? My Grands are visiting us in the Mts this week.

Anonymous said...

The swan picture brings a sense of peace and calm today...
I love seeing pictures that capture the swan's reflection in the water.
A lovely place and atmosphere to enjoy a meal!
Wishing you joy this weekend.

Lori's page said...

How beautiful!! Lovely spring pictures, hope sun is there to stay! Lori xxx

Mark Kreider said...

Your photos are very pleasing and inspirational as are the quotes that accompany them.

Doreen said...

What a great photo. I love the reflection as much as the swan itself. Your photography captured those inspired thoughts of grace. So beautiful. Thank you! See you soon sis.

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Indie.Tea said...

The quotes are all so inspirational.
And I hope you have a lovely weekend too!

Vintage Home said...

Beautiful post. Just got home form church a few hours ago...this is a sweet finish to the day.
(our daughters last name is Swaan now!)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a beautiful sight to see as you wait for dinner.