Letting Gladness Win

posted by Sharon May 15, 2012 19 Comments

A rose, touched by the sun’s warm rays,
All its petals gently does unfold.
So you, when touched by God’s great mercy
Let joy and gladness win your soul.
— Jean Berger

This poem, set to a tender tune by a fine musician, just fit with the newly-opening roses, a surprise from my daughter for Mother’s Day.

When the light falls on us, we can turn to it and allow joy to win. Sometimes it’s a choice. We can choose joy or choose to remain in the shadow.

How about you? How can you choose joy this week? What can you do to let gladness win your soul?

 

 

 

 

Linking up with Sweet Shot Tuesday, Inspired Tuesday, and Texture Tuesdays. Photo is processed with Kim Klassen’s Textures Chase and Happy Heart.

 

 

 

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19 Comments

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Yvonne Michelle May 15, 2012 at 5:10 am

Absolutely stunning! I love the roses & the subtle textures you used!

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PrairieJill May 15, 2012 at 5:20 am

Oh, those roses are gorgeous! The textures are perfect for them.

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Susan May 15, 2012 at 5:28 am

Beautiful roses, I love all the colors…great photos 🙂

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geetlee May 15, 2012 at 5:53 am

this is such a beautiful post, thank you! I love the flowers and the thoughts behind it. Yes, I too believe that happiness is a choice. This week I choose to be positive and confident in my abilities and not succumb to doubt and fear 🙂

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Pieni lintu May 15, 2012 at 6:56 am

Pretty roses!!!

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Molly May 15, 2012 at 9:08 am

Beautiful images…. and beautiful flowers

Mollyxxx

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Karen May 15, 2012 at 10:23 am

Beautiful and delicate texture work. A lovely post 🙂

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A Garden of Threads May 15, 2012 at 11:11 am

What a wonderful present for Mother’s Day. They are gorgeous.

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Susan May 15, 2012 at 11:31 am

Oh they are so pretty. I got some too.

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Ana GR May 15, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Yes, let it win.
Beautiful shot.
Seen at Ken’s Sweet Shot Tuesday: http://kentweakley.com/blog/

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Marilyn Gallas May 15, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Your roses are lovely.

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Synnöve May 16, 2012 at 9:07 am

Wonderful roses ! Just wonderful.

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Desirae R May 16, 2012 at 11:59 am

These roses are beautiful. Thank you again for your kind words.

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Polish Mom Photographer May 16, 2012 at 2:38 pm

First picture is just beautifuL!

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Mom Photographer (@MomPhotographer) May 16, 2012 at 2:39 pm

First picture is just beautiful!!!

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sorelle in style May 16, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Oh what beautiful words and such a lovely surprise! I plan on relaxing all week – nothing more joyful at the moment! 🙂

♡j
sorelle in style

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Sandy May 16, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Beautiful flowers from your beautiful daughter!

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Pinseljulie May 16, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Wonderful Pictures!
Luckily Greetings, Julie ♥

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melody May 17, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Beautiful roses! 🙂

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