THE SMILING FLOWER- Terry Mark

THE INSPIRING FLOWER

A Flower is a mother of inspiration.

Though a plant, it holds great inspirations.

It never melts, despite the heat of the sun.

It never hides, despite the blinding brightness of the sun,
Instead it uses this sunlight to grow.

It uses this sunlight (of course with the help of water and others) to spread out its beautiful parts.

And thus transformed into what it truly is: The Symbol of True Beauty.

For it’s beauty grow from the inside to the out.

Come sunshine, come rain, come wind;
It just grows more and more beautiful.

At times, when I’m looking at a beautiful flower,
It seems to be smiling back with all those beautifully coloured petals and sepals.

Maybe a Flower is another way God wants to keep His smiles with us.

Have a beautiful weekend!

BUCHI EMECHETA (1944-2017)

Considered by many to be one of the most important female african writers, she is greatly respected and revered for her unique and creative writings about the painful struggles of African women towards establishing their place in history.

Below I’ll share a great quote attributed to her:

“One thing she did not know was that the greatest book on human psychology is the Bible. If you were lazy and did not wish to work, or if you had failed to make your way in the society, you could always say my kingdom is not of this world. If you were a jet-set woman who believed in sleeping around, VD or no VD you could always say ‘Mary Magdalene had no husband but didn’t she wash the feet of our Lord? Wasn’t she the first person to see our risen saviour?’ If on the other hand you believed in the inferiority of the blacks you could always say ‘Slaves obey your master.’ It’s a mysterious book, one of the greatest of all books, if not the greatest. Hasn’t it got all the answers?

PRAYER FOR HER: May her beautiful soul find complete rest in the comfort of the Lord. Amen.

POEM: TRUE LOVE- By Terry Mark

When you truly love someone,
Who truly love you,
You two become one.
You become addicted to each other,
You always want be together.
No matter how frequent you meet,
No matter how long you stare at each other,
You are never weary of each other.
In your eyes,
Beauty never fades,
Only keeps dazzling!
No matter the misunderstandings,
No matter the differences,
Your love for each other,
Only gets exposed stronger.
You are never tired of each other,
Despite the struggles faced each day,
You always fight to stay together.
As the days get older,
Your desire for each other,
Only gets stronger.
Who can quench the fire of True Love?
The Heart may get old,
But True Love is forever young!

>DEDICATED TO ALL TRUE LOVERS OUT THERE.

Think About These…

**When you fall, not everyone who call you ‘friend! friend!’ will help you up, but only those friends given to you by God. They are usually those who truly understand you and whom you also understand deeply.

**When you open your heart to love, many will like to throw thorns at it to hurt you badly and make you hateful, but with GOD you will always overcome them like Jesus Christ did.

**I listened to the world and lost all hope, I look up to God and found great hope.

**Look beyond the pains and disappointments and see your Blessings. No one who goes through pains and disappointments and learnt from them ever came out without a Crown. Don’t give up yet!

Think about these…