I believe that each of us comes from the creator trailing wisps of glory. Maya Angelou

a glimpse of beauty
a glimpse of beauty

Maya Angelou’s life, like her words, were beautiful, encouraging and inspiring. And in honor of her beauty and her life, I find myself thinking about my words as well as my life, and how well I am using both. Because I want to take hold of those wisps of glory and ignite them for the world and for the Creator to see.

I want my wisps of glory to be bold and brilliant and to be all-encompassing, so that by those wisps of glory I am able to lift up those lives that touch mine.

I want conversations that I share with my little girls to be prayers raised to God’s ears and to be worship of his glory.

I want my words to speak love into the lives of those who cross my path each day.

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. Maya Angelou

I want my life to weave a story that flows with love and beauty and poetry and creativity and delight in Jesus.

I want to live boldly even in the face of adversity; especially in the face of adversity.

I want to extend my words and my life to others, to walk alongside them and to encourage them in the living and the sharing of their stories.

I want to live deliberately, doing what I can where I am to change the world with my words and my deeds.

I want to celebrate joy in the small, insignificant moments by whispering words of wonder and love in my little girls’ hearts.

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. Maya Angelou

I want to sit quietly in the shade of a tree and consider the beauty of God’s creation that surrounds me and capture that in words and in memories.

I want to absorb the vastness of the heavens and speak its starry wonder in whispered prayers and conversations with my husband and with Jesus.

I want to laugh at things that are silly and at things that are petty annoyances or frustrations so that joy lives in my heart and in my soul and in the words I speak.

I want to embrace gentleness and kindness and reflect that in the way I live with my girls, with my husband, with my neighbors, with my world and with God’s children.

I want to stand beside still waters and let the silence surround me and fill me with the presence of God in the world and in my words.

Nothing can dim the light which shines from within. Maya Angelou

I want to remember and to remind others that the God of all creation bends low to touch his heart to ours, to take our hands in his, to whisper his promises in our ears.

I want my choices, my words, my actions, my every breath of life to proclaim hope because we are born of hope and redeemed in love and because we live by faith and love with grace.


6 thoughts on “A Life of Beauty

  1. Beautiful! Thank you, Judith. With the passing of Maya Anjelou, I feel as if I’ve lost a dear friend. Her profound words live on.

    1. I feel the same way, Sherry. I think her life and her words influenced me beyond what I even know in this moment. Her voice will be missed, indeed.

      Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate them greatly!

    1. Thank you, David, for the encouraging feedback and for believing in me, that I am doing all that I hope to do {based on this list}. But I fall short more often than I care to admit; and so I grasp the grace so freely given and step out in faith to try again.

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