Thursday, March 11, 2010

We All Have At Least One

Please turn up the music.

Have you ever been faced by a looming obstacle that was impossible to move or too high to climb



or a river much to wide to reach your destination?



Chances are you have, and you felt totally

and helplessly

alone.



Or maybe you or someone close to you has had a brush with eternity, but it just wasn't your time yet to say good-bye



and you walked away unharmed, only to see the world in a more vivid light



in all its splendor



majesty



and promise.





And like the song suggests,

No matter how far you are, I'm near
It makes no difference who you are
I'm your angel
...

I bet there WAS someone there all along, right by your side:



your angel. Perhaps it was a friend, a family member, a stranger, an animal companion. Somebody is watching over you



who is willing to lend a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen, and a heart to rejoice. Penny from Angels Door has captured the art of angels in the two preceding paintings titled "Callia" and "The Dreamer." With a soft stroke of gentleness in the eyes and a celestial suggestion of angels' wings, Penny's work unifies the sacred with the familiar



and the inexpressible with the harmonious and measured



that reminds me that I need not look beyond the eyes of another kind human being for a touch of heaven.

Thank you dear, sweet Penny.

Photo and art Credits:

Google images
John McKean
Preserved Photography
Callia, The Dreamer, Angel of Faith, Angel of Love - Penny from Angelsdoor

60 comments:

LuLu Kellogg said...

Breathtaking post Anita....it truly makes me feel "lifted up" after reading this.

LuLu♥

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LiLi M. said...

Bonjour Anita! I totally agree with LuLu Kellogg. Especially: 'I need not look beyond the eyes of another kind human being for a touch of heaven', is a sentence that touches my heart, as, in my opinion, we have to look for heaven on earth already. Magnificent post Anita! I hope you and your family have a lovely weekend, bisous et à bientôt, LiLi

Châtelaine - The Garden Fairy said...

Dear Anita, this was the very first post I read this morning and this post was like sent from heaven for me. It fit into what I experienced yesterday evening like a hand into a glove. Thank you for putting it into such touching sentences and pictures. kind regards, Martina

Desde my ventana said...

Très émotif et très beau ton post d'aujourd'hui .Tu as fait une genial sélection d'images.
Bisous et bon weekend.
Cecilia

Presépio no Canal said...

Yes, I believe in it too ;-) We have some angels lookng up for us and you are one of them, my dear friend ;-) always attentive and with a positive word to say ;-) You make the difference!
I liked when you refer the pets...I also believe in it...my cat is taking care of me...sometimes it remembers my grandma who was an angel to me (and I believe is still is in the heaven) ;-)
Have a wonderful weekend my dear ;-) Bisous ;-)

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

As always, such a beautiful post!!! I always love to visit here. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Blessings... Daphne

The Dutchess said...

So beautiful dearest..So beautiful:))

Edie Marie's Attic said...

And sometimes it's a friend that we have found in blogland that we have found a special bond with!

Thank you for being my friend ma chere!!

mille bisous, Sherry

gildedmoons said...

Hello Anita, oh if only you knew how true this post is for me right now, and how all of your comments and connections to me have made a huge impact on my life right now, like you are watching over me!
Thank you.....julie
and yes, violet is my favorite!

Christel Hutson said...

Dear Anita, what a slendip post. How very wonderful of you to showcase some of Pennys beautiful spiritual paintings. Her work touches my heart as well as many others. Penny is a sweet soul, like her very dear friend Anita. Have a great day, thank you for sharing these thoughts. xoxo Christel

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Such a wonderful world we live in! Thanks for sharing such beauty!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

So touching... I love coming to see your heart and light. Blessings dear friend.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Anita....I firmly believe this to be true. There is someone always looking out for you. Have a wonderful weekend, friend!~Hugs, Patti

Robin said...

Lovely, a reminder. Thank you for sharing this.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Anita,
What a beautiful post, it touched my heart. You will never know how much I needed to receive this message this morning. You are my angel.

Karen

Debi said...

Dear Anita,
I just came upstairs with my coffee and couldn't wait to read your post! I am so moved by it, I honestly have tears. How true to need not look beyond the eyes of another. I really felt shivers when you refered to pet. Our Sammi was born with angel wings and has taken care of us all the years she has been with us.
Truly a beautiful and very moving post and Penny's work is just wonderful.
Thank you for adding something very special to my day!
Wishing you a beautiful weekend.
xox
Debi

Cathy said...

Anita,

As always, a beautiful post and an inspiration. Just lovely.

xo Cathy

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

My Sweeeetest Anita...

What a special and wonderful post. I've met MANY of those precious angels here in Bloggyville......and YOU'RE on that list for certain. What a great girlie you are.

I like to think that my sister, who passed away is my special angel....I always feel close to her.

Huggies and LOVIES....

Spence
xoxoxoxo

koralee said...

Another lovely post..your images are so lovely..in fact I am going to go back and take another look.
I do believe we all have sweet angels by our side...how sad the world would be if we didn't believe. xoxoox

Marie-Ange said...

Rêver sur les photos d'un Ange ...
Ma soirée sera douce.
Merci ma très chère Anita.
Je t'embrasse.
Marie-Ange

A Refocused Life said...

Anita,

A wonderful post with beautiful images. God has put people and angels in my pathway many times to protect, comfort, encourage, and give me peace. I am sure God has 'planned' so many of the things and people I have taken for granted in my live.

Bonnie said...

A beautiful and heartfelt post Anita.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Dearest Anita...how very uplifting...This post is like a gentle reminder that someone is certainly watching over us...Just Beautiful...Beautiful Sunday to you...Dzintra♥x

Paris Atelier said...

What a glorious post Anita, It is just what I needed this week. Heaven sent for sure! The sentiments, images, and angels, are beautiful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Merci,
Judith~

cityfarmer said...

... YOU are my little touch of heaven ...

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Anita

I believe everyone has an angel above, mine sits beside me with every brush stroke I make and every step I take.
There are also, I believe, angels that walk among us every day... You know, the dear friends we meet along the way, through our journey in life..
Your beautiful words have touched my heart and brought tears.... I am honored to have my angels be a part of such a beautiful post...
You are one of those angels that walks the earth!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart... Love and Blessings dear friend. Penny

Jacqueline said...

Dearest Anita,
One really never knows what someone has been through do they? Thank God that He send his angels around us. Angels of protection, warriors and peace givers. Teachers and comfort we find in angels, on earth and in heaven.
Penny is gifted and a beautiful soul for sure and you my dear, live in my heart. I do believe that is where the best angels live...in our heart.

FIONA said...

I'm so inspired by you.

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Lovely post! A couple of blog awards for you at my site! Enjoy!
And happy weekend!
Kirsten

KeKe said...

What a beautiful post Anita!! And very inspiring!!

Rattus Scribus said...

My dear Anita,

This is wonderful post, beautifully written with a theme that is never out of style. I for one am glad for all God's angels in my life, especially in the form of family, friends, and people we don't even know who engage daily in random acts of kindness. Where would we be without them?

Love,
Ruben

Belle Vie said...

Bonjour ma belle!
This is truly a touching post. Your posts are always uplifting and heartfelt.
I believe there are angels among us, and I know I always have one with me. I miscarried between my boys and I believe my baby is my angel ♥
I am doing very well this weekend, thank you for asking. Yesterday was my daughter's Alice in Wonderland birthday party. It was lovely. The movie was wonderful!
Unfortunately, no macarons for me this weekend but the cupcakes were divine ;)
I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! I'm cleaning, running errands and doing laundry. My children are on spring break this week and we have many fun events planned.
xoxo, B

BeautifulDees said...

Speachless!!!!!!!!!! Oh how beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Love,Debbie

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Very pretty and true. Thank you for this post.
Gros bisous ma belle.
Frenchy
www.lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com

Shelly said...

Anita,

Thanks for your concern. I'm still sick, and have SO much to do this next week-Volunteering and procuring prizes for our Chamber of Commerce for our Annual Easter Celebration.

Sounds trivial, but it isn't when you look at all those beautiful children who show up with their
"bonnets" on.....I need to have something to give them all. And the economy what it is,,,,,makes it more challenging. The wonderful aspect of this,,,and I had a touch of it last year? Is that it's the LITTLE businesses that GIVE SO much,,from the heart.

The corporations, ahem Banks, do little if nothing. Okay,,,I have to Give Starbucks credit. They generously donate. Kudos!

Sorry,,this is an event near and dear to my heart, and it just goes to show you that it IS small business that runs the world,,,AND, God bless, supports it!

Your comment came in before my post tonight.......I'm hanging in there, but NEED to get healthy, this is the first year in ages I haven't had a FLU shot,,,and so not sure if that is what this is, but NOT fun! And, I will get my shot again next year!

Take care, and thanks for your concern, and I'm glad that you think of me when you look at your little crown!

Hugs and well wishes!
Shell

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Knock Knock!! Grab your purse dear, call a cab... Joli is on stage now.. You don't want to be late...

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thanks you Anita for your visit!!! I think I am entering the Magical World of Theatre...something I have never done before...and I am very excited...I will certainly come and visit you at Nowhere...Happy Monday to you, Dzintra♥x

Charli and me said...

Such a beautiful post as aways Anita. I don't think any of us are ever truly alone. What is that passage... "Seek and you shall find" Your posts are always inspiring and like many have said up lifting. Thank you so much. I hope you have a lovely week.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I think I might get hooked too...especially if Cabaret goes off well!! I will surely be back to check on Nowhere...Have a lovely week dear Anita, Dzintra♥x

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Good Morning Anita Sweetie...
What a beautiful post. I love it. Oh my gosh, how beautifully written and you my sweet friend, I do not have to look far for another wonderful human being friend, it is called "YOU".

You have touched my heart since the first day I popped over here. I love coming to visit and see what you have written or drawn. You have so many talents, and each of them touch me in such a special way.

You have been so gifted from God sweet friend, and you share those gifts each and every day. Thank you so much for allowing me to call you "friend". I will treasure it always.

You Anita are "Heaven Sent". Country hugs sweetie, Sherry

Karen said...

What a wonderful post, Anita! The connections we make in life with one another and with this Earth we reside on have volumes to say, don't they? Quite uplifting and simply a gift, thank you! :>

Patricia Cabrera said...

Dearest Nita~ What a wonderful and loving post! I couldn't agree more with you... and dear Penny is like a sweet soul that enlights our paths..... Sending you all my love and thank you for been such a special friend for each one of us in an unique way....love you~

C'est La Vie said...

very inspiring. I really loved this post, it brought back some sad memories, but made me realize the person i have become

The Victorian Parlor said...

How beautiful!!!

Blessings,

Kim

Fete et Fleur said...

Gorgeous post, Anita! I feel so relaxed, and the artwork was beautiful!!

Love you!
Nancy

Sheila said...

Absolutely, positively gorgeous! My first visit to your blog; I found you through Kiki and Amy. Will definitely be back for more inspiration! Sheila

Marie-Ange said...

Oui ma chère Anita, Jean Ferrat était un grand poète, un chanteur que j'aimais beaucoup ...
Je t'embrasse très tendrement.
Marie-Ange

synnøve said...

Dear Anita
Wonderful pictures, both the paintings and the nature!
Your words are so beautiful.... they fill me with an inner peace, but also tears to my eyes...
Synnøve x

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Oh my goodness...this sure hit home! You have a way of touching all of our hearts with your beautiful way! Angels, I believe......
love deb xOxO

Trouvais said...

Beautifully said, Anita...thank you! Trish

Tish Jett said...

Dear, dear Anita,

This was positively lovely, inspiring, touching.

The paintings are marvelous, perfect for your prose.

Thank you so much.

xoxo,
Tish

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Thank you for all the compliments on my post. You are the best and it mean so much to me.
Gros bisous
Frenchy

GWENDOLYN said...

A lovely and encouraging post.
Blessings!
Gwen

Micki said...

What a lovely post...I loved it!
Micki

Desde my Ventana said...

Merci Anita,tu as toujours le plus jolies mots dans tes comentaires.
Bisous et bon jeudi pour demain (ici mercredoi c'est fini)
Cecilia

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Hello Ms. Anita,

I do believe that I have celestial guardians watching me always. Thank you for the gentle and beautiful reminder of that.

Looking at some of the photos I remember Yellowstone National park and the unmistakable beauty of the geyser. I will never forget that part of our trip. They were incredible, pristine and so vividly colorful.

The angel paintings are just beautifully done and what a pleasure to look at them.

Happy St. Paddy's Day, my dear. May it be full of magical and unexpected surprises.

xoxo
~Kitty Kellie

Rita said...

Amazing post Anita.
This is what I like to believe that somebody is watching over me, helping me to face the moments of sorrow, climb the tallest mountains, cross the widest rivers, and rejoyce at my accomplishments.
And I like to believe that this special someone is my dear mother who's no longer on this earth but certainly close to me.
with much love and gratitude for sharing your precious thoughts
rita

BonjourRomance said...

Dear Anita,

How did I miss this gorgeous and inspiring post. The words, images and paintings are just perfect. I am thankful for my dear angel, he is truly heaven sent.
And you my dear are an angel for all the joy you bring to us in Blogland!
Bisous,
Mimi

Anne Marie said...

those are amazing photographs of nature! I would love to see that someday!