Today was overcast and cold but none the less pleasant. I stayed in and continued to undress, so to speak, two more of my many trees. In my Victorian home, I have many windows that bring in light, even on a gray day. As I worked in two of the rooms, I thought about the people who walked past my home, the UPS man who brought a few packages to the house across the street, the mailman who delivered the mail, and the oil delivery person who filled my tank. Then hearing a rumbling coming down the road, I noticed two empty dump trucks following each other. I wondered where they were off to. Other than the mailman, I really did not know the others. But still, I said a prayer for their well-being and safety.
Today, I ate my lunch in front of the tv, next to the patio door where I saw several men and women walking their dogs, a lady walking on her lunch break, and neighbors coming and going. I wondered if those folks were kind and loving. If they were healthy and happy and if they helped others. As I saw them, I said a prayer for each of them.
After lunch, I noticed a group of preschoolers, walking one behind the other, bundled up for the weather with hats that looked like bears, and kitty cats. They were holding on to a rope with their teachers in the front, middle, and end of the line. I could hear their laughter. I must admit those little ones touched my heart and made my day. As they slowly walked past my house, I said a little prayer, asking for their safe arrival back to their school.
I believe in the power of prayer. I have seen answers in my life and in the lives of family and friends. Scripture tells us to pray for one another, and not to give up until we receive an answer. In this topsy-turvy world we live in, praying is precisely what we need to do. Praying is a loving way to help those we care about and those we see and meet each and every day.
My name is Cynthia Jean DeLuca. I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. I believe in following your dreams and never giving up! Helping others is very important to me, for when we help others, we help ourselves. It is my hope to make a difference in the lives of children and grown-ups. My hobbies are writing, quilting and painting. I am a novice at all three but, enjoy them immensely. I grew up on a farm with no indoor plumbing and no heat in our upstairs. I love life and have a very strong faith. Working on inspirational short stories for grown- ups. Love to speak on topics that touch my heart.
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