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I Looked at the Smiling Sun Today

February 27, 2010
By A.L.Sommer DIAMOND, Brookfield, Wisconsin
A.L.Sommer DIAMOND, Brookfield, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world; there is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others won't feel insecure around you. We were all meant to shine as children do. We were all born to make manifest the glory of God that's within us - it's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
-Nelson Mandela

I looked at the stars tonight
Shining in Your sky.
I thought of how those beautiful lights,
Are the twinkles in Your eye.

I looked at the smiling sun today
That rises and sets at Your command.
I felt the urge to chase that son
And run, laughing into Your hands.

I looked at the sparkling ocean from my room
And thought of my love for You.
You saved me from my impending doom
And gave me life anew.

I looked at a yellow daisy
On my window sill.
My moods may change, I may act crazy,
But You are holy still.

I looked at the trees that blew,
Bent over by Your breath.
And decided that I will follow You
Even after I meet my death.

I looked at a beautiful portrait
That showed a bloody tree,
And the man who hung upon it
Who is the king of my dreams.

I looked at a flying gull
Alighting upon a branch.
I am forever grateful
You gave me a second chance.

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