I have always enjoyed sitting out in the field or deck at night and looking up at the stars. It is a complete miracle to know all we know about this world, to realize we have only scratched the surface. It is a place where I can collect my thoughts and sort out the thoughts and concerns of the day. I wished up on a star when I was little, now when I look up...I admire the stars, but more than dreaming or wishing....I PRAY! Not a better place, to feel closer to God than under the stars. I feel so blessed and important to Him when I pray outside. It isn't that I can't feel those same thoughts and feelings in the house. It seems though, the phone rings or the dryer timer goes off or whatever and my mind gets easily distracted. So I love just ending my day like that. I share my thoughts and dreams with a Heavenly Father that knows me and loves me, what more could I wish for?
I found this sweet poem and story, that I wanted to share with you. Good night!
A SMALL BOY
LOOKED AT A STAR
AND BEGAN TO WEEP.
THE STAR SAID
WHY ARE YOU WEEPING?
THE BOY SAID
YOU ARE SO FAR AWAY
I WILL NEVER BE ABLE
TO TOUCH YOU
THE STAR ANSWERED
IF I WERE NOT ALREADY
IN YOUR HEART
YOU WOULD NOT BE ABLE
TO SEE ME. ~ John Magliola
The Silver Star
by Hannah...Grade 2
Once upon a time there was a little boy who gazed upon the stars. He often thought he could hold one of the stars. He knew the stars brightened his night. He wanted one to brighten his day.
One night, he was looking into the sky and saw one silver star coming closer to him. Before he knew it, it was glistening in his hands. He knew then that wishing very hard makes everything possible. He lay down in the grass and put the star next to him and fell asleep.
In the morning, he picked up his star and it was still shining. He carried the star until he was a very old man.
“ My wish isn't to mean everything to everyone but something to someone."
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe" ~ Anatole France
"When it is darkest, men see the stars" ~Ralph Waldo Emerson