Nice Thought Thursday

I actually write thoughts on my studio ceiling. It isn’t easy. My neck doesn’t bend in that position well. But I love nice words. I want to surround myself with nice words. Words put together in sentences that lift my soul, that make me smile or deeply laugh. I love words that make me think, make me empowered, make me look closely. I love thoughts that make me want to share them with those I care about. Thoughts that remind me of someone or moments in particular, thoughts that bring me towards God.

Gathering words has turned into a very special experience for me. I gather them from books. I gather them from any place I can find them. One occasion a present of words began when a dear friend gave me a teeny tiny wooden treasure chest full of daily thoughts to help me through chemo therapy. One a day, like a fortune cookie. I began to send that idea to others, too. It blossomed.

Now while in a program at Columbia, emphasizing spiritual practices in a non-judgmental way, thoughts once again have surfaced to connect people to one another. My most recent sweet encounter was taking a thought from an envelope and then turning to my friend next to me and saying her/his name, then reading the quote directly to them as if the very words were written only for that one person. We paused, shared a sweet glance and a smile, and the thought was given as a gift to keep. She/He then turned and told a different thought to another person in the same fashion. We went around a big circle, all listening, all holding the power of the messages in our hearts.

It was tender. It was powerful. It was simple.

Today I declare it to be Nice Thought Thursday. If you were next to me I would say your name and share a nice thought with you. The most difficult part  is to decide which one. So I will randomly pick from an envelope and hope it warms your heart today.

“Darling, You’ve got magic in your bones, and gold in your soul, don’t let anyone treat you like you are ordinary.”

-Billy Chapata

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1 Response to Nice Thought Thursday

  1. Daniel Edwards says:

    Just got around to reading your post from last week, but really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing such a neat idea. Was this a class exercise? Really clever. I included a few thoughts that I came across and/or have added to my favorites.

    love you!

    “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs ” A man with experience is never at the mercy of a man with an opinion.” “If it’s important, you’ll find a way, if it’s not, you’ll find an excuse.” “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Quote by Henry Ford

    On Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 8:35 AM Have Fun With It! wrote:

    > > > > * Jennifer Calvert Edwards posted: “I actually write thoughts on my studio > ceiling. It isn’t easy. My neck doesn’t bend in that position well. But I > love nice words. I want to surround myself with nice words. Words put > together in sentences that lift my soul, that make me smile or deeply la” >

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