A thought for my lovely sorority ladies during one of my fav times of year. :)
"She is the crescendo, the final, astonishing work of God. Woman...can there be any doubt that Eve is the crown of creation? Not an afterthought. Not a nice addition like an ornament on a tree. She is God's final touch, his piece de resistance. She fills a place in the world nothing and no one else can fill...
A woman at rest, a woman comfortable in her feminine beauty...is enjoyable to be with. She is lovely. In her presence you heart stops holding its breath. You relax and believe once again that all will be well. And this is also why a woman who is striving is so disturbing...'Like a fountain trouble,' as Shakespear said, 'muddy, ill-seeming, thick, bereft of beauty.'
Beauty is a quality of the soul that expresses itself in the visible world. You can see it, You can touch it. You are drawn to it...It's essence, says Thomas Aquinas, is its 'luminosity.' It is bound up with the immortal. Beauty flows from a heart that is alive.
And unveiling beauty is our greatest expression of love, because it is what the world most needs from us. When we choose not to hide, when we choose to offer our hearts, we are choosing to love.
There is something uniquely magnificent and powerful about a woman...There is a radiance in your heart that the world desperately needs." - John and Stasi Eldredge, from Captivating
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
I may not have mentioned this before but I live pretty much in the boonies. Its on the outskirts of a tiny town, but basically its in the country. And because of this (kind of, its not exactly related) we have a large abandoned garage beside us. Many stray cats live there. I imagine its pretty much like this scene from the aristocats over there:
However most of these cats are hardened vetrans of cold winters and living of mice and such. But amongst these scary feral looking cats there is one adorable, tiny, fluffy kitten that I suspect can't survive the winter. So my mom and I have developed a plan to catch the kitty, which involves stalking it, and leaving it food and a make shift shelter. It have so far evaded me though, although its so little and fluffy it doesn't really look that fast.
Apparently I'm not allowed to keep it because we have two cats and two dogs but I'd like to catch it and take it to the SPCA so that someone can take care of it. I'm sure it would be very lovable.