“Forgiveness”, from “Love Themes”, for Forte Friday

Remember the song, "What the World Needs Now is Love"? It seems that song would definitely describe what we need now in our country. And, the beginning of Love is "Forgiveness". "Forgiveness", in a world that needs Love . . . What the world needs now is "love, sweet love". Remember that song by Burt Bacharach? It was 1965, and we were embroiled in the Vietnam war. Much of the music of that era spoke of love, and that we needed more of it. But you can't have Love without "Forgiveness". In fact, forgiveness has to be involved in any relationship in order for love to thrive. In our world today, not much has changed, really. Now we are, and have been, involved in wars in the Middle East for several years. And, then recently, we are … [Read more...]

“Hope”, a Forte Friday Post

I'm sharing my song, "Hope", to send some comfort to those who lost loved ones in the Florida school shooting on Valentine's Day. Nothing can change the event, but it's Hope that gives a reason to live on. Hope, what gives us a reason to live . . . Our country has suffered yet another school shooting. On Valentine's Day, a day where we are all supposed to show love to everyone, especially those we are close to. As I write this post, 17 lost their lives . . . 3 teachers, and 14 students. Not only were lives lost, so were their futures, future children and grandchildren. When a life is lost, a world is lost. For those who have suffered such a great loss, it may seem an impossible task to go on living. But Hope . . . Hope is what gives … [Read more...]

“Kindness”, from “Love Themes”, a Forte Friday post

Kindness, that small act toward others that means so much. It speaks blessings to others, shows acts of thoughtfulness and goodness toward others. It is an attribute of the heart . . .  Kindness is a language . . . Kindness . . . such a wonderful attribute to have and to show to others. We hear about "random acts of kindness". We hear about "be kind to your neighbor". So many opportunities to be kind to others. But kindness can take on many forms, such as acts toward others, consideration shown toward others, and even words spoken to others. Words . . . language. Mark Twain, in the quote above, said "Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." How true! Everyone, young and old, can recognize kindness. A … [Read more...]

“Forgiveness”, from “Love Themes”, a Forte Friday Post

"Forgiveness", the Key to Love . . . Love . . . that eternal emotion that we, as humans, long for. We want to love our spouse, children and other family members. And, in return, we want to be loved by them. But, sometimes, hurts and wounds can cause our relationships to suffer, and the love we so desperately desire, be at a distance. However, there is a Key that unlocks the door to the heart of even the most "unlovable" person. And, that key is "Forgiveness". What is "Forgiveness"? What is forgiveness? We've all heard, "You need to forgive everyone who hurts you." Sounds easy. Right? But, sometimes the hurts and wounds run so deep, it seems like an impossible task. And, as humans, it sometimes is . . . it, at times, requires an act of … [Read more...]