I listen in His stillness

     Bask in His quietness

     Learn in His kindness

     Cleanse in His holiness

     Submit to His loveliness

     Rejoice in His nearness

Then I hear Him in His stillness.

And I am prepared for the day.


Image: Orchid from Pixabay


About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. atimetoshare.me says:

    Beautiful start to my day too❤️

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thanks, Kathy. When I start my days like this, they are much better. God honors our time when we give him a healthy portion of it. Good day to you, dear.

      • atimetoshare.me says:

        Thank you. It was a good day. Spent a couple hours with my granddaughter and about four hours with friends from church. There are about 8 of us who are home during the day and we get together once a week for coffee. Today we had a potluck lunch and watched the movie, The Notebook. It’s fun to gather in this way too so we get to know each other better and encourage each other.

  2. V.J. Knutson says:

    Beautiful, and what a wonderful start to this challenge.

  3. Just beautiful. Perfect to begin the day and week…

  4. Hélène - Willow Poetry says:

    A beautiful prayer to start the day. Thank you.

  5. Faye says:

    What wonderful start to anyone’s day. I thank you sincerely. Keep living well.

  6. foster advocate justice says:

    Very beautiful poem! 🙂

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thanks. Those who know him, know the truth contained. I tried to go to your blog but was told, it was no longer available. Do you have a new location. If so, please send to me.

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  8. grAnnie Roo says:

    I’m catching up on posts I missed during the transition from my retired phones to my new tablet. I’m so glad the older unopened posts are here. This poem in particular is lovely, Oneta.

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