“Oh, have a heart,” one might say when playing around with a friend who is teasing.

Our SOCS prompt for today is “heart.” A word with much heart – loving heart, hurting heart, merry heart, angry heart. So where do I go?

My first inclination upon seeing the word was a remembrance of the two skilled craftsmen whom Moses assigned to build the tabernacle. Strange first thought but I have long admiration for those who have willing hearts to get things done. Seldom would I find a procrastinator in that group.

Current news which breaks our hearts is the devastation from the Turkey/Syria earthquakes. Twenty-three thousand projected as dead. Last count will probably be more than that. And just think of the injured, the illness caused by such environmental upheaval.

Ah, next week brings us Valentine’s Day. The candy hearts will melt in chubby hands. Large red velvet hearts will unite lovers, and sooth the great-grandmothers in nursing homes.

“Oh, my heart,” so says my sister as she shares precious pictures on Facebook.

I like passion. I like heart in sermons, lectures, and teaching. Have you ever said, “It seemed like the speaker had some good ideas, but her heart wasn’t in it?”

Have I put a little heart in this blog? I’m stopping before I start writing without my heart.


Thanks, Linda, for the prompt word “heart” as well as all the work you put forth in managing this SOCS event. https://lindaghill.com/category/stream-of-consciousness-saturday/

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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8 Responses to HAVE A HEART

  1. Steve Chuku Ibeawuchi says:

    Thank you very much, Oneta! Thanks for your awesome invites, the many lives you have changed and motivated towards self-actualization and faith. Please drop a word and a prayer on my little effort in this way: https://silveroaknetwork.substack.com/

  2. Debbie L says:

    Definitely heart felt!!!
    The news from turkey is heartbreaking! We had no idea so many lives lost…. Praying for this country and all of the families impacted by devastation. 🙏🙏🙏

  3. granonine says:

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you and I could sit down with a pot of tea and have a heart-to-heart conversation 🙂

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