Friday, January 6, 2012

Welcome Gentle Readers ...


Is it me, or is "gentle" one of those words that seems to be taking a back seat these days ... oh i can find lots of gentle's ... in the movies ... or in books ... and even quotes ... i just can't find the word in current culture ... it's rarely if ever, in the press,  the news, tv, radio and such ... It's not a term that I hear enough of ... and I long for it.  I long for a much gentler society, and much gentler world ...


Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun.
Kent Nerburn



Gentle blossoms kissed by early spring snow (photo taken 2 years ago)

Coming to you from Alphabe-Thursdays at Jenny's.  Just click the link below to read other much more interesting G posts (there i go, not being as gentle to myself as i should) ... Just click on the Jenny button below.

Jenny Matlock

15 comments:

Steph said...

I love the word gentle and appreciate your lovely heart that shines through your writing. The photo is sweet and sad. Perfect for the quote.

BEAR's Mom said...

thank you JO for giving me my word for the weekend...i am going to be GENTLE to everyone i come in contact with today...including myself!!! and you do the same!
BEAR HUGS ~victoria~

Izzy said...

Great word and you're right there's not enough gentleness around. Love the photo too!

anitamombanita said...

Very gentle, indeed. Beautiful photo.

JoAnne said...

Gentle is a wonderful word Jo. Imagine if we ALL embraced it?

Andrea said...

I can greatly relate to you. More gentleness is needed in all areas of life. Love that photo...a real beauty!

Andrea

ScrappeeDiane said...

Awesome photo. Your right about gentle, it is just not in my vocab. Let me see if i can find it and bring it back. Funny thing is... I know I can use it in a sentence when I'm talking about my friend Jo.

Kathy said...

Great post Jo! Would make a great Ali Edwards One Little Word for the year.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

You are so right...there's just not enough gentle in the world today.

Cheryl said...

Jo, this has been on my mind of late as well. Lovely post & photo. Thank you for sharing that quotation.

ScrappeeDiane said...

I used the word gentle today. Just had to share.

marina said...

great post!

Ames said...

It is a kind wordisn't it. I also like gently...it's a floating word.~Ames

Lynn Stevens said...

Yes Jo be Gentle on yourself! Love that word and Yes your right we rarely ever hear it!
Hugs Lynn

Jenny said...

I love your rosy snow kissed picture and I love the word gentle.

I actually use that word every day when giving Oskar, our weiner dog, his daily carrot treat. I say "sit". He sits. I say, "Gentle". He lunges at the carrot. I say, "Gentle" in a very non-gentle voice...and then he takes it nicely.

Your use of the word was much prettier!

Thanks for a great link to the letter G.

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