24-F by Beverly

kopabcwednesday-24

This week at ABC Wednesday, F is our letter of focus.

F is for FAITH – something we all need in these uncertain times.

So many religions exist around the world and each has their own expressions of faith. What a wonderful world it would be if we could all have faith, let our actions show how we live our faith and that love would triumph over hate and evil.

Here is my journal page on some favourite faith quotes:

faith 001

There are so many quotes about faith.. Here are a few more:

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. Mother Teresa

Creativity is always a leap of faith. You’re faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage. Julia Cameron

He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery! Anne Frank

 

F is also for fear – and if we have faith, we can overcome our fears.

fear tag 001

 

 

24-C by Beverly

kopabcwednesday-24

Another week, and another letter. This week we focus on C.

C is for Compassion and courage..

As we make connections with people, we come to care for them and show compassion. It takes courage to love, to share our lives and hearts with others. It also takes courage to live an honest, compassionate  life, one where others are treated with respect and dignity.

In this day and age, we need both compassion and courage – to face down the hate, the bigotry that surround us.

There are many role models for us to be inspired by: – Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr., Desmond Tutu, Anne Frank, Helen Keller, Eleanor Roosevelt ,Princess Di, Jimmy Carter.

Step up. Actively cultivate compassion and courage. Make our world a better place.

courage 001

 

 

23-Z by Beverly

logoabcwednesday23

 

We have now come to the end of Round 23 – Z marks the finale of this round.

Z can be many things – the zip in your step, the zoo for animals, the beauty of zinnias, winning a lottery with 6 zeroes.

But Z also stands for the Zodiac. Through time astrologers have predicted futures, based on the position of stars, sun and moon. Who hasn’t read their horoscope from time to time. We may scoff, but many believe strongly in having their horoscope read.

The zodiac is made up of 4 elements, with 3 signs for each:

Water – Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces

Fire – Aries, Leo and Sagittarius

Earth – Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn

Air – Gemini, Libra and Aquarius

I am sure most of us know our signs and maybe even what traits are associated with them.

I am a Capricorn. Here is an art tag with that sign that I created:

zodiak 001

Check here to learn more about the history of the zodiac or about the signs.