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See you in Heaven

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At what age did you realize you were not immortal? How did you react to that discovery?

Death visited my home very soon. Somehow I always knew we are here passing by. I don’t remember my life otherwise. But I believed firmly that there is another life after this one and that our souls are immortal. Since my dad’s death, the belief has strengthened. I can feel his presence. I’m convinced he’s listening to me when I talk with him in my inner thoughts. Just like he listened to me when we had those long talks here, when he was alive, and I could hear his comforting and joyful voice. Oh, dad! I believe some day we will reunite again. If only I could be a good person like you! But I’m weak. I need your help. I want to see you in Heaven. Help me, dad. Show me the path.

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No chances

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You were caught in an avalanche. To be rescued, you need to make it through the night. What thought(s) would give you the strength to go through such a scary, dangerous situation?

A night buried in snow? Chances are that I wouldn’t have survived. I guess I would have died frozen or suffocated, waiting for the rescue that will come too late.

What would be my thoughts in such a situation?

During WWII my father was made prisoner and their captors made a day execute him at dawn. My dad once told me that when he realized he was going to die in question of hours, first, came to his mind like a flash everything he have left at home and at his work unfinished. But that was only a second. Then, his mother and my mother who was his girlfriend then occupied all his thoughts. Finally, he realized he was going to die and meet his maker, so God filled his thoughts during those last hours waiting for the fatal moment. When he was aligned with the others convicted against the wall, a last-minute order arrived and he was spared.

I hope my thoughts would have been like my father’s: focused in my family and God. I would pray fervently asking as a first measure that the rescue teams have night equipment and arrive in time. Second, I would ask strength to overcome the ordeal. Third ask God to forgive my sins and have mercy of my soul to reach heaven after get definitely asleep under the snow.

What a dramatic prompt we had today!

 

Under the Snow.

 

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No changes

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This just in: let’s pretend that science has proven that karma is a thing. Your words and actions will influence what happens to you in the future. How (if at all) will you change your ways?

I do believe my words and actions influence what will happen to me in the future. I believe my acts are transcendent. I firmly believe in God and in Heaven and I would like to reach it, thru God’s mercy and my poor good deeds if I persevere on them with His help. I would like, when the time comes, to reunite with my loved ones and spend with them all eternity, in God’s presence, perfect happiness. I’ll see my dad again, talk with him as we used to do here, but without worries. And being close to God. What a wonderful perspective!

So I don’t think I would change my ways. No need. I already am trying to do my best in my ordinary life. Don’t misunderstand me. I’m not perfect. I would say I’m a disaster. I have a lot of failures and defects. I have to struggle against them hard every day. Only I know how hard it is for me. But I’m trying to act according to my conscience and live according to the Gospel. Also when it says “do to others as you would have them do to you.” It’s a good rule for life. Be in peace with one’s conscience is probably the best rule. The only way to reach inner peace. I guess this applies to all beliefs.

Daily Prompt: Karma Chameleon
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Singing to Heaven

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Your entire community — however you define that; your hometown, your neighborhood, your family, your colleagues — is guaranteed to read your blog tomorrow. Write the post you’d like them all to see.

Tomorrow is the feast day of St. Luke.

Your feast day, dad.

Luka. What a sweet name.

How would I like you were still around to celebrate with you.  But life has his rules and you passed away leaving behind a deep wound in my soul still open. Why can’t I stop missing you? Why can’t I stop writing about you?. I miss your blue eyes looking at me penetrating, understanding me. I miss your serene smile. I miss your wise words. I miss your laugh. I miss you signing. I miss you reading your poems to mom. I miss your being there for me when I needed you.

How are things in Heaven? Sure you’re happy there. Sure you are there for me too. But I can’t see you.

“So I ask each weepin’ willow

and each brook along the way

and each lad that comes a-whistlin’

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How are things in Glocca Morra

This fine day?”

Are you keeping a place ready for me? because I feel I don’t belong there in Heaven.

You must help me a lot as you ever did. I want to see you again. To be with you, to talk with you, but for that you have to help me be a good person and reach that goal. Love God and be good to others as you did. And to be entirely happy, I would like to reach that goal with all the people I love to be together for ever. But I’m so far away. I know you are working to help us because you loved all of us so much.

“Would you hold my hand

if I saw you in Heaven?

Would you help me stand

If I saw you in Heaven?”

I’m sure you would. And despite I feel I don’t belong there, I hope you’ll help me  cross the door and then

“there’ll be no more tears in heaven”

(Thank you Eric Clapton for this beautiful song)

Daily Prompt: Community Service.

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What I need, what I dream

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By bluescreen

Right now I can’t dream. I only can think in what I need. I have my mom paralyzed in a wheelchair so I need a home ready for that. No architectural barriers, no stairs, wide corridors and doors, spacious rooms and a special bathroom for her.

Because she loves light and sunny places, my new home would have a lot of big windows. Because she has a lot of books and she loves to put everything in order we would have a big library and a lot of closets with enough room to have everything in place. We need several bedrooms and a good kitchen.

A sunny terrace or a small garden would be great. We would be close to the hospital, because she has to go often, but more important, close to a Church because she likes to go everyday when it’s possible, and of course, every Sunday to Mass. And I use to go too. A big garage with an adapted vehicle to transport the wheelchair would complete the “dream”.

At the end the home of my dreams is that in which my loved ones would be comfortable and happy with me. Because some of my loved ones are no longer around I guess the ultimate home of my dreams is in Heaven where I believe they are waiting for me. And if I manage to deserve it, we will be together forever close to God in the best place imaginable.

By Dave

By Dave

Daily Prompt: Dream Home.

Other dream homes:

  1. The Uninvited State | The Magic Black Book
  2. » Daily Prompt: Dream Home | George and Nigel
  3. 16th July Daily Prompt: Dream Home | family photos food & craft
  4. Daily Prompt: Dream Home | flow of my soul
  5. Daily Prompt: DREAMS | Jordan Craig Video & Photo
  6. The kitchen must be explosion-proof | Daily Prompt: Dream Home | likereadingontrains
  7. Dream Home | The Rider
  8. Daily Prompt: Dream Home | Under the Monkey Tree
  9. Dream House | Nanuschka’s Blog
  10. Daily Prompt: Dream Home | Being a Huntress
  11. Daily Prompt: Dreams | Books, Music and Movies : my best friends
  12. Daily Prompt: Dream Home « Mama Bear Musings
  13. Dream home | Geek Ergo Sum
  14. Dream Home | bheehappy
  15. Thanksgiving is Pouring out the Windows! | Prayers and Promises
  16. Daily Prompt; Dream Home | terry1954
  17. Daily Prompt: Dream Home | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  18. Daily Prompt – My Beachfront Dream Home | Linda Long Writes!
  19. Her Dreamt Home | clarior e tenebris
  20. Daily Prompt: Dream Home | luvsiesous
  21. Daily Prompt: Home Sweet Home | One Starving Activist
  22. My Dream Home is a Place Inside of Me | Iam Who Iam
  23. A dream house doesn’t exist | Le Drake Noir
  24. My Dream Home | Anything Goes
  25. Daily Prompt: Dream Home – My Painted Lady | SERENDIPITY
  26. With Mama… | Haiku By Ku
  27. Daily Prompt: Dreams | Postcards from
  28. Daily Prompt: Dream Home | Running After Ale
  29. Dream home | antfantasy
  30. Daily Prompt: Dream Home | Let There be Peace on Earth
  31. Following in the Footsteps of Mr. Blandings | meanderedwanderings
  32. Dream Home Of Love | Carmela Snelbaker
  33. Home of my dreams… | I Didn’t Just Wake Up This Morning with a Craving
  34. My Plans For A Home « Getting Rid Of Boredom
  35. Dream Home: As Luck Would Have It! | Khana’s Web
  36. Daily Prompt: Home | Brianne Writes
  37. Dream Home | the mmmmm family
  38. Dream Home | The Nameless One
  39. A Windmill on the Moon | The Robotic Hermit
  40. Daily Prompt: Dream Home | Creative Metaphor
  41. To the Manor Born | This Witch’s Heart
  42. Daily Prompt: Dream Home | The Land Slide Photography
  43. My dream home | Indexyourlife
  44. Daily Prompt: Dream Home | Chicomallorca’s Blog
  45. Daily Prompt: Dream from the old Curiosity Shop | Slam on the Brakes, Pull Over, Take the Picture
  46. A Castle…..in Dubai | djgarcia94
  47. Dream Home Checklist | Ugly Nikki
  48. Daily Prompt: Dream Home | Defined Imperfection♡s
  49. The Jittery Goat
  50. Daily Prompt: Dream Home | To Breathe is to Write
  51. My Dream Home | Daily Prompt | Catherine B.’s Blog
  52. My Dream Home | smittenwithhim
  53. Home Dream Poem | writemybrainsout
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Danny Kaye’s aria

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Danny Kaye

Danny Kaye

My father was already very sick and we used to watch old movies to entertain him. In one of them Danny Kaye appeared on stage as a Russian baritone allergic to flowers, singing an aria and sneezing at the same time. It was hilarious. We began to laugh and couldn’t stop. So loudly we laugh, we couldn’t hear him so we went back to the beginning to watch it again. So hard we cry from laughing we couldn’t see, so we went back again and again until we could  see and listen at all the details.

It took us a lot of time, because only by seeing Danny’s appearance on stage we exploded laughing knowing what was coming after. And my father’s laughing was so contagious he only made things worst.

Maybe young and not so young readers don’t know who Danny Kaye is. He was a great actor, singer, dancer and comedian, and he made many people happy. He made my father laugh when he was very sick and enjoy many evenings in difficult times.

I really think artists, musicians and comedians have a special place in Heaven. They make so many people happy when they need happiness. They offer many kinds of beauty  through the work they leave behind in a book in a painting, in a sculpture, in a record, in a movie… like my dad’s favorite Danny Kaye’s one.

Daily Prompt: From the Gut.

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  2. Daily Prompt: From the Gut – show us JOYFUL. | masadiso79’s Blog
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  4. From the Gut – The Vampire Butterfly | Geek Ergo Sum
  5. Daily Prompt: Joyful | Books, Music and Movies : my best friends
  6. 4.7 Daily Prompt: From the Gut | family photos food & craft
  7. Daily Prompt: From the Gut | George and Nigel
  8. Hysterical Joy | The Magic Black Book
  9. Daily Prompt: Joyful, A Poem | Vicariously Poetic
  10. Washday… maybe a few clean jokes too… | The Rider
  11. Daily Prompt: From the Gut | Under the Monkey Tree
  12. Let’s face it, farting is funny. | thoughtsofrkh
  13. Neighbelline | Daily Prompt: From the Gut | likereadingontrains
  14. What Buddies Will Do For Each Other | The Jittery Goat
  15. The Belly Laugh | Marriage in Limbo: The In-Between State
  16. From the gut in a most unexpected place | Nanuschka’s Blog
  17. LOL | Spunky Wayfarer
  18. Bitcoins vs. Dollars | To Pursue Happiness
  19. Daily Prompt: Laughing So Hard | My Daily Prompt Blog
  20. My Date With Dad | Musing Off the Mat
  21. Tears From the Gut | Beats and Pieces
  22. The powah of prayah | Relax…
  23. Daily Prompts: From the Gut « Mama Bear Musings
  24. You Crack Me Up! | Prayers and Promises
  25. Thoughts on Laughter | The Drowning Octopus
  26. the UNCATEGORISED: Daily prompt… | the TRASH BASH
  27. Daily Prompt: From the Gut | iChristian
  28. Freedom… | Haiku By Ku
  29. Small Wonder: Daily Prompt: From the Gut | so i wrote
  30. Laughter | Thriving Pessimist…
  31. A fit FIT.. | ayimas
  32. Daily Prompt: From the Gut | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  33. Uncontrolled Laughter! | amateurxpress
  34. Immunizations Anyone? | A Day in the Life
  35. From the Gut | bheehappy
  36. Breathless From Laughter « Getting Rid Of Boredom
  37. Silly Girls | meanderedwanderings
  38. Daily Prompt: From the Gut | Faraziyya
  39. Daily Prompt: From the Gut | Chicomallorca’s Blog
  40. Laughter as medicine | tornin2’s Blog
  41. That One Time I (almost) Met Bill Clinton | the theory of everything
  42. Oh! | clarior e tenebris
  43. Another taxi ha-ha moment | Nanuschka’s Blog
  44. From the Gut | Geek Ergo Sum
  45. ParentingFollow Topics Bad Parenting Children Day Job Good Parenting | maydoesit’s Blog
  46. Laughing out Loud with Deadpool | The Nameless One
  47. I Have the Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy Down in my Heart | God Through My Eyes
  48. Daily Prompt: The Sound of Laughter | One Starving Activist
  49. That’s Not Right! | SOPHIE dans le métro
  50. Left Is Scary and Other Hilarious Incidents | Resident Alien — Being Dutch in America
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Too much pain, too many tears

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When I read today’s prompt my first reaction was don’t participate. I’m not in the mood. Today a good friend of mine has died. The first thing I thought was if I were immortal I would be saying good-by to my family members and friends constantly and that would be too much suffering to bear for me. Too much pain, too many tears for an eternity. Unless everybody I love were immortal too. But then we wouldn’t have enough room on this earth.

I believe we are immortal, our souls are immortal, and when we die, if our lives have been honest, our souls go to a better place, close to God, where there are not sad farewells but only happy welcomes with people we love.

PS: forgive me to go so transcendental, but under today’s circumstances…

Daily Prompt: No Longer a Mere Mortal.

Other ideas about immortality:

  1. Do good: Daily Prompt: No Longer a Mere Mortal | so i wrote
  2. Daily Prompt | Vicariously Poetic
  3. Daily Prompt: No Longer a Mere Mortal – show us LONGEVITY. | masadiso79’s Blog
  4. Daily Prompt: No Longer a Mere Mortal, Thank God | Mindful Splatter
  5. A Rider for Good… | The Rider
  6. Daily Prompt: No Longer a Mere Mortal « Mama Bear Musings
  7. Daily Prompt: No Longer Mere Mortal | Faraziyya
  8. Daily Prompt: Longevity is… a Douglas-fir tree | Postcards from
  9. Daily Prompt: No Longer a Mere Mortal | Under the Monkey Tree
  10. I’m On Medication And Can’t Come Up With A Title For This Prompt | The Jittery Goat
  11. Daily Prompt: Longevity | Books, Music and Movies : my best friends
  12. [Counting micromorts] | clarior e tenebris
  13. Leaf Litter | windandlaughter
  14. Daily Prompt: No Longer a Mere Mortal | Discovering Myself
  15. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/daily-prompt-mere-mortal/ | Stevie’s Words
  16. Superpup! | Haiku By Ku
  17. Daily Prompt: No Longer a Mere Mortal | Quirky Brunette
  18. 測試 | 黑米籤
  19. No Longer a Mortal | mycookinglifebypatty
  20. Relax…
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  22. Daily Prompt: No Longer a Mere Mortal | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  23. Drank Immortality Potion Without Right to Refuse | Iam Who Iam
  24. That’s a good question! | Going New Places!
  25. We Live Forever | PROOF OF GOD! …and other tragedies.
  26. Daily Prompt; No Longer a Mere Mortal | terry1954
  27. Forever And After « Getting Rid Of Boredom
  28. Do you remember, where you were | A Teacher’s Blog
  29. Catherine B.’s Blog | Immortal | Daily Prompt | Mere Mortal
  30. The Tale of the Land of Bon (Long Fiction) | meanderedwanderings
  31. Siempre | A Day in the Life
  32. Daily Prompt: No Longer a Mere Mortal? I’ll pass. Thanks anyhow. | SERENDIPITY
  33. Not a mere mortal | The Nameless One
  34. It Feels Like Forever | Andrew J. Stillman | The Artist Mindset
  35. The elixir of eternal life only for the deserving! | 365 wings of hope
  36. Too much pain, too much tears | Vivir, que no es poco
  37. Daily Prompt: The End of A Long Haul | One Starving Activist
  38. The futility of the death-proof | Rob’s Surf Report
  39. If I could live forever….. | djgarcia94
  40. No Longer a Mere Mortal: Almost Immortal – Bhishma’s Tale | Khana’s Web
  41. Daily Prompt: No Longer A Mere Mortal | Morrighan’s Muse
  42. Brian’s Blog: No Longer a Mere Mortal
  43. Daily Prompt: Forever and Ever | Jane’s Journal
  44. a long walk… | memoirs of an unremarkable man