Saturday, September 26, 2009

Do You Have Fragrant Hands?

A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.

As women we turn our hands to so many tasks. We clean and beautify our homes, kiss and bind up hurts. We express our creativity in our interests, develop special talents and deep friendships. We help with homework, and teach our children some of life's most important lessons. It is we who prepare the sustaining meals that fill our homes with aroma & bring our families together. We create the holiday and everyday traditions that give our children a sense of belonging.

Our hands are fragrant with the perfume of our labors. This is the meaning I had in mind when I called my blog The Fragrant Hand. I thought of my lovely mother's soothing hands, so full of talent. I considered my own hands and found them fragrant.

As you go about your day-to-day, think not of the dishes that will need to be done again tomorrow... think instead of the sweet fragrance that you alone can add. Your hands are perfumed by all you do. You too, have fragrant hands.

In memory of my lovely Mother, Cathy Black.


Kim Hacking said...

Beautiful April! I immediately made the connection of your blog's name when you tweeted me about your mom's fragrant hand. Love it! Blessings to you today and always my Twitter friend! :)

Sheila Bennett said...

What a nice thought. Sounds like you had a wonderful relationship with your mother. :)

Flory said...

What a beautiful concept! Our hands tell a lot about our lives...

Cheryl said...

This is such a beautiful post.

Karen Martindale said...

I love the name of your blog! Such a beautiful meaning. Thank you, my friend.

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