{ Project 52 – Week 4 }

Theme for this week “Soothing Repetitions.”

This week’s theme was truly a thought provoking one for me, so many ideas were running through my head.

However, this one idea kept coming back to me…my son Michael playing the piano.

I have always loved the piano and it warms my heart each time I hear him play.

Soothing to my soul…the songs he’s practices daily…soothing repetitions.

So this week’s photo was taken right after Michael’s piano lesson on Monday.

Because this project is to help me learn new things I decided to add wording to the photo, something I had never done before

and those words now make the photo even more precious to me.

The words on the photo were written from a very wise man many, many years ago.

King Solomon…a man who truly had it all! He was intelligent, handsome, well educated and came from the best of families, but even with all he was blessed with,

he still considered wisdom the most valuable legacy he could pass onto his children.

These are words on my photo, written in the book of Proverbs:

“Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching.

When I was a boy in my father’s house, still tender, and an only child of my mother, he taught me and said, “Lay hold of my words with all your heart:

keep my commands and you will live.

Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.

Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. Esteem her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you.

She will set a garland of grace on your head and present you with a crown of splendor.” Listen my son, accept what I say, and years of your life will be many.

(Proverbs 4:1-10, NIV)

King Solomon wrote many more chapters in the book of Proverbs all based on the value of wisdom.

His collection was the most precious gift he left his children and to all of us,

a priceless collection of wise principles to live by.

So I ask you…who is it that you admire and why do you admire them?

Are they extremely intelligent, good looking, rich, talented…live a life you only dream of?

Well, I bet most of us admire people because they know how to live their life wisely and manage their lives well.

People who can get along with most anyone, who admire the different cultures and ways of the world, and those who try to have very few enemies.

These people have a true since of worth, what is valuable and what may only appear to be valuable.

To the wisest people I have met in my life…success is so much more than what they know, what they have and what they can do.

They truly know how to live…and live life to it’s fullest!  That type of wisdom gains my admiration.

That type of wisdom comes ultimately from God, and as a parent, my greatest responsibility is to encourage my son to turn to him and look for wisdom.

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Darcy - January 26, 2011 - 11:16 am

I really like this post. I can tell you put a lot of time and thought into it… good word from Solomon to live by daily and as I read his words, I breathe in deeply knowing that to live by this wisdom takes conscious effort. An effort to be different from the world in both the little an big things. Today, I will seek wisdom on how I should live out my years. Thanks for sharing your portrayal of a soothing repetition.

Catherine - January 26, 2011 - 5:04 pm

Darcy~ Thank you for your kind words. You are a woman filled with wisdom and I feel honored not only to know you, but to call you my friend.

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