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Inspiration Prompt #23 – The Elements Of Life

October 27th, 2008 by Avital
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Who can identify what are the most important elements of life more adequately than someone who had formed wondrous worlds, full of character and flair, knights and princesses?

No one can, right? Than let us soak up the words of Hans Christian Andersen:

“Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”

Living in Ireland, which can be rainy and gray, I do appreciate the warm rays of the sun, caressing my skin softly and brightening up my day. But a sun can also be a hug from a loved one, a warm word of encouragement, an unexpected compliment from a stranger and a wide and honest smile.

Freedom is indeed a key element in life, as without it we are nothing but marionettes, hand held puppets. Freedom gives us both the reason and the means to live.

When we are free and feel the sunshine above us (whether the weather is good or it is only the atmosphere around us), all we need for going on at full steam is a flower to bloom right in front of us and embellish our day, show us how beautiful life is – remind us that we are free and that the sun is shining.

Share –

What are your elements of life? Do you agree with Hans Christian Andersen’s list? Leave a comment and share your opinion.

Giveaway Update –

A while back I had hosted a giveaway on my blog. The prize offered was a copy of the brilliant book: Visual Chronicles by: Linda Woods and Karen Dinino.

On October 15th I randomly picked up a winner, yet the prize has remained unclaimed, albeit an e-mail sent to the previous winner.

Therefore, I have randomly picked another winner, which is: Mary Doak.

Her comment was:

Celebrating with family. and goals for the new year will be to declutter our home. I have packed too many things in this little house. Thanks for sharing your time and gifts with all of us.
I am from the State of Maine

Congratulations Mary, please e-mail me your address, and I’ll send you a copy of the book 🙂

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8 Comments to “Inspiration Prompt #23 – The Elements Of Life”

  1. mary doak says:

    I thankyou for reminding me of these things. Sometimes we can be so busy we just seem to takes these things for granted. I agree with the words. I appreciate the hugs from loved ones. The outward show of affection. The gift of a flower from someone in my life. Freedom of choice. To have the freedom to walk in a field of wild flowers and feeling the sunshine and fresh air on my face. Also protection from the evil or dangers that are out there. I appreciate the ones her are serving to protect our Freedom. I am glad to have the sunshining today. It feels good. I am trying to keep a sunflower alive as long as I can to see it bloom outside before the long cold winter comes.

    • Avital says:

      Amen 🙂

      May your flower always bloom and the sun will keep on shining (whether literally or figuratively) and may you and I and everyone else will have freedom in our lives. Thanks for reminding those who serve to protect us and keep the flare of freedom blazing.

  2. Mine are freedom and love. Without love, I would just exist.

  3. Beverly Boyles says:

    The elements of my life are peace, love, hope and joy. Luckily, i can find these in almost all aspects of life if only I just look for them…they are there…

  4. ruthi says:

    i beleive that life is a puzzle of thousands of parts. daily we put one or more pieces to form the picture which we hopefully will never complete, otherwise life will be without surprises.
    health, freedom, and love form the frame to hold all pieces together.