History 2011-2013
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There’s Life, There’s Hope

I touched a rose today.  I was struck silent by the beauty that was before me.

Each petal is intricately made, soft and fragrant, placed in the perfect spot for its nourishment, growth and use.  A rose will remain beautiful and fragrant for its lifespan if not interfered with, but life does interfere.

Even roses have challenges such as: storms, insects, lack of water, mildew, cold weather, and of course, people harvesting them for their own enjoyment.  The flower of the rose is the part everyone loves for its beauty and fragrance.  In the bud and petals we can experience the heart of the rose and be stuck by the beauty and scent, but the strength of the flower lies in the stem, covered in thorns, thick and coarse it is meant to withstand whatever life throws at it. 

I touched a baby today.  I was struck silent by the wondrous beauty of a child.

Each finger and toe is intricately made, soft and fragile, placed on this earth for its nourishment, growth and purpose.  A child comes to us pure and innocent, personality programmed and ready for input.

 There is no instruction manual and each child will have challenges such as: storms, heartbreak, love loss, failures, defeat, love, hope, joy, appreciation, neglectfulness, anger, pain, contentment, success, comfort and so much more to experience on this journey.  Though the skin is soft, strength will be cultivated and grow from within over time and with experience.

 The heart of the child – no matter the age – is seen in their actions and deeds.  When the person is being true to their self and their calling, they will bloom just like the flower and share with the world their individual gifts.  We are each unique and gifted to fulfill a purpose.

 The rose and child remind me that there is hope for our future.  Cultivated, cherished and loved, the effect can be far reaching and benefit all that come in contact. 

 Take a moment to look and appreciate the life that is all around you.  The news has plenty of bad things to report, and the world has its share of issues and problems, but there is life, there is hope, and if you’re still here then you still have a purpose.  What are you doing to make a difference and be true to yourself today?

 Cherry Coley ©

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Life is a gift, not to be wasted or taken for granted. I believe life is a journey, that we are put here for a purpose that each of us has to discover within ourselves. Each day we are given is a new opportunity to seize the moments, the experiences that make up our individual journey. I have seen my share of storms along the way, but have learned that with faith and good friends, there is nothing that you can’t face, learn from, and come out growing stronger from the experience. I have many interests, hobbies and passions. Writing, art, and expanding my knowledge about why people believe what they do, including studying different religions and cultures, becoming a Life Coach, practicing Reiki, and spending time with my girls, are some of my passions. Interests include: studying history, science, physics, walking/running, learning yoga, Pilates, trying new recipes, finding new and interesting places to visit, spending time with friends, learning new ways of doing things, guitar, piano, writing songs, photography, and painting and so much more than I could name here. I enjoy meeting new people, trading stories, ideas and sharing experiences. I love going to plays and concerts, and encouraging others to be their best while finding myself along the way. Cherry Coley (c)


  1. A beautiful comparison between the rose and the baby. How do you create such eloquent, deep and meaningful blogs? I so look forward to each one each time. After I read one I am always inspired. Thank you.

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