#AtoZChallenge ~ April World Holidays ~ Letter F


Image by Mary Lou

April World Holidays

Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s

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Ice Cream, Ice Cream Flavors, Fruits

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Ben & Jerry’s locations nationwide are treating customers to a free cone on Tuesday. The publicity stunt, aptly known as “Free Cone Day,” has become an annual tradition since the Vermont-based company hosted the first one in Burlington in 1979.

A Tour of Ben & Jerry’s Factory


Ben & Jerry’s Website

APRIL 9th, 2019
12pm – 8pm



This past November 2018 I took part in the Nibvember 2018 Challenge.  Day 27 prompt was Lettering and I came up with the design below.  It’s easy to see where my inspiration came from as I’d participated in the A to Z Challenge Lessons Learned in 2016. So, feeling the call to try once again for A To Z Challenge 2019, I decided to sign up for this years using this design as my inspiration.

day 27 lettering

(c) Image by Mary Lou


My theme for 2019 A to Z Challenge is:

  April World Holidays from A to Z



Me in the Middle of Reblogging Faith

Good Friday and Easter are fast approaching.  A time where I find myself reflecting on where my faith lies and where my spiritual awareness has brought me to.
~ The A to Z Blog Challenge 2017 ~  is in full swing.  When I stop by to visit some of the A to Z bloggers it brings to mind how much I received through participating last year 2016.  I’ve decided to reblog one of the posts today ~ Lessons Learned Letter F ~.

Added to that, I came across this wonderful post from ~ The Happy Quitter ~.   Another compelling reflection on spiritual growth and faith!  Click on the link and visit her great website:


“The Window”, in my opinion, was written by Cohen as a reflection of his spiritual quest. It’s an appeal to all people to live rather than stand at the window, watching the endless parade of possibility. It’s an appeal to go out into an unknown and terrifying future rather than starving slowly.


“The Window” by Leonard Cohen

Why do you stand by the window
Abandoned to beauty and pride
The thorn of the night in your bosom
The spear of the age in your side
Lost in the rages of fragrance
Lost in the rags of remorse
Lost in the waves of a sickness
That loosens the high silver nerves

Oh chosen love, Oh frozen love
Oh tangle of matter and ghost
Oh darling of angels, demons and saints
And the whole broken-hearted host
Gentle this soul

And come forth from the cloud of unknowing
And kiss the cheek of the moon
The New Jerusalem glowing
Why tarry all night in the ruin
And leave no word of discomfort
And leave no observer to mourn
But climb on your tears and be silent
Like a rose on its ladder of thorns

Oh chosen love, Oh frozen love

Then lay your rose on the fire
The fire give up to the sun
The sun give over to splendour
In the arms of the high holy one
For the holy one dreams of a letter
Dreams of a letter’s death
Oh bless thee continuous stutter
Of the word being made into flesh

Oh chosen love, Oh frozen love

Gentle this soul

~ The Window ~ Leonard Cohen~


Me In The Middle


My theme for the A to Z Blog Challenge @AprilA2Z during the month of April is ~ My Life Is My Masterpiece ~ Lessons Learned




~ This Too Shall Pass ~

When things are bad, remember:
It won’t always be this way.
Take One Day at a Time.

When things are good, remember:
It won’t always be this way.
Enjoy every great moment.

© thehiyL.com

When I speak of Faith in this post, I’m thinking more of a that inner conviction that life is good and, no matter what we face, we’ve got what it takes to make it through.  Each persons’ individual belief in how to come to this inner conviction is unique to them.  I respect whatever religion or way of life that helps a person move along their path to  find this place of Faith, Hope and Love.  We’re all so much alike when it…

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