Hearts Full of Love Will Overflow

The photo for this week’s Twittering Tales is an interesting one. Kat has a knack for picking photos that can have many interpretations. In case you are not familiar, Kat Myrman picks a photo prompt each Tuesday. [bctt tweet=”The challenge is to write a story inspired by the photo using only 140 characters or less.” username=”GaylWright”] Hearts with arrows tend to turn thoughts toward love. Consequently, each of my tales involve love in some way.


photo Kat chose for Twittering Tales


The Joy of Love

Each anniversary Joe drew a giant heart in the sand for Liz.
She always acted surprised which made him very happy.
It was the joy of love.
(138 characters)


An Unusual Artist

An unusual artist, Sid used the sand as his canvas.
Hearing the waves crash inspired him as he created
the heart, a token of love for Sasha.
(140 characters)


For my last one I tried writing it several different ways and finally ended up with these two below. I wasn’t sure which one to use so both are featured. Which do you like better, the first or the second?


Hearts of Love

Matt and May met late in life, an unlikely pair to fall in love.
In the sand he drew a heart and nervously proposed.
She nodded with a smile.
(140 characters)


Matt and May met late in life and often walked on the beach.
One day he drew a heart, held her close and proposed.
What would her answer be?
(140 characters)


On the Florida Gulf Coast


A Beach Vacation

My husband, Steve, and I are planning a trip to a beach in Florida in the near future. We’ll be renting a place for a week with his younger sister and her husband. Right about now, after all the sickness and busyness the beach sounds inviting.

[bctt tweet=”My computer is staying home, and I will take a short break from blogging. ” username=”GaylWright”]Mind you, I’ll still be writing, just not with my computer. A few of my art supplies will be coming with me, along with books to read and a couple of journals for recording thoughts. You can be sure I will continue to write poems, take photographs and be on the lookout for blogging material.

I do plan to use my phone for checking email, Facebook and reading a few blogs, but only for a short time each day.

Time to Reconnect with God and Each Other

This vacation is a perfect opportunity to take walks along the beach, to talk about dreams and goals and to celebrate each other. [bctt tweet=”This vacation is a perfect opportunity to take walks along the beach, to talk about dreams and goals and to celebrate each other. ” username=”GaylWright”]We used to pray together regularly and also spend time reading the Bible and other books together, but we’ve let other things interfere. Without all the normal distractions of home, a vacation is a perfect time to begin again.


Turning Our Hearts To God

In turning our hearts to God, thinking about His great love for us, I am reminded of the following passage from I John 4.

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.
(I John 4:7-12 NKJV)

[bctt tweet=”I pray that we will let our minds dwell on the truth of God’s great love for us.” username=”GaylWright”] May our hearts be filled with love for our Lord and others, beginning right in our own homes. Then together we can reach out to others with a true love that will continue to ripple out into the world.

I’m linking up with: #ThreeWordWednesday, #LMMLinkup, #HeartEncouragement, #ThoughtProvokingThursday.


14 thoughts on “Hearts Full of Love Will Overflow

  1. Beautiful… and makes me long for the beach again! (But that’s easy to do!) 😉 Praying you enjoy your vacation and reconnecting… I loved the first poem although they are both (all) great!

    1. Thank you, Karrilee! Yes, the beach seems to call in mid-winter. 🙂
      Thanks for your prayers, too. I actually think I like the first one better, too.

      Blessings to you and have a great rest of the week!

  2. Dear Gayl, Oh that sounds like a wonderful get-away that you have planned! It’s so important to find time to regroup and reconnect isn’t it? With both our loved ones, and our Loved ONE. I loved your twittering tales today! The first one in that last group of two is the one I would choose. 🙂 Blessings to you my Dear Friend!

    1. Yes, Bettie, I am ready for this vacation and looking forward to a relaxing time. I’m glad you enjoyed the Twittering Tales. 🙂 I think I like that first one better, too.

      Thanks so much for visiting and for your encouragement, dear friend.

      Blessings and hugs to you! xoxo

  3. Hello Gayl! I loved your ‘Twittering Tales’ and the picture that went with them. My favorite of the last two is the first. Have a great vacay! 😀 xx

    1. Thanks, Vashti! I’m glad you liked them. I’m leaning towards the first, also. 🙂

      So glad you stopped by. Have a good rest of the week. Blessings to you! I am so looking forward to the vacation! xo

  4. Gayl,

    So happy you and hubby get to go away; pray it is restorative and fun 🙂
    I liked both of your twittering tales…maybe the first one a little bit more but I thought both were wonderful 🙂

    1. Thank you, Dolly. I, too, pray that it will be a fun and restoring time.

      Glad you like the tales, and I think I like the first of the last two better, too.

      Blessings to you! Have a wonderful weekend ahead.

  5. Love them all! And I like what you did with the last one giving us a cliffhanger. Even though I thought I knew the answer from the previous take, you left me wondering! ❤

    1. Thank you, Kat! I actually thought you might like what I did with the last one. 🙂 Thanks for being such an encouragement to me. I appreciate your comments very much.

      Blessings to you!

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