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Mercy Girl

Mercy Girl for blog
Mercy Girl 2 – Poem on mixed media

Mercy: compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm. —Google

Have you ever been shown mercy? I have. Over and over and over again. I’m so thankful for mercy, because I know that without it, I would be living in fear. Who wants to live in fear? To me, living in mercy means living in freedom. There’s a reason to wake up in the morning. A reason to smile. A reason to dance.

Have you ever been shown mercy? Share your story…

Mercy Girl 1

Just a quick note to let you all know that I’m back from my break. I was off for just over a month with the goal of accomplishing a bunch of things that I needed to get done. I was successful with a couple, but thanks to breaking my foot, I was unable to get everything done. It’s great to be back though. Looking forward to reading your blogs and catching up.

75 thoughts on “Mercy Girl”

    1. Heyyyy Richard. How are ya? Great to see you. Hahaha. Yes, my foot. It’s getting better, but I’m not one for staying still. Ugh!

    1. Heyyyyyy Trini, my friend. Oh it’s been so long. How are you? Are you in Norway right now?
      Thank you so much for your kind words and appreciation. The skirt is definitely your style right 🙂 ❤
      Hope you are very well. Please have a lovely day.
      🙂 ❤

  1. Pretty girl as usual, this ones seems happy! I have mercy towards everybody else, except myself; but I’ll learn. Hope you recover fast. Have you started your classes? Do you like them?

    1. Hi Elizabeth, thank you so much for your kind words. And yes, she is happy (and light and free 🙂 )
      “I have mercy towards everybody else, except myself.”
      –Oh yes, isn’t that always the way? I know what you mean.
      Yes, I started the classes in the beginning of March actually. The painting class is ok, but the photography class is so good. I am really learning a lot there.
      Have a lovely week Elizabeth.
      🙂 ❤

    1. Hi Cheryl, I’m so sorry for the delay. I just found your comment now. It didn’t come into my notifications.
      Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m so glad you enjoyed this one.
      Please have a wonderful weekend.
      🙂 ❤

  2. I love the poem and the art work is gorgeous. Pink is such a love and hope filled color. This reminds me that “His mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning.” I think I am shown mercy each new morning as the verse states.

    1. Ohhhhhh, I love this comment. Thank you so much Sibella. Me too. His mercies are renewed every single day, aren’t they?
      Bless you, my friend.
      🙂 ❤

      1. Yes, they are! Thank YOU for sharing your beautiful heart and talent with us! ❤

  3. This is a good way to see the world, Stacy. I’ve been merciful sometimes, but mostly with animals and old people.
    Beautiful poem, Stacy ❤

    1. Hi Monica, thanks you so much for your comment and nice words. Hahaha @animals and old people. It is easier to show mercy to these two groups, isn’t it?
      Hope you are well.
      🙂 ❤

  4. Oh!! Dear Staci…you broke your foot??? I have been so absent I did not know. I send you lots of healing love and hope that you are rocking the cast!!! All is good…I am entering a new phase in my life and have been so busy. I miss you…and have thought of you often. I will be here when I can…and hope to post soon. Much love to you my friend! ❤ ❤

    1. Ohhhhhh Lorrie, so nice to hear from you. I myself have been absent from WordPress for over a month. I just returned Monday actually.
      Thank you so much for the well wishes on my foot.
      I completely understand about entering new phases and being busy. I’m in some what of a transition myself, I think. I am not as present here as I used to be, so it takes me a while sometimes to get to all the bloggers that I like to read, such as yourself ❤ 😉
      I'm sure you are involved in creating a ton, and I certainly hope you have continued with the glass art?…
      I was just thinking of you the other day too. I must stop by and see what you've been up to, my friend.
      Many blessings Lorrie.
      Love Staci. 🙂 ❤

      1. Thank you Staci!! 😉 Yes, glass art has been one of the things I have been a bit involved in…I hope to post soon. I just love that we can be away…and step back in and find the love here!! Sending you oodles 🙂

      2. I will look forward to your post, my friend. Good for you for continuing with the glass art. It’s so pretty.
        Hahaha. Yes, that’s the great thing about blogging.
        Love to you too Lorrie.
        🙂 ❤

  5. Staci, your “Mercy Girl 2” is lovely, both the poem and the artwork, they complement each other so very well. I think if we live with grace we also live with mercy, at least I hope so. I thought about this quite a bit over the last few days, mercy also sheds light on pity. Suggesting we should grant mercy on those we pity. Here is the rub for me, I’m hoping you can clarify this, it seems somewhat judgmental of me to decide if someone deserves pity or is pitiful. Are they pitiful in their own eyes? Is it my place to make this decision? My hope is that I verbalized this correctly and you are able to make some sort of sense about my question. You post is wonderful, quite thought provoking and has left me thinking about this idea. Wishing you and your foot well, please enjoy the rest of the week. ~ Mia

    1. Mia, I most definitely agree that mercy and grace are connected. The one goes with the other. Like a marriage of sorts. You can’t really show mercy without showing grace as well. I would even say that they are synonyms.
      No pity is a whole other ball game eh. Haha. I think pity goes more with feeling sorry for, or sympathizing. Or like some unfortunate event happens to someone and you think, “Oh, what a pity. That’s too bad.” But then there’s also the case of maybe having pity on someone who lives on the street, or is addicted to crack and is at life’s end. In this case, there’s a whole past that one has to look at, right. I hear you on the whole judgemental thing, because sometimes we can think that one may deserve what has happened to them. Like giving change to someone on the street that’s homeless. Why are they there? What have they done to get there? Are they just there because of stupid choices they’ve made? Are they just not wanting to work? And so one… I hope this responds at least a little bit to what you’ve stated here, or questioned?…
      Thank you so much Mia. I’m so glad you enjoyed this post and thank you for sharing your thoughts and that you thought it was thought-provoking.
      Have an amazing rest of the day and evening.
      🙂 ❤

      1. Staci, you’re most welcome. This is a tremendous post. Thank you so much for your explanation of pity and the examples that you’ve included. Please enjoy the last bit of the week and have a wonderful weekend! Take good care. ❤

      2. Mia, you are so kind and generous with your words, and I am so thankful for meeting you. You are more than welcome on the explanation.
        I hope you had an amazing weekend.

  6. Welcome back, a positive poem about forgiveness it’s the toughest when genuinely given from heart.
    Hope your foot gets well soon to run around. – Sagarika 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Sagarika. I can’t wait to be ‘running around’ again. Hahaha. Tuesday I go to the doctor to see about it.
      Thank you also for the lovely ‘welcome back’ and for insightful comment. I agree that forgiveness is often tough, especially to have it come from deep within the heart.
      Have a lovely weekend.
      🙂 ❤

    1. Awwww, thanks Benjamin. I see the doctor on Tuesday. Hopefully I will be able to get rid of the crutches. Crossing fingers.

      1. Thanks Benjamin. Doctor gave me the go ahead yesterday. Now I’m just trying to get my foot and bones and muscles accustomed to being used again. It’s a slow process I guess.

      2. Thanks so much Benjamin. You’re awesome, and I truly appreciate your prayers.
        Have an amazing week, my friend.

  7. I’m so grateful His mercies are new every morning 🙂 Sorry about your broken foot…I suppose there’s a plan and purpose, “silver lining” in this somewhere 🙂 God bless you.

    1. Ohhhhh, me too.
      Thank you M. I go to the doctor on Tuesday, and hopefully I will be free. I’m an active person, and not being able to exercise or be very mobile has definitely been a whole new experience.
      Have a great weekend.

  8. Mercy is freedom, I definitely agree with that! Another great poem with a message so true. I hope your foot is feeling better Staci–I’m very sorry to hear this.

    1. Thank you so much Crystal. Oh yes, mercy and freedom go hand in hand, don’t they? I go to the doctor today to see about my foot. Wish me luck.

      1. I hope everything went well with the doctor Staci! Sorry for the delay, but I am wishing for the best 🙂

      2. Thanks Crystal. Yes, I am crutch and boot free now, although it’s a slow process. Not walking too fast yet. Still hurts a bit. I’m sure it’s just a question of time.
        Thanks again.
        🙂 ❤

      1. Well, I just got the ok from the doctor yesterday, so I no longer need the crutches or the boot. Yeah! So yes, I am having a good week.
        🙂 ❤

    1. Ohhhh, hahaha. Thank you Shiva. I will not dance right now. My foot won’t allow me too. I will exercise my foot, as I have been. Each day is a bit better.
      Thanks again for your kind words.
      Have a lovely week.

  9. Beautiful ….. u it already how much m in love with ur mercy girls :*

    It is so true …Mercy is the prime attribute of being a human. People can b pretty or stay that way….but they only turn beautiful by touch of benevolence.
    Perfect totally in sync 🙂

    1. Saaransh, such lovely words you’ve shared here. And thank you so much, once again, for your very generous appreciation and comment.
      I completely agree with you. Looks are nothing if there is no character.

    1. Heyyyy Pete. How are ya? Yea, I was away for awhile. My foot is slowly healing. I’m off of the crutches now, thankfully. It’s still difficult to walk and all. I guess it takes time.
      I will be by soon to see what you’ve been up to.
      Have a wonderful week.

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