Weekend Wisdom

Weekend Wisdom: Victor Hugo

Today’s post is not from Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, or from The Hunchback of Notre Dame but from a poem he wrote. I never knew he wrote poetry. I heard this in a speech last night by Elisabeth Elliot. I will be writing more about that speech this week because it is timely, very, very timely.

Sleep sweetly in this quiet room

Oh thou, whoe’er thou art,

And let no mournful yesterdays

Disturb your peaceful heart.

                                 Nor let tomorrow pierce thy rest

                                 With dreams of coming ill:

                                 Thy Maker is thy changeless friend,

                                 His love surrounds thee still.

Forget thyself and all the world;

Put out each glaring light.

The stars are watching overhead.

Sleep sweetly, then. Goodnight.

Victor Hugo (1802 – 1885)

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual logistics contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

Weekend Wisdom

Weekend Wisdom Goes To The Birds

In anticipation of Monday’s “Movin’ and Groovin” song, I decided that “Weekend Wisdom” would go to the birds today.

Just wait till you see what I have in store for your weekly exercise, mood picker upper song on Monday.       😉


I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.

D. H. Lawrence

Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.

Victor Hugo

It’s best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes.

Anne Baxter

God gives every bird his worm, but He does not throw it into the nest.

P. D. James


Weekend Wisdom

Weekend Wisdom: Faith

Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings. 

Victor Hugo

Weave in faith and God will find the thread. 

Author Unknown

Oh, brethren, be great believers! Little faith will bring your souls to heaven, but great faith will bring heaven to you.

C.H. Spurgeon

Faith is believing that the outcome will be what it should be, no matter what it is. 

Colette Baron-Reid