Monday, March 2, 2015

That Tiny Bit Happier ..


Hello my dear friends,

don't you just love it when little things just make you feel that tiny bit happier about yourself?!
 ... I do!

I came across a photograph someone pinned on Pinterest a few days ago.
It was a very nice photograph of something lovely. In this case it was of a part of a room with what looks like a piece of old fencing that had been white washed and had some script written on it.

 This is the picture below ...

Isn't it so lovely?!

I have tried research the owner but I haven't been too successful so far but as soon as I am, I will add the name to this post. But I would like to thank who ever did take the photograph and who ever made the creation shared.

Why am I sharing this?! ... Well, it is something that made my day.
The lady that had pinned this wasn't sure what the writing was about ~ she thought it might be a poem or so. 

Looking at it for a little while, it started to look somewhat familiar to me and suddenly I was able to  read the first few words. I was so happy! ... I recognized it to be something I had seen many times before. It was 'Alt Suetterlin' font which is a very old German font. My German Grandma, who was born in the late 1800's taught me how to read this when I was a little girl and ... I can still read it today! Big smiles!

So after reading the first few words I researched a little more and found out what it was saying.
It is Psalm 91:9 of the Bible and it reads the following in German ...

~

'Denn der Herr ist deine Zuversicht,
 der Hoechste ist deine Zuflucht.
Es wird dir kein Uebel begegnen,
und keine Plage wird zu deinem Haus nahen.
Denn er hat seine Engel befohlen ueber dir,
dass sie dich behueten auf all deinen Wegen,
dass sich dich auf Haenden tragen und 
 du deinen Fuss nicht an einen Stein stossest.'

~

For you have made the Lord, my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place.
No evil will befall you,
Nor will any plague come near your tent.
For he will give His angels charge concerning you,
To guard you in all ways.
They will bear you up in their hands,
That you do not strike your foot against a stone.

~

 I would love to get a copy of the script so I could create my own piece with it or maybe now I will just have to learn how to write 'Alt Suetterlin' too.

I wish you all that something little makes your day today and makes you that tiny bit happier about yourselves!

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.

13 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your tiny surprise with us all and giving us a little blessing to start our week!. Happy creating, Pam

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  2. What a wonderful story - I really hope you are able to find the origin of the photo - perhaps she would like to know the English translation.

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  3. How special, Karen! And yes..the piece is very lovely and how beautiful the words. I hope you can find the origin. It's so nice when people can get credit for their work. Thank you for sharing that special memory with us. Hugs and wishes for a blessed week.
    Tamara

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  4. How wonderful, Karen! I love this story so much. Finding a little happiness like this is always good.

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  5. Well spotted, congrats! It is indeed a really gorgeous font, and I would love to add that to mine as well. The photograph is lovely, I am not surprised it appealed to you straight away. I hope you find out all about this piece.

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  6. The wonders of the internet...fun surprise for you!

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  7. Wonderful memories.....Just a few corrections if you want to copy it:

    Denn der HERR ist deine Zuversicht,
    der Höchste ist deine Zuflucht.
    Es wird dir kein Übel begegnen,
    und keine Plage wird sich deinem Hause nahen.
    Denn er hat seinen Engeln befohlen,
    dass sie dich behüten auf allen deinen Wegen,
    dass sie dich auf den Händen tragen
    und du deinen Fuß nicht an einen Stein stoßest.
    Ps 91:9-12

    My generation can still write and read the Sütterlinschrift. And this is very useful when you make ancestry researches:-))

    Christa

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  8. Interesting story here! Gorgeous font, and how clever of you to be able to read it!

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  9. Ahhhhhhhhhh ... serendipity!

    Love!
    SuZeQ

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  10. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely piece, dear Karen.
    Love it too:)
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  11. What a great story about some old writen words :-).

    Hugs Ines♥

    P.s.: I can't read it!

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  12. Hi Karen, I found the following website that may be useful in showing you the text up close. Just type in the words and choose the font, it will show you how to write them. http://altdeutsche-schrift.de/adsschreiben.php#schriftfeld I hope this helps. It's an awesome piece. Love ya' Patricia B

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