March 19, 2014

#wholeheartedjournal collective | 03

The enthusiasm of our Wholehearted community continues to delight and comfort us… and is reflected in the number of #wholeheartedjournal hashtags on Instagram… a big THANK-YOU from all of us here.  It does, however make our selection process for the collective a little tougher… in a way that we are truly grateful for!

This weeks selections were curated by Ali, and to make the process little easier she decided to base her choices around the theme of 'hands'.

Joining the chosen images you will find a beautiful poem that resonates deeply with her.

image by @fieldsofsage

image by @tamararamberg

image by @littlebuckles

 image by @emmacameronsummer


Her Hands

by Maggie Pittman

Her hands held me gently from the day I took my first breath.
Her hands helped to guide me as I took my first step.
Her hands held me close when the tears would start to fall.
Her hands were quick to show me that she would take care of it all.

Her hands were there to brush my hair, or straighten a wayward bow.
Her hands were often there to comfort the hurts that didn't always show.
Her hands helped hold the stars in place, and encouraged me to reach.
Her hands would clap and cheer and praise when I captured them at length.

Her hands would also push me, though not down or in harms way.
Her hands would punctuate the words, just do what I say.
Her hands sometimes had to discipline, to help bend this young tree.
Her hands would shape and mold me into all she knew I could be.

Her hands are now twisting with age and years of work,
Her hand now needs my gentle touch to rub away the hurt.
Her hands are more beautiful than anything can be.

Her hands are the reason I am me.


image by @ladyroxtar

image by @minmohd

All photos were selected via the #wholeheartedjournal tag on Instagram.


  1. thank you so much for including me! i'm honored!

    1. You're absolutely welcome! Thanks for being a part of Wholehearted Journal!

  2. What a perfect poem! Thank you so much for selecting my photo! xx

    1. Thanks for joining in on Instagram Tamara, we LOVE all your gorgeous photos! Happy birthday to Freja x

  3. Absolutely gorgeous - the perfect selection of photographs!! I love this project :)

    1. Ali totally rocked it this week :) So glad you're enjoying Wholehearted x