Ann's Corner

A taste of FAITH, a touch of LAUGHTER.

Ann’s Corner

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I was just at another blog, trying to describe my own blog for a post there, and suddenly I remembered how I thought of the name, Ann’s Corner. I’ve used this title for several different spaces over the years, hoping to provide a “sanctuary” or safe place, to bring some light into some dark corners of life and I almost forgot where the idea originally came from. I was reminded today that it was inspired by an old hymn called “Brighten the Corner Where You Are”.

Here is a link to the song sung by Burl Ives:

Brighten the Corner Where You Are

Do not wait until some deed of greatness you may do,
Do not wait to shed your light afar;
To the many duties ever near you now be true,
Brighten the corner where you are.
    • Refrain:
      Brighten the corner where you are!
      Brighten the corner where you are!
      Someone far from harbor you may guide across the bar;
      Brighten the corner where you are!
  1. Just above are clouded skies that you may help to clear,
    Let not narrow self your way debar;
    Though into one heart alone may fall your song of cheer,
    Brighten the corner where you are.
  2. Here for all your talent you may surely find a need,
    Here reflect the bright and Morning Star;
    Even from your humble hand the Bread of Life may feed,
    Brighten the corner where you are.
Ina D. Ogdonpub.1913

Just trying to brighten this little corner of my world…….

AJ ❤


29 comments on “Ann’s Corner

  1. desperateramblings
    March 7, 2015

    Lovely 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. annj49
    March 7, 2015

    Thanks 🙂


  3. Opinionated Man
    April 21, 2015

    That is cool and I wish I had an inspiration for my blog name. It kind of just happened. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • annj49
      April 22, 2015

      Thanks, OM, and happy you took the time to visit my corner 🙂

      You do have inspiration for your blog name. It’s who you are. Opinionated Man. It’s about your opinions, of which there are many 😉 😛

      I enjoy the variety and the no holds barred honesty. There is much in your writing to jog the thoughts of the reader. Lots of helps for new bloggers as well.

      Thanks for helping me get started. I appreciate it.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Chewing Crayons
    April 27, 2015

    I’ve never heard that song and I absolutely love the lyrics. It brightened my day. 🙂

    Hope you’ve been doing well, Ann. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • annj49
      April 27, 2015

      Glad you liked it too.
      I’ve been a bit busy, but doing ok, thanks!


  5. pattyalcala
    May 21, 2015

    I love that. I haven’t heard that song before. Words to live by.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Janice Wald
    May 21, 2015

    I remember Burl Ives. He was the snowman in Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, the voice anyway.
    Thank you so much for following my blog. Welcome!
    Janice, Reflections

    Liked by 1 person

  7. lbeth1950
    August 22, 2015

    Loved Burl Ives.

    Liked by 1 person

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  10. dray0308
    November 8, 2015

    Reblogged this on Dream Big, Dream Often and commented:
    This is Ann’s Corner!!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. sonofabeach96
    November 8, 2015

    Just think how beautiful the world would be if we’d all just brighten our own little corners. A boy can dream, I guess. 🙂


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  13. jacquelineobyikocha
    November 9, 2015

    Brilliant! Bright corners always attract 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  14. penneyvanderbilt
    December 10, 2015

    Reblogged this on Crazy Pasta Child.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. annj49
    December 10, 2015

    Thanks so much for the reblog! It means a lot to me….


  16. Joan T Warren
    January 13, 2016

    I remember that song! We used to listen to Burl Ives and dance around the living room, my sibs and I, before we were “cool.” Then there’s the bluegrass tune, “Keep on the Sunny Side of Life.” Great inspiration!

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Traveling Rockhopper
    May 20, 2016

    That’s beautiful! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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    • annj49
      September 29, 2016

      Thanks for the reblog!
      Glad you enjoyed the post 🙂


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