Hidden moments glimpsed between the rigorous accomplishing ones….this is a gift bestowed upon each individual being. May we use them to arouse a peaceful heart.

Missing you

Every time I leave I miss you more and more….and then I remember that I carry you in my heart always.

Where are you going?

Resting is underrated in our culture, sadly. A lot has been written about the benefits though, so, I’m going to walk on over to that bench and rest in the garden today. I’m going to inhale the scent of the fringe tree, watch the birds in the feeder and let go of the to-do list.

Sweet as honey

My father always said this as he tried to get us to eat something we balked at……I remember his efforts with a smile. And honeysuckle brings a smile when inhaling it’s scent….it’s so sweet! Leaning over my fence, it entices the school kids to take a whiff as the walk by….I wonder if they do? Take time today to indulge your senses, whether it is to marvel at a glorious piece of music, watch the sun go down, or hug your beloved. These are the details that make life worthwhile.


Surround yourself with color, your favorite ones, the delicate and the vibrant loud ones. Drench yourself in the beauty of this world…..it will change your life! Lift you up, or calm your heart. Indulge yourself!


The world is quiet this dark rainy morning, so I open the window to hear the sound of raindrops. After a thunder roll, the birds begin their morning calls. I hear them in the distance as well, those beautiful sounds that are so close to my heart. And then, the sun!

Colors of spring

Honestly, could they be more beautiful?


That precious moment when you know the day will be glorious….don’t miss it!


Weeds among the flowers, tis ever thus, as my mother would say. Weeds are simply plants where we don’t want them, they’re not inherently bad. Gardening is a spiritual practice, especially as it informs my daily life.


Can there possibly be anything more breathtaking than a fresh new flower? Tree Peony here. The color, the delicacy, the scent. We are so lucky to see this beauty and possibility laid out before us each day. Gratitude.

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