Early

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let the quiet of the early morning set the tone for the remainder of the day

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Echo

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Like a loon, the dove’s cry echos across the water, and peace settles in for the day.

Renewal

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The freshness of a simple morning can make all the chaos and bewilderment recede. I am renewed each day.

new

as the wheel of the year turns, everything is new again….first meal on the porch, and I can see the perfection of my world…

and so…

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be gentle with yourself…..

reflect

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in a moonless dawn on the day of his celebration, my friend sent a sunrise to inspire me

a path

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We’re all on a journey, sometimes of our own making. Here’s the beginning of mine today. Bright change and possibility are right around that corner.

img_6024slow-living quiet moments on summer-like fall days…

Routine Bliss

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I have been away for a week on a CIE tour in Scotland (…sigh…), with my grandson. It was my third trip to my second home, (and hopefully some day, my first home!), and it was beyond wonderful. I met old friends there, and made a few delightful new ones too!

This morning, I am alone, with tea in hand, savoring the memories that give my heart space and light, and, I am cherishing my routine as the stalwart hub of my life. Especially in the morning, my quiet time, with journal and book, is the thing that supports my sense of groundedness and peace. Getting back on the mat later this morning will seal the deal for me. It’s so good, to be home.

photo taken at the ruins of St Andrew’s cathedral in Scotland

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Unexpected

A chilly windy sunrise with a hot cup of tea. Not what I expected this July morning, but my heart is happy with the surprise.

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