pausing

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I am preparing to drive over to the coast today so I am busy gathering all the things we need and making a list for the market. I had to check the newly planted seedlings in the herb garden to make sure they weren’t wilting in the sunshine, and I come upon this exquisite perfection. It’s a tree peony and just gorgeous. The rest of my chores had to wait while I gave her her due.

Remember to pay attention and be here now.

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and so…

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be gentle with yourself…..

Endlessness

Meandering along the boardwalk reveals more blossoms than I had thought grew by the sea. We are all NOT the same, (how delightful!), and,

we ARE all the same. Same hurts, same desires, same hopes and same needs. My daily challenge is to love all things equally, and in that developing compassion, find the love I need for this work in progress.

Raindance

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Every morning I honor the directions and proclaim that ‘this’ is the best day of my life. Even in the rain. In fact, this morning it was a raindance to the deep knowing of perfection in my heart.

Bookends

A Year to Clear, Minimalist, Simplfy. I am called to release what no longer serves me, and boy oh boy, am I letting go of stuff. Coffee mugs we never use, clothes I never wear, and books I don’t need to keep. And now the bookcases provide me with a creative outlet!

Trust

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Whether trust is eroded or faithfully strong, sometimes you must simply strike off in the right direction and know you’ve done all that you could. Today is such a day. I trust that I am held in love and peace, and all will be well.

Dance

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Danny Kaye said we should throw all the paint we can on the canvas we call life. I say we should dance and celebrate and laugh ourselves silly. Joy and friendship and magic is your birthright. I’m going to the beach house today and soak up the sunshine and grab all the love I can. What about you?

Love

 

imageI chose to walk through the gardens because it was an act of love. All choices are made either from love or fear, mostly fear. I needed solace and blessing, and roses have both in abundance.

Sunset

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Sitting together for the first time in years, I feel that welcome old sensation of complete acceptance. We watch the sun set over the marsh together, arms around each other, remembering the past back into our hearts, and walking a new path together. You are the best of me, my friend.

Patience

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I find these heart-shaped rocks on the beach across the street and bring them back, and place them together with the others, as a reminder to cultivate patience and compassion. I have hundreds of these hard little reminders to soften my own heart, and understand. It works pretty well.

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