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.

Ordinary

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Always, after stormy and unsettling times, the peace of everyday life is a balm for the soul. Wrapped in a blanket I watch the day begin anew.

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.

Morning Delight

You never know what the future will bring, but this moment is perfect.

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Stillness

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It’s a gift to be still.

Nevermind the admonitions, just do it…..and enjoy.

The Present Moment

 

IMG_4985We all experience bleak times where our hearts suffer from our ‘mindstuff’, our stories. Things can look lifeless and sadness can take hold. It’s good to notice it and feel it. At the same time, I remember that all things change and I will have the opportunity to rejoice again.

New Faces

The first to lift their faces to the morning sun, they bring joy and peace on a cold late winter morning.

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