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Monthly archives for January, 2015

End Of Month Potpourri-January 2015

End Of Month Potpourri-January 2015

“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.” ~Pema Chodron     I had been toying with this idea of have a monthly post that really could be about anything.  Perhaps a conversation with an author, or a book review, a group of photos dealing with […]

Poetry Sunday-Timeless Images

Poetry Sunday-Timeless Images

  Timeless Images       The mirror looks back at me A face, strange and foreign somehow.   Ruddy, wrinkled Laugh lines deep, crinkling at the edges.   A care worn complexion still fresh A body older, fragile, stiff with painful bending.   And yet within this vessel, exists A soul still full of […]

Creating Pure Joy

Creating Pure Joy

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”  — Erich Fromm     One of the habits I have lost along the way was the ability to have fun.  I noticed it only recently when I was taking stock of myself and my habits after being retired for almost a year.  I did things that […]

Poetry Sunday-Snowflakes

Poetry Sunday-Snowflakes

  Snowflakes   Snowflakes glisten descending, suspended in mid-air as if time is standing still- catching on leaf and blade; green gone to white.   © Donna Donabella 2014   __________________________________________________________ I wrote this poem during a very cold, white winter in 2012.  And the first week in January of this year, 2015, we had quite a […]

Conversations In The Garden-On The Fr...

Conversations In The Garden-On The Freedom To Soar

“If you let go a little you will have a little happiness. If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness. If you let go completely you will be free.” ~Ajahn Chah      As the New Year dawned, I was excited for all the adventures and changes that I imagined […]

Poetry Sunday-A New Life

Poetry Sunday-A New Life

A New Life   Survive or thrive A hard lesson learned.   From wee bulbs in spring, pushing forth through softened earth.   And wee birds chorusing beautiful songs, a joyous burst.   Simply being or living, I’ve found my path.   A light brightly burning. No longer in darkness.   Time to fly, time […]

Wildlife Lessons-Butterflies

Wildlife Lessons-Butterflies

“Like a butterfly stuck in a chrysalis, waiting for the perfect moment, I was waiting for the day I could burst forth and fly away and find my home.” ― Emme Rollins     I have long identified with butterflies.  Seeing them instantly brought me great inexplicable joy and happiness.  A freeing, playful spirit would overtake […]

Poetry Sunday-Sky Painting

Poetry Sunday-Sky Painting

    Sky Painting    Splashes of paint on a cloudy morn Carried like fire, the sky adorned.   Deep purple hues, bright orange splashes Undulating hints of gray dots and dashes.   Then spread across the deep bright blue Pictures forming, ever shifting anew.   Now marshmallow fluff, mountains in the sky Clouds collide painting […]

Soaring in the New Year

Soaring in the New Year

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney     As the new year unfolds today, I am thinking of so many things that I want to try, to accomplish, that I am dreaming of.  There are great possibilities […]

Favorite Quote This Week:

“Make happy those who are near and those who are far will come.” ~Chinese proverb

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