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Poetry Sunday: A Most Extra-Ordinary...

Poetry Sunday:  A Most Extra-Ordinary Life

    A Most Extra-Ordinary Life     Though your smile fades from this place it shines deep inside of me and all who have known you, loved you.     Your life’s breath, extinguished here on Earth, now a forever light that burns brighter through me, around me and into the ethos.     […]

Poetry Sunday: This is for us…...

Poetry Sunday:  This is for us…..

    This is for us……     I scratch the earth to plant a seed, and watch it grow and bloom and green.     And I scribble these words across a page, to capture my heart as I wrinkle with age.     You splash fine colors on a canvas blue, with red […]

Midweek Poem-Innovate

Midweek Poem-Innovate

    Innovate     Words fall, swirling around my brain today As the world softens about me- Bringing up new ideas to spark This New Year–this new path.     Stretching, Opening a bit more. Integrating all of me into one wholeness A word drifts around my periphery.     Speaking its name. A newness, a change […]

Poetry Sunday-Inner Critic

Poetry Sunday-Inner Critic

    Inner Critic     Inner Critic (IC)~You can do better, Donna.   You know and so do I.   I don’t want to hear excuses.   I just want to see results.     My dear Inner Critic, I know you mean well, but I beg to differ with you.  I am not […]

Poetry Sunday-Finding My Core

Poetry Sunday-Finding My Core

    Finding My Core     I stand here at my center while all around me seems to be falling apart. Senseless violence. Memories of loved ones, now gone, bubble up to open the wounds of my heart.     And it is in these times I seek my core, a need to express […]

Finding The Compassion We Need

Finding The Compassion We Need

“Today I began to criticize myself and look at myself with a judgmental eye… but then instead of going all out in that direction, I stopped and I began to understand me. And then I began to be patient with me. And then I began to feel a softness in the middle of my chest. […]

Poetry Sunday-Perennial Life

Poetry Sunday-Perennial Life

    Perennial Life     A beautiful spring. Next a strong summer, Moves to a waning fall As blossom and leaf are shed.   To winter slumber, Emerging slowly. Renewed with the warm spring breezes, To flower once more with vigor- Begins the cycle again.      © Donna Donabella 2016 __________________________________________________________ As a […]

Conversations In The Garden-On Patien...

Conversations In The Garden-On Patience

“You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety.” ~ Abraham Maslow       I have been working with the amazing Sandra Pawula, from Always Well Within, in her new venture, The Joyful Wisdom Letter and Circle.  Sandra sends a letter once a month with a unique theme to work on. […]

Poetry Sunday-A Smile

Poetry Sunday-A Smile

    A Smile     A smile stretches, And cracks open my heart. Letting a soft, warm light Illuminate the fringes of my world. Spreading from head to fingertips to toes. This glowing feeling, Happiness, emanating back to the corners of my upturned lips. Stretching further, And exposing my burning core set ablaze with delight and peace. […]

My Manifesto: An Innovative Life in ...

My Manifesto:  An Innovative Life in 2016

“Making the beginning is one third of the work.”  ~Irish Proverb       As the year was coming to a close, I decided to wander out to my meadow.  Really a sanctuary garden, wild, with native plants, a couple of birdhouses and trees.  It lies just beyond the fence.  It is a place of […]

Poetry Sunday-What Do You See

Poetry Sunday-What Do You See

    What Do You See     What do I see when I look at the world…..     I could say pain, perhaps– Injustice, poverty, surely.     And while these are heavy, obscuring my view, sometimes suffocating me, I prefer to see kindness-yes!     It glows so brightly in the night sky….rays of […]

Poetry Sunday-To The Beat of Their Wi...

Poetry Sunday-To The Beat of Their Wings

    To The Beat of Their Wings     To the beat of their wings, a final call. Farewell to autumn, as the snow falls.     Formations stretch out, across the sky. Hundreds, now thousands, lift their wings to fly.     Cold, fierce winds pushing them onward. Moonbeams, sun’s rays navigate them […]

Conversations In The Garden: On Grow...

Conversations In The Garden:  On Growth

“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” ~Cynthia Occelli       It seems appropriate in late autumn to look back on the garden.  As I assess […]

Poetry Sunday-Play With Abandon

Poetry Sunday-Play With Abandon

  Play With Abandon     Play with abandon, Fling your arms to the skies, Fly over the waves wearing necklaces of seaweed and shells. Skip along the lanes and the meadows Gathering wildflowers and shiny stones. Be free, never constrained. Feel life as it was meant to be, Washing in and out with the […]

An Interview with Jen@The Light Laugh...

An Interview with Jen@The Light Laughed

“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”  ~Walt Disney        This month I thought I would bring you another interview with an amazing person I have grown to […]

Conversations in the Garden-On Persev...

Conversations in the Garden-On Perseverance

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” ~Winston Churchill     If my gardens have taught me anything in the last 20+ years, it is the lesson found in this wonderful quote.  And oh how I have stumbled and bumbled around in my garden.  Planting mint or anything in the mint […]

Poetry Sunday-Put Down Roots

Poetry Sunday-Put Down Roots

    Put Down Roots     The cattails are silent now The red-wings song eerily remaining on the wind. While the bullfrogs rest, their hard work done- New progeny growing, bringing a vision turned toward the future.     The land is laid to waste as all about seeds of a season past are strewn. […]

Conversations in the Garden-On Self-N...

Conversations in the Garden-On Self-Nourishment

“There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by my self.” ~Brian Andreas     A few months ago I participated in a free online course where 30 inspiring people shared their thoughts and practices on self-love.  It was […]

End of Month Potpourri-May 2015

End of Month Potpourri-May 2015

“People often ask themselves the right questions. Where they fail is in answering the questions they ask themselves, and even there they do not fail by much…But it takes time, it takes humility and a serious reason for searching.”  ~ William Maxwell     As I end this special month of my birth, now another year […]

Poetry Sunday-A New Path

Poetry Sunday-A New Path

  A New Path   Feel the light, the heat the strobe of bright rays. Yellow, orange warm- energizing new life into every pore.     My eyes are shut to its blinding glare, But it still leaves behind flashes of burnt red.     I am planted, rooted to the ground. Absorbing the life […]

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

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