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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Surrender

Surrender

“I wonder if pain comes from surrendering or resisting?”  ~Donna Lynn Hope     I have been taking stock recently of my life.  This journey in retirement has been interesting, and has taught me many things so far.  With a year into this journey, I am not sure sometimes if I am where I am […]

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-Trees

Poetry Sunday-Trees

I Am The Tree   Erect I stand, strong of will. Defying the wind, and all nature can swill.   I cast my eyes to take in the scene, While all around is washed white and serene.   The strength of my roots and courage in my stance, Will serve me well in life’s new dance. […]

A Saboteur Heals

A Saboteur Heals

“Sometimes you hit a point where you either change or self destruct.”  ― Sam Stevens   Life sometimes brings you messages, signals that if you pay attention will serve you well.  I missed many signals for a long time.  And while life brings on its own stresses some jobs add to it.  But we can manage stress in […]

Finding The Productive Path

Finding The Productive Path

“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need […]

Walking A True Path

Walking A True Path

This post was originally published 9/24/13 on Vision and Verb.  I am updating it a bit at the end. “Only by its own roots does a tree stand tall and only by its own light does the sun shine brightly and bring life to our world. So it is with you – only when you’re trusting, […]

Risen From The Flames

Risen From The Flames

  “None of us suddenly becomes something overnight. The preparations have been in the making for a lifetime.”  ~ Gail Godwin   I never thought I would be one of those people I had read about who was beaten down by life through stress.  Or that a job’s stress would impair my health.  Growing up we would […]

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

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