Countless authors have helped me expand the way I see the world. I wonder what my life would be like if I wasn’t a lover of books…Pema Chodron offered such wisdom to me during times of strife. I’m so thankful.
1. You sway with the wind & invite me to dance
2. You give me shelter from the heat & lovingly protect me
3. You inspire me with your strength & dignity
4. Girl, you are so gorgeous!
5. Driving under a tunnel of trees is one of my all time favorite things.
Like many others, I allowed God to fill my life after fumbling in the dark for the longest time. The strength, courage & peace I get from my relationship with God has changed my life exponentially. My quest to see every person as a beloved child of God is coming closer to fruition (I still struggle) & my willingness and ability to see “the big picture” has increased. I’m kinder, express my love & attempt to live an honest life which means telling my ego she can take a rest. ...
Like many others, I allowed God to fill my life after fumbling in the dark for the longest time. The strength, courage & peace I get from my relationship with God has changed my life exponentially. My quest to see every person as a beloved child of God is coming closer to fruition (I still struggle) & my willingness and ability to see “the big picture” has increased. I’m kinder, express my love & attempt to live an honest life which means telling my ego she can take a rest. Whew! I sure am thankful for those hardships that led me to God.
Serenity comes to me when I’m immersed in nature: deep into the woods where the wind is hushed or in a cove at the ocean’s edge, feeling the salty mist. Serenity sometimes washes over me in church, particularly when I’m feeling most vulnerable. It’s like a sweet sadness that envelopes me & leads me to serenity.
It was devastating to my little family when my husband & I divorced. Our lives were filled with chaos & confusion. My ex-husband may never completely understand my need to leave the marriage but his forgiveness has offered me the opportunity to grow without added shame. His continued presence in my life has taught me that forgiveness is freeing & loving. What a gift…..
Surrender. All of my life I’ve been taught to “take care of business”, “rise to the top”, “show the world what you’ve got.” What I now know is that when I step back, shut up & allow God to work through me everything unfolds….without me trying to control it all. Somehow God does it without my help (imagine that.) I might like to think I’m pretty smart & have the answers but in the end~I just need to surrender.
I’m totally taking a stab without googling😆: Aliveness is soaking up all the goodness that everyday presents to us; the sunrise, the commute to work, all the unique people we encounter, and finding beauty in the chaos.
Liveliness is the “pep in your step.” Energy is generated and allows us to demonstrate to ourselves & the world that there is work to be done & we are a part of it all & we will likely be doing it with a smile.
I currently touch The Book of Common Prayer & The Bible more than any other book but a few years ago I gave out a dozen copies of Fr. Greg Boyle’s Tattoos on the heart. I aspire to live my life like Fr. Greg~an advocate, activist & person who generates tremendous love & compassion.
Children are uninhibited: they scream in delight, run toward those they love with open arms & look at the world with a curious spirit. As adults, we take so much for granted. Fostering childlike wonder & shedding inhibitions could add great joy to our everyday existence. Wanna try it?!
I trust the tree assisted in a more peaceful death.💚
Check you out taking on the role of the elder so gracefully… Celebrate tree tunnels😎
The power of trees. You captured it beautifully, Kevin.
Bathed in forgiveness….💚
Sending you & your son love, Michele. Suicide is such a beast….
One of my favorite face masks was made at Homeboy Industries🙂
Let me know when you bottle it, Zenith. I’d like an entire case.
There’s always an abundance & mounds of whipped cream😋
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