Monthly Archives: August 2012

Kindness can open a “shuttered” heart

Some days, we might feel more “open-hearted” connected, expansive, welcomed and full. ~ Other days it might feel a bit like there are “shutters” over our hearts… maybe a bit closed, cut off, removed… possibly a bit worried, concerned or … Continue reading

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“My home is a refuge, not only from the world, but a refuge from my worries, my troubles, my concerns….” Maya Angelou

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ I’m so very, very thankful for my home a refuge ~

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One step at a time….patience, persistence and perseverance…

~ ~ some helpful advice I’ve received from a friend… ~ ~ ~ ~ one step at a time….that’s enough for now…one step at a time ~ ~ ~ ~ I usually create these image “pages” to work my way … Continue reading

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“Listening and learning and yearning….run, river, run….”

~ ~ “Watching the River Run” such a beautiful song… the words, the melody, the harmonies following the flow of a river the flow of relationships the flow of discovery the flow of the spirit the flow of life ~ … Continue reading

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Shhhh…things will be okay….you’ll see…you do see…

~ ~ Do you ever have days when things just might seem a bit “off”… when others you care about are carrying concerns? wishing you could help… when all you can say to them is… “shhh…it’ll be okay” ~ to … Continue reading

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Living as both the potter and the clay….shaping, shifting, evolving, transforming

~ I had a recent post about “being the hammer, not theĀ  nail…” After posting those ideas, I was really uncomfortable with the images. I realized that I actually “live” in a more subtle manner, not hammering, not pounding… (although … Continue reading

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A heartfelt wish….the “gifts” of kindness, appreciation, compassion and persistence

~ ~ Enhancing and expanding upon that wish… words from the Louie Schwartzberg TED video Gratitude ~ ~ and so today… a birthday wish…. an aspiration for this next year… As much and often as possible, that I can develop, … Continue reading

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