Tag Archives: peace

In the Dew of Little Things

“For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” ― Kahlil Gibran, from The Prophet It’s a few moments past sunrise, and I am sitting on the back deck in my pajamas and socks, … Continue reading

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Battling for Inner Peace Against the Sunshine Thieves

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson I have been fortunate to do a lot of traveling lately, and in my travels I’ve encountered many breathtakingly beautiful locations–some of them intentional destinations but some of them also … Continue reading

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Surrounded by Beauty, Consumed by Joy: My Visit to the U.S. Botanic Garden

Flower If you lean closer to learn how water climbs into a Flower You will hear the Moon sing in the Night of Roots. –Pablo Neruda Simple pleasures . . . a kind word from a friend, a heart-felt compliment from a loved one, … Continue reading

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Lions and Tigers and Oh My! Where Are the Bears?

I knew in advance that at least part of my day was destined to be unpleasant.  I was headed to the doctor’s office, where I would spend way too much of my precious time being tested and probed, prodded and … Continue reading

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My Happy Place

Yesterday was one of “those” days.  You know the kind I’m talking about–the kind of day that starts with a pounding headache before you even open your eyes in the morning and ends 18 hours later with the same unrelenting … Continue reading

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