• Snapshots another favorite


    This is me… click, click, click

    The sound and sight of that water streaming over that rock pulled me right in the moment. There we ten of us there in the creek that day, from ages 3-56. Good times.

    Cold stream

    Some barn shots out driving and other things that caught my eye

    Nature’s art

    Things I see

    When looking through our photo galleries on our cameras; we zoom in for details of our thoughts or feelings when we took the picture. Zoom in zoom out. Remember, think, think and ponder. Like discovering something new everytime. Stay curious.

    Here’s to You being You, thank you.

  • Only those who care about you, can hear you when you’re quiet.

    While observing, I have noticed many differences in the characteristics of friends and family.

    As I finally stepped out of thoughts of having to be center of attention.

    When my head fell from my rear end. I am grateful that day passed!

    During a quiet dispute, I noticed someone not engaging in the energy. And later realized a calm silence.

    At the same time noticed a friend whom generally spoke a lot not saying much and observing more.

    Stepping back and not trying to pry, later mentioned I was aware. They were surprised that I was paying that much attention.

    Sometimes being quiet about something, and not engaging in bad energy, is powerful progress. Not a power trip, but growth.

    The weird thing, I didn’t even realize that I was. I saw, because I recognized similarities in my own life.

    So now, when I notice the silence, I truly care and am willing to be there in the quiet.

    Pollinators of kindness & love may we be.
  • Don’t let other people decide who you are.

    Taking time to reach out.
    Writing a letter
    even – if it feels … a little
    out of your comfort zone.

    Once the pen hits the paper
    sometimes it just flows,
    then before you know it
    your writing has changed.

    You write in cursive, and
    half of the words are printed.

    Still have…
    just one more thought before you close
    and it’s like reading “the small print”

    🙂 even if you use a prompt to write, before its over….its you, its your personality that comes through.

    You may never know what your actions tell about you.

    If you just go along with whoever or whatever or if you choose to take the path less traveled.

    More times than not…

    …that less traveled path…

    has served me very well.

    Trust yourself, do the next right thing even if you do it alone and without audience.

  • Reflecting in Hope

    Saturday, the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Stillness sets in and reflection becomes surreal. Acceptance. Repentance. Being truthful and honest with oneself…HOPE…searching, seeking & finding Hope. Happy Easter.

  • Happy Spring!

    As Hope Grows

  • Thoughts Screenshot

    Looks like what my face says my mind is saying

    Just like that….one thought leads to one direction, then in a blink of an eye, another, then another. In the sky is a perfect piece of art.

    if only I could tell my face to not respond to random thoughts, haha. It contributes to the resting itch face. Even when thoughts just leave questionable reactions to every facial expression.

    I just smiled when I read that. I also shook my head and questioned why did I?

    Good golly gert, that almost explains the picture I took of the sky. 🙂

  • Paper, Stamp, Envelope and Pen

    Such a little word that can mean so much. 
    Tonight sitting on the bench with a spiral college lined notebook, a roll of stamps, some white letter envelopes and a pen....
    Flipping through this address book  the names bring a memory or thoughtful wishes come flooding my mind. 
    Simply write a heartfelt message and address envelope to be mailed from the post office mail carrier...I almost hold my breath with anticipation of delivery.
    And will a letter be mailed back? Will the excitement to check the mailbox everyday seem silly or hopeful? 
    Seems like ... well I'll just have to wait and see. It is so nice to have something to look forward to again. 
    The little things in hand written letters are magical. Just a little Day-Brighten-Upper let alone not a bill in the mailbox.
    When I was asked what I'd like for Christmas, this year, I said a new address book. Many entries have been marked through to enter a new address several times. (Yes, I wrote them in ink.) I was lucky enough to receive that new address book and I have started to fill in the names, addresses, telephone numbers and even some notes! I am so excited! Oh yeah, I am using a pencil. Big grin.
    Tonight I wrote for hours. Many letters and not too many entries in my new address book. But the ones I did get entered also will be receiving an envelope addressed to them. Once I started filling them in I just had to send a note too. There is a joy in my heart and a peaceful smile on my face that I do not always get from a text or an email. 
    Putting pen to paper is therapeutic!
    I am looking forward to dropping off these envelopes at the post office and picking up another roll of stamps!
    Hi! .....
  • Gratitude list – don’t forget

    When my mind begins to wonder, if I’m talking to myself for no reason… or if… well, it is that my mind is clearly communicating with my gut. When the self talk starts up and it is not so pleasant, I have to remember where it’s coming from. Wasted rent space in my head will cloud my way to hear what is really going on. If negative thoughts creep in and want to manifest – it’s a choice to allow them. The actual fact that I didn’t realize I advertised to my gut there was rental space available… Then it’s time! Time to take inventory – self inventory.

    This is one of the hardest tasks I do. Memories can be daunting and dissecting to the root draws a clear picture. One that can be seen in any light. Many times I want to flip the light switch off and close my eyes and sit with it in the dark. Even thinking when the light comes back on that the picture will magically change. Not true! Not the case!

    If there is a problem, until it is brought to light it remains. These are self problems, not others blaming or shaming. It’s all me, self blaming – self loathing for growing pains of a lifetime of experiences. WHAT? Yep, and I believe it’s human nature to remember, relive inside, the good and not so good memories. For me, when the not so good want to hang around, I have to accept that it is time to wipe away the cobwebs – sweep away the debris. Look closely at the picture and see the true colors. Not where the past is, but where overcoming has delivered. The colors become so vivid. Seeing them for what they are.

    Don’t forget you are human. It’s okay to have a meltdown, just don’t unpack and live there. Cry it out then refocus on where you are headed.

    The foundation has been built and is the perfect place to rebuild all things. Most importantly within. Because no matter what’s inside, it seeps out.

    By the grace of God go I…

    I’m grateful to make my bed when I awake. I am grateful to be able to do laundry when the hamper is full. Shoot, I’m grateful for the hamper to hold my dirty laundry. The smallest of things appreciated become quite the list of gratitude. I drown out the negativity. My mind and body find a balance. My mind finds peace. The unwelcome negative mind space renter is evicted. My gut health improves because the time and care I begin to invest in myself again.

    There are a lot of letter I’s in this. As I look up, into the mirror I say… You have come a long way. You matter to me. Thank you for being you and all you do.. You are appreciated. Oh, and please don’t let so much time come between now and your next gratitude list. Date this and put it away. But share what you are doing somehow, with someone. You never know when something that seems so small to you, could be HUGE to someone else. Really all in all… lifting up, supporting, and encouraging others… well, isn’t that the kind of world we strive to live in? If only we remember to encourage ourselves too.

    Believe in Yourself
  • A little Cracker Barrel fireplace

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