Be kind…


Life is so hard, how can we be anything but kind?
JACK KORNFIELD

 


The Network for Grateful Living– Facebook page

to expect the dawn


We learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake,
not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.


Henry David Thoreau
(Photo by Sabri Ismail)

Strength, Courage and Dignity

The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within—strength, courage, dignity.


Quote: RUBY DEE
Photo: RICHARD WOOLLETT

The Rising Sun

When the sun rises, those who did not fear the night will be seen, still standing.


Quote and image taken from Steven Charleston

A doorway into thanks…

Praying by Mary Oliver

It doesn’t have to be
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few

small stones; just

pay attention, then patch
a few words together and don’t try

to make them elaborate, this isn’t
a contest but the doorway
into thanks, and a silence in which

another voice may speak.

Saturday Morning

“Each of us leaves evidence on the earth…” – an important time to remember this. This moment in history is rich with possibilities! (thank you, David Kanigan)

Live & Learn

rabbit-nest-empty-meuseWhen an animal, a rabbit, say, beds down in a protecting fencerow, the weight and warmth of his curled body leaves a mirroring mark upon the ground. The grasses often appear to have been woven into a birdlike nest, and perhaps were indeed caught and pulled around by the delicate claws as he turned in a circle before subsiding into rest. This soft bowl in the grasses, this body-formed evidence of hare, has a name, an obsolete but beautiful word: meuse. (Enticingly close to Muse, daughter of Memory, and source of inspiration.) Each of us leaves evidence on the earth that in various ways bears our form.

Sally Mann, from Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs


Notes: Photo: Merry Magpie Farm. Quote: Brainpickings

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Sunbeams and Shadows

A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.
Francis of Assisi

as shadows grow in length – give thanks for each beam of light. They are the promise of hope.