It isn’t often one can say something they made has been cataloged on
another person’s skin (and not just any person, but the dearest of friends). Check out the beautiful handiwork of Noel’le Longhaul in conjunction with one of my images from the 365 days of gratitude project. Some of those images became cards, some became pages in the book, and some were part of the 2014 calendar, but this particular image was featured in all three! So here’s to Saint Francis de Sales; may we find the nourishment we need all around us this spring, and may we bloom right where we are planted in this moment!
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More kindness. Yes. For the kindnesses we know about and those that we don’t. So very grateful. Thank you
Ralph Waldo Emerson (again and again).
Happiness. Oh yes. The absence of striving leads to all kinds of good things and happiness is one of them. Grateful. (Thank you wise
Forgiving myself. Forgiving others. A deep practice. Takes courage. And patience. Grateful. Thank you
What we carry. A solitude. Inside. Grateful. (Thank you again
Elizabeth Cady Stanton).
Planted. All the ways we can be grounded. Rooted. Home. Grateful. (Thank you
St. Francis de Sales).
Looking inward. Seeing what is good and true. Hard practice. So very grateful. Thank you
Beauty + Bread. Grateful for both. Thank you
Influence of the earth. Grateful for so many miraculous experiences of nature and life on this planet. Everyday. And for
Henry David Thoreau (again and again).
Letting life be good. Habit brings me to drama, to discomfort, to wanting things to be different than they are. Today I am grateful for moments when life feels good, and I can simply, without fanfare, join in the goodness.
Carefully. Grateful for nature, for fields and hikes and rivers. Grateful for the way that nature calls for our careful attention, sensing, surrender. Thank you
Connection. Grateful for all the myriad and numberless ways that we are interconnected. And that this wisdom from
Leondardo da Vinci can still be felt and known.
Peaceful. May all beings be peaceful. Grateful for this intention, this potential. Today, and everyday.
Bloom. Where you land. Where you are planted. Where you connect. Grateful for the bloom that comes with touching down, connecting, letting go, and surrendering. Moment after moment.
Splendid. A cold, blustery day in New England and I am grateful for snow particles and dried clover. For
Walt Whitman’s invitation. For the ornate and sublime beauty of nature’s infinite variety.
Love more. Ourselves, each other, the natural world. Grateful for this capacity of the heart and mind. Today, yes, and everyday. Thank you
Henry David Thoreau.
Senses. So very grateful for taste, touch, smell, sight, sound. And for the beauty of sharing food, wine, wonders, and winter with a table-full of friends.
Wonders. From the tiniest of mysteries comes some of our grandest friends in nature (oak, maple, redwood). Grateful for wonderment, grateful for seeds.
Petal by Petal. Grateful for the process of opening slowly. Layer by layer. From the inside out. So I can feel and know and simply BE.
Lilies. They have so much to teach us about taking root and letting go.