The whole of life — even the hard — is made up of the minute parts, and if I miss the infinitesimals, I miss the whole. These are new language lessons, and I live them out. There is a way to live the big of giving thanks in all things. It is this: to give thanks in this one small thing. The moments will add up.
~ Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are
Month: November 2013
Creativity is the Blue Heron within us waiting to fly; through her imagination, all things become possible.
~ Nadia Janice Brown
Thank you for stopping by. I’ll be back soon. Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂
I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual . . . O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can drain it, for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.
~ Henry David Thoreau
We end up stumbling our way through the forest, never seeing all the unexpected and wonderful possibilities and potentials because we’re looking for the idea of a tree, instead of appreciating the actual trees in front of us.
~ Charles de Lint
The practice is simply this: keep coming back to your breath during the day. Just take a moment. This will give your mind a steadiness and your breath a gracefulness . . . There’s so much to let go of, isn’t there? Your nostalgia and your regrets. Your fantasies and your fears. What you think you want instead of what is happening right now. Breathe.
~ Rodney Yee, Yoga: The Poetry of the Body
The whispered voice
I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.
~ Charles de Lint