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Moods of Mind

“There are certain half-dreaming moods of mind in which we naturally steal away from noise and glare, and seek some quiet haunt where we may indulge our reveries and build our air castles undisturbed.” Washington Irving

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Caring for Others

“The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.” Tenzin Gyatso One of the most valuable things we can do for ourselves during… Read More

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Where Will Our Hope Take Us

In times of uncertainty, our hearts long for a return to normalcy and stability. We look for comforting signs that speak of consistency as we navigate through the unknowns.  I have discovered an immense joy in the signs of approaching spring—purple crocus, bright yellow forsythia,… Read More

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Right on Schedule

What a pleasant and timely surprise!! Apparently the Bohemian Waxwings did not get the message that spring migration was cancelled due to coronavirus. They arrived on schedule for a little bathing time in our waterfall this morning! Blessings are always welcome.

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A Calm Spirit

“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” Ralph H. Blum Discovering inner peace, achieving peace of mind is a worthy pursuit with a multitude of health benefits; physical, emotional and spiritual. Even though it may be difficult to feel… Read More

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Point of View

“Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.” George Washington Carver A dear, elderly friend of mine once remarked, “Honey, it’s all in the way you look at things.” I’ve often recalled her insightful words of wisdom, especially during challenging seasons… Read More

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Compassion is Contagious

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” John Holmes Compassion. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it. Human affliction often encourages beautiful acts of compassion by people… Read More