Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough...
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home,
a stranger into a friend.
Don't be satisfied with stories,
how things have gone with others.
***Unfold your own myth.***
I hope you will go out and let stories,
that is life, happen to you, and that
you will work with these stories . . .
water them with your blood &
tears & your laughter till they bloom,
till you yourself burst into bloom.
~Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Today shall be better than yesterday. The good vows shall be kept. A blessing shall be wrung from the fleet angel Opportunity.
There shall be more patience, more courage, more faith; the dream shall become life; today shall wear the glamour of tomorrow.
Ring out the old, ring in the new!
☃ JANUARY ☃
bits, and Stuart in the van loaded
with the last of our furniture.
all the scenes that fill the windows
of our cottage.
to get the feel of a country.
A fine landscape is like a piece of music;
it must be taken at the right tempo.
Even a bicycle goes too fast.
~ Paul Scott Mowrer
was always the promise of a cup of tea
My nose has grown most lonely
For lovely, lovely, coloured smells . . .
~ Kathryn Worth
your whole life was,
"thank you," that would suffice.
~ Meister Eckhart
during our Thanksgiving week in Wales.
We could hardly take it in & it didn't seem
real. But it was real. Real magic, again.
The month that I feel like my feet barely
touch the ground.
our day in London, and 12 hours
I forgot to take time to remember
what I know. The world is holy.
We are holy. All life is holy.
Daily prayers are delivered on the
lips of breaking waves, the whisperings
of grasses, the shimmering of leaves.
~ Terry Tempest Williams
we could see Snowdonia off on the horizon.