Saturday, September 22, 2018

Uselessly

Coosa River, Riverside, Alabama.

"Nature does nothing uselessly."
Aristotle

The sun shines on the Coosa River in Riverside, Alabama. I drink the light in. Of course.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Open Your Eyes



"I say to you, 
'Open your eyes and 
with your eyes your heart.' 
Dare to love. Dare to appreciate 
the loveliness all around you."

~ Julia Cameron

Friday, July 20, 2018

Take Voyages

Birmingham, Alabama dawn

"We do things ‘cause we believe they’re right. 
We’ll take voyages or we’ll move forward 
because we believe that 
they’re necessary to be active."
~ Nainoa Thompson

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Thus Or Thus


"‘Tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus. 
Our bodies are our gardens 
to which our wills are gardeners."
~ William Shakespeare


A new early morning ritual: I've begun weeding a small section of moss under a large maple tree. The air is cool. The birds sing sweetly. I am lost in the practice. 

Monday, June 18, 2018

Light-Filled Tomorrow


"I believe a radiant, light-filled tomorrow 
should be normal to the experience of living."
~ Thomas Kinkade

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Never Spoken


"What is religion? That which is never spoken."
~ Henry David Thoreau


Poet
Philosopher
Naturalist
Historian
My life-long inspiration, 👏

Henry David Thoreau

And yes, often words fall short for me.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

I Rediscover


"I don't observe and I don't describe; I rediscover."
~ Francois Mauriac

Tony and I walked about 8,000 steps on Birmingham's beautiful Vulcan Trail. My happy heart loved the sunrise, forest, and stunning city views discovered along the ridge of  Red Mountain. 


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Keep Watching


"Always keep your eyes open. 
Keep watching.
Because whatever you see can inspire you."
~ Grace Coddington

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Deep Awareness



"If you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything."
Thich Nhat Hanh 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Around In Awareness


"Let us not look back in anger, 
nor forward in fear, but around in awareness."
James Thurber

Friday, April 20, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Where All Creativity Is Occurring



"The unknown is the safest place to go. If you're ever wondering, 'what do I do next?' and one option is toward the status quo and the other option is toward the unknown, that's the safest place to go because that is where all the creativity is occurring. That's where all the adventure is happening. That's where the mystery lives."
~ Light Watkins, Good Life Project

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Monday, March 26, 2018

Specificity


"All that is alive 
tends toward color, 
individuality, specificity, 
effectiveness, and opacity."

Friday, March 16, 2018

Manage Change


“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent 
who will survive 
but those who can best manage change.” 
~ Leon C. Megginson

Every morning the sun rises.

A new day, a chance for me to begin again. 

Today is my opportunity to change what needs to be changed.  Adapt to what is changing, use change to my advantage. Figure out how to manage the necessary changes in my life with strength... And hope.

It is not always easy and might take time to re-calibrate, but right now I can try to understand, accept what is, and do the necessary work to move forward.

Everything changes. As the Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, “Change is the only constant.”

♥ Change, like the sunrise, can be my daily rebirth.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

All Things Pass


"Let nothing trouble you, 
let nothing frighten you, 
all things pass."
~ St. Teresa of Avila

Friday, March 2, 2018

Your Creative Vision

Birmingham at dusk
"A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. 
You must break out of your current comfort zone 
and become comfortable with 
the unfamiliar and the unknown."
~ Denis Waitley


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Soft and Hot and Foggy



"The light in the South is soft and hot and foggy. 
I cannot imagine waking to anything else."
~ Elizabeth Cox

A new morning and I am lucky to have a beautiful view of downtown Birmingham, Alabama. The lights from the city dance with the headlights of cars converging on I-20, I-59, and I-69. The fog and sky add their own colors to the mix.


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Qualities We Possess


"We attract hearts by the qualities we display; 
we retain them by the qualities we possess."
~ Jean Baptiste Antoine Suard

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Dignity and Importance


"Life is an unanswered question, 
but let's believe in the dignity
and importance of the question."
~ Tennessee Williams

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Define Yourself


"Accept no one’s definition of your life; but rather define yourself."
~ Harvey Fierstein

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Value of Doing Nothing


"Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, 
of just going along, 
listening to all the things you can't hear, 
and not bothering."
~ A. A. Milne



Tuesday, January 9, 2018

New Hopes of Heaven


"New perils past, new sins forgiven, 
New thoughts of God, 
new hopes of heaven."
~ John Keble

Birmingham, Alabama