• Gratitude
  • Sunday, December 4, 2016


    “The opposite of busy in today’s world is sustained, focused attention. It is deep engagement in activities that really matter to us, or in conversations with those we care about.” ~ Tony Crabbe, Busy: How to thrive in a world of too much I wake early and take the opportunity to finish the book I’ve […]

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  • Friday, November 25, 2016


    “So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.” ~ T. S. Eliot Now we enter the season of struggling to maintain a sense of peace, gratitude, wonder, and stillness amidst the cacophony of want and busyness. As we settle in to the dark months, as we hang lights and burn candles, […]

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  • Thursday, November 24, 2016


    “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them” ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US. We can all, no matter where we live, pause and consider the many things we have to be thankful for today. I’m […]

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  • Friday, November 18, 2016


    “Must. Have. Coffee.” ~ Linda Hoye I’m blessed. Every morning Gerry rises from our bed, pads to the kitchen, and returns with two big cups of hot, frothy, soy-milky, coffee. Nothing in the world can match the pleasure that comes from that first sip of coffee in the morning. It’s Friday. I’ll be sipping a coffee […]

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  • Sunday, November 6, 2016


    “Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o’clock, warm hearth rugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without.” ~ Thomas de Quincey, Confessions of an English Opium Eater Time change […]

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  • Saturday, November 5, 2016


    “To be contemplative we must remove the clutter of our lives, surround ourselves with beauty, and consciously, relentlessly, persistently give it away until the tiny world for which we are responsible begins to reflect the raw beauty that is God.” ~ Joan Chittister I woke abruptly from an unpleasant dream this morning; my heart heavy […]

  • Gratitude
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016


    “We need much less than we think we need.” ~ Maya Angelou It’s Wednesday, mid-week, a perfect time to pause and simply be content with where we are, and what we have, on this day. I wish I was better at contentment. I place great value on cultivating an attitude of gratitude and contentment yet […]