Thursday, July 6, 2017

“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” ~ Seth Godin Late afternoon–late, because it’s been a busy day–I settle in to my old comfortable lawn swing with a few books, my Kindle, a bottle of water, and my reading glasses (two pair: […]

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” ~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea Hot, sunny days. […]

Saturday, June 24, 2017

“Take time to see the quiet miracles that seek no attention” ~ John O’Donohue The stillness of the predawn morning. Fresh bread on the kitchen counter. A hummingbird at the feeder. The gift of another day. A ladybug in the garden. Herbs drying on the kitchen table. Flowers on my windowsill. Simple happy. Appreciating the […]

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

“Wherever I am, the world comes after me. It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it. Now I understand why the old poets of China went so far and high into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.” ~ Mary Oliver, The Old Poets of China Eyes […]

Sunday, June 4, 2017

“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” ~ Henri Nouwen The whisper of the automatic sprinklers as they come on. The cool, fresh morning air. Open windows and doors. Sunshine on the messed-from-the-night duvet cover. Maya snoring softly. Frothy coffee. Birdsong. Simple happy. Right here. […]