freedom, unity

Calling All Freedom Riders

Calling All Freedom Riders Once upon a time, I waved the flag with pride and joy. Those days are long gone, and way before the current administration. This is simply the latest wake up call. The only real freedom is that which we create from inside ourselves. Realizing that our “great” country is run by…

courage, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 373

This week Awesome Stories brings you feeding souls, gratitude, and courage. Feeding Souls MacKenzie Hinson is a very special young woman. She started the Make A Difference Food Pantry in Mt. Olive NC at age 10 as her way of giving back to the community for helping her family through a hard time. At 13,…

Wall of Beauty

Wall of Beauty ~ cascades of flowers beauty fills the garden wall inviting us home ~ This local tea shop has a beautiful garden patio area for patrons to enjoy. I guess it helps when you share space with a plant shop! The plant shop has filled the patio with buckets of plants and trees,…

beauty, blessings, poetry

Bountiful Blessings

Bountiful Blessings ~ a tender moment gentle nudges on my heart gratitude flowing ~ I found this gorgeous photo on Facebook from Takinoue Park in Hokkaido, Japan. I would love to see this in person and I’m very grateful for the heartwarming colors and beautiful setting that fill my heart. Yesterday was a beautiful reminder to…

Envision Kindness, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 372

This week Awesome Stories bring you peace parks, common ground, and kindness. Philly Peace Park What a wonderful solution to a neighborhood problem. Tommy Joshua noticed some teens in a lot near his house playing with matches. Recently, several area homes had been burned to the ground. Tommy decided they just needed something productive to…

flowers, bashful. poetry

Bashful Briar

Bashful Briar ~ sensitive briars whose leaflets quake at your touch tender connections ~ Yes, this beauty really is the blossom of a plant called the Sensitive Briar (Mimosa microphylla). The smooth-leaf Sensitive-briar is a member of the pea family with leaflets that are sensitive to touch and fold up upon contact, at night, or during…

street art, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 371

This week Awesome Stories bring you street art, befriending the universe, and finding grace. Befriending the Universe Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love. ~ Alice James This article and TED Talk by Emily Levine make a…

clover, beauty, poetry

Prairie Clover

Prairie Clover ~ purple clovers glow a passion magnet for bees nature’s dance of love ~ We’re lucky to have Joe Neal as a local resource for identifying birds, flowers, and prairies in the Ozarks. Joe has been sharing his love for nature for the last 40 years, first working for the Forest Service, and…