gratitude, blessings, autumn

Awesome Stories 344 – Thanksgiving Edition

This week Awesome Stories focuses on the power of gratitude. I love the Thanksgiving Holiday and the reminder to appreciate my life and its many blessings.  Gratitude by the Numbers In case you’ve been hiding for the last 10 years, the transformative power of gratitude has been demonstrated. The research of Robert Emmons (and many others)…

Lake Fayetteville, poetry,

Sweet Waters

Sweet Waters ~ crystal clear waters shining with heaven’s beauty sweet waters flowing ~ I finally got out to hike a short hike around a nearby lake called Lake Fayetteville. It’s a great place in town to hike, bike, walk, kayak, fish or picnic. I’m grateful for this local gem just a few miles away…

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Musings

Mother’s Day Musings oh the things you do to love those in view tummy aches and rashes troubles and mad dashes diapers, laundry and cleaning a mother’s love has no weaning for which this son is grateful may your heart be full and your aches be few knowing I love you ~ Happy Mother’s Day…

#Blesstival2016

Blessings Flowing – #Blesstival2016

Blessings Flowing – #Blesstival2016 This post is part of #Blesstival2016 to spread a wave of blessings around the globe. Created by Jamie of Sophie’s Children, the idea is to create and share a wave of blessings flowing around the globe. If you’re interested in adding your voice to the wave of blessings, then check out…

beauty, garden tribute

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks As I head into closing on the sale of my house, I’m remembering that I have much to be thankful for in my life. I’m thankful for my health, my home and all the friends who have supported me during this challenging time. People showed up at just the right time to help…

4 year WordPress anniversary

Happy 4 Year Anniversary!

Happy 4 Year Anniversary!   This is a short and sweet post to express my gratitude for you being part of my writing, blogging, and self-discovery. Along the way, I’ve discovered new joys, new pains, hidden strength and amazing friends on WordPress. Thank You! My blog was started just over 4 years ago as an…

desert, poem

Desert Delights

Desert Delights   sunlight seeping over the mountains painting the sky in pink swirls a heart dripping with awe fills my mind with gratitude for the beauty of desert delights ~ This is a beautiful photo and morning prayer by Kirt Tisdale called “Sunrise.” Kirt also has some very creative prints and photo manipulations in…

Awesome Stories 220

This week Awesome Stories brings you mindfulness, compassion, singing nurses, gratitude and life reflections. Pondering Life Paul Kalanithi wrote about his sense of altered time after learning about having lung cancer. He described the rush of time in the operating room as a physician versus time flattened and slowed down as a patient. His post,…

Cedar Creek, Arkansas, Earth Day, Beauty

Sacred Mother

Sacred Mother emerald waters of life inviting us to play drink of your nourishment our lives entwined ~ alpine meadows humming with life daisies swaying while meadowlarks sing all nature joins the symphony inviting us to dance in oneness ~ tropical forests teeming with life vibrant colors, lush plants and fertile soil feeding and nurturing…