Rainbows and Butterflies

Rainbows and Butterflies ~ a mature love no longer expecting rainbows and butterflies the gift of time to teach and refine the soul a child’s innocence becomes a teen’s rebellion young adult dreams fade to daily chores rainbows and optimism dissipate each passing year yet underneath the disappointments is something new a quiet grace, formed…

trust, New Year

Trust for the New Year

All I Want for the New Year is Trust I’ve been thinking about grace, faith, and trust a lot recently. At 60, I still don’t have much trust in myself, life, or a higher power aka God. Deep down, I don’t really trust that things work out for the best. Trust seems like foreign territory…

street art, Awesome Stories

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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…

beauty, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you beauty, foster care, healing sleep, Finding Beauty This article is a good reminder to practice looking for beauty where we are. Alanda writes about the power of beauty to transform. While having a bad day, Alanda found beauty in a red onion and it shifted her whole day. “As…

St. Patrick's Day, blessings, poetry

Rainbows and Rivers

Rainbows and Rivers ~ rainbows and rivers run free just like you and me chasing those pots of gold we don’t allow grace to unfold the more we grab and fight our way the less we enjoy our days blessings like rivers are best when flowing free allowing and appreciation are the start to magic…

snow, poetry, grace

The Grace of Snow

The Grace of Snow ~ a blanket of white soothes and calms my soul with the purity of love comes a fresh adventure ~ the grace of snow brings my spirit home body and mind united refreshed and ready to love ~ We had a brief and surprise dusting of snow Saturday afternoon. It was…

grace, beauty, haiku

Grace

Grace ~ a beautiful gift you bring blessings from above thanks for your presence ~ Grace has been on my mind. It is a word with so many beautiful meanings and associations. The definitions I found online are; 1-elegance of movement, 2- free and unmerited blessings from God, and 3- to honor someone with your presence.…

Ark Nova, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you immigrants giving back, Anam Cara, buildings for tomorrow, beautiful places and graceful aging. Immigrants Giving Back The story of St. Jude Research Hospital is a touching one. Originally founded by Danny Thomas as a way to give back and express his gratitude for the opportunities afforded Arab and Lebanese…

flowing with life, poetry

Plot Twist

Plot Twist great mysteries lie ahead my room to rent is dead as I lean into this unknown place mind and heart filling with grace trusting in the flow allowing me to grow ~ My housing situation is floating. The place I had fell through and now I’m open to something better. Thankfully, I have…