Mary Oliver, poetry

Mary Returns Home

Mary Returns Home I told myself that I wouldn’t write a tribute to Mary Oliver. The internet is filled with tributes, eulogies, mourning, and celebration of her poetry. But Deborah Brasket’s soulful reflections on Mary and her poetry, along with Mary’s own words demanded to be acknowledged. So I humbly bow to the powers of…

Soulful Sunday

Soulful Sunday 101

This week I’m starting a new series called Soulful Sunday. Its purpose is to remind us of the beauty of our soul. There may be quotes, poems, or musings about our soul and what feeds our spiritual being. Although Awesome Stories nourishes many of us with stories of inspiration and hope of a better tomorrow,…

change, poetry

Winds of Change

Winds of Change ~ mighty storms brewing change is blowing through the land need flexible ways  ~ Neither the storm nor the changes are as dramatic as the photo appears, but change is clearly coming. I’m looking for a new place to live, work that better suits me, and pondering my passions and purpose. That’s…

storms, poetry, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 374

This week Awesome Stories brings you possibilities, connections with nature, spiritual evolution. Anything is Possible Jen Bricker is an amazing young woman. She was born without legs and given up for adoption. Her adoptive family gave her endless love and support to do anything she wanted. Jen was fascinated by Dominique Moceanu and gymnastics so she…

poetry, love, roses

Love Letter to 2018 – Zeal

Love Letter to 2018 – Zeal These are my heartfelt wishes for the new year. I feel inspired to share the fruits of my quiet time spent in reflection. It helped me clarify what is important to me and what I want to manifest for 2018. I’m immensely grateful for the solitude, peace, insights, and energy that…

paths, purpose, poetry

Emerging Paths

Emerging Paths ~ twists and turns emerge the winding path of purpose unfolds step by step ~ Gabe from Almost Unsalvageable created this beautiful image. He also sent me a touching note saying that I inspire him with my blog and Awesome Stories. Gabe created this digital art to represent the emerging path of possibility…

gift economy, service

The Path of Service

The path of service seems to be calling.  My mother’s health continues to decline and I want to help her. I’ve offered to move back to the Northern Virginia and help her take care of the house, daily living, yard work, etc. The challenge for me is how to support myself in a very expense…

Bahá’í Temple, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 318

This week Awesome Stories brings you compassionate teaching, passionate service, inspired architecture, and inspired writing. Hugging Porcupines We have a brief opportunity to do the one thing – the RIGHT thing – to change the course of their life in a positive way. ~ Rob Miller Rob Miller, a teacher in Oklahoma wrote this touching…

kinder teaching, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 313

This week Awesome Stories brings you healthy habits, passion, blessings, and kinder teaching. Healthy Habits Alex Korb, a UCLA neuroscientist, offers us four healthy habits that can create more happiness in our lives. Alex suggests that we use these habits daily to create a cycle of well-being in our lives by boosting our brain chemistry.…

giving, joy, service

Awesome Stories- A Season of Giving

This week Awesome Stories brings you a collection of ideas to inspire a season of giving. Human beings are wired to care and give and it’s probably our best route to happiness.~ Dacher Keltner This is the time of year that reminds us of the power of giving. The funny part is that I know…