Chilly Reflections

Although my body is healing, my heart is aching still. The requests for help from Ukraine keep pouring in, and the response on our end is drying up. Three families arrive in the next month, and one is already here, with nowhere to go. Three more have reached out. I have no answers. Just ache. […]

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Changes

After 7 weeks of respiratory illness, I think I’m finally on the mend. The family of refugees we’ve been hosting signed their first lease yesterday, and will be moving December 1st. Although hubby and I agreed that we wouldn’t host another family, we have committed to a single woman, my age, who we’ll take in […]

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Life as Art Form

Art is an act of intentional attention. The poet invites the senses, observes the flow and twist of words, injects emotion and insight. The painter studies colours, the nuance of shadows, looks for focus and textures, creates a tone. The musician listens, attends to harmonies, gathers rhythms and composes. The photographer selects details, alters the […]

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Helping

Help others.There is always someone for whom you can make a difference,no matter how small or seemingly insignificant. Image mine

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Notes to a younger self

You matter:that which gives us life(call it as you will)does not judge –know that you are precious,accepted, and loveable. Image mine

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Receive

Receive goodness:life is about balance –giving and receiving.You will feel tempted to give, give, give,but will never feel the joyuntil you learn how to receive as well. Art mine

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Autumn Sky

There is a silken quality to the autumn sky – such allure in those looming clouds…Our household, like the seasons, seems to be in continual flux. I am craving a return to solitude.Time for art and more writing. The sky seems to say: Stay alert! Change is coming. We all knows how this goes. Autumn […]

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Kindness

Extend kindness to all:doesn’t matter who they are,nor what they might have done to you.Trust me on this –you never know what life might bring back to you,and you will always be glad you did. Image mine

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Miracles

Marvel at the wonder of life:miracles happen every day,and they happen to you –bask in the glory of life’s radiance. Image mine

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