Civility

Thank you to my mother-in-law, Lynn Burke for sharing this lovely photo of her bonsai tree.    Bonsai is a Japanese art form using trees grown in containers. Buddhist monks viewed bonsai trees as a symbol of harmony, peace, and balance.   “Civility”   Caring about our Interactions and Valuing the Idea of Language that’s uplifting and Inspiring; thereby, bringing […]

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The Weekly Bleat

Life can be challenging sometimes, but I’m always grateful for each year on this earth.  Since I’m celebrating a birthday tomorrow, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite quotes about attitude, youth, joy, and the sweetness of life.   Black and white photo: Florence, Italy–circa 1993–college semester abroad; Color photo:  Florence, Italy–circa 2016–visiting Tuscany with Farmguy.   “Promise […]

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Tuesday Tunes

  “Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; Forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.” ~Criss Jami, Salomé:  In Every Inch In Every Mile     “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” ~Pericles      

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Letting Go

  “Attachment is the origin, the root of suffering; hence it is the cause of suffering.” ~The Dalai Lama   “Attachment” ~Tonya R. Hengerer   At times, we hold on Too Tightly to An idea, memory, or Concept—perhaps, even a Human being or Material object.  Difficulty arises when life changes, but Expectations stay the same.  It’s Now Time to let […]

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“The Weekly Bleat: Stillness”

“In stillness the world is restored.” ~Lao Tzu Just BEING….not doing.  Now, that’s the challenge!  To lay down our distractions and truly embrace our innermost sense of self or the “I AM” that lives inside of each of us.  Busyness and constant outward focus distract us from our true selves.  Through stillness or going within, we create an environment for […]

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