all the possibilities and challenges

You do not need to know precisely what is happening,
or exactly where it is all going.
What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges
offered by the present moment,
and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope.

Quote: Thomas Merton
Photo: Linda Hannum

thank you, Gratefulness.orgĀ 

A reminder now and always…


Kindness does wonderful things to a face.

Quote: Dixie Doyle


the ground of our spirit

Each passing year, we are asked to return to the ground of our spirit in order to go on.
Each passing year, we are asked to listen like the seed for our crack of light in spring,
to listen like the brook for our soft gurgle in summer,
to listen like the leaf for our orange face in fall,
to listen like the snow for a quiet place where we can powder down and rest.

Quote: Mark Nepo, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen: Staying Close to What is Sacred