Carved by life

Going on without denying any aspect of the human drama is what strength is all about.
We are carved by life into instruments that will release our song,
if we can hold each up to the carving.


Quote: Mark Nepo
Image: William Recinos

conscious of our treasures

We can only be said to be alive
in those moments when
our hearts are conscious of our treasures.


Quote: Thornton Wilder
Image: Melissa Askew

from Gratefulness.org

Spending days…

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.


Quote: Annie Dillard

new year – new day

Finish every day and be done with it…
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
To-morrow is a new day;
you shall begin it well and serenely,
and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

 

In preparation for tomorrow, I am grateful for Emerson’s wisdom. It is a reminder for all of us to begin each day open handed and ready to receive all the day has to give.

As the sun sets on 2019 I treasure the moments, the memories and grieve the losses. Like the view in the image above, I will wake tomorrow knowing a new year stretches out in front of me – in front of all of us.

The year will fill soon enough. Begin it well.


Quote: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Photo: Neven Krcmarek

quote and image from Gratefulness.org