poetry, love, meadows

Serenade

Serenade your calls are a beautiful serenade tapping on my heart inviting me to share my gifts flying on the currents of time I hear your beauty in my soul encouraging me to dance in the clouds ~ My friend Neha at forgotten meadows invited me to play this word challenge. If you don’t know Neha, I…

finding our gifts, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 227- Father’s Day Edition

This week Awesome Stories celebrates fathers with Dad life, inspired leadership, Minka, prison reform and finding our gifts. Dad Life Here’s a fun video to kick off our celebration of father’s around the globe. Thanks for all you do. Sometimes it’s being a role model, reading a bedtime story, paying the bills, providing a home,…

rain, gardens, poetry

Rain Gardens

Rain Gardens   For the second month, we are having high volumes of rain. My flowers, bushes and grass are thriving. Mowing seems to be my occupation and I’m starting to feel the impact of the weather like when I lived in Portland. After a certain number of days without sunshine, I start to feel…

meadows, dreams, poetry

Mellow Meadows

Mellow Meadows dancing in the wind meadow flowers are swaying straight into my heart ~ I routinely pass this wonderful meadow, but stopped on my bike ride to enjoy it on Sunday. Surprisingly, the meadow sits at the intersection of a busy road and the interstate. Unfortunately, it has been sold with plans to build…

symmetry, nature, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 226

This week Awesome Stories brings you symmetrical beauty, floating farms, seaside murals, heart music and passionate service. Geometric Beauty I love the symmetry and flow of these plants. They speak to some deep well of beauty and balance for me. How about you? Do these photos of geometrical plants speak to you? I also love…

poetry, flowers, haiku, dreams

Lacey Dreams

Lacey Dreams tender white blossoms birthing lacey summer dreams wafting through my mind ~ I love the delicate flowers on the cilantro. It’s a delight to have such beautiful and delicate blossoms on my herbs. And yes Cynthia, they are edible!  :) I chose the alternative spelling of lacy for this urban definition; Gracefulness at its…

birth, poetry, birds

New Life

New Life tweet, eat and sleep mother is near to keep me out of harms way guarding for critters who prey ~ I test and fluff my wings still such fragile things one day I’ll fly free but today I’m here with thee! ~ Yesterday I noticed this baby robin in my yard. It seemed odd…

food waste, food revolution

Awesome Stories 225

This week Awesome Stories brings you food sharing, mindful technology, graceful aging, innovation, and thriving at work. Food Revolution Adam Smith wants to change the world by changing how we use our food. As a chef, he saw the enormous amount of food that is wasted and thrown away. Adam had the inspiration to use…

savoring life, happiness

Savoring our Lives

Are you savoring life? There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth. ~ Rumi Savoring our lives is a great way to build our sense of happiness and well-being. Both brain scientists and spiritual teachers talk about the need to anchor our positive states. Savoring life enriches our feeling of well-being, bringing us…

poetry, bliss, love, haiku

Divine Bliss

Divine Bliss joyful as a kiss your beauty nurtures my  heart feeling divine bliss ~ Once in a while I enter that state of bliss naturally, with unfiltered joy bubbling through my being. After reading the book Hardwiring Happiness by Rick Hanson, I’m practicing savoring and anchoring good feelings to help build the neural networks for…