“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”― Aristotle
“All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the wings.
Bound up tight.
Ready to bloom.
But not quite yet.
Timing and time.
Bud to bloom.
The in between space where we reside.
Waiting to cross the threshold.
Trust. Grace. Patience.
Seasons. Cycles. Transitions.
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” – Corrie Ten Boom
“Cherish your vision and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.”― Napoleon Hill
“Life reflects your own thoughts back to you.” – Napoleon Hill
What we see is filtered through our experiences, disposition, limiting beliefs.
Influenced by others, what we consume and let in.
Attitude to thoughts to words to actions.
All in your control.
Shift focus, attention and effort.
One filled with hope, awe, and wonder.
Rooted in beauty, goodness and light.
Optimism more than pessimism.
Expanse more than narrowness.
Today rather than someday when.
Mindfulness over autopilot.
Change your thoughts, change your life.
“Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.”― Napoleon Hill
“Our task is not to somehow inject God into our work but to join God in the work he is already doing in and through our vocational lives.”― Tish Harrison Warren, Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life
“The new life into which we are baptized is lived out in days, hours, and minutes. God is forming us into a new people. And the place of that formation is in the small moments of today.”― Tish Harrison Warren, Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life
In a rut?
Is there more?
When, when, when.
Turn off auto-pilot.
Wake up and dive in.
Beneath the surface, more than skimming.
Participate and play.
We are steeped in beauty.
Overflowing in possibilities.
Pay attention, notice, enter the grace of small bits, sacred ground.
“…small bits of our day are profoundly meaningful because they are the site of our worship. The crucible of our formation is in the monotony of our daily routines.”― Tish Harrison Warren, Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life
“The lilac branches are bowed under the weight of the flowers: blooming is hard, and the most important thing is – to bloom.― Yevgeny Zamyatin, “A Story About The Most Important Thing”
“Spring as always was in full bloom, the breeze laden with lilac, the brush flanking the path rustling with life.”― Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury
What lilacs lack in length, they make up in fragrance, in presence.
Bursting for only a short time but worth it.
Depth rather than length.
Brevity, reminding us to appreciate what and who we have while we do.
People. Places. Seasons.
Awake. Blooming. Life.
Notice, hold, be held.
While in it.
Gratitude over griping.
“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”― Seneca
“Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.”― Jonathan Swift
“May you live every day of your life.”― Jonathan Swift
Slow time by noticing it.
Steeping in it, like a tea bag for full flavor.
The pause, stillness, quiet to be present fully where you are right now.
Witness the unfolding of the petal of a flower.
Feel the break of a smile and delight in laughter.
Put down the world and pick up this moment.
All stages of bloom, seed, bud, broken open.
Live every day, see the invisible and trust you will be put where you should be.
“If I am not, may God put me there; and if I am, may God so keep me.” – Joan of Arc
“May you always be the one who notices the little things that make the light pour through, and may they always remind you: There is more to life and there is more to you.” ― Morgan Harper Nichols
“When you start to feel like things should have been better this year, remember the mountains and valleys that got you here. They are not accidents, and those moments weren’t in vain. You are not the same. You have grown and you are growing. You are breathing, you are living, you are wrapped in endless, boundless grace. And things will get better. There is more to you than yesterday.”― Morgan Harper Nichols
May today bring you joy.
Let awe in to do its work.
Beauty, discernment, awakening.
Yesterday the road traveled.
Today a new path.
Tomorrow, break trail.
Grace, love, light.
Notice the little things.
Enter the river running through and around you.
Life is happening.
what made her beautiful
was not her appearance
or what she achieved,
but in her love
and in her courage,
and her audacity
Light ran wild
and that was the way
she came alive,
and it showed up
― Morgan Harper Nichols
“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…”― susan polis schutz
“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.” – Wayne Dyer
Spring has taken up residence.
Color, bloom, fragrance awash.
We have arrived and are in the midst of fruition.
Bursting at the seams.
The beauty, fresh air, flowers blooming in abundance.
Stick the landing of daily presence and gratitude.
These are the days.
“Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach
“Every flower must grow through dirt” –Laurie Jean Sennott
“As full of spirit as the month of May, and as gorgeous as the sun in Midsummer.”― William Shakespeare
April is fickle.
May, there’s no turning back.
The threshold into spring, the cusp of summer days ahead, light and warm.
Soon full color, certain bloom.
Spring in full swing.
The faint scent of spring soon to be overwhelming.
Do not miss the show.
A lift, an entering, a flow.
Cross the threshold.
Happy May Day.
“…I hear the sounds of melting snow outside my window every night and with the first faint scent of spring, I remember life exists…” – John Geddes
“Did I live? The human world is like a vast musical instrument on which we play our individual part while simultaneously listening to the compositions of others in an effort to contribute to the whole. We don’t choose whether to engage, only how to; we either harmonize or create dissonance.” – Stephen Batchelor
“Nature thrives in its own special way – there is a time to begin, there is a time to wait and there is a time to let go and just watch the magical powers of nature unfolding the best it has to offer. ― Sanchita Pandey, Lessons from My Garden
Spring is unfolding slowly.
Rain to green up and brighten the world.
Soften the earth.
Color in the wings await to take front and center stage.
New life from dormancy and rest, precursor to bloom.
Enter the unfolding each day to lengthen the season.
Witness. Partake. Savor.
These days pass swiftly.
Pass through them awake.
Pause. Breath. Thrive.
“The sooner we let go of holding on, the sooner we can hold on to the beauty of what’s unfolding before us. Nothing was ever meant to stay the same forever.”― Julieanne O’Connor