“You could find beauty nearly anywhere if you stopped to look for it,
but the battle to get through the days made it easy to forget that this totally cost-free luxury existed.”

~Robert Galbraith (Career of Evil) ~


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monday thoughts…

“Bottom line is, even if you see ’em coming, you’re not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So what are we, helpless? Puppets? No. The big moments are gonna come. You can’t help that. It’s what you do afterwards that counts. That’s when you find out who you are.”
~ Joss Whedon ~

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saturday morning..

“Why I Wake Early
Hello, sun in my face.
Hello, you who made the morning
and spread it over the fields
and into the faces of the tulips
and the nodding morning glories,
and into the windows of, even, the
miserable and the crotchety –

best preacher that ever was,
dear star, that just happens
to be where you are in the universe
to keep us from ever-darkness,
to ease us with warm touching,
to hold us in the great hands of light –
good morning, good morning, good morning.

Watch, now, how I start the day

in happiness, in kindness.”

~ Mary Oliver ~


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my how time flies…

i can’t believe how long it’s been since i’ve last written on here.. almost one year (sigh)… makes me sad although i know i needed the time away
for a plethora of reasons.. health (mental and physical), wanting to spend less time online and more in the present and real world and feeling the need to keep to myself to deal with
all that’s been going on.

it’s strange to constantly have to rewire how to deal with the changing health issues. one way of handling things may have worked
before however no longer works. i’m always having to find new avenues of thought and working on myself to deal with depression and pain. i read a lot regarding how to
cope and i’ve learned some basic tools that for a while now have helped. can’t say how long it will last but i’ll take for now.

I do know that writing in my journal, taking photos daily even if it’s
with my iPhone, letting go of all else except the present moment. i’ve also allowed myself to have my days of feeling awful and i found that
instead of getting upset that i feel that way i try to have empathy instead of anger. this side too is a part of me and has to be acknowledged just as much as the positive and
ok times. doing this has actually reduced the time that these dark moments last.

it’s all a balance. it’s all a learning process and one that
is constantly changing.

yesterday morning we had our first frost and while it means winter is on it’s way i still find it quite beautiful and inspiring.

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