Monday, July 30, 2012

Take a Journey Today..........

Take a Journey today.......have you ever thought of that concept as you wake in the morning?  What is a journey?  Do you have to travel far to go on a journey?  Do you need a lot of money to go on a journey today?  No.  A journey is to travel from one place to another.  That means right in your own living room, if necessary!  You do not have to take an expensive trip to go on a journey!

My mom never went to the grocery store the same way.  Seriously!  She would wander her way to the store going on street to street looking for a tree that was in bloom today that wasn't yesterday...or she would look for a neighbor's garden which was bursting with colors today that were not there yesterday!  Imagine - what would life be life if we took a journey every day???

You can take a journey through books, through pictures, through videos or photographs,
through experiences you have had, through a new craft your want to explore, through a new friendship you hope to have - whatever you can imagine - that is where you may take a journey from one place to another!  Today's technology is such that each of us can journey to a foreign country by internet, if we choose.  Imagine exploring a new country every week or month!  You could travel the world without spending a dime!!!

Life is definitely a journey, not a destination.  We may find ourselves in one spot due to health reasons or finances, but that does not mean we are land-locked!  We have an entire universe to explore out there - take advantage of the tools our world offers and go exploring TODAY!!!!

Why wait???  Go on.......get started on your journey today!
And, rememberto ENJOY the journey!!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Gift of Gentleness....

I bought a card to send to my sister that says:
"Give yourself the gift of gentleness today..." 

It made me think - what is gentleness???  Softness, kindness, something easily managed,  easily handled, being considerate - not harsh, not severe - nothing but ease...and flowing from the heart???

What is your definition of gentleness?  It is a soft touch from someone you love?  Is it the warmth of a friend's hand while waiting in the doctor's office?  Is it the way you touch a baby, a bird, or a bunny?  Is it the feeling of a feather on your cheek?  Or a warm breeze upon your face?  How would you describe gentleness?

Do you offer gentleness to others?  To your children?  Your elderly parent?  Yourself???
Think about it - when do you stop to consider being gentle to another human being?  Or does it come naturally for you?  

Where do you find gentleness?  Look around.  See the beauty and gentleness with which a new day is truly amazing to look for gentleness throughout the day.  It will change your mood, your outlook on life, your perspective.

Give yourself the gift of gentleness today!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Become Awestruck...

Become do you do that???  Take a tender moment and look at something beautiful in nature.  That's it....stoop down and literally smell the roses, flowers, or daisies blooming in your garden or one that you visit!

Do you see the little tiny, yellow disk in the middle of a Daisy?  Imagine what it took to create such beauty!  Take a peek at the lovely Purple Bearded Iris - what incredible imagination that took to make!  See the small petals of lilacs and smell the wonderful aroma of their scent!  Pick a bouquet and enjoy them for several days!  Take them to a neighbor and see the smile on their faces....Have you ever seen an entire field of coral orange Calalillies?  They are exquisite!

Imagine stopping along the highway to watch a meadow full of baby sheep frolicking through the field - such fun to watch!  Or, imagine seeing real bluebirds at the park you walk in - such a brilliant blue that it takes your breath away!  Or, imagine touching the soft fur of a small!  Have you ever thought about a Zebra - are they white with black stripes or black with white stripes?  What about the originality of a rainbow?  Seven colors in the exact order like a color wheel.......imagine creating such delight!  Or, surround yourself with the colors of a sunset........hues of red, orange and yellow turning to pink and purple as the sun sets.  

What lovely pictures these images bring to mind....capture the essence of the creator in the gifts of nature.  Stop along the way and take it all in........don't miss a single drop of beauty!
Take a deep breath and realize that beauty is within you as well........

Feel the awe........feel the wonder........enjoy the gift!