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Boldness

He was a bold man that first eat an oyster.  ~ Jonathan Swift

Dream Castle

I simply can’t understand
Why swimsuits are in such demand
They’re soggy and damp,
Bind like a clamp,
And hold about three pounds of sand!
~ D.R. Benson

Gratitude

Tropical Storm Beryl brings rain after the holiday weekend.

Enough

Thankfully I’m learning everyday.

There is ALWAYS enough.

Blessings, love, laughter, magic and passion.

Start the New Year Right Now

Right now, begin. Take the first step toward the best year of your life.

Isn’t that the focus of your resolution?

“I will have the best year ever.”

So begin, now. Today.

You’ll have a new chance every day

because every day is

a new beginning.

Happy New Year!

Today.

Action

Action is the antidote to despair.  ~ Joan Baez

Gratitude in a Bah Humbug World

Some things have to be believed to be seen.  ~ Ralph Hodgson

I live near the beach and have the wonderful choice of stopping by each day to see the sky, feel the wind and hear the surf roll over the sand. It is paradise, even on the cold, blustery days and especially on those warm sunny days when the breeze is balmy, the surf is gentle and the sun is warm on your face.

I am grateful for the living; for the chance to walk each day along the shore and listen to the birds calling, watch the pelicans diving from on high and calm my mind.  There is a new perspective after walking the beach, the endless lists of gifts to buy, the stressful schedule, the crowded stores, they fall away and leave the peace of gratitude behind. I listen to the inner voice, the loving grateful voice that reminds me of the many blessings in my life. Health, family, friends and work all are mine, to cherish and rejoice.

Serenity restored it’s time to return but oh how thankful I am, the cure for the Bah Humbugs is found and it is good.

Hope

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.  ~ Anne Lamott

Freedom of the Sea

 

You have freedom when you’re easy in your harness.  ~ Robert Frost

 

Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal.  ~Jerome Fleishman

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