Resting in the Stillness After Personal Struggle

Silence, I learned, is some times the most beautiful sound.”  ― Charlotte Eriksson “Slowly, simply, silence, stillness” was my Lenten mantra, my focus, my goal for the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter morning. A lofty goal, yes. Yet, I was convinced this intentional journey would yield the peaceful rewards I was seeking in myContinue reading “Resting in the Stillness After Personal Struggle”

Expressing Gratitude for Unfailing Friendship

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. ~William Blake   Spending time on the couch this afternoon confiding in a dear friend about the woes and triumphs we face was time well spent. Wise beyond her years, my friend seems to always know what to say in a thoughtful and confident manner.Continue reading “Expressing Gratitude for Unfailing Friendship”

You are the light of the world

Let there be peace on earth And let it begin with me. ~Seymour Miller & Jill Jackson, “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” 1955   It is a policy of mine to be neutral on this little blog, keeping the stories more about how I overcome my personal struggles, my path to a more peaceful andContinue reading “You are the light of the world”

Grateful for Strange Moments of Grace: Days 9-17 (30 Days of Thanks)

In hours of weariness, sensations sweet, Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart; And passing even into my purer mind, With tranquil restoration:—feelings, too, Of unremembered pleasure: such, perhaps, As have no slight or trivial influence On that best portion of a good man’s life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts Of kindness andContinue reading “Grateful for Strange Moments of Grace: Days 9-17 (30 Days of Thanks)”

Grateful for Family, Friends, and Faith: Days 8-10 (30 Days of Thanks)

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. ~ Albert Schweitzer The weekend was full of great and wonderful things, and for this reason, I gladlyContinue reading “Grateful for Family, Friends, and Faith: Days 8-10 (30 Days of Thanks)”