Letting love in…

Sometimes the heart becomes hardened by outside elements and so well protected by our defenses that others can’t get through…the challenge can be to #letlovein.

Keep walking we must…

Not knowing where the path may lead or end…keep walking we must…

Lessons in nature…

Patience…within us at all times yet sometimes difficult to find…
Isn’t it amazing how nature can teach us lessons? This bird reminded me of patience the first day I saw him (or her).
I came barreling down a gravel road by a lake expecting to get a photo of the sunrise. Upon my arrival this bird was resting on the banks of the lake and because I came barreling down so quickly I spooked him and he flew away and, of course, I was disappointed thinking he would have made an awesome photo..he was so colorful and elegant.
I ended up getting a great photo of the sunrise that morning but I really wanted to get one of the bird so I made a plan to go back the next day thinking I would slowly drive up, park at the top and walk down toward the spot where he might be resting…easy enough, right?
The next day I followed my plan and WOW there he was…majestically resting on the ledge of the dock basking in the rising sun! What a photo opportunity! I began to approach but I walked too loudly or too fast and spooked him yet again! He flew off in the distance before I could snap a photo. As you might guess, I was, again, disappointed but was determined to go back the next day following the same plan…with a much sneakier approach.
The next day came and I headed back despite the misting rain that was clouding the air. Upon arrival I parked but there were no signs of him on the bank, on the dock, in the water or otherwise. So, I began to turn the car around to leave and that’s when I caught a glimpse of him nestled into the bank, blending into the landscape of weeds and water except for his head which was poking out from the weeds.
I slowly parked my car, got out and walked in his direction ever so slowly and in line with a tree hoping he wouldn’t see me. I knelt down in the dewy grass and got a shot! With nothing to lose, since I already had one photo, I continued walking towards him to see how close he would let me get, snapping photos along the way. I was amazed at how close he allowed me to get, although eyeballing my every step, before he got spooked, screeched and took off soaring to the other side of the lake.
It was an awesome feeling to get that photo and it just reminded me that patience is needed in all facets of life…that we may want something…we may want to do something…but we must take the necessary steps yet have patience and trust in each step as they carry us toward our goals, dreams or even those bucket list items we’ve written down.
I hope whatever it is you’re aspiring to do or dreams you wish to come true you find patience and trust in the steps that will get you there.
Sending Big Love your way today💗

The sun always rises..

The sun always rises although we can’t always see it. Sometimes God places a familiar stranger in our path as a reflection…a teacher so to speak. The challenge so many  times is to be open to receive the lessons….

I Think I Can!

Ever wake up at 2a, eyes wide open staring into the darkness, mind in perpetual motion with absolutely no intentions of going back to sleep? Yep…that’s how I’m rolling out of bed this Tuesday morning!!
On the days the moutain before you seems too steep…even when you think you can’t possibly take one more step…remember the Little Blue  Engine and repeat these words…I think I can…I think I can…I think I can…firmly plant your foot, dig in your toes and take that next step…no matter the size…knowing…even the smallest of steps move us forward.🐾⛰
You’ve got this!

Communication is the key…

Yep…it’s true…I’m a student of life (we all are) and it has presented me with many lessons over the last few years and seeing these birds got me thinking about one that becomes ever more clear as the days pass by and that is the need for open honest two-way communication in all aspects and in all relationships.
It’s the times when we’re afraid to speak the words, possibly exposing an uncomfortable vulnerability, that things get swept under the rug where the dust and dirt of the unsaid gathers up over time, eventually turning into trip hazards such as doubt, fear and anger.
It’s when we’re brave enough to communicate…to truly look at one other, listen and communicate that change occurs…growth occurs…and understanding comes to the surface…making way for a smoother and less cluttered path.
Communication is the key…it opens doors…it opens hearts…🗝🚪❤

Fall or Flight…

My favorite time of the year!
Arms wide as can be
Look up through the trees
What do you see?
Deep breath in
Take it all in
Turn and spin
Feel the child within
Take flight
Or fall you might
Either way you’ll be alright…🍁🍃

To compare…unfair

To compare is unfair..to you..to them.
For you have no idea their beginning..middle..or end.
We are all walking the same road…learning, growing, experiencing, traveling the journey at our own pace…energy is better spent offering encouragement, support and love for one another and self along the way.💗

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