Laugh a lot

“The best way to treat obstacles is to use them as stepping-stones. Laugh at them, tread on them, and let them lead you to something better.” ~ Enid Blyton

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Winter is a Magical Time

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ― Edith Sitwell

Winter Cocoa

Winter is officially here, creeping into our bones after snowball fights and the making of the snowman. Though far from simply the doom and gloom of bitter cold days and dark evenings, winter is a magical time to spend with family and friends, spend evenings nestled by log fires with mugs of hot chocolate and chestnuts in hand.

 

Love has no conditions

Love has no conditions.  When we put conditions, when we put barriers and boundaries, then we lose love.  Love is condition-less.  Love is barrier-less.  Look at the moon, sun, stars, trees. . . they are just on for everyone.  When our love also flows for everyone, you become very natural.

Bleeding Heart Flower

One Taste

You simply are everything arising moment to moment. You do not see the sky, you are the sky. You do not touch the earth, you are the earth. You do not hear the rain, you are the rain. You and the universe are what the mystics call “One Taste.” ~ Ken Wilber

Earth and the moon From Nasa

Sink roots into the Present

There are times when it is hard to believe in the future, when we are temporarily just not brave enough. When this happens, concentrate on the present. Cultivate le petit bonheur (the little happiness) until courage returns. Look forward to the beauty of the next moment, the next hour, the promise of a good meal, sleep, a book, a movie, the likelihood that tonight the stars will shine and tomorrow the sun will shine. Sink roots into the present until the strength grows to think about tomorrow. ~Ardis Whitman

Sunrise over Medieval town of Rocamadour, Lot Department, Midi-Pyrenees, France

Sunrise over Medieval town of Rocamadour, Lot Department, Midi-Pyrenees, France