Sometimes you can’t change and you can’t choose…
Hope is the thing with feathers…
Christmas waves a magic wand…
Gratitude turns what we have into enough…
I’m not afraid of storms…
One of my all-time favorite people to recommend is Brooke McAlary and her new book, Care, helps us work out what to do when the world’s problems feel too big and we are burnt out from trying, and we need to restore ourselves so that we can continue to care for things.
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?
The soul moves through seasons too…
Leave your heart to wander…
Today I am starting a new series called The Lightkeeper’s List!
… and am free.
The bravest thing.
This, too, was a gift.
What remains? Nature.
… Isn’t it splendid?!
This is the time to be slow
Maybe it’s not about having a beautiful day
Do not be afraid of your difficulties.
Not the flower.
Let me introduce you to the beautiful human that is Charlie Mackesy and his incredibly empathetic book, The Boy, The Mole, The Fox & The Horse. If there was ever a time when we needed Charlie Mackesy’s drawings, it would be over the last year.
For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone.
Cherish sunsets, wild creatures and wild places.
Why, who makes much of a miracle?
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language.
Depends on our dispositions
When I am among the trees
A ‘human’ thing.
“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.” ― James Baldwin
You can not prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair. – Chinese Proverb
I would love to introduce you to The Poetry Pharmacy. If you are a poetry beginner, or a literary lover, I am certain that you will find joy and comfort within these pages.
The secret is to never lose sight of the simple, everyday miracles in life;good food, literature, laughter, music, compelling conversation, nature, and art. Look for them in every day,and even when it feelslike your whole world is unravelling,you will never be too farfrom a needle and thread. – Beau Taplin • N e e d…
Look for the ones who lean into your story. The ones who don’t shrink back from your pain. The ones who hear what you are not saying. These, are your people. Love them fiercely. -Liezel Graham
If you see something beautiful in someone, speak it! – Ruthie Lindsey
“Rise and shine. I’ve always held such fondness for that sweet old phrase. As though we are all little Suns. As though we are all someone’s day.” – Beau Taplin // R i s e A n d S h i n e
The Guest House This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest…
This is dedicated to every human being who looks different, feels different and thinks differently. I see you. I feel you. I am you. Stay different. Our world needs the difference we will make. – Cleo Wade, Heart Talk
“Some people, when they hear your story, contract. Others upon hearing your story, expand. This is how you know.” -Nayyirah Waheed
Let me introduce you to one of my favourite things and I’ll be sharing it every week!