What The Rose Knows

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One year ago today I wrote about the lesson I learned from the beautiful peach rose at the end of our walkway. Today, the post, which I shared on my blog, showed up in my Facebook feed and I read my own words from exactly one year ago. Ironically, I had just come in from walking the dog, and it is a beautiful Fall day with afternoon chirping crickets…It’s like Deja Vu.

I hope you won’t mind, I edited the post down a bit, but I wanted to share the message, modified and magically new.I pulled from the original what was significant to me today.

If you have written for any length of time at all, you start to see some themes that continuously re-surface. I pray that the essence of the writing speaks to your heart…

I linked the original post at the end of this version if you want to see how and what I extracted.

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Give Your To-Do List the Boot and Wake Up to Your Life

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Life is not found in long lists, but in the time we live awake to people, possibilities and the present moment.

 

It’s Sunday. There’s blue sky above, Fall swirling through the leaves and the smell of change in the air. It’s brisk but sunny enough to do anything. I love Autumn with its Orange happiness peeking from doorways, trees, shop windows and farm-stands. The crickets are chirping outside despite the fact that it’s afternoon. Perhaps they love the season as much as I do. I’m not sure, but either way both the crickets and I need rest sooner or later. I’ve just returned home from church… More

Essentials for Living Well

Moonstone Beach in Charlestown, RI

Moonstone Beach in Charlestown, RI

This morning as I sat down at the kitchen table with coffee, journal, planner and Bible and, I might add, a very busy mind, I felt the need to let the overflow from my head spill onto my journal pages, hoping that my quiet time would be more focused afterward. There is something about releasing the clutter in my mind onto paper that clarifies my vision and focus. As I sat, I began to consider how important this time was to me in the scheme of things. It might not always look the same, this “Quiet Time” but what I realized is there are three (actually four) elements essential for me to confidently and contentedly live out my life with joy, peace, and purpose. These components have carried me through from my younger days until now and continue to give me a sense of well-being, regardless of the circumstances.

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