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Grateful for Wisdom, Depth and Tranquility

Photo of ocean waves and rocks and quote ""The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination, and brings eternal joy to the soul." - Robert Wyland

Depth and Tranquility: The Enchanting Wisdom of Oceans The vast and mysterious oceans, with their endless horizons and serene beauty, offer profound lessons on depth and tranquility. As artist Robert Wyland beautifully expressed, “The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination, and brings eternal joy to the soul.” This natural wonder invites us to explore […]

Grateful for Wisdom, Strength, and Determination

Image of person on mountain top with Quote: "It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves." Sir Edmund Hillary

Strength and Determination: Conquering Mountains and Ourselves Mountains, with their towering peaks and rugged beauty, stand as symbols of strength and determination. As Sir Edmund Hillary, the first anglo person to summit Mount Everest, led by sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay, wisely stated, “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” This profound truth highlights […]

Grateful for Presence: Insights from Matthew Kelly’s “Holy Moments”

Photo of dragonfly and quote "Legend has it that dragonflies were given an extra set of wings so that Angels could ride on their backs. When you see this winged beauty, it is an exquisite reminder that an Angel from heaving is visiting you."

In a world brimming with chaos and noise, finding moments of peace and connection can feel like a daunting task. Yet, it is within these moments that we often find the most profound insights and connections. Grateful for Matthew Kelly’s book, “Holy Moments,” which provides a framework for recognizing and embracing these moments, encouraging us […]

Grateful for Democracy, Freedom and the Dream for ALL of us to live in Dignity

Image of girls on beach with fireworks and quote "Democracy is not just the right to vote, it is the right to live in dignity." Naomi Klein

Grateful for Democracy and Freedom As we celebrate the Fourth of July in the United States, it’s a perfect time to reflect on the profound significance of democracy and freedom in our lives. Independence Day marks more than just the birth of a nation; it commemorates the enduring ideals of liberty, justice, and the pursuit […]

Ending and Renewal: Grateful for the timeless beauty of sunsets. Their vibrant hues and tranquil beauty symbolize the closing of one day and the promise of a new beginning…

Image of sunset with quote "Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn." Ralph Waldo Emerson

As Ralph Waldo Emerson wisely observed, “Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.” This timeless phenomenon reminds us of the cyclical nature of life and the opportunities for renewal that each ending brings. The beauty of a sunset lies in its fleeting nature. As the sun dips below the horizon, it paints the […]

grateful for puffy clouds and time to rest on a warm summer’s day

Image of clouds with quote by John Lubbock "Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, is by no means a waste of time."

Serenity and Reflection: The Tranquil Lessons of Clouds In our busy lives, we often forget to take moments for rest and reflection. Yet, as John Lubbock wisely noted, “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the […]

Expansiveness and Perspective: Grateful for the Lessons of Landscapes – from rolling hills and majestic mountains to serene beaches and expansive deserts, each landscape holds a story and a lesson.

Image of mountains with quote "Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better." Albert Einstein

Out the window of my home I see the vast landscape of the Silicon Valley and mountains beyond. Each day, when the sun creeps up, I have a view of wide-open spaces tinged with pink and orange. My morning sunrise ritual offers me a unique perspective on life. As Albert Einstein wisely noted, “Look deep […]