Simply Shine!Celebrating the simple everyday wonders of life.
Most of us know the grief of saying goodbye to a beloved animal companion. While it may seem small compared to the grieving that comes from a person dying, or from the world’s constant warring, our hearts don’t know the difference.
Grief is grief, and it takes whatever time it takes to move through all the emotions that come with the process of grieving.
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What do we do when the world is on fire?
I imagine you, like me, are feeling the heartbreak of recent world disasters: fires, floods, extreme heat…the many many misfortunes that have upended people’s lives around the globe this year.
How do you create a beautiful life? One simple moment at a time.
This personal credo poem was inspired by an activity shared by author Amanda Turner during a fundraising event for the Star Community Library. I decided to share it as part of my 67th birthday celebration this year. Sixty seven years of creating a beautiful life…
Enjoy this 2 minute animation of my Legacy of Love poem. Breathe deep, open your heart (and your screen) and give yourself permission to BLOOM as you savor all the flavors of spring.
It started with an empty box and a 5 minute activity: find 10 ‘treasures’ that we may be ready to let go during our Find Your Simple group clearing session.
As I walked through the rooms of my mostly clutter-free home, all I could see were rocks.
Painted rocks. Crystals. Cairns. Fossils & precious stone collections. Bowls of rocks awaiting my paint pens.
When you start to crack open, don’t waste a moment gathering your Old Self up into something like you knew before.Let your New Self S P L A S H like S u n l i g h t into every dark place & laugh & cry & make sounds you never made & thank all that is holy for the Gift, because now you have no choice but to … Let all your LOVE spill out into the world. -Kai Skye
Gratitude is the golden thread that stitches all the pieces of life into something beautiful. -Sora G
It’s the final day of 2022, and I’m thinking about endings.
The ending of a year is a simple turn of a calendar page, yet the world marks this passing of time with fireworks, celebrations, year-end rituals, and New Year resolutions.
“He was a bright star that crossed many horizons and imploded; like some meteor that entered an atmosphere too rarified to sustain. May the explosive force of his light lift our eyes. May the ferocious passion of his heart illuminate and move our own.”
I think that I shall never see,
a sight more lovely
than a dancing bee,
especially near my red popp’y.
And listen to that cacophony
of bees singing happily,
among the branches
of my buckthorne tree…
What’s a busy bee to do with all the mind clutter that comes from everyday living? It can be as simple as this…
The original meaning behind our special holy days can get lost in the clutter of commercialization & life’s daily busyness. How we choose to celebrate, or not, is what gives meaning to any given day.
A single bucket of water in one day? Even preparing to spend a single day with such a small ration of water has been humbling.
Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world.
All things break. And all things can be mended.
Not with time, as they say, but with intention.
So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally.
The broken world waits in darkness for the Light that is you.