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With the first gleam of morning rays . . .

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“With the first gleam of morning rays
the garden is a prism of a thousand hues
refracted in tiny dots of crystal dew
a dazzling quilt of millefleur colors
covering the sleeping flower beds.”

– Duane Michals

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And now a new day lies before us,

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And now a new day lies before us,
like paths of pure white snow –
be careful how you tread and go,
for every step you take will show…
May your day be filled with Miracles.
And may our eyes and hearts be open
to notice and appreciate each one…

 

 

 

 

Text & image source: Welcome Home https://web.facebook.com/WelcomeHomeOriginal/

. . . the present moment of innocent bliss.

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“When in these fresh mornings I go into my garden before anyone is awake,
I go for the time being into perfect happiness. In this hour divinely fresh and still,
the fair face of every flower salutes me with a silent joy. . . .
All the cares, perplexities, and griefs of existence, all the burdens of life
slip from my shoulders and leave me with the heart of a little child
that asks nothing beyond the present moment of innocent bliss.”

~ Celia Thaxter

 

 

 

 

 

Image “Calla lilies” by Red Zena
Text & image source: ॐ Nature Heals, Nature Reveals ॐ https://web.facebook.com/%E0%A5%90-Nature-Heals-Nature-Reveals-%E0%A5%90-729612107082182/

May I be a blessing to someone this day…

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“Hello, sun in my face.
Hello You who made the morning and spread it over the fields… Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness,
in kindness.”

~Mary Oliver

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of my favorite Artists~Betsy Pease Gutmann
Text & image source: Rest in the Arms of Angels https://web.facebook.com/Rest-in-the-Arms-of-Angels-164081253667227/

Hello, sun in my face.

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“Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning
and spread it over the fields…
Watch, now, how I start the day
in happiness, in kindness.”

~ Mary Oliver

 

 

 

 

 

~ Image “Misty Morning” by Greg Stringham
Text & image source: The Garden Of Pensiveness https://web.facebook.com/The-Garden-Of-Pensiveness-367268523352486/

Good morning . . . The mere thought of walking outdoors . . .

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“The mere thought of walking outdoors on a brilliant golden-blue day
causes fire-works of delight to go off in most people’s psyche.
It gives one an instant feeling of happiness and that is meditation!
We are not only in touch, at that moment, with the physical splendour of nature, but also with the beauty of merging our own spiritual nature with it.”

~ Karen Zebroff

 

 

 

 

 

~ Image “Soaking up the light” by Monique Felber
Text & image source: The Garden Of Pensiveness https://web.facebook.com/The-Garden-Of-Pensiveness-367268523352486/

As I go through the day . . .

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“As I go through the day,
keep my eyes open wide.
May I not miss beauty.
May I not miss joy.
May I not miss wonder.
Keep me awake and aware of the world….
As I rise with the morning, fog lifting slowly for my mind,
I pray not to forget these truths.”

~ Ceisiwr Serith

 

 

 

 

 

~ Image by Chris Tennant
Text & image source: The Garden Of Pensiveness https://web.facebook.com/The-Garden-Of-Pensiveness-367268523352486/