Our humanity comes to its fullest bloom in giving.


Our humanity comes to its fullest bloom in giving. We become beautiful people when we give whatever we can give: a smile, a handshake, a kiss, an embrace, a word of love, a present, a part of our life…all of our life.
~ Henri Nouwen

~ Art by Lori Portka

Text and image source: The Garden of Pensiveness

A sepal, petal and a thorn 🌹🌹🌹


A sepal, petal, and a thorn
Upon a common summer’s morn —
A flask of Dew — A Bee or two —
A Breeze — a caper in the trees —
And I’m a Rose!

Emily Dickinson
Artist Bonnie Helen Hawkins

Text and image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook

#TenderTuesday . . . And he will make the face of heaven so fine


“When he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.”
William Shakespeare- Romeo and Juliet

Michal Dziekan – Thousand Suns.

Text and image source: Ravenous Butterflies

…and the evening was so beautiful…


“…and the evening was so beautiful, that it made a pain in my heart, as when you cannot tell wether you are happy or sad; and I thought that if I could have a wish, it would be that nothing would ever change, and we would stay that way forever.”
Margaret Atwood

– Alias Grace.

Artwork: Aleksander Reznichenko – Evening Melody.

Text and image source: Ravenous Butterflies

Knock, Love will open the door…


Love will open the door.
Love will make you shine like the sun.
Love will raise you to the heavens.

Become nothing,
Love will turn you into everything.

Get your own self annihilated in love.
Crush your own selfish ego for love.
There is no bigger mistake in your life
than still clinging on to your loveless existence.”

💕 Rumi 💕

Text and image source: Harmony

New Week Inspiration ❤️☀ . . . a Celtic blessing


Our Monday Morning Reflection takes the form of a Celtic blessing which will set us up for the week!

May we go
with the enfolding of God
who fashioned us for peace

the encompassing of Christ
who goes with us
in love

the encircling of the Spirit
who ever seeks
to make us one.

Artwork: With thanks to Tiffany Warner for this beautiful sunrise shot.

Text and image source: Jamberoo Abbey

Sunday reflection . . . What I’m after…


“What I’m after, above all, is a sense of divine inspiration
that touches the very core of my being.
That lives throughout every aspect of my existence,
so all I do and all I see is beauty in the simplicity,
and mystery in the unknown.
To let nothing drag me into the monotony of living,
but to always move to the unique rhythm of each passing day.
To give nothing but all of me- my soul, my heart, my fire.”
― Sarah Loven

Text and image source: Harmony