Good Fortune

“It is by giving and sharing that one generates prosperity karma and ‘inherits the kingdom.’ This is one of the secrets of having good fortune and wealth.” — Master Choa Kok Sui Lady Kallista Anais and Dame Shelley Melba are Tibetan Terriers who live up to their names and their heritage. Kallista means beautiful and … More Good Fortune

Eye Candy

“Come out here where the roses have opened. Let the soul and the world meet.” — Rumi eye candy and scent environmental buffer senses pull in peace *   *   * Roses, Roses ~ Elizabeth Park Rose Garden, West Hartford, Conn. • Photo by Ellen Franks • Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a … More Eye Candy

Prayer

“It’s not the body’s posture but the heart’s attitude that counts when we pray.” — Billy Graham consider the trees lifting their limbs to the sky pageant of prayer *   *   * Tree in Prayer ~ Gold Leaf Japanese Maple tree at Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, Connecticut • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Prayer” … More Prayer

Balancing Act

“The critical part of a balance in life is choosing priorities.” — Byron Pulsifer “Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.” — Dr. Seuss *   *   * Flamingo Balancing Act … More Balancing Act

Safe Passages

“I have come to believe that there are infinite passageways out of the shadows, infinite vehicles to transport us into the light.” — Martha Beck way of light and gold flourishes as safe passage sidesteps viral stress *   *   * Safe Passages ~ Haiku* poem by Mary O’Connor; daffodils photo at Harkness Memorial Park, Waterford, … More Safe Passages

Assertiveness

“I really worked at becoming more assertive, and now none of my friends talk to me.” — Wendy Wasserstein “The biggest difference between being assertive and being aggressive is how your words and behaviors affect the rights and well-being of others.” — Sharon Anthony Bower *   *   * Listen to me! ~ White Ibis (male … More Assertiveness

On the Fence

“Stop sitting on the fence. Life is waiting on the other side.” — Tiarra Tompkins “When you create a fence, you keep people out. But you also limit your mobility.” — Christopher Bollen *   *   * On the Fence ~ White Ibis silhouettes nicely against cerulean blue sky • Photo by Jan Logozzo, Flamingo Gardens, … More On the Fence

French Soap

“Nothing like a hot bath to ease the tension and think about what’s going to happen next.” — Sarah McLachlan FRENCH SOAP Its yellow wrapper speaks in a language with which I struggle but nonetheless convinced me to buy one sunny summer day while touring abroad. At home, this prize is stored away— a souvenir, … More French Soap

Barnacles

“God be thanked that there are some in the world to whose hearts the barnacles will not cling.” — J.G. Holland “Bad memories can attach themselves like barnacles to the hulls of our lives. And, like barnacles, they have a disproportionately large amount of drag.” — Richard Paul Evans *   *   * Beak of male … More Barnacles

Night Owl

“At home, I love reaching out into that absolute silence, when you can hear the owl or the wind.” — Amanda Harlech It’s after midnight and the moon is in the sky. Listen to the wind, or is it the great owl’s cry? Silent is his shadow, as he sets his sight on those found … More Night Owl