“Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast.” — Melody Beattie tasty repast draws even simple table scraps buoy hungry soul * * * Meal Enjoyed ~ Flock of starlings, in their winter garb, enjoy remains of autumn orchard harvest. Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Feast” haiku by Mary O’Connor © 2021
“When the seasons shift, even the subtle beginning, the scent of a promised change, I feel something stir inside me. Hopefulness? Gratitude? Openness? Whatever it is, it’s welcome.” — Kristin Armstrong Looking for a little relief in the arrival of new black clouds overhead, we might enjoy the thoughts of Kim Hubbard, editor-at-large, People Magazine: … More Shift in direction
It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” — Melody Beattie * * * “The Winter Palace”, Saks Fifth Avenue holiday window, Fifth Avenue, New … More “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.” — Bill Vaughan By the way, as English satirist Craig Brown once said, “Children are perfectly happy to sit next to spiders; it is only grown-ups who are frightened away.” * * * Black and yellow Argiopes spider, and the garden … More “We hope that, when the insects take over the world,
the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.” — Kristin Armstrong * * * Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2015