“When we make the choice to care, we set into motion a snowball effect that touches many people… never underestimate the importance of a kind act.” — Alan Cohen snow disguised as lace frosty summer pom pom season’s ball of cheer * * * “Incrediball’ Hydrangea ~ Snowball pom poms offer cheer in summer heat … More Snowball
“One kind word can warm three winter months.” — Japanese Proverb soft dawn reflections add veneer of warmth to time temper winter blues * * * Dawn Reflections photo and “Winter Blues” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021
“I pray this winter be gentle and kind— a season of rest from the wheel of the mind.” — John Geddes “December’s wintery breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane, obscuring summer’s memory…” — John Geddes * * * And the season begins ~ Cardinal’s scarlet feathers add burst of beauty to snowy … More The season begins
“Always to be best, and distinguished above the rest.” — Homer “Most lives are not distinguished by great achievements. They are measured by an infinite number of small ones. Each time you do a kindness for someone, or bring a smile to his face, it gives your life meaning. Never doubt your value, little friend. … More Distinguished Friend
New Year 2019 Countdown! “Little do we realize that the count down to a new year begins right at the moment a new year begins. January 1 is just another day. Work hard, play hard and have fun. A new day is always a count down to A NEW YEAR.” — Danish Damodaran * … More Happy New Year!
“Just smiling at someone walking down the street can make the person’s day. It’s all about paying it forward.” — Mariska Hargitay To experience an example of what it means to make someone’s day, I only needed to step out my front doorway the other morning and encounter the surprise handiwork of nine-year-old neighbor friend … More Reason to smile!
“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 * * * Sunrise over Niantic Bay — Photo by Ron Jones, Niantic, CT © 2017
“I want to say everything happens for a reason but every day is lined up right next to the other one for a reason. The best you can do is do each day well with kindness and as a good person.” — Mayim Bialik “I think sometimes we’re meant to do something but things aren’t … More All lined up
it beautifies everything it covers.” — Unknown May peace and joy be yours in this holiday season and beyond. * * * “Winter Whites” watercolor painting by Mary O’Connor © 2015