Smiles

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” — William Arthur Ward never ending smile expresses message of love signature of joy *   *   * Smiley Face ~ Layla, a Chihuahua and Toy Fox Terrier mix known as a Taco Terrier, has a smile that never ceases. Her portrait, a 40th ordination anniversary surprise … More Smiles

Appreciation

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” — John F. Kennedy virus met with care hope and love seen in the skies flyover of thanks *   *   * Flyover ~ Gulls’ Aerobatics photo by Jan Logozzo, Haiku poem* Appreciation by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * … More Appreciation

Hope

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” — Christopher Reeve two finch, feathers of rose, build nest of softness and love birth of hope and song *   *   * Two Finch ~ Haiku poem and photo by Mary O’Connor © 2020

Entangled

“It’s not an accidental entanglement; it’s an intentional knot. Love belongs with belonging.” — Brené Brown “People often get very entangled in their work and life, so de-stressing is very important to keep generating fresh ideas and provide satisfaction with one’s activities.” — Sunidhi Chauhan *   *   * Tied in Knots ~ Flamingo sleeps in … More Entangled

Reflections

“Just as the water reflects the stars and the moon, the body reflects the mind and soul.” — Rumi “The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not try to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.” … More Reflections

Conversations

“Love without conversation is impossible.” — Mortimer Adler “I have the deepest affection for intellectual conversations. The ability to just sit and talk. About love, about life, about anything, about everything.” — Anonymous *   *   * Rescued from a horse barn in Pennsylvania, Squeaky overcame her shyness to become one of the most vocal members … More Conversations

Be Happy

“The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment.” — Robert Falcon Scott “Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. Trust. Hope. Love. Wish. Believe. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.” ― Mandy Hale … More Be Happy

Power of Love

“I say love, and the world populates itself with doves.” — Pablo Neruda “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” — Jimi Hendrix *   *   * Florence Griswold Museum guest artist Carole Maynard complements the peaceful beauty of Childe Hassam’s Isles of Shoals painting with symbolic holiday … More Power of Love

Tree Hug

“A hug is an amazing thing. It’s just the perfect way to show the love we’re feeling but can’t find the words to say.” —Johnny Ray Ryder “If the tree doesn’t hug you back, it’s not a problem with the tree, it’s a problem with your heart.” — Donald L. Hicks *   *   * Symbolizing … More Tree Hug

Puppy Love

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” — Charles M. Schulz “Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.” — Kinky Friedman *   *   * Puppy Love: : All tuckered out after a romp on the Cape Cod beach, 12-week-old Golden Retriever Sandy rests on the shoulder of his … More Puppy Love