Nourishment

“Rivers run through our history and folklore, and link us as a people. They nourish and refresh us and provide a home  for dazzling varieties of fish and wildlife and trees and plants of every sort. — Charles Kuralt caught in its spell feeling its healing power the fire of water *   *   * Down … More Nourishment

Fragile

“Hope is fragile and needs to be tended and renewed.” — Patrick Shad four delicate gifts fragility cuddles strength new wonder released *   *   * Fragile Beginnings ~ Eastern Bluebird eggs are as delicate as they are exquisite • Photo by Richard Williams • “Fragile” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2021

Ingenuity

“No problem of human making is too great to be overcome by human ingenuity, human energy, and the untiring hope of the human spirit.” — William J. Clinton strength of conviction fuels force of ingenuity new ways of working *   *   * Ingenuity at Work ~ Maasai youngster finds joy in the Tanzanian world around … More Ingenuity

Stillness

“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed.” — Eckhart Tolle “In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair.” — Howard Thurman *   *   * Master of … More Stillness

Dramatic Flair

“Being glamorous is about strength and confidence. It’s black and white—dramatic. You have to be strong.” — Catherine Zeta-Jones “Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?” — Fanny Brice … More Dramatic Flair

Srength

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” — Eleanor Roosevelt “The American flag doesn’t give her glory on a peaceful, calm day. It’s when the winds pick up and become boisterous, do we see her strength.” ― Anthony Liccione *   *   * Old Glory ~ Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2018

Standing Tall

    “Stand up for what is right even if you stand alone.” — Suzy Kassem     *   *   * Standing Tall — Great Blue Heron photo by Mary O’Connor © 2018

Destiny

“On the edge of destiny, you must test your strength.” — William Avery *   *   * Cargo handling equipment, Port Everglades, Florida  — Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2018

Strength

“When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.” — LL Cool J   *   *   * Out of the Alaskan woods — Brown Bear watercolor painting (above) by Mary O’Connor, based on bear photos taken by Thomas Chambers by … More Strength

Confidence

“Until you stand on your own two feet and take responsibility for your own life, you will never truly know how strong you really are.” — Nishan Panwar “Only you can hold yourself back, only you can stand in your own way. Only you can help yourself.” — Mikhail Strabo *   *   * … More Confidence