Sunday Serenity: Passing Through

It’s spring and Mr. and Mrs. Goose have returned to the pond to start a new family. Their chosen roost is the top of Mr. Muskrat’s den. Said rodent has also surfaced and is busy controlling invasive pond fauna (yay!). Still Mr. Goose, on his own patrol against home invaders, has already been poked in the ribs for getting too close to Mrs. Goose and the unhatched kiddlings.

In this image, Mr. Muskrat is just passing through.

Nature knows how to take care of itself.

I hope you enjoy some serenity today.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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Sunday Serenity: The Warmer Our Hearts

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It’s been a year since we became frozen in this other-worldy time, each of us facing our own unique set of challenges within a void of uncertainty. Nevertheless hope, if we keep our hearts open, is always on the horizon and it’s the Sun, that constant life-giving source, that lifts me into that feeling of hope each and every day.

Wherever you are, and whatever your experience through this time, I wish you a heart filled with hope and serenity. I firmly believe that the more at peace we can be with ourselves the greater peace we can bring to the world. It’s not always easy, but it’s certainly worth the effort.

The warmer our hearts, the quicker the thaw.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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Sunday Serenity: Dormancy

Sunday serenity. Boy, do I need it.

We all need it.

We all need to be able to compartmentalize our lives enough that we can find some respite from these unusually challenging times.

So much change. So much uncertainty. So much potential. So much promise.

Yet, every birthing of the new requires the passing of the old. We cannot suffer and thrive at the same time. We must make a choice. What do we give up? What do we keep? What do we embrace so we can create the life we want?

This old apple tree, which has been battered by ice storms and had pieces of it grafted back together more than once, is dormant for the winter, but a few weeks from now it will begin its next great awakening. It will blossom full of promise for the new growing season.

That’s what I wish for myself, and for you. These unusual times have forced many of us into dormancy, but like the apple tree that sleeps and renews itself for the coming season we too have the potential to step into a revitalized and fruitful way of being.

And so, wherever you are, and whatever your struggles right now, I wish you strength, I wish you joy, and I wish you resilience. This too shall pass.

Oh yes, and I wish you some Sunday serenity.

Thanks for visiting,

Dorothy

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