After all, I don’t see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood.  ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

This is one of my favorite paintings by a new artist I recently found, Helen McCullagh from Australia.  Her paintings are happy paintings, and they create (for me) a sense of wonder and amazement.  Anne Morrow Lindbergh is a favored poet, and these words create an internal reflection of gratitude.  Life is all about gratitude, and that is often found in the simple moments.  When we can find and hold gratitude for the small things, we are able to push through some of the darkest moments we experience.  If you are sitting in a dark place, I encourage you to look up and out, even for one brief moment, and find something that might create even a glimmer of gratitude.  One foot in front of the other, one moment at a time, stopping to take a breath in between the lightness and the darkness that make up both our universe and our souls.

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Welcome to my site. I am writing to give people inspiration to hold their voices, especially as concerns the grieving process. My hope is that everyone finds a little inspiration from my site. We are all a work in progress! Namaste.
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10 Responses to Breathe

  1. Wise words and a beautiful reminder Heather 🙂


  2. The Dogwood Tree is one of those trees I miss living Florida

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  3. Great words of encouragement. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Gratitude! I have found that gratitude is one of the keys to happiness. I do my best to go out my front door each day being grateful and looking for ways to be kind to others. My days go pretty darn good as a result. Thank you for this post!

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  5. Such a beautiful flower, it looks like my magical tree I’ve been admiring all summer growing in our community garden… I’ll look up the name, will be nice to give it a name, although not sure that dogwood does it justice… maybe just admire it without naming.

    I’ve put up a new writing challenge 2 and 4 years later in our awakening series to hear where we all find ourselves on our unique journeys… would love you to cocreate it with us in October. Here is my post where I mention it at the bottom. Love Barbara x

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  6. Such beautiful words to go with a lovely painting! You have a wonderfully inspiring site! Thank you!

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