How Do You Pay for a Lovely Moment?

Did you ever find yourself unable to enjoy a lovely moment, because you don’t deserve it? Or because too many people in the world can’t enjoy such moments, so you believe you have no right to enjoy them either? Sounds a bit warped, but some of us have thought that way. Yet a lovely moment is a gift, and to willfully ignore it is to be ungrateful.


“The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.”

– Richard Bach –


Enjoy some lovely moments this week. Let them nurture your peace and cultivate your loving-kindness. Carry the calm.

Nature of the week – my Japanese maple, red in the springtime. Notice the shadows of leaf on leaf and the “winged” seeds:

Shadow of the Week:

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Text and photos © 2017 Karyn Henley. All rights reserved.


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Gardeners Who Make Our Souls Blossom

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy.

They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

– Marcel Proust –

I hope you get to spend Thanksgiving with people who make you happy. Take a few moments to still yourself, allow peace to settle over you, and let your soul blossom with gratitude. It’s rich heart-soil, especially for nurturing calm.

I’m grateful for you, thankful that you share my hope of nourishing peace, cultivating loving kindness, and carrying calm into the world.

Nature of the week:


Shadow of the Week – me and my daughter-in-law in shadow on a still pond – with turtles:



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