A Winged Heart

“Wake at dawn with a winged heart

and give thanks for another day of loving.”

– Kahlil Gibran –

 

Nurture peace, cultivate loving kindness, and carry the calm.

Nature of the week:

Shadow of the Week:

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

When is an Ordinary Sunday Extraordinary?

“Sometimes I have loved the peacefulness of an ordinary Sunday.

It is like standing in a newly planted garden after a warm rain.

You can feel the silent and invisible life.”

Marilynne Robinson

 

The ordinary becomes extraordinary when we open all our senses to it. Be aware. How would you describe it? As a garden? Warm rain? Find your own description. Notice. Feel the silent and invisible life. It’s one way to nourish peace, cultivate loving kindness, and carry the calm.

This week’s nature and shadow come in one photograph – a fern unfurling.

 

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Now Trending . . . or Now Tending?

“Where you tend a rose, my lad,

A thistle cannot grow.”

– Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden –

 

Tend is short for attend. Meaning pay attention.

Peace is found more often by paying attention not to what’s trending but to what needs tending. Sure, sometimes they’re the same. But be aware. Pay attention. Nourish peace, cultivate loving kindness, carry the calm. And tend the roses.

Nature photo of the week – tiny beauty blown off a pine tree:

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Shadow of the Week – from flowers on my deck:

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Text and photos © 2016 Karyn Henley. All rights reserved.