Investing in Goodness

 

“Goodness is the only investment that never fails.”

Henry David Thoreau

 

Nurture peace. Cultivate kindness. Carry the calm.

And invest in goodness – love, grace, hope, and peace – for all.

 

Nature of the week:

Shadow of the Week – on a kitchen window screen:

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Recovering Wonder

 

“Now I yearn for one of those old, meandering, dry uninhabited roads . . .

where your head is more in heaven than your feet are on Earth . . .

There I can walk, and recover the lost child that I am . . .”

– Henry David Thoreau, A Writer’s Journal –

I traveled fifteen magical roads this week. They’re neither dry nor uninhabited, and while they are real, I walked them by viewing them on the Mind Circle site: “15 of the World’s Most Magical Streets Shaded by Flowers and Trees.” I invite you to spend a few peaceful moments in these gorgeous places – and recover a bit of your childlike sense of wonder. I’ll return to my own photographs next week. Meanwhile, enjoy the link!

Nurture peace, cultivate kindness, and carry the calm.

 

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Turning Ruts into Adventures

 

“There was a warm sunset over the wooded valleys,

a yellowish tinge on the pines.

Reddish dun-coloured clouds like dusky flames stood over it. . .

Before, I walked in the ruts of travel;

now I adventured.”

Henry David Thoreau

 

A French saying commonly attributed to writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr says, “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns: I am grateful that thorns have roses.” G.K. Chesterton made the same point in a different way: “An adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.” We can choose to see thorns or roses, inconveniences or adventures. We might as well choose roses and adventures.

Pay attention. See adventure. Nurture peace, cultivate loving kindness, and carry the calm.

Nature of the week:

Shadow of the Week:

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