Rest and Be Thankful


“Give me the splendid silent sun,

with all his beams full-dazzling;

Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe

and red from the orchard;

Give me a field where the

unmow’d grass grows;

Give me an arbor, give me the trellis’d grape;

Give me fresh corn and wheat – give me

serene-moving animals, teaching content.”

– Walt Whitman –


“Rest and be thankful.”

– William Wordsworth –


Nurture peace, cultivate loving kindness, carry the calm, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Breathless With Adoration

“It is a beauteous evening, calm and free;

The holy time is quiet as a Nun

Breathless with adoration; the broad sun

Is sinking down in his tranquility . . .”

– William Wordsworth –

Evening, morning, afternoon – any time of day and any length of time, even a single minute, can be holy time. We make it so by paying attention, by pausing in breathless adoration, by settling, if only for a moment, into tranquility.

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

Nature of the week:


Shadow of the Week:


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



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