Category Archives: Posts & Photos 2013

Reflections: Nature Does Not Hurry…

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” Lao Tzu

Starting Over:  Nature Does Not Hurry...

Reflections: Nature Does Not Hurry… – “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

We spend time worrying…
Rushing here and there in pain
Wondering … what if?

Wondering … what if
The sky would fall if we stop
The sun and moon too…

“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.” Rachel Carson

Starting Over:  Nature Does Not Hurry...

Reflections: Nature Does Not Hurry – “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” John Muir

Sky, sun, moon won’t fall
‘Cos nature does not hurry
Pause and breathe… slowly

We prance round like deer
Heading straight to those headlights
Thinking… what happened?

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Reflections: 2013 Redux

“Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” Brad Paisley

Collage of Blank Sketchbooks with Brad Paisley quote for 2013 redux

2013 Redux – Collage of Blank Sketchbooks with Brad Paisley quote

Before leaping into the new year, I’d like to revisit 2013; have a redux and review some of the challenges and successes I had.  According to Google’s 2013 Zeitgeist/Trends, a lot of newsworthy events happened this year, from Nelson Mandela to Paul Walker’s death, Boston Marathon bombings, Tesla, Twerking, Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In  to  Zhi Gang Sha‘s Soul Healing Miracles, Beyonce, Miley, and  Black Friday, Chinese New Year and movies galore.  This year offered plenty of memories for all of us to share or hold.

For me, 2013 started on a good note. I had completed a full year of daily blogging in 2012 and I was gungho about continuing the blogging challenge.  I’d made lots of new blog friends and was excited about my writing prospects… but things changed. To start the year, I had put together a list of 9 tips for a healthy year and set out to meet my goals. Join me as I reminisce, and lets take a brief look at what happened:

♥Set Achievable Goals/Resolutions – By April, my WP blogging went South as pressing personal and family matters took over in my life. I blogged minimally on my other blog – PK
♥Express Thanks/Gratitude Often – This is what sustained me throughout a rather difficult year and I remain grateful to my family, friends, and blog buddies who kept in touch and for all the lessons learned.
♥Stay Physically, Emotionally & Mentally Healthy – Despite some health challenges, I upped the ante in this area and added martial arts and hot yoga to my routine. Sometimes I took small steps and that was fine too.
♥Find a Mentor and/or a Workout Buddy – I found a few angels and a special mentor along the way. My gym buddies kept me going when I thought I couldn’t and I thank them all. The rest continue below.

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Haiku: Christmas Is Love In Action

Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” Ruth Carter Stapleton

Christmas is: A helping hand at the brightly lit water fountain on 6th Ave

Christmas is: A helping hand at the brightly lit water fountain on 6th Ave

Merry Christmas All
Christmas is love in action
Feeding the hungry

Merry Christmas Friends
Christmas is gratitude shared
Gifts to the needy

During Christmas and other Holiday seasons, there is excitement in the air as people rush around shopping and celebrating. While it is an exciting time for many, there are others who experience the pain of loneliness and loss. Santa Claus might remember them through our loving actions and make the Holidays shine bright for those in need. Christmas is Love In Action – Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!
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