Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Maturity Can Kill Your Inner Child

 Life will take you to unexpected places.

Your proximity breeds empathy.

 But love brings you home.

Here is the world.

(our world)

beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid.

Fredrick Buechner

When you're short for words read a book.

If you're feeling blue, music is the divine way to recover.

When it rains look for rainbows.

When it's dark look for stars.

There's something we can all do at any given moment of the day for someone else. Don't over think it. Just do.

In all this world there is nothing so beautiful as a happy child. L. Frank Baum. Or a wagging tail. Or a storytelling grandparent and fresh baked pie straight from the oven.

When a poet digs himself into a hole, he doesn't climb out. He digs deeper, enjoys the scenery, and comes out the other side enlightened. Criss Jami

(and so too readers are enlightened and thankful at the same time.)

The world as we created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. Albert Einstein

Don't just hide behind the many screens of life.
Your sanity depends on this.

The three C's in life:
Choice, Chance, Change.
You must make a choice to take
a chance or your life will never change.

Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama

No matter the weather we're too resilient to be downed by any storm.

We've got this, isn't just a saying, it's a way of life.

Look for something positive every single day.

Plans aren't crucial - just wing it.

Sometimes look for something positive 

way more often than once a day.  

You'll know the days when that's necessary.

Thanks for stopping in your comments are special to me.

Take good care of you.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

The Way Things Are with Critters

 Welcome to another 


For my post today I'm going to lead with

my daughter's animals from my recent trip to Alabama.

"An animal's eyes have the powers to speak a powerful language."

Martin Buber

Artemis loves Murphy the dog living on their right side but as usual Artemis has her eyes on three dogs living on the other side always under her watchful eyes!

Miss Lou-Lou

What greater gift than the love of a cat.
Charles Dickens

As a matter of fact this is Sparkle's comfy position. 

A cat has the absolute emotional honesty; human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not. Ernest Hemingway.

"I would like to see anyone, prophet, king or God, convince a thousand cats to do the same thing at the same time. Neil Gaiman

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
Anatole France

Artemis checking out Sparkle and Lou-Lou enjoying the sun from their catio, and still keeping watch on the dogs next door.
The kitties have a cat sized doorway leading from the living room to their special catio on the deck!

There is a wilderness we walk alone.

However well - companioned.

Steven Vincent Benet

Truth is a hard deer to hunt. Life is not lost by dying;
 life is lost minute by minute,
day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways. S. V. Benet

The most complicated skill is to be simple.

D. Stojanovic

May you live every day of your life.

Jonathan Swift

Thanks for stopping by know that your comments 

are as special as you are.

Take good care of you!

Use the wings of the flying Universe.

 Dream with open eyes; see in darkness. 

Dejan Stojanovic

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Alabama Moments

 Here are a few memorable moments from my recent trip to Alabama. 

It's never too late to have a happy childhood. - Tom Robbins

Don't you find it odd, 

how some children pretend to be all grown up

while enthusiastic adults are full of quirks and secrets

living a life as complicated creatures instead of being

all grown up?

"Art is the magical act of one bleeding heart healing another."

A. Mandal

Your intuition knows what to do. The trick is getting
 your head to shut up so you can hear.
Louise Smith

You can't reach for anything new
 if your hands are still full of yesterday's junk.
Louise Smith

Why would anyone want perfection when growth comes from flaws.
Shannon L. Alder

One of the most important things you can do on this earth 
is to let people know they are not alone.
Shannon L. Alder

My grand-daughter, Lyra Phoenix
"I remember making that vow, the one not to forget,
 not to remember what happened,
but to remember who I was and how I felt."
Especially more so with my grandchildren.

"The great lesson is that the sacred is in the ordinary,
that it is to be found in one's daily life, in one's neighbors,
 friends, family, in one's backyard.
Abraham Maslow

My little girl, Cierra.

Tate Farms one of my favorite Alabama autumn places.

In any given moment we have two options
to step forward into growth
or to step back into safety.
Abraham Maslow

What is necessary to change a person is
to change his awareness of himself.
Abraham Maslow

The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
Abraham Maslow

Thanks for your visit and take good care of you!

Meet Artemis my daughter's new pup! Finally got to meet her (now that she's a year old) as my March visit was delayed due to COVID-19 and the risk of flying back then.