Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

You Are the Goal and Red Wing

I spent Saturday wandering about several of towns not too far from me. I'm sharing some of the photos I took in Red Wing, Minnesota. 

My wandering is always about "comfort for the soul" renewing oneself, as we all know our day-to-day world is full of pressures, commitments, responsibilities and whatnot but we can't let those things squeeze our self-compassion. We must be kind to ourselves. I'm posting to City Daily Photo.

If you feel like dancing, do it.

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. Henry Ward Beecher

Her globe is soaking up the sunshine for an evening glow.

Lately I've been stacking these stones by the sidewalk as well.

Have you ever stacked stones and left them for someone else to discover?

They are called Cairn.

This spot overlooks the city of Red Wing, it's something extraordinary to view.

Adrift in chasms of my thoughts. 


Stop overthinking.

Without leaps of imagination or dreaming we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming after all is a form of planning. Gloria Steinem

and being silly.

"More smiling, less worrying.

More compassion, less judgement.

More blessed, less stressed.

More love, less hate."

Roy T. Bennett

Count ripples.

"You don't have to spend a lot of money to feel like a million. A good night's sleep, a quiet walk by the river or a hug from a favorite person will do the trick." Gina Greenlee

Make more wishes.

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.

"One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested."

E. M. Forster

Worry is the secret weapon perpetrated upon us by the dark forces of the world that lurk in the shape of fear, uncertainty, confusion, and loss. We on the other hand, have our own secret weapon against these incorporeal fiends. It is laughter. Vera Nazarian

The past is a place of reference

not a place of residence.

The past is a place of learning

not a place of living.

Roy T. Bennett

It's so much fun coming upon random happenings like this in my photo below.

Use this day to do something daring, extraordinary and unlike yourself. Take a chance and shape a different pattern in your personal cloud of probability. Vera Nazarian

How's this for daring or being, different?

Never underestimate the lingering effects of a dash of spontaneous comfort. Gina Greenlee

I can't tell you how many folks, not just statues that I stumble upon here and there just reading.

They say live like your dog, although living like your kitty cats has  advantages too.

"What makes us the most normal," said Reiko, is knowing that we're not normal.

Haruki Murakami

So, lighten your thoughts, live in the moment. Breathe.

On days like this you gain.


and this.

Take good care of you. Be hopeful and curious.

As you move about your day 

there is much to be thankful for

everything has purpose.

so enjoy this glorious day

I hope you always find a reason to smile.

Thanks for stopping in. Your comments brighten my day.

Enjoy your day.


Yvonne said...

Love this. I'm not always kind to myself, but I'm working on it.

eileeninmd said...


Your inspiring post brighten my day. I enjoyed seeing the wonderful sculptures , Chillin with the Gnomes is cute. Looks like a great day and outing.
Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead!

Stefan Jansson said...

I am not good at stacking stones but I will take the odd photo whenever I ser a cairn.

Sandi said...

Dancing now! 💃🏻

Elephant's Child said...

Time VERY well spent. Thank you for taking us wandering with you.

RedPat said...

Worry is always an issue for me so thanks for the words that will help defeat it. ;-)

William Kendall said...

The cats know how to relax.

21 Wits said...

Step by step!

Jeff said...

I've built a few cairns in my day. How did Red Wing's name come about? A bird?