Sunday, December 25, 2016

Winter serenity

Every season has its beauty, but winter's mood seems to me the most serene, the most contemplative.

The chilled light and stark forms of leafless trees has a quiet beauty all its own.
I love to walk with the dogs and let my eyes wander.

The farmlands are resting;
my dogs and I walk briskly alone along the river past field after field.

A sharp contrast to the bright lights and holiday bustle, this kind of quiet brings balance and peace.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


With so much troubling talk all around us,
I've been thinking a great deal about peace

and how I can't control the atmosphere everywhere
but I can bring a gentle spirit,

a kind word,

a smile everywhere I go.

I can't change everything for good
but I can do something small...

I can cook someone sick a hot meal
and pass out snacks to the homeless man at the traffic light.

If you're lonely, I can listen.

Merry Christmas, friends.

Tidings of comfort and joy!

Let's leave a trail of compassion and care everywhere we go.

Let peace begin here.
With us.