photo Magdalena Lutek/ “Nishe”
You were so distant
I forgot you were there at all.
― Rupi Kaur
It’s funny how life is.
How the people you should feel closest to are often the ones furthest away.
photo Marta Bevacqua
I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
― Edna St. Vincent Millay
Why do we no longer crave the simple pleasures in life?
For me, I can’t think of any better way to spend a Sunday afternoon…
than just lying on a hill, in a field of flowers with quiet eyes, drinking it all in.
#simple pleasuresImage: Instagram.com
photo Steve Gindler / “Cvatik”
Having had the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle coincide with the Victoria Day long weekend here in Canada created quite a “royal” buzz – more than usual.
Not often does a “regular” girl live out her Cinderella story, marry a prince and become a princess. Or rise in personal status and influence because she’s married into a family of “real-life” kings and queens.
But is becoming a royal the only way to do so? For one to feel like a princess and influence others for good?
For me, it’s learning to love yourself and others well, that’s what’s required – not marrying a prince!
Reach out and help others.
If you have the power to make someone happy, do it.
Be a vessel, be the change, be the difference, or be the inspiration.
Shine your light as an example.
The world needs more of that.
― Germany Kent
Happy Victoria Day!
Fête de la Reine!
photo Patty Maher
photo Emma McEvoy
Sadly, it’s much easier to create a desert than a forest.
— James Lovelock
#quoteImages: Instagram; Instagram
photo Daria Amaranth
What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.
― John Steinback
Excerpt from my diary:
This morning I awoke to this―the bitter return of winter!
A large ice storm had pummeled our city bringing spring to an abrupt halt.
I found these words of John Steinback’s swirling in my head like the unwelcomed snow in my yard.
With a sinister grin, I smirked at Ol’ Man Winter through my frosted windowpane and muttered under my breath…
“Your unleashed fury upon us this weekend will only make the returning warmth of spring (summer) that much sweeter!!”