Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring Renewal

Spring is upon us. We watch the flowers emerge from the ground as they blossom into beautiful signs of life. Slowly but surely the flowers push their way up through the dirt, shedding that which no longer serves them. As a  flower stretches up into the sunlight it transforms into something amazing.

 As humans we have the ability to do this as well. We spring clean, clear out closets, rearrange furniture. There are other ways that we can blossom into spring. Are there relationships that no longer serve you? Are there  habits that no longer serve you? Is there junk to be eliminated? As we make changes and clean out the clutter we too blossom. How will you choose to blossom this spring?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Tea and Toast

"Not very far from bread and water to tea and toast."  A friend of mine found this quote on a Susan Branch calendar while we were enjoying some quality girl time together.  This lead to an interesting observation by my dear friend Mary, "One is survival and one is living."  Our conversation flowed as we pondered the idea that much of life is impacted by how we look at things. Are we just trying to survive or can we turn little moments into celebrations or moments of living. Even in today's difficult times it is important that we take the time to enjoy those cups of tea and to savor life's little moments.