Kindness in silence

November 19, 2012 by  
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The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines. ~Charles Kuralt Kindness happens in the silence and often goes unnoticed. It happens on the fringes of the world and it happens in the moment. Often it comes from the people who have nothing else to […]

Finding the Well

August 15, 2012 by  
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Divination fascinates me. I remember as a child, walking beside a dowser and watching closely as he wandered the paddock. He held a along L-shaped wire divining rod in each hand, and his senses were alert to every twitch and shiver in the metal. It was very exciting when the rods began to move and […]

Introduce me to Confidence.

February 21, 2012 by  
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One day I would like to meet this thing that everyone is talking about. It’s called Confidence. We’re not acquainted yet and I admit that I’m a little curious. Will it be shiny or will it be subtle? Will it be loud or will it be gentle? Will it be noticeable or just a soft […]

Becoming You

January 20, 2012 by  
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If you stand still long enough You grow to be invisible Blotted from human consciousness Like a streetlight in daylight hours. No one asks your opinion They know what you’re going to say They just work around you As if you aren’t there You’re just you The same you you’ve always been Even if, on […]

I see flowers.

December 7, 2011 by  
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There are always flowers for those who want to see them ~ Matisse When I look at the artworks of Matisse I see more than colour and movement. I see a celebration of life. In particular, I love his paper cut outs which appear to be so simple yet are full of colour and rhythm. When you […]

Smells like Your Spirit

October 17, 2011 by  
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Do you remember when Nirvana released “Smells Like Teen Spirit’? It’s about 20 years since that song came along and changed the music of a generation. It wasn’t meant to be world changing and it wasn’t meant to be the anthem that it became. It was just a song; but something about the song and the […]

Let go.

September 26, 2011 by  
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Some days I wake up and I’m in a retrospective mood.  I don’t know why it happens but it isn’t always a blessing.  Sometimes my mind is filled with regrets for the things I have done or not done in the past and the thoughts slow me down all day.  They drip through my fingers […]

Paws for Love

August 22, 2011 by  
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I first saw beauty in a dog in the saddest way possible. I grew up surrounded by four legged friends and playmates.  We always had at least one dog, usually more, and they were part of the family.  I accepted them just as I did my brothers.  They just belonged. One day when I was […]

How to Care for Opportunity

July 11, 2011 by  
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She saw the opportunity but didn’t stop. It was bright and shiny but she knew that it wasn’t for her so she kept walking. As she reached her front door she pulled out her keys but from the corner of her eye she could see something shiny. The opportunity had followed her home. It sat […]

Set Kindness Free

June 21, 2011 by  
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Kindness slips in on soft falling feet And stands unnoticed in the crowd. With silent eyes and muted face She waits in patience for the call. There’s a desolate soul nearby Splattered in fierce bravado And none shall see, none shall know How deep the need inside. Who will recognise kindness If not someone she […]

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