Thursday, November 28, 2013

Random Acts of Kindness

Giving...Giving Thanks...Thankfulness...Gratitude...Blessed Be...Loved...


Truly, when one awakens to a brand new day, whether the sun is shining, or the rain is falling, or the cold winds blow a pretty white flurry of snow flakes through the atmosphere, it is a day for Giving Thanks!

Always show kindness.  Now something we always do as a family, and I mean always, unless of course an 18-wheeler pulls up behind us at the toll booth, (you'll get that in just a bit) is, we pay the bridge toll for the vehicle behind us when crossing the river.  (It costs much more, per axle in fact, if a tractor trailer pulls up behind you to cross the bridge.)

This is the first time the middle child has ventured off away from home for Thanksgiving.  And just before leaving the house, suitcase in hand, stopped to double check that there was enough cash at the ready to pay the bridge toll for the car behind her as she went over the river and through the woods, this Thanksgiving Day.

Now, think about this; depending on the recipient of this very small random act of kindness, the person pulling up to the booth could be so immersed in some mental turmoil full of angst almost ready to stomp the gas pedal and push your vehicle a little faster through this toll booth process.

If that is the case, this simple gesture has instantly, without warning, transformed the negative mindset of this stranger into a positive vibration first made obvious by a smile...a genuine smile that comes naturally when a happiness occurs.  A complete 180!

I'd like to think that this angry person, ok maybe just a tad cranky, with their own toll cash at the ready to toss out to the toll taker, forks that cash over for the car directly behind him, just because he's still so stunned by having his toll paid for.  And maybe, this next recipient is in the same "former" state as this lucky individual who was just awarded a sign via the cosmic universe...a very symbolic gesture indeed, that we are all connected...

Now, the case may be that the vehicle, (car, SUV, mini-van, pick-up truck) pulling into the toll booth is already in a happy state of being; singing all the way up to the toll taker, tunes a-blasting.  Again, cash at the ready, is now presented with or given a present, via a very simple gesture of a kind soul, who just passed through the booth, and paid your toll...without hesitation you keep on singing, and you do the same!

Yes, pay it backward!

Nature...the good, the bad, the ugly...always brings peace!

Either way, to either of the lucky persons "steered" in behind you as you approach the toll plaza, you are blessed!

Rejoice in that, and SMILE!
For Smiles spread JOY!
And Great Joy is LOVE!

A Love Divine!

Listen, and you will hear the message being spoken to you, to your heart and soul through the quiet noise of Nature.  Join in the dialogue.  It will have a profound impact on your life...

Giving...Giving Thanks...Thankfulness...Gratitude...Blessed Be...


Happy Thanksgiving 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Blessed Be

In the true spirit of Thanksgiving, and tuning in late to "Sonography" for Martina McBride's Blessed, I am burning "Blessed Be" incense handmade from all natural plant material from Nina at Two Crow Cottage

 I get kissed by the sun each morning

Matching socks (a rare sight)'s cold outside

Put my feet on a hardwood floor

Rosebud Sandy's porch swing...sweet!
Sometimes I sit on my front porch swing just soaking up the day
I think to myself, I think to myself

This world is a beautiful place

I have been blessed and I feel like I've found my way
I have been blessed with so much more than I deserve

Across a crowded room, I know you know what I'm thinking 
by the way I look at you...

And no words have to be said

I think to myself, I think to myself
This love is a beautiful gift

I have been blessed...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Seasons change...

And as the cold north winds blow, 
the dry, brown leaves become part of the earth.

The skies turn gray with the hint of snow
and the chill prompts a deep cleansing breath 
to the heart and soul....
clearing the mind of angst in the material world.

We must tune in and remind ourselves
that we are one in this universe.

The circle of life continues,
and the soul lives on.

Peace comes from within.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be. 
~ Alan Watts

With the changing of the seasons, comes a natural time of reflection.  A time to realize that the personality that is seen or perceived by those around you, is not necessarily the true self that lies deep within your soul.  For therein, lies the true being, the true spiritual essence of your very soul.  And that is where peace resides.