Monday, February 29, 2016

...three "o" six...

crap happens.
we've had snow.
for what?...
seven, eight weeks?
the damn mice.
turned my beautiful hen n' chicks.
into this.
(plus four yucca plants and yarro)
if you know me...
my gardens are my happy place.
i have a lot of happy to make up for here.
{she says through gritted teeth...}
enjoy the moments.
just BE.

Sunday, February 28, 2016


...three "o" seven.

when you're sad, breathe.
when you're angry, breathe.
when joy swims through your
veins like goldfish, breathe.
when your heart is cracking,
splitting & breaking--
whatever is happening right 
now, no matter how painful--
don't run away.
face it. stay.
breathe through it.
~sarah l harvey

another sunny morning.
for coffee on the deck.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

...three "o" eight...

I don’t mind waiting for a little while, he said, if I get a treat in the end. What do you think is a treat? I said. Not having to wait too long, he said & I had to give him points for honesty....

patiently waiting for spring.
where he can freely catch.
the field mice.
elliott grey.
just BE.

Friday, February 26, 2016

...three "o" nine...

This is a box full of wishes & every one is different & every one lasts for just long enough for you to decide if it’s really worth doing & when you finally decide on your real wish it will fill up your whole heart & soul & it will leak out of your eyes sometimes when you least expect it & you will start to glow just a little & here & there, you will see other people who glow a little, too, because they have found their real wish. That is how you know someone who has a real wish, because it marks you forever with love.

he is a "senior."
with a heart of gold.
enjoy the moments.
just BE.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

...three ten...

according to all laws
of gravity, there is no way
bees should be
able to fly. bees fly any-
way because the don't 
care what humans think
is possible.

BE you,
just BE.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

...three eleven...

"Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet."
Thich Nhat Hanh 

                    just BE.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

...three twelve...

my body sometimes feels sore,
but it works.
i don't sleep well most
 nights, but i do wake up
to fight another day.
my wallet is not full
but my stomach is.
i don't have all the things
i wanted but i do have
everything i will ever need.
i am thankful because
although my life is by no means perfect,
it's my life
and i'm happy.

enjoy the moments.
just BE.

Monday, February 22, 2016

...three thirteen...

Today, after some reflection, I decided I’m never going to pretend I know anything about Life ever again, other than there’s a word for it. Like there’s a word for unicorn, though no one has ever seen one, except from far away & maybe it was just a trick of the light....

water on the deck.
reflecting the tree.
just BE.

Sunday, February 21, 2016


...three fourteen.

in my dream,
the angel shrugged
& said, if we 
fail this time,
it will be a failure of
& then she placed the world 
gently in the palm of my hand.

may the world.
for a moment.
breathe peace.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

...three fifteen...

The Word

Down near the bottom
of the crossed-out list
of things you have to do today,
between "green thread"
and "broccoli," you find
that you have penciled "sunlight."
Resting on the page, the word
is beautiful. It touches you
as if you had a friend
and sunlight were a present
he had sent from someplace distant
as this morning—to cheer you up,
and to remind you that,
among your duties, pleasure
is a thing
that also needs accomplishing.
Do you remember?
that time and light are kinds
of love, and love
is no less practical
than a coffee grinder
or a safe spare tire?
Tomorrow you may be utterly
without a clue,
but today you get a telegram
from the heart in exile,
proclaiming that the kingdom
still exists,
the king and queen alive, 
still speaking to their children,

—to any one among them
who can find the time
to sit out in the sun and listen.

-Tony Hoagland

i did that this morning.
i bundled up.
had my coffee on the deck.
i sat in the sun.
it sounded beautiful.
just BE.

Friday, February 19, 2016

...three sixteen...

"ego's tendency is to push
away what we don't want 
and cling to (and smother)
what we do want.
Perversely, ego keeps us
unhappy. Reverse the flow--
think of others first,
and begin to truly fully
madly deep enjoy life."
~Waylon Lewis

just BE.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

...three seventeen...

To the gifts in my life,
my family, and to the angels who have passed
through my life, quickly or over time,
and the blessing they've brought me.

a minus eight.
popped up on my phone today.
this is minus eight outside my window.
thank goodness for wood heat.
the days are getting longer.
soon it will be time for the robins to arrive.
just BE.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

...three nineteen...

Today I will commit myself to detachment.
I will allow myself 
and those around me the freedom
to be as they are. I will not
rigidly impose my idea of
how things should be. I will 
not force solutions on problems, 
thereby creating new problems.
I will participate in
everything with detached involvement. 

just BE.

Monday, February 15, 2016

...three twenty...

Self-control, an aspect of inhibitory control
is the ability to control one's emotions and behavior in the face of 
temptations and impulses. 
As an executive function,
 self-control is a cognitive process that is necessary 
for regulating one's behavior 
in order to achieve goals.

just BE.

Sunday, February 14, 2016


...three twenty one.

We will never forget the man
who taught us that the
best way to say
"i love you"
often has little to do with the words.

happy heart day.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Friday, February 12, 2016

...three twenty three...

After all those years, she was nothing like I remembered,
 but my heart leaped across the gap anyway without a moment’s hesitation....

worn things.
make me smile.
just BE.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

...three twenty four...

...celebrating exactly who you are.

"2. Aroha.
Aroha means love (like Aloha from our sister tongue in Hawaiki).

Aro is presence and Ha is breath and the essence of breath. To be part of the breathing is to be part of the earth, trees, sky, both the space and the frame.
Looking inside the word, we gain a deeper understanding of love. Love involves our presence and breath. In breath, we exchange—we give and receive with every cell. By offering presence and a full breath, we touch our love more deeply and give fully of who we are."
just BE.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

...three twenty five...

in any given moment
you have two options:
step forward into growth
or step back
into safety.
~abraham maslow

just one step.
changes your course.
just BE.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

...three twenty six...

...listen here.

if not now?
find the beauty in the moment.
find the beauty in you.
share your gift.
just BE.

Sunday, February 7, 2016


...three twenty eight.

“I carry you with me into the world, 
into the smell of rain and the words that dance between people 
& for me, it will always be this way, 
walking in the light remembering being alive together.”

i sat with Gramma Byers.
for coffee.
{walking in the light remembering being alive together}
enjoy the moments.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

...three twenty nine...

Let nothing dim the light that shines from within. 
(Maya Angelou)

she whispered...
{just BE.}
she wants her vision to soar.
she wishes for others to join her in this vision.
this journey.
to be present.
in a moment.
{just BE.}
what does that moment look like.
create that moment.
capture that moment.
be mindful.
every day.
of something.
that makes you happy...
that takes your breathe away...
that let's you...
{just BE.}
and she is asking you to join her.
she is working out the details.
would you join her?
and she whispered...
just BE.

Friday, February 5, 2016

...three thirty...

Self respect cannot be bought.
It is never for sale.
It comes to us when we are alone
in quiet moments, in quiet places,
when we suddenly realize that,
knowing the good, we have done it;
knowing the beautiful, we have served it;
knowing the truth, we have spoke it.

some days are harder.
than others.
just BE.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

...three thirty one...

"Dance with the music of your soul, for only you can hear it. 
Only you can bring your light into this world.
 Sometimes you simply shine for all who cannot yet hear their music..."
Lesley McKeever 

bring your light.
just BE.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

...three thirty two...

Do not push the river, 

just BE.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

...three thirty three...

my to-do list for today:

~count my blessings
~practice kindness
~let go of what i can't control
~listen to my heart
~be productive yet calm
~just breathe

my corner.
for inspiration.
just BE.

Monday, February 1, 2016

...three thirty four...

I have always thought that stars turn into white birds in the morning light 
& sleep with their heads under their wings until the dusk begins to walk through the streets....

i kind of.
lost sight of taking pictures.
which is crazy.
because it love it.
a picture a day.
keeps happiness in my heart.
& fights the negativity.
enjoy the moments.
just BE.