Tagged with mindfulness

The Power of Art: An Invitation

Art, in its many forms, is one of the simple pleasures in my life. Art often inspires me; it provokes my thought and emotion.  Whether I am creating art, or experiencing art created by someone else, I find that the power of art lies in its ability to stimulate the senses and ignite the imagination.  … Continue reading

Thanksgiving: Words to Live By

No longer forward nor behind, I look in hope or fear; But, grateful, take the good I find, The best of now and here. – John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892), from My Psalm As Thanksgiving Day nears, I like to look for poems and quotations expressing thoughts on gratitude.  They remind me to take stock of … Continue reading

Be Glad of Life!

“Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.” – Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933) These words from Henry Van Dyke are a positive reminder to me that life is filled with opportunities.  In every moment that we experience life … Continue reading

A Simple Meditation to Guide Your Day

Setting the Tone When I was in either kindergarten or first grade, I learned a simple prayer.  For a child attending a Catholic parochial school, prayer was as much a part of my daily school routine as saying the Pledge of Allegiance.  This prayer was so simple and easy to remember, that it came home … Continue reading

Finding Peace in Your Day

“Peace.  It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.” (Unknown) I have always liked this quote.  While I have to admit that I would like, often, to be … Continue reading