It is of the small joys and little pleasures that the greatest of our days are built.
What power there is in our service when our actions line up with our mission, skills and joy.
See stars in the changing season and dance among them, shining.
Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly. Play as often as you can Work as smart as you are able. Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
Fate makes us family. choice makes us friends.
In your days – things like this happen to you… You get a tap, a nudge, a gentle shake, and life whispers to you, "I know you’re tired – but I don’t want you to miss this."
I will close my eyes and leap.
Laughter is what spills over the edge of an inspired life.
The jump is so frightening between where I am and where I want to be. <br>Because of all I may become, I will close my eyes and leap.
The holiday season promotes a heightened sense of community. It draws our chins up and helps us look above and over the limiting fence of our own events, activities and preoccupations. The opportunity for a heroic gesture can tap you quietly on the shoulder in the midst of a holiday bustle. If you are attentive, you will notice the gentle touch and will be able to respond. Remember… There are no small acts of kindness. Every compassionate act makes large the world.
There is no small act of kindness. Every compassionate act makes large the world.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
Choice impacts virtually every element of our life.
Gardening is all about optimism.
And just dance a little.
In my prayers I never said I needed a home. I said I wanted a sanctuary.
Loving is the most unmitigated and courageous act I perform in a day.
In all my ways of seeing – may I use new glasses, a telescope and a microscope. And may I always allow myself to see a circumstance through the tender hearts of my friends.
I confessed recently to an old friend, "I realized I was looking at you, in your visit, through old glasses. Speaking old words. Telling old stories. I realize that in my life I’ve made so many physical changes and I need to give my spirit time to catch up." Time for my spirit to look at my friend through the new glasses of current life experiences. Old friends are precious. They become even more treasured when they are wrapped in the currentness of life experiences and not relegated to the past in which they once lived.
In service, there is clarity and compassion.
Be avid. Create apart from perfection. Risk failure. Cover your words with sweat. Run a little Touch excruciatingly. Laugh until you cry. Dance with your eyes closed. Care. Understand you die a little in every moment. Be Enlivened
I advocate speaking words of love with all the sincerity that can be mustered, as frequently as possible.
Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen Hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. <br> Laugh.
A small compassionate act enlarges the scope of community.
Capture a shadow, dance with the wind, stand in a rainbow, begin at the end.
Gift the love of your life with undistracted, untelevisioned, unhurried attentiveness.
Balance happens when I invite it to happen with my intentional actions and my guided perspective.
When I want to be bold about my movement … I for sure do not call it exercise!
I like to talk about a thing I call a "practiced pause." Just a few moments of pausing allows me to consider a circumstance and take stock of what the best direction might be. Reactions tend to rise from habit and unconsidered action. A Response is considered and thoughtful. My actions are my own and I am, singularly, responsible for what I see, say, feel and exert.
One bold inspiration choreographs a dance with promise.
My biggest dream is that my words will inspire heart, hope and personal responsibility in people around the globe long after my feet in these shoes aren’t walking the planet.
Find your way with the certain and gentle light of forgiveness.
Tonight, late, when I’m still not done with the day but must comply with sleep, I can whisper, "There was done a little good today. Today I changed myself and the world, just a little. And yes, I loved." Most days, that is enough.
Choose the whole of your environment, things and events, based upon the value, meaning and function they hold. Do not allow obligation or immediacy to bind you to physical things or specific actions.
I wrap the potential for bitterness, resentment, martyrdom in the blanket of forgiveness and just set it down. Then it just melts in the warmth. And goes away.