Tagged mindful gratitude practice

Beautiful Moments: Smoky Mountain Sweetness

Thought I would share some of the Smoky Mountain sweetness from my vacation in North Carolina last week.  Enjoy!

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Catching the rolling clouds overhead,

powerful forces of beauty

reshaping the landscape’s light and shadow

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Admiring the flowing elements softly changing the earth,

inhaling the sweetness of less inhabited air

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Finding a kindred soul while searching a cabin bookshelf,

reliving my pilgrimage through the written word

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Beautiful Moments: Cold Winter Days and “The Love that Let Us Share Our Name”

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The table set before my birthday dinner with my little family.

Feeling held by candle light and love

appreciating the magic of regular moments

made particular by caring hands and connected hearts

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Making the gift bags for the kids and Jamey before I went on my ten-day silent retreat, one for each day I was gone to tell them how they help me, why I am proud of them, the reasons and ways I love them.

Translating absence to deeper appreciation

attempting to express with inadequate words

the “love that let us share our name”

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