A Moment

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Changing everything –

Time separated from life

unexpectedly.

Just a reminder that none of us are guaranteed a certain amount of time.  Make the most of the time you are given.

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Winter’s Rest

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Expedites seasonal rest,

New dreams created.

While winter certainly brings challenges, with the shortened days and cold temperatures, it is also a time of rest and renewal.  A opportunity to slow down our normally frantic pace and give ourselves the chance to relax and organize our space and ourselves for the upcoming year. Whether it’s cleaning a closet or setting new goals, it’s a time to concentrate on clearing the way forward on our road through the new year.

 

 

Balance

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Sunlight and shadow,

Necessary opposites,

Create life’s balance.

It seems that we are supposed to a life filled with nothing but happiness and joy.  That this is the ultimate goal, the thing we should constantly strive towards.  Believing that we must achieve happiness as a constant state of being can lead to feeling of failure.  The reality is that not every day is a happy one.  We all have those days/weeks/months/years that leave us battered, bruised and broken.  Without the shadows, we are unable to appreciate the light.

 

Shelter

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Unassuming bits,
industriously woven.
A haven for our heart.

When society promotes always having more and better things, it can cause a person to lose sight of the things that truly make a person valuable.  Kindness, honesty, compassion, respect, courage…these should be the building materials of a life.  Wealth, prestige, and power may give the illusion of producing a happy, worthwhile existence, however the pursuit of these things often leads to frustration and heartache.  Like a nest built out of humble twigs, a life dedicated to simple principles can provide the shelter we desire.