April 27, 2016 (118/365)
“The world is charged with the grandeur of God.”
~ Gerard Manley Hopkins, SJ
As part of my Jesuit education at Marquette, I learned the importance of "finding God in all things," of cultivating an awareness, of learning to pay more attention in order to become more grateful and reverent. Sometimes God whispers and some days, like today, He sings!
"A tulip doesn't strive to impress anyone. It doesn't struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn't have to. It is different. And there's room in the garden for every flower. You didn't have to struggle to make your face different than anyone else's on earth. It just is. You are unique because you were created that way." ~ Marianne Williamson
"Just one step. Just one mile. Just one dollar. Just one kiss. Just one person. When we look at life through the lens of 'one,' everything becomes that much more attainable." ~ Mick Ebeling. Remember that squirrel who planted just one snowdrop? She planted just one tulip too.
April 10, 2016 (101/366)
“A dog will teach you unconditional love.
If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.”
—Robert Wagner in The Longest Day
Today I missed my Sunday morning snuggles with Piper.
They say absence makes the heart grow fonder,
but I can't possibly image loving her more!
April 7, 2016 (098/366)
"Let nature be your teacher." ~ William Wordsworth
For the past week, I have been challenged by a friend/colleague to post pictures of nature and to further challenge seven others to do the same. My seven days are over, but I continue to be inspired and challenged by nature everyday!
April 4, 2016 (095/366)
"Despite a gardener's best intentions, Nature will improvise." ~ Michael P. Garofalo
For ten years, I knew exactly where and when things would bloom in my garden. Now that we've moved, our first spring brings daily surprises -- like this singular snowdrop planted by a friendly squirrel or bird. It's fun to plan our landscaping, but sometimes nature has better ideas!
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