Thursday, March 31, 2016

...two seventy five...

You need chaos
in your soul
to give birth to
a dancing
Frederick Nietzsche

                                                                  just BE. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

...two seventy six..

                                                                  just BE.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

...two seventy seven...

if you can find beauty and light
in all the chaos and darkness,
then you possess the power
to change the world.
~power of positivity

the earth is whispering.
just BreathE.
just BE.

Monday, March 28, 2016

...two seventy eight...

                                                                  just BE.

Sunday, March 27, 2016


...two seventy nine.

Sadhu Sundar Singh, an early twentieth-century Indian missionary, wrote, 
“A silkworm was struggling out of the cocoon and an ignorant man saw it battling as if in pain,
 so he went and helped it to get free, but very soon after it fluttered and died.
 The other silkworms that struggled out without help suffered,
 but they came out into full life and beauty, 
with wings made strong for flight by their battle for fresh existence.”

Happy Easter.
He is Risen.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

...two eighty...

"You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken.
 Be bold enough to live life on your terms,
 and never, ever apologize for it.
 Go against the grain, refuse to conform, 
take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. 
Laugh in the face of adversity, 
and leap before you look.
 Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching.
 March to the beat of your own drummer.
 And stubbornly refuse to fit in."
 — Mandy Hale

he hated snow.
he loved the outdoors.
he loved his garden.
under the ferns.
he would come out.
all warm, smelling like lemon essence.
he came to us, in my garden.
in my garden, he rests.
i loved him so.
my  forever, Blue.
just BE.

Friday, March 25, 2016

...two eighty one...

Life is a balance between knowing when to hold on and when to let go.
 When you know it's time to let go, 
honor that person or thing with an internal affirmation,
 such as, "Thank you for your part in my journey." 
A nod of acknowledgment allows you to graciously
 release any lingering hold the relationship has on your heart,
 making space for whatever comes next. 
~project happiness

letting go...
just BreathE.
just BE.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

...two eighty two...

it's ok
to not
be ok

yesterday morning.
it was brown outside.
snow, sleet, rain & ice.
changed the scenery.
just BreathE.
just BE.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

...two eighty four...

“We do not create our destiny; we participate in its unfolding. Synchronicity works as a catalyst toward the working out of that destiny.”

it is run by a battery.
when it is quiet.
i love to hear it ticking.
become quiet.
just BreathE.
just BE.

Monday, March 21, 2016

...two eighty five...

"Before you start to judge me, step into my shoes
and walk the life I am living and if you
get as far as I am, just maybe you will
see just how strong I am."

~lessons learned from life

she survived the mice.
will she survive the winter storm advisory.
in two days.
we shall see.
just BE.

Sunday, March 20, 2016


...two eighty six.

We are bright, shimmering beacons of light, but we turn away from our glittering brilliance, 
instead lingering silently in shrouded shadows.

We soak up a thousand emotional impressions in the span of seven seconds, so easily losing track of our own hearts, our own minds, our own pain and our own needs.

We are tailor-made to soothe panicked heartbeats and bestow smiles on suffering souls, but we lose sight of the juicy joy in curling our own lips upward into a gutsy, no-holds-barred grin.

We are born to breathe in the world’s pounding panic and bursting joy and bitter hatred and luscious love, but we forget the fierce dragon-like freedom in exhaling the at-times
 exhausting struggle of sensing so much.

We have waterfall hearts...

Rest of the story here...

i was sitting at the table.
having my coffee...
reading this inspirational piece,
when i look in the mirror and see.
this beautiful face smiling at me.
then she sends me this photo of her.
coffee mug shadow.
some moments fit like your favorite sweater.
Sunday morning coffee (together) with my girl.
some moments are just meant to be...
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

...two eighty seven...


How to stop time:  kiss
How to travel in time: read.
How to escape time: music
How to feel time: write
How to release time: breathe

~creating small bits of happiness

just BreathE
just BE.

Friday, March 18, 2016

...two eighty eight...

Don't ever stray away from yourself to get closer to someone else. 
Authenticity is magnetic- be yourself and you'll naturally pull your type of people to you. 
Remember, "Your vibe attracts your tribe." 

~happiness project
i had a robin.
singing outside my window at work.
in the court yard.
they shall build a nest.
i will hear them.
all spring and summer long.
it is well with my soul.
just BE.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

...two eighty nine...

What is the difference between
"I like you" and "I love you."
Beautifully answered by Buddha:
"When you like a flower,
you just pluck it.  But when you
love a flower, you water it daily."
One who understands this,
understands life.

a brief evening appearance.
of the sun.
after a day of mixed winter weather.
just water it.
just BE.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

...two ninety...

"it had long since come to
my attention that people of 
accomplishment rarely sat back
and let things happen to them,
they went out and happened 
to things."
~leonardo da vinci

just BE.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

...two ninety one...

even after all these winters,
 I see you sitting there,
 perched at the edge of sunlight,
 feeling like the invitation of spring...

i love finding.
these happy spaces.
just BE.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016


...two ninety three.

Living Garbage Free

Recently I hopped in a Taxi and we took off for the Airport. We were
driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car pulled right in front of us.

My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car
by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started
yelling at us.

My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really
friendly. So I asked, "Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car
and sent us to the hospital!"

This is when my Taxi driver taught me what I now call,
'The Law of the Garbage Truck'.  He explained that many people are 
like garbage trucks. They run around full of Garbage, full of frustration, 
full of anger, and full of disappointment.
As their Garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes
they'll dump it on you.
 He said, "Don't take it personally."

Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on!!
Don't take their Garbage and spread 
it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.
The bottom line is that stress-free people do not let Garbage Trucks
take over their day.

Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets,
so Love on the people who treat you right.
Pray for the ones who don't.
Life is ten percent what you make it and 
ninety percent how you take it.

Have a garbage-free day!!

~the Internet

so i found this story yesterday.
and i saved it for today.
initially, after spending time in my
mice eaten garden,
i was going to whine.
about the fact.
that my beautiful garden.
is a shell of it's former self.
after typing this story out.
i am going to be grateful.
that this garden was.
i am going to be grateful.
that i captured it's former beauty.
i am going to be grateful.
that with love and patience.
it will be a new kind of beautiful.
i can be grateful.
or i can be angry over something i could not control.
guess what i choose.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday afternoon.
just BE.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

...two ninety four...

Project Happiness
What is your thing?
Making time for things that make you happy to
be alive is not a luxury, it's a necessity.
Make time for those things today...

what is your thing?
just BE.

Friday, March 11, 2016

...two ninety five...

“Bicycles have no walls.” ~ Paul Cornish

oh the memories.
of my childhood.
of course, the last leg.
of my way home.
was up a hill.
enjoy the moments.
just BE.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

...two ninety eight...

Simple Definition of Vote
:the official choice that you make in an election, meeting, etc.,
by casing a ballot, raising your hand, speaking your choice aloud, etc.

voting in MI today.
unsure on any of the candidates.
true story.
but the one thing that makes everything okay?
i heard robins today.
and that is all i need to know about that.
as the sign says...
just BE.

Monday, March 7, 2016

...two ninety nine...

“If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.” 
― Mark Twain

“A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.” 
― Ernest Hemingway

“I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.” 
― Jean Cocteau

“What greater gift than the love of a cat.” 
― Charles Dickens

she sits.
as if.
she is part of the decor.
my addie mae.
just BE.

Sunday, March 6, 2016


...three double zero.

Secret #8:
 This world is amazing & you’ll forget that again & again your whole life. But if you remember more than you forget,
 you’ll be fine.

sometimes we forget.
which is easy to do these days.
just stop.
& breathe.
take in the beauty around you.
you'll be fine.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

...three "o" one

needs someone to invent a mirror that leaves out some of the details

{around sixty in total}
just BE.