Messenger

My work is loving the world,

here are the sunflowers, there the hummingbird —

equal seekers of sweetness.

Here are the quickening yeast; there the blue plums.

Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. ~ Mary Oliver

How do you learn to be astonished?

Dolphins

Sometimes it takes new surroundings to notice the emergence of new life whether in nature, relationships, or other situations. Sometimes it takes simply slowing down, paying attention or moving towards gratitude.

Where do you notice new life emerging?

Enfolded

Beauty is all around us, yet so much passes us by because we are too busy, too worried, too tired. Just a few moments settled in our favorite spot can restore us wether we hold a cup of coffee/tea, wrap a colorful quilt around us or feel the warmth of the sun.

What moments restore you?

There is a wave of gratefulness

“…this can change our world in immensely important ways, because if you’re grateful, you’re not fearful, and if you’re not fearful, you’re not violent. If you’re grateful, you act out of a sense of enough and not of a sense of scarcity, and you are willing to share. If you are grateful, you are enjoying the differences between people, and you are respectful to everybody, and that changes this power pyramid under which we live.” ~ David Steindl-Rast

How do you ride the wave of gratefulness?

Light enough

“Mostly we have just enough light to see the next step: what we have to do in the coming hour or the following day. The art of living is to enjoy what we can see and not complain about what remains in the dark. When we are able to take the next step with the trust that we will have enough light for the step that follows, we can walk through life with joy and be surprised at how far we go. Let’s rejoice in the little light we carry and not ask for the great beam that would take all shadows away.” Henri Nouwen

Do you trust the light you have?

Gratefulness

“The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.” Michael Josephson

What do you enjoy?