Archive for May, 2007

The Gratitude Pool

May 31, 2007

I’m grateful today for the tiniest bit of ease.

A breath of cool air in the middle of a non breathable, hot day; the moistness of water as it slakes the dryness of one’s throat; the softness of cotton on the skin; a bit of food to delight the tongue and stem the stomach’s rumblings; the ability to move one’s limbs; a smile; a kind word; rest in safe harbor at the end of the day…all are precious moments of noticing good, like patches of Silver Swords on the slopes of a volcano.

There is enough pain, frustration, disappointment and discomfort pounding down around us in the workplace, home responsibilities, interactions and expectations to cause a giant “Arrgghh!” to rise Heavenward.

They don’t call it the daily grind for nothin’.

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Quote For The Day

May 31, 2007

“For disappearing acts, it’s hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.”
Doug Larson,Olympic Gold Medalist (1902-1981)

Quote For The Day

May 25, 2007

“How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?”

Logan Pearsall Smith, essayist (1865-1946)

Day In Haiku

May 24, 2007

Sunshine and sea song
Visit on the Breeze Express
Springtime nears Summer

Quote For The Day

May 24, 2007

“I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.”
Steven Wright, comedian

The Gratitude Pool

May 24, 2007

More than time to dip the toe in the pool of gratitude.

I’m so grateful to write online again after 4 months of not being physically able.  I’m grateful for rest and replenishment and grateful to have become more acutely aware of the need for balance in the expenditure of that precious commodity-my energy.

I’m grateful for oxygen getting to my brain and brightening my senses and for every physical ability this amazing thing called a body can do—especially healing itself…if only I give it the honor of resting time in which to complete its resetting and restructuring in ways better than I can imagine.

I’m grateful to know also that, no matter what anyone else thinks,  I am just perfect wherever I am in the process of healing.   There is no “too slow” or “too fast.”  There is only perfection in each moment and the less I struggle against what is, the better I go…(or not).

In Light and Love,

Florence

Quote For The Day

May 23, 2007

“You can’t be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of
subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.”

Hal Borland, journalist (1900-1978)

Quote For The Day

May 22, 2007

“I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town.
A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.”

Emily Bronte

**make that “sensible person, please.” Florence Ondré

Day In Haiku

May 21, 2007

Up at crack of noon
Day has become my nightime
Catch me on flipside

Quote For The Day

May 21, 2007

“The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there.”

Yasutani Roshi, Zen master (1885-1973)

Quote For The Day

May 17, 2007

“The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself.”
Rita Mae Brown, writer

Quote For The Day

May 15, 2007

“The older I grow, the more I listen to people who don’t talk much.”
Germain G. Glien


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