Welcome to the World Little Blossom

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Just as if I was cooing to a new little puppy, I said, “Oh, sweet little blossom. Welcome to the world. Welcome!”

Maybe it was Mother Nature that whispered to this last bud of my orchid that had not yet opened its petals and said, “Hey Spring has arrived. Come see!”

She was late in opening, but what a gift it was this morning to see her delicate, soft petals, open to the sun beaming through the window. As if she had stretched and yawned from a long, winters nap.

A new born blossom, right here in my writing cottage, gracing me with her brilliant and graceful beauty.

Petals wide open to the world. And I could have sworn I heard her say in a wee little voice, “Oh this is a lovely place to be. I think I shall rest here awhile.”

It truly is the simple little things, isn’t it?  Though really, not so simple when you think of all the marvels and wonders of this world and how they were all created. It leaves me in awe. Every. Single. Time.

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Some Inspiration for First Day of Spring

First Day of Spring Inspiration

Happy first day of spring!

I thought I’d share the card I chose today from the Inspiration deck of cards by Dr. Wayne Dyer.

This is one of my (almost) daily rituals, choosing a card from my many decks I love. They always start my day off on the right foot, make me ponder, give thanks, or smile.

Focus on Peace and Love

Anticipate a world at peace. Expect health, abundance, and love in your life and in the lives of all others. Know that every act of apparent evil, there are a million acts of kindness, and that’s where you need to focus your attention.

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Following Your Heart Takes Courage

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My sister, Paula and I – first day of school (just a few wee years ago!)

Something is bothering me.

I need to get it off my chest.

Yesterday my sister, Paula shared a post on her Facebook page about someone she had run into who asked her what she is doing these days.

She told them that she recently became a nanny.

Their response?  “What a waste of your talent.”

It hurt me to read this. Of course, because I felt bad for Paula, but also because it hurt me on a personal level, too.

Here’s the thing. Just because you are talented at something does not mean your heart is in it. Maybe what you are good at makes your life miserable. I think we all can relate to this at one time or another in our lives.

We are all good at a multiple of things. But how many of us pause and really give thought to what it is that would make us leap out of bed with joy each morning eager to start the day?

Since we were little girls my sister has always wanted to be a mom. She loves babies. She loves kids (she has two girls of her own who are now grown).

Me, not so much. Well, let me clarify. I do love kids–very much. I just never wanted any of my own. For years I carried shame around that I didn’t have that motherly instinct like my sister so strongly had, and still has.

After working as an administrative assistant at two different places over the years, Paula did some soul searching, took a leap of faith, and decided to become a nanny.

It didn’t surprise me when she landed a nanny position almost immediately and to boot? With a new born baby. Now that is right up her alley!

When you listen to your heart, the universe steps in and supports you is what I believe and have experienced a time or two myself.

A waste of talent to follow your heart?

I think it takes courage to leave behind what is dubbed as “security” and follow that inner voice that works so hard to get our attention.

Perhaps this person regrets what they said. Maybe not. But none-the-less, I also believe when these things happen, though not always easy when they do, these people are teachers on our path.

A teacher reminding us about what truly matters to us and to stand strong in that truth.

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