Beauty on my way

Noticing and slowly taking in all the beauty of spring.

lake freshness

Last Sunday, I had a long walk around the neighbourhood, 5000 steps! I spotted this rose bush on my way.

roses at the lake

The poppies are gorgeous in a park close by.

poppies reaching high to the sky

During the week I walked by a path of gorgeous peonies. I wish I could put their fragrance in a bottle and bring it home.

a path of peonies

And yesterday, at lunch time, I was surprised with the beauty of these alliums in the university campus.

purple alliums beauty

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.”  

Buddha

Wishing a great week to you, and remember to slow down and enjoy a little bit of beauty on your way. It can be the beauty of the flowers if you are in spring or the beauty of the leaves if you are in the autumn. It can be a beauty of a smile, a hug, eye contact with a strange coming in your direction or a simple thank you when you weren’t expecting it.

E.

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make a wish

Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are.

Rumi

Wildflowers are blooming in my garden. They are pretty, each one in its own way. They are looking for space, sharing the Earth and the sunshine.

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We are all just canvases for our scars – Jodi Picoult

Noticing how a little gesture can light up my mind. I got these beautiful tiny flowers at the grocery store today. Why not? a gift for myself, I deserve it!

It’s snowing, all grey and cold out there, now at least my living room as colour and freshness. Hoping to give a break in my mood, I don’t know if it is depression, winter blues, but I need to recharge and take care of myself.

I just love Picoult’s quote from the Spark of light! It reminds of acceptance, and I need to be reminded of it all the time.

Wishing a peaceful day/night to you!

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A little heart goes a long way when we release boundaries and are ready to create a new path for our dreams.

Noticing how the criticism and boundaries that pull me down are inside my mind. Learning how to be free from them. It isn’t a easy process but I’ll get there.

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Slow Saturday afternoon. I’m enjoying a cup of tea and wondering around. I’ve already bought all the Christmas gifts. Waiting for them to be delivered. I can’t deal with the mall crowd these days, so it’s much easier to get everything online. 

I opted for simple and meaningful gifts, mostly handmade items from small online shops. I know they are made with love and intention, and at the same time, I’m making the maker and the receiver happy.  

I shortened the list too. Outside of my family, I’m only getting gifts for 3 co-workers and my personal trainer. These are people I see every day and are always there for me. 

Noticing how making life simple is rewarding!

E.