Joyous Joy 13: The Sweet Sounds of Summer

Each day as I walk to the train, I look up all around me and admire the beauty of the trees and the sun shining through their leaves. I begin listening to the birds as they fly above me chirping away and smile.

In true NY fashion, I mean pigeons when I say "birds".

In true NY fashion, I mean pigeons when I say "birds".

If you listen closely, you can pick up the rhythm of their songs. When the train rushes by, the sounds of city life comes rushing back. You always hear the birds again…if you’re listening…

I will always be a country girl at heart.

What do you appreciate about nature?


Joyous Joy 12: Quotes That Make Me Pause

I am always a bit speechless when I hear a brilliant quote. Anytime I discover one I think about what the message means to me. Quite often I realize that I already appreciate and utilize the wisdom, and other times, it becomes an epiphany that changes my outlook for the better. I found one today that made me stop in my tracks. I hope this is something you’ll choose to reflect upon too.

“We have been given two ears and but a single mouth in order that we may hear more and talk less.”

— Greek philosopher Zeno of Citium Continue reading