June 21, 2016

power of hope

hope
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
~Jeremiah 29:11

“They say a person needs just three things
to be truly happy in this world:
someone to love,
something to do,
and something to hope for.”
~Tom Bodett

"It is often in the darkest
skies that we see the
brightest stars.”
~Evans

“Walk on with hope in your heart,
and you'll never walk alone”
~Shah Rukh Khan

June 17, 2016

testing the limits

our running man

i really regret 
that run. 
~said no one. ever.

no matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everyone on the couch. ~unknown


the real purpose of running isn't to win race, it's to test the limits of the human heart. ~bill bowerman
 

run with your heart, 
not your legs. ~unknown

tough runs don't last. tough runners do. ~unknown


bet you are glad for all those training walks dad!
give em' hell!
love you dad!







June 14, 2016

let me not

i will survive
“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers,
but to be fearless in facing them.

Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but
for the heart to conquer it.”
~Rabindranath Tagore

June 8, 2016

trust in the Lord

circles of trust
"trees are the earth's endless
effort to speak to 
the listening heaven"
~rabindranath tagore

June 7, 2016

joy source

smile burst
 “Sometimes your joy 
is the source of your smile, 
 but sometimes your smile 
can be the 
source of your joy.”
~Thich Nhat Hanh


May 25, 2016

it's something you DO


Marriage
is not a NOUN,
it's a VERB.
It's something you DO.
It's the way you LOVE
your partner EVERY DAY."
~Barbara De Angelis


happy anniversary mom and dad!

May 21, 2016

the world...as she sees it

"If I Could See the World" (Through the Eyes of a Child) Patsy Cline

a tree in a red berry patch (painted by grand-daughter ayla)
If I could see the world
Thru the eyes of a child
What a wonderful world this would be
There'd be no trouble and no strife
Just a big happy life
With a bluebird in every tree

I could see right, no wrong
I could see good, no bad
I could see all the good things
In life I've never had
If I could see the world
Thru the eyes of a child
What a wonderful world this would be

If I could see the world
Thru the eyes of a child
Smiling faces would greet me all the while
Like a lovely work of art
It would warm my weary heart
Just to see thru the eyes of a child

I could see right, no wrong
I could see good, no bad
I could see all the good things
In life I've never had
If I could see the world
Thru the eyes of a child
What a wonderful world this would be


May 16, 2016

an enchanted place

shasta daisy
There is a garden in every childhood, 
an enchanted place where
colors are brighter, 
the air is softer,
and the morning more fragrant 
than ever again. 
~Elizabeth Lawrence




shasta daisy is an addition to the lollipop fields collection

May 11, 2016

yes!


elated eleta!
"just say, yes! and you can figure out the details later!" ~unknown

May 7, 2016

my heart always said

 
can i get a witness?
 go for it, my heart said, my heart always said. ~kimberly novosel