‘Sunday Thoughts’ ~ ‘Life on ‘The Gentler Side’

“Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago; to take the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.” ~ Robert Kennedy

If you love sunflowers in the summer, then this row of sunflowers is going to look so cute on a wall as a border or a sign at someone's house. This reusable stencil measures 16.5" x 6" and is designed by Carmen Medlin for The Crafter's Workshop. This stencil can be used with your favorite inks, paints, sprays, texture products, or any other mixed media products (sold separately). It can be used on wood, tile, metal, plastic, or other surfaces. This stencil is made in the USA.

Good morning, dear friends.  As I write this, it is snowing and we have about two inches on the ground.  But, it is March and although I am ready to see spring in all her glory, there is such a peacefulness to the beauty of snow.  Its tranquility seems to make the world stop and breathe. if only for a moment.   To be calm.  Therefore, this post is about the gentle side of life.  Personally, I think it would benefit all of us if we could find what makes our own worlds more gentle.  It is my hope that such things will take root and let us begin to be a better, and certainly more loving world.  

If you love sunflowers in the summer, then this row of sunflowers is going to look so cute on a wall as a border or a sign at someone's house. This reusable stencil measures 16.5" x 6" and is designed by Carmen Medlin for The Crafter's Workshop. This stencil can be used with your favorite inks, paints, sprays, texture products, or any other mixed media products (sold separately). It can be used on wood, tile, metal, plastic, or other surfaces. This stencil is made in the USA.

“A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.” ~ George Herber

Nature is the place that always manages to lift my spirits.  There never fails to be something to entertain me ~ squirrels doing their acrobatics, birds practicing their songs, or bunnies playing chase.  Nature is gentle and beautiful, it never fails me.

 

I love to watch Mr. Cardinal feed his lovely wife.  They mate for life and it is a pure joy to watch a pair enjoy themselves.

“ It is not the language of painters but the language of Nature that one should listen to. ” ~ Vincent Van Gogh

 

If you love sunflowers in the summer, then this row of sunflowers is going to look so cute on a wall as a border or a sign at someone's house. This reusable stencil measures 16.5" x 6" and is designed by Carmen Medlin for The Crafter's Workshop. This stencil can be used with your favorite inks, paints, sprays, texture products, or any other mixed media products (sold separately). It can be used on wood, tile, metal, plastic, or other surfaces. This stencil is made in the USA.

“No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle, and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.” ~ Alan Alda

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Dear friends, I hope you have enjoyed your visit and perhaps your heart is a little lighter.  Know, I wish you and yours a wonderful day.

And. . .

In these difficult days, may we remember. . .

 

“. . .There is a crack, a crack in everything.  That’s how the Light gets in.” ~ Leonard Cohen

Amour,

Sandra

If you love sunflowers in the summer, then this row of sunflowers is going to look so cute on a wall as a border or a sign at someone's house. This reusable stencil measures 16.5" x 6" and is designed by Carmen Medlin for The Crafter's Workshop. This stencil can be used with your favorite inks, paints, sprays, texture products, or any other mixed media products (sold separately). It can be used on wood, tile, metal, plastic, or other surfaces. This stencil is made in the USA.

 

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Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things
Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things
1 month ago

Beautiful post this morning Sandra. You made my heart smile.

Sandra
1 month ago

Thank you, Penny. Have a wonderful day and week ahead.

Rita C at Panoply
1 month ago

Happy Sunday, Sandra. Boy, that snow yesterday was a surprise! While we only had brief squalls, I did see photos of the Clarksburg area posted by my niece, wow! And wild winds on Friday evening. Still, I am enjoying much the same of the joys that are sneaking through ‘the cracks’. Lovely pictures to prompt gentle thoughts today. Have a great day and start of the new week. ps I am hoping these next few really cold nights won’t harm my peonies. I have one plant particularly that is already at least 18″ tall, the other three only about 6″.… Read more »

Sandra
1 month ago

Thank you, Rita. You need not worry about your peonies. I have had them frozen and bent to the ground. The sun will bring them back up. Just do not cover them or touch them. Nature wants them to bloom and She will take care of them.

Sandra W Magle
1 month ago

Lovely post, thank you for the ‘gentle’ read…just what I needed this morning!

Sandra
1 month ago
Reply to  Sandra W Magle

Good morning, Sandra. I am pleased you enjoyed the post and I thank you for your kind words. Have a lovely day.

Pam Richardson
1 month ago

Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we practiced gentleness. Thank you for the beautiful images and heartwarming thoughts and quotes. Wishing you a gentle and quiet week, dear one!

Sandra
1 month ago
Reply to  Pam Richardson

Good morning, dear friend. Thank you for your lovely words and wishing you a quiet and gentle week as well.

Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
1 month ago

Sandra, such a beautiful post for this Sunday. I so enjoyed my visit. We had a beautiful spring day today and it was so nice to get outdoors and enjoy nature. I hope your week is filled with peace and joy, sweet friend.

Sandra
1 month ago

Thank you, Shannon. We had snow the past two days. Not a great amount just enough to be pretty. However, it didn’t make the daffodils happy. Wishing you a lovely and peaceful week as well.

bonnie morgan
1 month ago

Sandra, What beautiful images. So warmed my heart.
Your daffodils were exquisite on FB. What a treat!
Spring is coming for you. It is right around the corner.
Have a nice week.

Sandra
1 month ago
Reply to  bonnie morgan

Good morning, Bonnie. I do know Spring will arrive soon, but I must remember this is WV and we can see snow until about mid-April. Although, I must admit I enjoy it that way as it doesn’t happen and is then over. It comes slowly and gives me time to enjoy the season. Wishing you lovely spring days and I am happy you enjoyed your visit.

Lorrie
1 month ago

Hello Sandra,
Thank you for this gentle post. Snow does seem to soften the landscape. Gentleness and kindness are such important qualities for every day.

Sandra
1 month ago
Reply to  Lorrie

Good morning, Lorrie. Thank you for your visit and for your true and kind words. Wishing you a lovely week and blue skies.

jeanie
1 month ago

We call it Sprinter. But I like the spring you share here. I’m late to the party and actually, rather glad. Ice preicted today. Then 60s. Then 30s or 40 and rain…I needed this right now!

Sandra
1 month ago
Reply to  jeanie

Hi Jeanie, We have 70’s today, but it has been really cold since the past weekend. Nights in the teens. Anyway, rain and cooler for the remainder of the week. But no rain – no blooms. Hope you have recovered from your fall.