“The more I see nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator.” ~ Louis Pasteur
Good morning, dear friends. I hope this finds everyone well and that you have enjoyed a lovely week.
We have actually been enjoying spring these past few days. Spring often arrives slowly in North Central West Virginia. And, this is one year it has arrived ever so slowly. However, the spring flower show is underway and I wish I could cast a spell and extend these gorgeous days which are full of blooms.
Beauty does not linger; it only visits. Yet beauty’s visitation affects us and invites us into its rhythm; it calls us to feel, think and act beautifully in the world: to create and live a life that awakens the Beautiful. Beauty is a gentle, but urgent call to awaken.” ~ John O’Donohue
“Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.” ~
“Hummingbirds are small angels of fleeting joy.” ~ unknown
“Most of us lead far more meaningful lives than we know. Finding meaning is not about doing things differently, it is about seeing familiar things in new ways. We can see life in many ways; with the eye, with the mind, and with intuition. But perhaps it is only for those who have remembered how to see with their heart that life is ever deeply known or fully served.” ~ Rachel Naomi Remen, MD
Dear friends, even though, now more than ever, many of us have an abundance of time. I don’t believe we want to look back on these days and wish we would have savored certain precious moments. I do not. Truly, my thoughts are those of John O’ Donohue…
“May you take time
to celebrate the quiet miracles
that seek no attention.”
Wishing you and yours a beautiful day and week ahead. Stay Well.
“Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
Images: via tumblr
14 thoughts on “Sunday Thoughts ~ May 17, 2020”
Good morning Sandra, what a beautiful post with gorgeous images and perfect quotes to accompany. I love that thought, “take time to celebrate the quiet miracles”…that is what I want to do every day! Happy Sunday my friend ♥️
Many thanks, dear Pam. Wishing you a lovely day and week ahead!❤
Have a lovely Sunday and week ahead Sandra. Enjoy your spring.
Thanks, Penny. And the same to you.
Fabulous pictures and quotes!!!God bless you and yours,dear Sandra!Thank you for such encouragement and beauty.
Thank you, Maristella. I do hope this finds you well. Blessings to you, dear one.❤
You’re right, Sandra. The concept of not using our time well has really hit home with this. These images and thoughts are spot on.
Thank you, Jeanie. Wishing you a lovely day and week ahead. Stay well.
Beautiful spring images, Sandra. Any one of those could be in our beautiful state! Today is very hot here in Charleston – mid 80s already. We walked at 8am to avoid the heat, and people were already out and about, apparently with the same goal! Happy Sunday!
Thank you, Rita. It is hot here also, about 80. Our state had March in April and May – now it is summer. But I won’t complain, I much prefer the climate of WV to the south. It is better gardening weather also. Wishing you a happy day and week ahead!
I have the O’Donohue book on Beauty and am glad to be reminded of it, what a perfect book to reread now. Never before has his message, and yours, been so important. I hope this will be a week for us all to observe the quiet miracles all around us.
Thank you, Dewena. I enjoy O’Donohue, however, I often have to re-read his words to really grasp his thoughts. Wishing you a beautiful week full of spring joy. Stay well.
Good morning, Sandra! I’m so sorry that I am so late commenting. It seems my family kept me busy yesterday! As always, your post gives me a sense of peace. You always seem to find the perfect words and quotes to lift one’s spirits and brighten the day! Like you, I’m trying to savor these days. I’m actually enjoying the slower pace. My family was always close, but it seems that we are closer than ever and to me that is a most precious blessing. Take care, sweet friend, and have a most happy and blessed day!
Dear Shannon, I do understand about busy. The garden seems to be taking my every moment. We have had March weather in April and May – cold and wet. Now we have jumped to summer. However, my days are now enjoyable and it is great not to be running about.
I thank you so much for your kind words and I always love seeing a comment from you. You are a dear friend, one I am grateful for.
Have a lovely week and stay well, my friend.❤
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