Tag: happiness

a happier life~reflection on a saturday morn

It is a morning of expectation and delight as it is the first Saturday in quite some time that my daughter and I have not had a commitment beyond hanging out with each other.  I am realistic though–I know that as she finishes out… Continue Reading “a happier life~reflection on a saturday morn”

Max Erhmann’s Desiderata

My daughter has been asked to choose a poem and memorize it for her Language Arts class.  When stumbling up on this one again the other day, I decided I may challenge myself to do the same.  There are many words and sentiments here… Continue Reading “Max Erhmann’s Desiderata”

Buddhist prayers and poetry for the new year

New Year Poem and Wishes Under the glorious canopy of redwood trees The New Year peacock dances Sun and moon rise into the blue sky The earth grows and happiness increases In this New Year — H.E. Khempo Yurmed Tinly Rinpoche Being Peace If… Continue Reading “Buddhist prayers and poetry for the new year”

rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor

A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use;… Continue Reading “rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor”

a blessing for the new year

quotes: meditating on joy

Peace is joy at rest, and joy is peace on its feet.  ~Anne Lamott When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.  ~Rumi You are goodness and mercy and compassion and understanding. You are peace and… Continue Reading “quotes: meditating on joy”