Tag: play

lessons learned: let’s play

As a former early childhood educator, I continue to apply lessons learned from my life with young children (and my own daughter).  This week, it seems that the idea of “play” has been planted in my spirit and continues to weave its way into… Continue Reading “lessons learned: let’s play”

lessons learned: faith and fancy with a little mischief for good measure

At this time of year, I fondly remember my dear friend, Cheryl.  You see, a few years ago before she passed away from her third round of cancer (she liked to challenge the odds and live passionately), I spontaneously took a week in late… Continue Reading “lessons learned: faith and fancy with a little mischief for good measure”

from John Muir’s The Yosemite

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. ~John Muir

birches

Birches by Robert Frost When I see birches bend to left and right Across the lines of straighter darker trees, I like to think some boy’s been swinging them. But swinging doesn’t bend them down to stay As ice-storms do. Often you must have… Continue Reading “birches”

places to play in, places to pray in

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.  ~John Muir Places to play in and pray in.  I have been meditating on this one… Continue Reading “places to play in, places to pray in”

lessons learned: anything can be

Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves then listen close to me. . . Anything can happen, child.  Anything can be. ~Shel Silverstein I am looking down at my… Continue Reading “lessons learned: anything can be”