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Wednesday’s Wonders – A Day in Spring

“Write it in your heart that every day is the best day of the year.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Deer Munching Grass

 “The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bird in White Flowered Tree

“Look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory.”

-Betty Smith

White Buds, Blue Sky, Clouds

Little Wonders (There are No Weeds) – A Gallery of Photos

Ruth Bebee Hill, in her book of the Lakota, Hanta Yo, first introduced me to the nonexistence of a “weed”.  I was in my twenties when I first read her words and hadn’t thought of a weed in just that way before.  In her dedication to authenticity, the author translated the entirety of her book to the Lakota language from English, then back to English again for publication (this has since been disputed).  She stated that she had a deep sense that she had not captured the essence of the Lakota experience on her first try in English, and in learning the language, and therefore the worldview and conceptual landscape the culture lived in, she was able to give the reader a more true feel and understanding of the life and connections of the Lakota (ethnologists again disagree).    No word for “weed” exists in the Lakota language (this I believe they do agree on!).   They do not have a concept for a  throw away or non-respected plant in their world.   There is an honoring of all that is given as useful, unique and sacred.  This is a good way of living on the planet.

I captured these images (slideshow will load below) in my yard and woods.  Not planted and unplanned, these living wonders are gifts given by nature.  Beautiful and appreciated beyond measure.  Certainly not “weeds”.

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Bloom Where You’re Planted

“Just let go. Let go of how you thought your life should be, and
embrace the life that is trying to work its way into your consciousness.”Mountain Lady Slipper

~ Caroline Myss

Yellow Flowers

“Bloom Where You’re Planted”

-Saint Francis de Sales

Zion, Closeup Rock, Plant“Happiness is not in our circumstance, but in ourselves, it is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel like the heat of fire, happiness is something we are.”

-John B. Sheerin

 

 

Certainly I have waited for… perfect circumstances, a perfect body, a perfect life  – to know happiness.

There is no more waiting. Now I am blooming every day, where I am, accepting all that IS.  I know happiness.  It is here now.  It is in spite of, and embracing of, all that is.  Yes, we can all, bloom where we’re planted.

“I live most often in what I call the marvelous messy middle- where I feel ALL my feelings deeply, I just don’t spend so much time in the negative ones.

-Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy