softly I call

sometimes

you go about

thinking

of one thing

or another

or maybe

of nothing much at all,

when..

a tiny bit

of a something

catches your attention

and you stop

and you bend

not to retrieve it

but simply

to see it

and be near it…

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ellie894 September 19, 2021

sanctuary

There are times when it’s so very still here.

A hallowed sanctuary without doors or windows.

The comings and goings are silent and purposeful.

But this morning there are wings fluttering in the shade.

On a branch nearby and another further on….

They sing a note or two ..

And the light hears them..

And smiles ..

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ellie894 August 1, 2021

extraordinary

I love the way the creek twists and turns and I can only see so far at any given time. 

But when I keep walking and come to a new place, I can see more.  

See the water from another direction.  

And, some days the light falls so lovely and I am in the right place at the right time to see it there.

It is a beautiful little gift in an ordinary day.  

Making it not so ordinary after all…

I hope today is ordinary for you. 

And that it is full of beautiful little things to light your way…

****

ellie894 June 21, 2021

within you…

Roots to hold you well

Branches to reach for the sky

Sunshine to warm your spirit

Wings that you may fly

A trunk so strong

To keep the water of life

Ever inner, ever flowing

Rolling greens

To soothe your soul

And bonnets of blue

That your heart may always sing

A tiny nest

Nestled among them

A home that you may rest…

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ellie894 February 26, 2021

nicholas…

No matter who you are

No matter how much or how little you have

Everyone has something to give

A word of kindness,

A cookie,

A smile

Happy Feast of Saint Nicholas!

May you know joy in giving…

Suzanne ❤️

December 6, 2020

beauty…

Beauty is mysterious, a slow presence who waits for the ready, expectant heart.

John O’Donohue

May beauty find you ready, this day and everyday.

Suzanne ❤️

November 29, 2020

happy thanksgiving….

All shall be well

And all shall be well

And all manner of things shall be well

Happy thanksgiving

Suzanne 💛🍂🧡🍁

****

Ellie, Jack, Huckleberry, Bo, Sonya, and Dobby

November 26, 2020