we rarely if ever can escape the consequences of our actions…how else can we learn? be open to learning, open to growing, open to change. accept with gratitude the opportunity to make new choices that are beneficial for you and all life. that opportunity, just like your life, is a gift. ~j “smile, breathe, and go slowly…” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
#karma #consequences #choices #change #grace #opportunity #learning #growth #life #wisdom #gratitude

this shared Life…

flowers of gratitude

“Destiny itself is like a wonderful wide tapestry in which every thread is guided by an unspeakably tender hand, placed beside another thread, and held and carried by a hundred others.”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

what have i done that i should wake with
breath filling my lungs?
what have i done that i should feel the
warm sun kiss my back,
the cool breeze tease across
my face?

what have i done that i my feet should
walk upon this earth and
feel its strong embrace,
holding each step?

what have i done to hear the
songs of birds or
see the dedicated work of
bees and ants?

to find comfort in
to dream in

what have i done to know friendship and

in the deepest places of my heart, that
it has no choice but
to sing its song to every cell in
this body

that too has been
this body

made of so many other little bodies in
this shared Life?

this shared Life.


it is all Gift.



November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving & Hanukkah