Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I know a place…

So this life has been throwing major loops into the paths of many people I care about.

And a few little ones into my own world.

But in spite of the crappy stuff, the scary stuff, the hard to accept or forgive stuff,

the “makes you feel powerless” stuff,

there is a current of life, light and love that runs so beautifully deep throughout it all.

It blows me away whenever I gather my strength and go to that place of thankfulness instead.

A place of hope :

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A place of discovery :

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Where peace is possible, even if it is just for a moment or two…

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            A place where we can choose how we want to travel through this life…

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and where Love and connection to other hearts reigns supreme.

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A place where little joys are around every corner to celebrate, if we just look for them…

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So while this world may not be easy to understand in so many, many ways,

returning to the place of thankfulness over and over again makes this life precious.

And it gives us the strength to get up each day and

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Welcome to Summer. May it be a season of thankfulness for your heart.

Big Love, Beautiful Ones!

21 comments:

Olivia said...

Oh, yes my Queen, I get that. I am wishing the same thing and focusing on having a thankful heart, a big-broken-open heart, a brave heart. Love to you this morning, Your Majesty, xoO

Kristina said...

Oh yeah!!
You are welcome any time at our home and in our world! It's fun to have you here!

Susie Riley said...

Beautiful photos - and a wonderful mantra. Love you - miss you even more!

Sherry Smyth said...

You write as beautiful as you create art and take photographs. Love seeing how these children are growing up and changing in so many ways. Happy summer to you my beloved friend! ♥

Kathy said...

This was beautiful Kim.. thank you for sharing it.. lovely photos too.. have a loverly day

jgr said...

Lovely photos and thoughts . . . as always! Looks like a wonderful time!

Carmen said...

Gorgeous post :) See this is why I do my Rocking Friday post. Because it makes you look for all those wondeful things uyou mention - no matter how bad a time you are having :)

patti said...

Lovely summery pics!

Yes, so much to be grateful for... keep enjoying your summer!

lynne h said...

oh kim, i could not agree more...

love, love...

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Beautiful post my friend, beautiful loving family photos so precious! xox Corrine

~Rasz~ said...

What a beautiful post, thank you!

priti.lisa said...

Ahh Summer! I hope this season works its magic on you and everyone in the world and beyond. Everything is as it should be and everyday holds a promise of better times. This was a beautiful post (as always)Kim! Love to you my friend♥♥♥

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

So lovely to see your world with Katie. I am hoping and dreaming that this summer turns out better than what is hanging over my head in a dark cloud. Those purple naturalistas are helping me walk the path. love back at 'ya!

Kate said...

Great post, love seeing all your photos and your thought too. Glad to have you back.

Marit said...

I'm glad you had a relaxing time and found love and peace... may it stay with you all summer long and beyond!

Nadeja said...

Beautiful post my Kimmy. Very close to my heart!!! Love you.
Let's really enjoy this precious summer time!xoxoxo

Phoenix Peacock said...

This is a lovely reminder. Thank you.

MB Shaw said...

What a wonderful post. That you, dear one, for sharing in such an open way and for saying what I (for one) needed to hear. xoxo

Dream With the Fishes said...

Thank you so much for this important reminder. It can be very easy to forget this, what with all the yuck going on in the world. But there IS so much goodness going on as well, all around us. And it's more important than ever to pay attention and really notice it. And most importantly, to be thankful for it. Thank you for being a shining example of this practice. I'm thankful for you, dear girl. xoxo

Gollywobbles said...

You make me smile, with your open heart, and appreciation for LIVING a big life! You rock!

arlene said...

Somehow, summer and lowers and visits with beautiful, loving people make the heavy things lighter. Big hugs to you! You are beautiful and loving!