Take care of yourself

“Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause. You deserve a break.” ― Akiroq Brost

“You have to create little pockets of joy in your life to take care of yourself.”-Jonathan Van Ness

“I think beautiful is like, looking like you take care of yourself.”- Cardi B (Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar)

“I simply want you to give to yourself as much as you give of yourself.”-Suze Orman


“You have to trust your body to take care of you.”- A. J. Langer

“Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort. ” – Deborah Day

“I always give myself Sundays as a spiritual base of renewal—a day when I do absolutely nothing. I sit in my jammies or take a walk, and I allow myself time to BE—capital B-E—with myself.” – Oprah Winfrey

A weekend Retreat

A weekend evening’s enjoyment,

Recreation for fun, leisure and release,

Transposes weary thoughts into the quietude of refreshment.

A weekly pause overflows into reclining rest,

Refreshment of mind, spirit and body–

Fuel for the soul.

A pleasant diversion from a week of adventure.

All these made possible beautifully by

A retreat into the spectacular worlds of books.

A Tunnel made of books @ Pixabay

Enjoy blissful rest, wonder-filled books and buckets of tranquility, this weekend. Much love to you. ❤️

Happy Weekend

“Saturday and Sunday were sworn enemies until one day when they both decided to sit down and talk.
They found out that they both liked the same food.
They found out that they both liked to drink the same drinks.
They both found out that they both liked to play the same sports.
They both found out that they liked to watch the same TV programs.
They both found out that they loved their children & their families.
They became the best of friends after that, and the rest is history.” – Anthony Hicks

Have a Happy Weekend everyone.💕

Weekend Musings

This weekend’s musing offering is on the idea that perhaps when we meet other people we are meeting some part of ourselves. Moreover, no meeting or encounter with another person (positive or negative) is by chance, but planned somehow, someway in the larger scheme of things. Some thoughts to ponder, if you so choose. Happy weekend.

“Each person you meet
is an aspect of yourself,
clamoring for love.”
― Eric Micha’el Leventhal

“Treat everyone you meet as if they were you.”― Doug Dillon

“Through others we become ourselves.”― Lev S. Vygotsky

Make it through

Pain is a constant friend.

The winter cold reverberating in your joints

at night, another.

The mind says, ‘”you are not going to make it,

the odds are against you.”

But your heart

Knows you are going to make it through.

Surrounded by seemingly superior forces

You dig a trench in your soul–

the well spring of mind.

You look deep for a reason

To make it through.

The reason floods your heart like a warm blanket,

comforting you, despite the pain.

You made a promise to stand in the gap

for your family;

To carry the family legacy,

Through your gift with a pen.

You chose your line and you drew it with a pen and with your words

And so, with that gut resolve, you stand.

You stand firm against the darkness.

Pain of loss, and

pain in your physical temple,

Clamour in your ringing ear for attention.

But, yet you stand firm–

Knowing that the legacy you promised to continue,

Is stronger than your pain-riddled temple in the darkness of the night.

Suddenly, a still small voice answers your cry, your prayer.

His words flood your heart,

“I will never leave you or forsake you.

I am:

Your shield,

Your rock,

Your fortress,

Your healer,

Your provider,

Your banner,

Your shepherd,

Your ever-present help in time of need.”

Then, you notice, at some point

you no longer stand.

Because, He carried you.

You sleep soundly and at ease.

He landed you alive on a safe shore;

refreshed with a new sense of purpose,

with new strength,

safe to live a new day,

a day which He has made.

You rejoice as you awake

 to the Sunrise dancing at your window.

And, you utter a prayer of thanks to,

Him in whom you believe, God.

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Rest well everyone. Pleasant evening, night and morning. May overflowing blessings come your way today.

Scripture Reference: Psalm 18.

Love notes from heaven

A quiet rest

Your sleepy hand selects

A relaxing book —

On your book shelf for decades

A treasure of treasures.

Some restful sounds,

No loud music.

Then, immaculate quiet enters

And helpful sleep

Drifts towards your eyelids–

Welcomed visitors

After a soul weary day.

You open the book

A tattered tiny note in

A familiar handwriting

Falls into your weary hands.

You read the note, it states,

“Its about time you read this book.

Love Mom.”

No longer sleepy,

You quickly turn the page and read the book title

Written still in that familiar handwriting,

“Love notes to my children, luv Mom, November 7, 1997”

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We are all “standing on the shoulders of giants” (Isaac Newton), many of whom are the unsung heroes and heroines of our past who have encouraged and who have nurtured us, to help us become who we are meant to be.

Have a restful evening and my prayers for you for a vibrant tomorrow.

“The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.”

“The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.”― Steve Maraboli

“The greatest wealth is a poverty of desires.”- Seneca 

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.”-Henry David Thoreau

“The more you have, the more you are occupied. The less you have, the more free you are.” -Mother Teresa

“Slow down. Do less.”-Maxime Lagacé

“Order your soul. Reduce your wants.”-Augustine of Hippo

You are valuable

You are valuable.

You are wrapped in the same fabric of life as everyone else.

When God breathed life into you;

It was the same breath he breathed into everyone else.

Your value is not measured by:

Someone else’s success,

Someone else’s opinion, or

Someone else’s definitions.

You are a rock star all by yourself!

You are more than priceless

You cost everything!

Your life is irreplaceable.

There will never be another you like you, ever

Value your gifts, your time, your ideas, your creations

You have sown, over and over in good soil

Your harvest of blessings has been ready,

But you do not reap.

Because, perhaps, you think you are not worthy.

Those blessings are meant to breathe life into your vision.

Therefore, value who you want to become, and,

the vision you have planned for this Season in your life.

Pleasant evening and night to you. And, sending much love your way.

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