After the long, snowy winter we endured here in the Northeast, the feel of warm sun on my face and the sight of flowers beginning to show off their vibrant colors is a welcome relief. It’s the perfect time for me to take a breather; a short break from writing.
“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…” ~Susan Polis Schultz
I need some time to power down and appreciate what’s all around me. When my son told me I’m on my computer more than anyone he knows I knew I needed to take a break. After all, I don’t want to live a parallel life to Joaquin Phoenix in the movie “Her.” Falling in love with my operating system is not an option.
“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” ~Tom Bodett
The year 2015 has been filled with many challenges for us and I need a chance to breathe. Like the budding flowers in our garden I, too, want a chance to feel renewed.
“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.” ~Rumi
When I return I’ll continue writing to enlighten, educate and empower you. Writing is what I love to do, and using my words to make a difference in someone’s life is one of my greatest joys.
“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.” ~Helen Keller, The Story of My Life
I’d like to share this last quote with you because I fell in love with it. It has a powerful message for all of us. Remember to always take care of yourself first and everything else will fall into place.
Learn to love yourself for who you are and the value you add to the world.
“Dare to love yourself
as if you were a rainbow
with gold at both ends.” ~ Aberjhani, Journey Through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotation from a Life Made Out of Poetry