Tag: autumn colors

Essence of Beauty

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude . . .” – Frederich Nietzsche To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page During the month of November, it has been my custom to… Continue Reading “Essence of Beauty”

Release Expectations . . . Again

“When you no longer have expectations, the unexpected kindness of others and small acts of consideration become like “sweet manna from heaven.” The feeling that rises spontaneously within one’s heart at such times is true gratitude. When one is accustomed to kindness, one can… Continue Reading “Release Expectations . . . Again”

Release Expectations

“When we release expectation and experience appreciation, all the moments of our lives become openings and opportunities.” – Kristi Nelson To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page During the month of November, it has been… Continue Reading “Release Expectations”

Enough

“It is enough to be grateful for the next breath.” – David Steindl-Rast To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page During the month of November, it has been my custom to use quotes about Gratitude.

Gift of Earth

“To all Earth’s creatures God has given the broad Earth, the springs, the rivers and the forests, giving the air to the birds, and the waters to those who live in water, giving abundantly to all the basic needs of life, not as a… Continue Reading “Gift of Earth”

Time’s Gift

“Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.” To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Nature’s Repair

“There I feel that nothing can befall me in life – no disgrace, no calamity (leaving  me my eyes), which nature cannot repair.” To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Encountering God

“People encounter God under shady oak trees, on riverbanks, at the tops of mountains, and in long stretches of barren wilderness. God shows up in whirlwinds, starry skies, burning bushes, and perfect strangers. When people want to know more about God, the son of… Continue Reading “Encountering God”

The Grand Show

“This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as… Continue Reading “The Grand Show”

Meandering Life

“Life meanders like a path through the woods. We have seasons when we flourish and seasons when the leaves fall from us, revealing our bare bones. Given time, they grow again.” To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings,… Continue Reading “Meandering Life”