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What to Do when Feeling Overwhelmed

A dahlia within reach

A dahlia within reach

Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach.

– Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés

So Much Has Been Given Me

Because I will be traveling cross-country, on my way to my new home in River Forest, Illinois, I am taking a break from OPreach for the month of August.

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So much has been given to me; I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied.
– Helen Keller

Breathless Beauty

There must be always remaining in every life, some place for the singing of angels, some place for that which in itself is breathless and beautiful.

– Howard Thurman

The breathless beauty of the dahlia

The breathless beauty of the dahlia

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

Bloom with abandon!

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Sunshine and Smiles

And the sun shining on these dahlias in a neighbors front yard can always make me smile!

And the sun shining on these dahlias in a neighbors front yard can always make me smile!

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.

– Joseph Addison

A Breath of Gratitude

Gratitude is the sweet fragrance of an opening heart.

– Aine Belton

And the opening of the dahlia

And of an opening  dahlia

Listen!

When you listen generously to people they can hear the truth in themselves, often for the first time.

– Rachel Naomi Remen

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