The Ripples of the Kind Heart

“We all are so deeply interconnected; we have no option but to love all. Be kind and do good for any one and that will be reflected. The ripples of the kind heart are the highest blessings of the Universe.”
― Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

Coffee and Kindness

“Today’s goals: Coffee and kindness. Maybe two coffees, and then kindness.” – Nanea Hoffman

I’m not a coffee drinker, but I like this quote. Don’t we all have days when we feel like we need a little boost to go through the day at least trying to practice kindness? Whether it is coffee, yoga, taking a few deep breaths, prayer, walking the dog, playing with your children — whatever it takes, start your day affirming kindness.

An Early Morning Walk

 “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” – Henry David Thoreau

I believe this with all my heart. I practice it. Now I have to admit that I don’t wake up every day full of energy and wanting to walk. There are days I grumble at least a little. But once I get out there, watch the sunrise, smell the fresh air, feel the cool air on my skin and begin a conversation with Father God and Mother Earth it indeed does become a blessing.

I also practice health living and sometimes I can get a little obsessed with getting in those steps and really moving. But I have to remind myself that the morning walk isn’t a physical fitness walk. It is a time of communion that blesses the whole day.

Lizzie and Beth

Please indulge a proud cat mom here for a minute. About a month ago two little rescue kitties joined our family. It took a while to get photos that were more than just a big blur. Kittens are little balls of energy and they run — a lot.

But they are also bringing life and joy to our lives as we watch them learn how to be cats. The learning and development of new skills happens every day. And with those new skills come new challenges, both for them and us. They have gone from barely being able to pull themselves up onto the couch to jumping up to the kitchen island in the short length of time they have been here. We are also hearing fewer “chirps” and more “meows.” We look forward to many more years of fun with a little madness and mayhem thrown in.

Welcome to the family Lizzie

and Beth

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