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December 2017

word(l)e play

“the list”

TT 64: first|last|first date

Mindfulness Monday: Kindness

Always be kind to yourselves.

Picnic with Ants

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dali Lama

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dali Lama

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dali Lama.

Wendy needs some quiet time, this Monday, to recover from a migraine.

Given the season, kindness seems an appropriate theme.

And the Dalai Lama speaks so eloquently and mindfully of it.

Be kind to yourself.


image: (c) Lorraine

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fffaw # 93: jolly & bright?

A very muppet christmas to all, and to all a good . . .

Green Eyes: a Christmas Reblog (Jan. 2017)

Reblog: Tale Weaver 99: A Dickens Christmas: Kid Gloves (December 2016)

Reblog: Tale Weaver 43/44: Christmas and traditions (December 2015): Lintu

dickens’ dublin: Loreena McKennitt

TT # 63: the healer

mlmm wordle, bonus holiday edition: the healer

Tale Weaver #151, Christmas Edition: Molly’s Gift

I am so proud of Wendy and her ability to “practice” this selflessness. As always, I can learn so much from her.
Thanks, Wendy, for sharing this post. It is a relevant now as a year ago!

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I’ve been thinking a lot about Mudita recently and thought it was worth a look back at this post I wrote last December.  I realized that practicing mudita has freed me from the heartache that often came when I couldn’t do what others could (that’s not to say that I don’t still feel that heartache sometimes, I do, but not like I used to).  A friend of mine is planning a trip to Italy, a place I always wanted to go, I was a little surprised that I was not the slightest bit envious of her, I’m genuinely happy that she gets to experience this, and I can’t wait to hear every detail.  I can feel her joy, and it fills my heart.

I hope you enjoy this post from the past.


“Mudita is a word from Sanskrit and Pali that has no counterpart in English. It means sympathetic or…

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when magic still dwelt: the pond

Mindfulness Monday – Balance

Balance! Yes, I need that in my life. I am working on it with Tai Chi, and trying to be more mindful. Shutting down — done that a lot lately.
The image is gorgeous Wendy. You have such an artist’s eye for photography!

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“Life is all about balance.
You don’t always need to be getting stuff done.
Stometimes it’s perfectly okay,
and absolutely necessary,
to shut down,
kick back,
and do nothing.”

~ Lori Deschene

“Balance is the key to everything.
What we do, think, say, eat, feel,
they all require awareness
and through this awareness
we can grow.”

~ Koi Fresco

*photo by w. holcombe, please do not use without permission.

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mlmm photo challenge: quadrilaterals

tt 62: Roxanne

the asking/going price

mlmm It’s All in the Tittle: Happy Anniversary? . . .

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