April 2014: “Who Wrote That – Louisa May Alcott” – (amazon affiliate link) Lillian read this yesterday and loved it! She kept sharing sections with me that she thought were interesting. She loved this poem and I thought it was pretty cool too!!
To the First Robin
WELCOME, welcome, little stranger,
Fear no harm, and fear no danger;
We are glad to see you here,
For you sing “Sweet Spring is near.”
Now the white snow melts away;
Now the flowers blossom gay: Come dear bird and build your nest,
For we love our robin best.
I had a Pema Chodron marathon a few months back! Here’s another!
Taking the Leap – Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears (amazon affiliate link)
“Again and again, we run from discomfort and go for short-term symptom relief, which never addresses the root of the problem. We’re like an ostrich sticking its head in the sand in hopes of finding comfort. …. this continual cycle of avoiding the present is referred to as self-absorption, self-clinging, or ego.
One way to practice staying present is to pause, look out, and take three deep breaths. Another way is to simply sit still for a while and listen. Simply listen to the sounds in the room. For one minute, listen to the sounds close to you. For one minute, listen to the sounds at a distance. Jut listen attentively. The sounds isn’t good or bad. It’s just sound.”
LOVE her books!!
The Legend of the Lady Slipper – (amazon affiliate link)
Great retelling of an Ojibwe legend about lady slippers, courage and love. We enjoyed it!
See It. Share It. BE IT … Spread Love Everywhere You Go!
Did you know I wrote a book? It’s titled “D iz for Different – One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance” and you can read more about it here.
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