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Wordless Wednesday


Because sometimes it’s the non-words that describe things the best…


I think we would all do well to make this sound more often about a good many things, don’t you?

“From the mouths of babes…”



✿~Peace & Love~✿

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These Tears


These tears

they keep falling

like the cold rain that weeps down my window pane 

from gloomy skies

are my eyes

as these tears

they keep falling


© Julie Rehnelt 2016





✿~Peace & Love~✿

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When It’s Time


Weary of feeling numb and void of creativity, I asked my sister

“When am I going to get my inspiration back?”

“When it’s time.  She answered  Perhaps tomorrow.”

My sister is so wise.


That must be why I try to be just like her…


Matching shirts for Christmas!  😉



Thanks for the inspiration, sis!  ❤

And thank you to all of you for being on this journey with me…


Here’s to inspiration, and to tomorrow ~ Happy New Year!



✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Autumn Winds


The windy weather mirrors my windy emotions

As gale force winds blow outside, a tempest brews within

gusts of sadness sweep through my troubled heart


And like the colorful leaves that cling to tree branches in fall, not yet ready to let go

I can’t let go

no matter how strong the autumn winds may blow


© Julie Rehnelt 2015




✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Being Peace


“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.”

                                                                                                    ~ Thich Nhat Hanh





Does it sound strange to say that I crave peace?  Like, isn’t ‘craving’ something in and of itself, sort of the complete opposite of being peaceful?  Leave it to me to be a contradiction.  😉

But I do – crave peace.  And I have peace, much of the time.  But sometimes life just heaps so much weight onto my shoulders, there’s so much required of me, so many things to do, so many people that need me, my knees begin to buckle under the strain, until finally, my strength gives out.  Splat, there I am sprawled out on the ground, I’m not any good to anyone like that am I?

I don’t do it on purpose, I just pick up things along the way.  And sometimes I let the people I love put things on me too, because they have needs and I want to help.  But the best way for me to truly help, is for me to first have peace within myself, because then I ‘can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in my family, my entire society, will benefit from my peace.’

And I know what I need to do to have that, I just get caught up in all the other stuff sometimes.  Well, that, and my erratic hormones.  Maybe it’s really balance that I crave.  😉


Wishing you a day of balance, a bit of what you crave, and lots of…




✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Wednesday Morning With Rumi


“Embrace sorrowful thoughts

for they sweep the house of your heart clean,

scatter the withered leaves, and pull out the twisted roots,

preparing the ground for the new shoots of joy.”

                                                                                                       ~ Rumi






✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Sometimes Rain


Sometimes rain


Falls from the sky

and from my eyes

when heavy clouds lay low.


Sometimes rain


Pours down big drops

weighs down my thoughts

my petals bending so.


Sometimes rain


Goes on for days

the storms they rage

 and howling winds do blow.


Sometimes rain


Brings peace in grief

in the belief

that from it we will grow.


© Julie Rehnelt 2015



And sometimes rain

looks pretty on our petals.








✿~Peace & Love~✿

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