“I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”
~ Anne Frank
It is NOT barefoot weather here in Minnesota on this 1st day of spring, but sometimes your bare feet just really neeeeed to touch the earth… Well, mine do anyway, and I couldn’t relate more to Anne Frank’s sentiments above.
Wherever you are in the world today, I hope you can find a moment to connect with nature.
And remember to breathe deeply.
Wishing you solace. And sending out so much Love to all of you. Stay well my friends.
I may not have flowers blooming in my garden right now, but I’ve got them in my cup! Thanks to a thoughtful friend who went on vacation and brought me back this lovely little gift from her layover in China. What an absolute delight to have flowers ‘blooming’ in my tea!
It’s just so amazing to me that this…
Could turn into this…
Seriously now, how pretty is that?! ❤
I love tea, and have a whole cupboard filled with all different flavors (peppermint or chai being my favorites), but I’ve never tried, nor even heard of flowering tea. Apparently, flowering teas have many various health benefits too depending on what’s in them. I didn’t really care for the flavor of this one though, so after a few sips I set it aside to enjoy for it’s visual beauty rather than its flavor.
We’re in the dead of winter here with spring a looong way off yet, so it sure was nice to have something else ‘blooming’ around here. 😀
Hope there’s something beautiful blooming where you are too…
I’m having mixed feelings about Valentines Day this year. It can be a difficult holiday when you don’t have a special someone to share the day with or when you aren’t able to be with the one you love. And as much as we like to tell ourselves “oh but Valentines Day is about all types love, not just romantic love,” there is still that little twinge of sadness when we don’t have a lover to celebrate this day of love with. At least that’s how it is for me. And unfortunately, the one I want to spend my Valentines Day with is an ocean away…
But I’m going to do my best not to feel all down and depressed because I happen to be a HUGE fan of love and an eternally hopeless romantic at heart, so I have decided to do something on my blog for Valentines Day to reflect that.
I come across so many wonderful quotes all the time, many of them about love, and because I’m not feeling especially inspired right now to come up with anything of my own, I thought I would share some of those quotes in addition to some great pictures from deviantArt that I find sweet, passionate, or romantic.
I happened upon this poem a while back and it speaks so much to me. It’s perfect to start this out with…
“One day your heart will take you to your Lover. One day your soul will carry you to the Beloved. Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure.”
“Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.”
“Love has the power to break all chains – swim the deepest seas – endure the strongest pains. Love is the glow in the darkest night leading you on until you have sight.”
“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.”
“The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman’s heart.”
“Romantic love reaches out in little ways, showing attention and admiration. Romantic love remembers what pleases a woman, what excites her, and what surprises her. Its actions whisper: you are the most special person in my life.”
“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.”
“Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs, being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes, being vexed a sea nourished with lovers’ tears, what is it else? a madness most discreet, a choking gall, a preserving sweet.”
“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”
“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life; that word is love.”
“Real love isn’t blind. It sees, sees everything, but loves anyway.”
“The throb of life is love. Without it, humans are bodies of bones clad with skin.”
“And think not, you can direct the course of love; for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.”
I came across this video after this post, but I just felt like it was a perfect ending for this. I am so in love with it!
I created this blog primarily just to express myself by writing about whatever random stuff happens to come to mind on any given day. Over time I suppose it may morph into something more specific, but for now it's just my various ramblings. Thank you so much for stopping by and wherever your day leads today ~ I hope it's to a happy place! :)