Tag Archives: Thoughts

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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Crisscross

 

Like the frost patterns on my window

thoughts intersect

A maze of invisible lines passing back and forth, through and over

meeting, separating

in a vast network system of connections and fragments

tracing off at odd angles in different directions

and then converging again all at once

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in my mind

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2016

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And then I breathe deeply, quieting them all

and simply enjoy the beauty of the frost patterns on my window.

 

Of which there’s been plenty of over the past few days.  The cold weather here has finally set in and Jack frost has been up to his old tricks breathing lovely patterns on my windows during the night.  I haven’t had my real camera to capture them with though because I forgot it at my sister’s, so these that I snapped with my new phone will have to do…

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Stay warm my friends, may your day be filled with quieted thoughts and loud beauty…

 

 

 

✿~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…

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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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Things I Love About December

 

The invigorating scent of fresh pine

Peppermint flavored everything

Swirling snowflakes dancing on the wintry winds

and on my blog

Christmas music ringing out on the airways

The color red

Frosty windows

Animal tracks in the snow

Hot cocoa

A crackling fire on a cozy hearth

Warm winter clothes – mittens!  🙂

The extra sense of wonder and excitement in children

and in my pets

and in me

The increased spirit of giving and goodwill people have toward one another

Pretty packages containing special gifts for loved ones

Celebrating the greatest gift of all – the birth of Jesus ❤

Holiday lights sparkling everywhere

The warm glow of candlelight

Spending extra time with family and friends

Baking festive holiday treats

Clear crisp wintry night skies filled with bright stars

Frost on my windows

oh wait, I already mentioned that  😉


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I’m experiencing a slight bit of overwhelm here in my little world at the moment, so I made this list to remind myself of everything I love about this time of year.

What do you love today?

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Beyond the Branches

 

Just beyond the chaotic mess of branches that crowd your busy mind

shines the light

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2015

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 Witnessing the dawning of a new day always has a special way of bringing peace and fresh hope to my heart.   May your heart be filled with fresh hope today too, and may the light be shining bright…

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Thoughts of You

 

In the morning just as I awake, there you are, already in my thoughts, mingled in amidst the remnants of dreams and my drowsy awareness of the day ahead.

It’s warm there, in my bed, and in my head, I want to linger there, to immerse myself in all that warmness, and allow the thoughts of you to play out in my mind.  Sweet and sensual.

But the demands of the day beckon, so I open my sleepy eyes and arise, taking thoughts of you with me into the day.

 

And in the evening as I’m falling asleep, there you are, still in my thoughts.  I try to bring you with me into my dreams, in hopes that we will meet there, where imagination knows no limits and our fantasies run wild and free.

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2015

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✿~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

 

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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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