“Bewildered and discombobulated.
But hopeful too.
Of new possibilities, of change.
Nature is being given space to breathe,
and heal a little.
Birds can respond to each other
without the befuddlement of noise,
the seas and rivers are becoming clearer,
humans are resting and hearts have a chance
to be heard by their own bodies.
Everyday I hear
something beautiful about nature thriving,
and about people growing, baking,
reading and exploring new things.
There is a light of hope I hold.
That we, as human animals,
may wake up to the disastrous way of living
that has formed in our day to day life.
A busyness, a taking,
a greed that leaves a shambles in our wake,
not just for the land around us,
but for us too.
I hope that through the strange,
edgy and difficult times.
Something beautiful is birthed in the heart of me,
in the hearts of all,
that changes something for the better.”
~ Brigit Anna McNeill
“We cannot direct the wind,
but we can adjust the sails.”
~ Bertha Calloway
“Oh, my friend,
it’s not what they take away from you that counts.
It’s what you do with what you have left.”
~ Hubert Humphrey
“If the pieces do not fit into your puzzle…
try a different picture.”
~ Cass van Krah
“It is not
the most intellectual of the species that survives;
it is not the strongest that survives;
but the species that survives is the one
that is able best to adapt and adjust
to the changing environment
in which it finds itself.”
~ Leon C. Megginson more
“At some point
you just have to let go
of what you thought should happen
and live in what is happening.”
~ Author Unknown
“Insults can hurt, but only if you let them.
If you learn to let the wind blow through you,
you will take away its power to blow you down.
If you let the words pass through you,
you will not feel them”.
~ The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living more