Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A grateful heart

Being grateful and feeling appreciation - even for the smallest gestures and things in life - will help you to stay centered, find more joy and most importantly will open your heart. When you catch your mind dwelling on some negative thoughts - stop, take a deep breath and pay attention to what you are doing and appreciate the moment. It can be as simple as being grateful for water and soap while washing your hands!
Here are some thoughts on Gratitude from the "Soul Coaching Cards" by Denise Linn:

"Gratitude is the secret to a joy-filled life. True thankfulness can work like modern-day alchemy, yielding happiness and peace beyond imagination. And it's so simple: find what's good and wonderful in every moment. No matter what's happening around you, there's always something to be grateful for. Whatever you appreciate in life will grow, so discover what you're thankful for - even the people and situations you've found challenging -  and watch miracles unfold."

Be grateful and smile - Susanne

Friday, November 11, 2011

To all of us

11.11.11. - people all over the world (and beyond...) gather today in ceremonies, prayer and meditations to express their gratitude, joy, love and are setting intentions for peace, abundance.... whatever your hearts desire is.
Remember and reconnect with the magnificent being you are!!
Be grateful and believe in miracles - no matter how small they are.
Spread the joy and love - wherever you are.
Peace, Susanne

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Elements of design and geometry

As a follow up from my previous post - grasses, reeds and sedges are interesting subjects to look for to find abstract and geometric designs. Reeds growing in water are especially nice due to their reflections and mirror like images. The white spot in the last photo is the reflection of the moon. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Elements of design in nature

It is always a fun task to look for elements of design in nature like lines, curves, certain shapes or the seemingly random placement of pebbles or stones on a beach. The following photos were taken at a recent visit to the Porcupine Mountains in Michigan.