January 18

For today let us remember the life of this great man. A man who knew the risks and showed up anyway. A man who lived and died for a vision and a promise. A man whose hope for a better future still lives and still guides so many today.

January 17

Sunset in winter

Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.

Lovely Drachman

January 15

A Weeping Willow in January

Poetry, music, forests, oceans, solitude- they are what developed enormous spiritual strength. I came to realize that spirit, as much or more than physical conditioning, has to be stored up before a race.

Herb Elliot, Olympic champion and world-record holder in the mile who trained in bare feet, wrote poetry, and retired undefeated

January 12

Borrowed from a friend.

May my attention stay focused on the solution. How can I help? How can I better understand? How can I support others? For today, let me focus on what is good, hopeful, and promising.

January 11

Curiosity is the spark behind every great idea. The future belongs to the curious.

Mike Byster
Winter foliage hidden in plain sight.

January 10

Remember to look up at the stars, not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.

Stephen Hawking
North Georgia mountains, hike to Hogpen Gap

As the new day begins, let our curiosity drive our awareness- not our judgements.

December 20

The owl is the wisest of all birds because the more it sees the less it talks.

  • African Proverb

This owl was spied in my backyard early one morning. I heard the call and happened to glance up. Isn’t that often how life happens? We just happen to notice something that is out of the ordinary in our plan and boom. Just like that everything looks a little different. An opportunity appears in our vision and it’s as if it was always there; despite our lack of awareness. I can’t help but wonder how many owls go unnoticed?

November 29

Be present in all things, and thankful for all things.

Maya Angelou

As Thanksgiving 2020 winds down, I’m simply grateful. Grateful I have family to cook for- grateful for my children to love and guide- grateful for my home and my health.

Although this year has been daunting and scary at times, it is also a year of appreciation and gratitude.

November 20

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.

Eckhart Tolle

November 19

Smokey Mountain stream

The stream models the flow. When we are in the flow, the rocks roll right by us. When we are fighting the flow we hit each one. Each day we choose how we treat the water and whether we emerge cleansed or bruised.