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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Right Here. Right Now.

Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.  Always work with it, not against it.  Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy.  This will miraculously transform you whole life.    Eckhart Tolle

Lily Grace, my chunky-cheeked, beautiful four-year-old

It's a rainy Tuesday morning, the day after my mom's birthday, which reminds me that I forgot to wish her a Happy Birthday here.  So, I'll say it now...Happy Birthday, Mom!  I love you and wish you weren't thousands of miles away. 

My little Lily (my four-year-old) has been home sick the last couple of days so we're here, nestled on the couch together, sipping hot tea with honey, taking it slow and easy.

I pictured myself painting like crazy this week so am practicing letting go and doing my best to be here now. Right here.  Right now. I'm grateful that I can be at home to nurture my little one and kiss her chunky cheeks. 

Taking lots of deep breaths and trying to be mindful of all the gifts in my life.  I am very conscious of how very blessed I am.


  1. We are so blessed! So sorry if my daughter blessed your daughter with a cold :( Give her cheeks a kiss from me!

  2. I love the Tolle quote. I am so thankful for your wisdom and practice. It makes mine that much more meaningful. I hope that your words inspire an entire planet of us!

  3. PS. I hope she feels better so soon. Such a sweet photo.

  4. geez girl, if you ever think that you haven't created enough, done enough, just look into those eyes (and all the others in your sweet family). isn't that the most incredible art imaginable?

  5. Thanks for always being in touch with a perfect quote, thought, or poem, all of which seems to be exactly what I need and given at the perfect time!

    What a sweet little beauty!

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