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The moon is a reminder that no matter what phase I’m in, I’m still whole.  Source unknown, via @peacefulmindpeacefullife

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“Finding yourself” is not really how it works.  You aren’t a ten-dollar bill in last winter’s coat pocket.  You are also not lost. Your true self is right there, buried under cultural conditioning, other people’s opinions, and inaccurate conclusions you drew as a kid that became your beliefs about who you are.  “Finding yourself” is actually a return to yourself.  An unlearning, an excavation, a remembering who you were before the world got its hands on you.  ~ Emily McDowell

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A tribute to my wonderful dad, who passed away a year ago today.

Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love.  It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot.  ll of that unspent love gathers in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in the hollow part of your chest.  Grief is just love with no place to go.  ~ Jamie Anderson

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When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it’s our job to share our calm, not join their chaos.  L.R. Knost

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So true, but also easier said than done, especially in the midst of a global pandemic.  Via @walkthetalkshow on Instagram.

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It is such a pleasure to watch the changes in our garden as the days go by.  I think it’s so important to see the beauty, to appreciate the incremental changes, and to realize that – for most of us – life goes on as our Winter turns into Spring.

Also, I did not realize that our peonies (in the last photo) are so ugly at this time of year?!

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