Happy 1st Day of Spring

 I am enjoying watching the buds form on trees and seeing the new green growth all around me.
I am loving watching the flowers bloom on my rose bushes and the gerber daisies popping back out again.

Tulips are in season again and just yesterday the bulbs were closed and this morning they are beautifully opening.

Spring has sprung and I’m loving it!! 

Happy 1st day of spring!! Wishing you joy and light. Have a great week!!

xo

My Backyard Moments

I got to enjoy moments in my backyard this morning because I decided to use the smoker to smoke chicken for our dinner tonight.

Now that I’m working, I cook dinner first thing in the morning before work, so that it’s ready when everyone comes home.  Everyone comes home at different times and we’re all typically hungry and on the run to evening meetings and practices. It’s nice to just have healthy meals ready to consume and share. It’s my idea of fast food.

So anyway, back to the backyard. In the winter time,  I hardly step foot out there. But today the smoker brought me outdoors. As I was waiting for the last chicken breast to reach 165 degrees, I explored and admired the new life that was in bloom and was thankful for these moments.

  
  
   
   
When I uncovered the sofa, I found this surprise little visitor and actually picked him up and moved him safely to the bushes.

  
I haven’t seen a lizard here before and this one reminded me of my childhood days and feeling excited and scared at the same time as I tried to catch him. I think I squealed.

And finally the chicken was ready and I moved back inside to continue on with another full and exciting day.

  
Are you noticing spring beginning to bloom where you are? It’s almost time to spring the clocks forward. I’m also loving that it’s staying lighter longer again. It’s a wonderful time of the year!

nAMaste

Day 264: Love and Light

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This morning a family friend passed away from cancer. I grew up camping with Mike Lagas and his family since I was two years old. He wasn’t much older than me and it saddens me to think of his life passing so soon. On the same day, his grandmother also died. Sending condolences to the Lagas family.

Love and light are the words that seem to offer condolences. We send love to the person experiencing pain and pray that love and hope will bring them out of their current darkness, and back into the light again, all in time.

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Today has been a bit dark for several people and especially for those at the Boston Marathon. I pray for peace and safety for the survivors, and healing for those injured. God bless those who were killed and their families and loved ones who have to continue living after this tragedy. Sending love and light.

We don’t have control over life, but we can continue to walk together, to support one another, and share love and light along the journey.

Namaste.

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These blooming flowers were all seen today.