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Color in Seattle – Drinking it IN!!

Callistemon citrinus flowers.

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I was out for a walk today and noticed the brilliant colors of flowers on trees and bushes.  I also noticed something peculiar.   Healthy bushes next to dead ones.   Life and death right next to each other.  A beautiful and healthy bush  – full and lush with bright flowers in abundance – next to a withered up and dead plant.  Why was one alive and thriving – and the other one in the same yard, dead?  It didn’t make any sense to me.  I came across other dead looking bushes around the neighborhood and was surprised to  see that these were not just in an abandoned or neglected yard – but also in ones that were meticulously cared for.  Sometimes there is nothing really wrong.  Sometimes it just is what it is.  It’s the circle – a time for life and a time for death.

It was a puzzle for me.  Life is a little like this – life next to death – color next to black and white.  Openness next to closed and shut up.  A heart with a song – a life with no meaning.  Some people flourish and bloom where they are planted – others stop living, wither up and die.  And like in nature sometimes it is because there was not enough nourishment to the roots – or reason to live – sometimes it was just because it was the time to die.

Is there a time when death can become life?  New from old?   How did it change you?  Is there time to let something or someone go?  Have you ever had to do this in your own life?

Below is a little slideshow of some of the beauty in my neighborhood as I walked along.  I’m taking you along on my walk today – sharing a little of this with you.

Enjoy the color of Seattle – drink it in.

God Bless

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29 Reasons

This morning with my morning coffee I received a note from Greg – my husband, partner, lover and friend for 29 years today.  The note was just entitled:

29 Reasons Why I Love You

I would love to share these with you – but it is simply inappropriate to do so – they are for me alone – all the things he loves about me that are unique and personal for me to hear.  I did not need much from him – my needs are pretty simple – I don’t demand flowers, candy, gifts or any other monetary things that are unique to anniversary celebrations – and although he has lavished these things on me in the past – he knows they are not important to me.  I would rather have this note – with 29 reasons. ♥

I want to encourage you today – the ‘little things’ are sometimes the most effective.  Everyone can write a love note – everyone can do a simple act of kindness – everyone can think of something unique and special without spending any money at all.  Speak a love language of the heart – and maybe come up with your own 29 reasons – today.

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband, Greg ♥

God Bless

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