The sun has risen on the first day of the first month of a new year. A new day has dawned, heralding new beginnings, a fresh start, a clean slate, and no regrets.
Life is what we make it. We are the architect of our own destiny, the captain of our own ship. We create our own future. So let’s make it an amazing one.
Miracles and magical experiences await us on the horizon. We may not see them yet, but they’re there. Just BELIEVE!!
Happy New Year, Everyone!!
“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world
everything is softer and more beautiful.”
Norman Vincent Peale
Blessings of Peace this Christmastime
“We are human beings not human doings –
so let’s start acting like it by taking the time simply to BE
and appreciate the beauty of the world.”
Images: Autumn at Llyn Mair, North Wales October 2016
“A lake is a landscape’s most expressive feature.
It is Earth’s eye, looking into which the beholder
measures the depth of his own nature.”
Henry David Thoreau
When I visited the lake at the end of October, the peace and tranquility were palpable. I have come to love this solitude and silent communion with nature. My heart sings and my spirit dances with delight. I am a child again.
As I sat, entranced, I was reminded of the words of the Indian guru, Paramahansa Yogananda:
“Each minute of life should be a divine quest.”
This was one of those precious moments, an eternal moment frozen in time, as the world faded away and my heart soared.
Llyn Mair [Welsh for ‘Mary’s Lake’] is an artificial lake near Maentwrog in the county of Gwynedd, North Wales. It was created in 1889 by William Edward Oakley, as a 21st birthday present for his daughter Mair. The position of the lake, bordered with ancient oak woods, and its tranquil appearance, makes this a popular picnic site for visitors, and it is also a starting point for a number of local country walks. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llyn_Mair]
“Reading about nature is fine,
but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully,
he can learn more than what is in books,
for they speak with the voice of God.”
George Washington Carver
Images: Autumn Glory at Moss Valley, North Wales