We had a beautiful snow-topped mountain scene to wake up to in Santa Barbara this morning! That doesn’t often happen here, so it was quite a sight to behold! Unfortunately, it didn’t last very long. Before noon, it was just a beautiful memory — along with a great photo! We are left with two choices. … Read More
Create a Circle of Kindness Around You, Wherever You Go!
“Every man has his secret sorrows, which the world knows not, and often times we call a man cold, when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow When we’re on the outside looking in, we can form a perception that isn’t very accurate. We might judge people as being unfriendly, when if the truth … Read More
Don’t Give Depression More Power
If you’re depressed, the last thing you usually want to do is go outside and enjoy nature, or be somewhere around other people. You probably don’t feel like being active, and you just want to be left alone. The more you allow depression to control the choices you make, though, the more powerful it becomes. … Read More
The Sadness of Holidays
Do you ever walk down neighborhood streets at night, and think about the warm glowing scenes you see through the uncovered windows? I do! I like to imagine the happiness inside those homes! Sometimes, though, that isn’t the reality contained within. Particularly at holidays, the scene can look festive, but the feelings inside people aren’t … Read More
You Never Know What’s Right Around the Corner!
My husband and I were out enjoying nature the other morning, and it made me think about how we see life. We came to a spot at a local bird refuge, and there was so much growing in the water that we couldn’t see through it. I had a new lens on our camera, and … Read More
In Times of Fear and Sorrow
We all have those times when the heavy clouds of fear and sorrow begin to drift in and settle down around us. No one goes through life without them! If it isn’t your own fear and sorrow, it may be that someone close to your heart is suffering. How do you handle those times? The … Read More