Take a moment and inhale slowly. Now exhale. Today will be a good day.

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3 Comments on Pause and Revitalize #9

  1. Mary-the boondocks blog
    March 11, 2016 at 12:14 am (5 years ago)

    Ann Marie, that is my name up there! I am such an optimist, and I have to be to survive this madness all around me. It is 2 in the morning as I write to you, and this is also optimism at work knowing that I’m writing to someone half way around the world. and sending good wishes and… words of optimism.

    • irisabbey
      March 11, 2016 at 1:06 am (5 years ago)

      Dear Optimistic Mary — how wonderful to hear from you. I saw your almond wreath post and was so impressed that you grow almond trees. I’m glad we’re in touch because you (I think it was you) mentioned Hometalk in a recent post. I’d never heard about it before, so what do you like about Hometalk? Meanwhile, stay optimistic. I also love Emily Dickinson’s poem whenever I need a jolt of hope:

      “Hope” is the thing with feathers –
      That perches in the soul –
      And sings the tune without the words –
      And never stops – at all –

      And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
      And sore must be the storm –
      That could abash the little Bird
      That kept so many warm –

      I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
      And on the strangest Sea –
      Yet – never – in Extremity,
      It asked a crumb – of me.

      • Mary-the boondocks blog
        March 15, 2016 at 9:50 am (5 years ago)

        Iris thank you for the inspiration and for the poem! I live with hope in my heart every day. I am going to send you a message on Facebook about Hometalk.


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