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Wisdom From The Little Prince

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“It’s madness to hate all roses because you got scratched with one thorn, to give up all dreams because one of them didn’t come true, to give up all attempts because one of them failed.

It’s folly to condemn all your friends because one has betrayed you, to no longer believe in love just because someone was unfaithful or didn’t love you back, to throw away all your chances to be happy because something went wrong.

There will always be another opportunity, another friend, another love, a new strength.

For every end, there is always a new beginning…..

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Just a little heartlight inspiration for the beginning of August on a Sunday morning because I feel as if we may need a little soothing reminder. While I am not posting a Rabbit Rabbit, I still hope that you remember it as I do.

Shine On!

xo

The Peony

My sweet neighbors always remember me when their peonies bloom. It is a Springtime tradition that began long ago and continued even after I moved away and one that I am so grateful for each and every year.

There is nothing like a clear beautiful vase filled with the sweetest smell of freshly cut peonies in a home, especially ones that are delivered with kindness. My house has been so aromatic for the last week that I couldn’t help but to grin broadly each and every morning as I brewed my first cup of coffee for the peonies greeted me on the kitchen island!

I don’t often get fresh cut flowers anymore unless I buy them, but even then, sometimes they aren’t as fragrant as ones from a friend’s backyard. These were truly spectacular and I wish we had a smellavision on the blog so you could have enjoyed them too!

I was talking with a friend recently and the phrase, ‘kindness doesn’t cost anything’ was part of our conversation. How true is that! I always feel strongly about kindness. Don’t you?

Anyway, being that it’s June first and it seems my bunny has found greener pastures, I just wanted to send you a little blog post to let you know I am thinking of all of you and hoping you’re doing well!

You know as a gentle reminder, I can’t help myself and say, Rabbit Rabbit!

Shine On!

xo

Mr. Groundhog Returns!

I am very excited to share that I finally had a sighting of Mr. Groundhog (aka Fatty)! I haven’t seen him in months and was worried that the other more active wildlife here had perhaps taken off with him. But much to my surprise, he popped up into my yard and I was able to greet him with a happy smile.

Now I know many people may not be as enthusiastic as I am when a groundhog who has a large labyrinth underground has made it through hibernation only to pop back up, but I am! A few days ago after the farmer across the street had tilled the field, I watched a few groundhogs scampering across the street in the recently turned soil and hoped that perhaps one of them was mine.

Fatty is looking pretty lean so I hope that his munching on the dandelions (of which I have a ton in the yard right now) will fatten him up again happily after his long winter’s nap. Now I just have to wait and see if Mrs. Fatty returns as well!

Of course, you know I am anxiously awaiting a sighting of my darling bunnies. So far, I haven’t seen them, but I am keeping a watchful eye out!

Which by the way, reminds me – Today is…

May First which is….Rabbit Rabbit, White Rabbit, White Rabbit Day!

Shine On!

xo

Hello March!

I love when Rose Hill Designs by Heather Stillufsen posts one of her designs (like the one above) that speaks to me. In the past you know I have talked about rabbit-rabbit-white-rabbit-white-rabbit every first of the month, but today is a little different. I adore daffodils as they remind me of my Mom who passed last year. Every year in March, the daffodils in her garden would bloom and she would cut a few of them to put in a small vase on our kitchen table. Because my birthday is in March, I have always associated daffodils with my birthday (and my Mom).

So when I saw the design above, I felt drawn to write and to post it. Because I believe that even when we pass away, we leave a little bit of us behind in the memories of our family and friends. A chance remark, a certain phrase, a whiff of Spring or even a small bouquet of daffodils can remind us of the goodness in those who are no longer here. Perhaps it is a sign that they are still among us, even though we can’t see them. Or perhaps it is nothing but a coincidence.

I believe in signs, in synchronicity and that little is chance or coincidence. I’ve had too many inexplicable experiences to believe otherwise which comforts me. So today I wish you a Happy March as well as lucky – Rabbit Rabbit, White Rabbit White Rabbit!

Shine On!

xo

Rabbit Rabbit

Well friends, it’s that time of the month again! You know, the one when we say rabbit-rabbit-white-rabbit-white-rabbit/! Have you said it yet? I put two rabbits in the photo today. I just felt like we all needed a little extra this month considering we’re in the home stretch of 2020! For some I know this has been a really difficult year. I think we have all felt the stresses this year, but I pray that we will find this last month of the year one where we feel a healing. Certainly with the holidays approaching we can find peace within and some holiday spirit to lift us up.

I hope that you are taking good care of yourselves for I think of you often. I am not on my blog as much as I have been in past years, but I hope that 2021 allows me more time to spread positivity and to connect with all of you!

Keep shining your heartlights! We all need to shine in this darkness and spread love and light.

Shine On!

xo

Rabbit Rabbit November 1st

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Good morning dear friends! For those of you who know me, you know the first of the month is the signal for saying those special words in order to ensure good luck all month long! Have you said it yet?

It’s also All Saints Day on the Catholic calendar which coincides with the birthday of a dearly departed family member. It’s been many years since he passed away, but I feel his presence in my life often. As I said in yesterday’s post, I do believe in signs from the other side and have experienced many synchronicities and coincidences that are not able to be explained which reminds me that while loved ones may pass away, their essence, their presence, and their legacy remain in our hearts.

It is another reminder to me that we never know what the future brings and so I gently, but firmly, remind you to forgive, to love, to care and to shine your heartlights with much love into the world. We need more caring and kindness here and I know you are all blessed with an abundance of those very necessary traits! I am so grateful for all of you!

Shine On!

xo

October’s Rabbit Rabbit

Happy October 1st, 2020! I was thinking of not posting my usual first of the month Rabbit-rabbit-white-rabbit-white-rabbit/ but then I started thinking that we may need all the luck we can get as we go into the Fall months with the virus, the political situation and all the unrest. So here we are!

The weather is turning cooler here making it feel like Fall has arrived, not only by the date, but by the weather indications. The brisk chill in the air is a lovely change as we begin a new month.

There are many people struggling these days with all different challenges. So may I remind you that I’m here for you and you are not alone. We walk through life’s journey together, aiding each other when needed, companionably without fear.

Keep shining your heartlights my friends!

Shine On!

xo

September 1st Rabbit Rabbit

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Well dear friends, we’ve made it to September 2, 2020!  Pat yourselves on the back that we are still here.  I’m sorry my post is a day late, but better late than never, right?

Did you remember to repeat, “Rabbit Rabbit, White Rabbit, White Rabbit” yesterday?  If you didn’t, then quickly say it now!  I think we need all of the luck we can as we begin the Fall season with schools starting.  I know that my family and I do!

How are you doing there where you are?  Are you and your family doing well?  Are your children returning to school?  How’s your job situation?  I know these are very uncertain times so please stay safe.

As for my Clover (you may remember my yard bunny and her baby), I haven’t seen them in quite awhile.  Recently we’ve had fox sightings and I’m wondering if something has happened to them.  Sightings of the silver fox and red fox have been more frequent so I am hoping that Clover and her baby are just not around when I am outside.  While I enjoy new wildlife in my vicinity (and have seen a baby red fox as well), I’m saddened by not seeing my special bunny.

However, Fatty, Mrs. Fatty and Skipper the baby (the groundhog family) have been scarce too.  I did catch Fatty running through the backyard the other day, so that was good.  We have chipmunks here as well who are very daring and scoot past me closely.  They are all just so much fun to watch.

Let me know how your wildlife is doing please.  I love to keep up with your special animal friends, so I hope all is well with them.  Of course, as always, I hope all is well with you and yours.

Keep shining your heartlights.  Stay in touch with your loved ones.  These are strange times indeed.  Let’s pray for a peaceful September.  God Bless.

Shine On!

xo

 

 

 

 

August 1st Rabbit Rabbit

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Happy August to all!   Continuing the tradition, please remember to welcome this month with Rabbit Rabbit, White Rabbit, White Rabbit!

I want to thank you for all of your love and kindness in response to my Mom’s passing.  We are still transitioning into the reality that our Mom is no longer here on Earth. However, I do know in my heart that her presence will stay with me as we were so connected and that is a bond of unconditional love that continues.  I am truly grateful for all of the blessings that have been bestowed on me by her love and the love that she had for everyone.

As the new month of August unfolds, I ask that you hold your loved ones close.  Speak with kindness and give from your generous hearts.  Receive the kindnesses that come to you with gratitude.  Pass along your smiles to all.  Spread love, patience and generosity of spirit.  Our world needs healing and healing begins with us.

I am sorry I have not been writing often, nor reading your posts.  Please know I have missed you all and hold you dearly in my heart.  God Bless.

Shine On!

xo

White Rabbit, White Rabbit

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It’s July 1, 2020 and you know what that means!  It’s the first of the month and time to say Rabbit Rabbit, White Rabbit, White Rabbit!

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a new month and for the first half of this strange year to be over.  I’m praying for the next six months to be better for us all.  Aren’t you?  Because we’ve been through so many different experiences that have been changing us all.  Let’s pray the changes are making way for the good.

How have you been handling this year so far?  I pray that you and your families are doing well and are healthy.  I know the struggles we’ve all endured so I hope yours haven’t been too harsh.  It’s not easy during this stressful time.  I hope you’re taking care of yourselves.

As for my Clover, I haven’t been able to get a good photo of her in awhile.  It seems that the other wildlife around the homestead have been more prevalent than my sweet rabbit.  But hopefully, I will see her again soon.

May your month ahead be filled with luck, health and joy.  May you and your loved ones continue to receive blessings and be grateful.  Continue to shine your heartlights dear friends as we begin the second part of 2020 and a new month!

Shine On!

xo