what keeps me going…

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“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” ― Rachel Carson


sunset in Maine


Grace’s Gardens Publications

traveling the path

“You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.” ~The Buddha

photo- coast of Maine, Freeport by Grace’s Gardens Publications


Gratitude is a feeling that spontaneously emerges from within. However, it is not simply an emotional response; it is also a choice we make. We can choose to be grateful, or we can choose to be ungrateful–to take our gifts and blessings for granted. Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk,, reminds us that “gratefulness is the inner gesture of giving meaning to our life by receiving life as a gift.” –Angeles Arrien, “Living in Gratitude



photo-Grace’s Gardens publications- Coast of Maine

brainstorming….what makes me come alive

my rescue pup Gracie, my parents pup Molly, nature, connecting with friends, family, strangers, creating-photos, words, building…..giving, sharing, helping, music, books, ideas, learning, growing, truth, laughing and more laughing, working for a purpose-rescue animals, stopping violence agains women, children…..equality and respect for all…..art in life, life in art, compassion, forgiveness, the ocean, the mountains, studying Buddhism, gardens, travel and so much more…..i’m listening more to my heart and to it’s truth….what makes my heart expand, what makes me come alive…saying yes to life, saying yes to love….

Flat Stanley visits Maine

Biddeford Pool, Maine

California Coast

California Coast