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  • Kaleidoscope #762 - I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string. ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea         Below is the original photo used to […]
  • Kaleidoscope #761 - Simple pleasures are best. ― Alan Bradley, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie     Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking an afternoon walk around Floyd, VA in the rain. Hanging baskets with a beautiful variety of flowers seemed to be outside every shop. I couldn’t resist these lavender petunias. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #760 - Happiness isn’t complicated. It is a humble state of gratitude for simple pleasures, tender mercies, recognized blessings, and inherent beauty. ― Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway       Below is the original photo used to create this image. Taken on.a summer afternoon, while on an afternoon walk around Floyd, VA in the rain. Hanging baskets […]
  • Kaleidoscope #759 - These are the little things that people should really appreciate, simple pleasures. ― Julianna Baggott, Pure       Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this lovely and vibrant flower arrangement while sitting in a high-rise lobby in downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap […]
  • Kaleidoscope #758 - A nice warm shower, a cup of tea, and a caring ear may be all you need to warm your heart. ― Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life       Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking an afternoon walk around Floyd, VA in […]
  • Kaleidoscope #757 - Youth is like having a big plate of candy. Sentimentalists think they want to be in the pure, simple state they were in before they ate the candy. They don’t. They just want the fun of eating it all over again. The matron doesn’t want to repeat her girlhood, she wants to repeat her honeymoon. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #756 - Rejoice in every aspect of life—big or small. Let nothing pass you by. Appreciate everything—whether it is perceived as good or bad. You have the power to turn any experience into a pleasurable one. Challenge your preconceptions and luxuriate in the simple things of life. ― Jennifer L. Scott, Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I […]
  • Kaleidoscope #755 - There is pleasure from learning the simple truth, and there is a pleasure from learning that the truth is not simple. ― Wayne C. Booth, The Rhetoric of Fiction         Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking a walk around Floyd, VA on a rainy afternoon, my parents and […]
  • Kaleidoscope #754 - One must be prepared to fight for one’s simple pleasures and to defend them against elegance and erudition and all manner of glamorous enticements. ― Amor Towles, Rules of Civility       Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking an afternoon walk around Floyd, VA in the rain. Hanging baskets with a […]
  • Kaleidoscope #753 - “Negative thoughts back you into a corner,” her mother said to her, smiling, one afternoon after returning from a picnic with the baby in Flushing Meadow Park. “They multiply and surround you. Don’t think of what you don’t have. Try to focus on the simple pleasures.” ― Matthew Thomas, We Are Not Ourselves       Below […]
  • Kaleidoscope #752 - The key to finding happiness in this life is realizing that the only way to overcome is to transcend; to find happiness in the simple pleasures, to master the art of just being. ― Brianna Wiest       Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking an afternoon walk around Floyd, VA […]
  • Kaleidoscope #751 - Simple things bring infinite pleasure. Yet, it takes us a while to realize that. But once simple is in, complex it out – forever. ― Joan Marques         Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking an afternoon walk around Floyd, VA in the rain. Hanging baskets with a beautiful […]
  • Kaleidoscope #750 - The greatest challenge in life is to be our own person and accept that being different is a blessing and not a curse. A person who knows who they are lives a simple life by eliminating from their orbit anything that does not align with his or her overriding purpose and values. A person must […]
  • Kaleidoscope #749 - I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. ― Emma Goldman       Below is the original photo used to create this image. Taken on.a summer afternoon, while on an afternoon walk around Floyd, VA in the rain. Hanging baskets with a beautiful variety of flowers seemed to be outside every […]
  • Kaleidoscope #748 - My loathings are simple. stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. My pleasures are the most intense known to man: writing and butterfly hunting. ―Vladmir Nabakov, Strong Opinions       Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this lovely and vibrant flower arrangement while sitting in a high-rise lobby in downtown […]
  • Kaleidoscope #747 - Why do we have to grow up? I know more adults who have the children’s approach to life. They’re people who don’t give a hang what the Joneses do. You see them at Disneyland every time you go there. They are not afraid to be delighted with simple pleasures, and they have a degree of […]
  • Kaleidoscope #746 - Sometimes, the simple things are more fun and meaningful than all the banquets in the world … ―A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly         Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking an afternoon walk around Floyd, VA in the rain. Hanging baskets with a beautiful variety of flowers seemed […]
  • Kaleidoscope #745 - Perhaps the rare and simple pleasure of being seen for what one is compensates for the misery of being it. ― Margaret Drabble         Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking a walk around Floyd, VA on a rainy afternoon, my parents and I came across a […]
  • Kaleidoscope #744 - The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong. ― Laura Ingalls Wilder       Below is the original photo used to create this image. Taken on.a summer […]
  • Kaleidoscope #743 - I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex. ― Oscar Wilde       Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this lovely and vibrant flower arrangement while sitting in a high-rise lobby in downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from […]
  • Kaleidoscope #742 - Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen Hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is. ― Mary Anne Radmacher     Below is the original photo used to create this image. This photo represents […]
  • Kaleidoscope #741 - With endless time, nothing is special. With no loss or sacrifice, we can’t appreciate what we have. ― Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper     Below is the original photo used to create this image. A soft blue sky, taken before leaving for work one morning No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart […]
  • Kaleidoscope #740 - The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. ― Emerson       Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found these lush azaleas on a lunchtime walk around the capital grounds in Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.
  • Kaleidoscope #739 - It’s funny how, in this journey of life, even though we may begin at different times and places, our paths cross with others so that we may share our love, compassion, observations, and hope. This is a design of God that I appreciate and cherish. ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience […]
  • Kaleidoscope #738 - You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun. ― Shaun Hick       Below is the original photo used to create this image. I was in heaven when I took a lunchtime walk around the capital grounds in Richmond, VA and found this […]
  • Kaleidoscope #737 - I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, ‘The Beatles did’.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Timequake     Below is the original photo used to create this […]
  • Kaleidoscope #736 - When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love—then make that day count! ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free       Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me by a […]
  • Kaleidoscope #735 - Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light. ― Madeleine L’Engle, A Ring of Endless Light     Below is the original photo used to create this image. A soft blue sky, taken before leaving for work one morning No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.
  • Kaleidoscope #734 - Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go. ― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass       Below is the original […]
  • Kaleidoscope #733 - Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. ― Voltaire          Below is the original photo used to create this image. Caught these glorious crepe myrtles backlit by bright morning sunshine heading out to work. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from […]
  • Kaleidoscope #732 - Everyone enjoys being acknowledged and appreciated. Sometimes even the simplest act of gratitude can change someone’s entire day. Take the time to recognize and value the people around you and appreciate those who make a difference in your lives. ― Roy T. Bennett     Below is the original photo used to create this image. This […]
  • Kaleidoscope #731 - Do you really want to be happy? You can begin by being appreciative of who you are and what you’ve got. ― Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh       Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found these lush azaleas on a lunchtime walk around the capital grounds in Richmond, VA. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #730 - There is more to life than simply increasing its speed. ― Mahatma Gandhi     Below is the original photo used to create this image. A soft blue sky, taken before leaving for work one morning No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.
  • Kaleidoscope #729 - Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present, and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future. ― Audrey Hepburn       Below is the original photo used to […]
  • Kaleidoscope #728 - The only way to survive eternity is to be able to appreciate each moment. ― Lauren Kate, Fallen        Below is the original photo used to create this image. Caught these glorious crepe myrtles backlit by bright morning sunshine heading out to work. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my […]
  • Kaleidoscope #727 - Too much of a good thing can be wonderful! ― Mae West       Below is the original photo used to create this image. I was in heaven when I took a lunchtime walk around the capital grounds in Richmond, VA and found this vibrant flower bed. It was hard to focus in on […]
  • Kaleidoscope #726 - There is an abiding beauty which may be appreciated by those who will see things as they are and who will ask for no reward except to see. ― Vera Brittain       Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found these lush azaleas on a lunchtime walk around the […]
  • Kaleidoscope #725 - At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets. ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free     Below is the original photo used to create this image. This photo represents only part of my Mom’s hillside fairy garden, getting lush and green in early summer. No […]
  • Kaleidoscope #724 - To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with. ― Mark Twain     Below is the original photo used to create this image. A soft blue sky, taken before leaving for work one morning No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.
  • Kaleidoscope #723 - One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity. Connect with those around you today. Say, “I love you”, “I’m sorry”, “I appreciate you”, “I’m proud of you”…whatever you’re feeling. Send random texts, write a cute note, embrace your truth and share it…cause a smile today for someone else…and give plenty […]
  • Kaleidoscope #722 - Forget yesterday – it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow – you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift – today. ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free       Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found these lush azaleas […]
  • Kaleidoscope #721 - There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life. Live, then, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #720 - I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again. ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass     […]
  • Kaleidoscope #719 - You won’t understand what I mean now, but someday you will: the only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you are—not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgiving—and then to appreciate them for what they can teach you, and to try to listen to […]
  • Kaleidoscope #718 - Your heart just breaks, that’s all. But you can’t judge or point fingers. You just have to be lucky enough to find someone who appreciates you. ― Audrey Hepburn       Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me by a good friend who happens to spend […]
  • Kaleidoscope #717 - Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Spend your life with people who make you smile, laugh, and feel loved. ― Roy T. Bennett, The […]
  • Kaleidoscope #716 - If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation. ― Osho            Below is the original photo […]
  • Kaleidoscope #715 - Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. ― Oprah Winfrey       Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found these bright redbuds when I took a lunchtime walk around the capital […]
  • Kaleidoscope #714 - The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter. ― Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die       Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found these lush azaleas on a […]
  • Kaleidoscope #713 - The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not […]
  • Kaleidoscope #712 - I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. ― […]
  • Kaleidoscope #711 - We stare into each other’s eyes and softly kiss speaking and saying more with the movement of our lips and the tips of our fingers than words will allow us to say. Words can’t say this. The one word love means too little for what it is. It means everything and that is still not […]
  • Kaleidoscope #710 - Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement. ― Alfred Adler     Below is the original photo used to create this image. A soft blue sky, taken before leaving for work one morning No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.
  • Kaleidoscope #709 - We see in order to move; we move in order to see. ― William Gibson          Below is the original photo used to create this image. Caught these glorious crepe myrtles backlit by bright morning sunshine heading out to work. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.
  • Kaleidoscope #708 - Dancing is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment. ― Erol Ozan       Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me by a good friend who happens to spend his days outside as a postal carrier. These lovely mimosa blooms were found along […]
  • Kaleidoscope #707 - The stillness in stillness is not the real stillness; only when there is stillness in movement does the universal rhythm manifest. ― Bruce Lee       Below is the original photo used to create this image. I was in heaven when I took a lunchtime walk around the capital grounds in Richmond, VA and […]
  • Kaleidoscope #706 - All the natural movements of the soul are controlled by laws analogous to those of physical gravity. Grace is the only exception. Grace fills empty spaces, but it can only enter where there is a void to receive it, and it is grace itself which makes this void. The imagination is continually at work filling […]
  • Kaleidoscope #705 - A person susceptible to “wanderlust” is not so much addicted to movement as committed to transformation. ― Pico Iyer       Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me by a good friend who happens to spend his days outside as a postal carrier. These lovelies were […]
  • Kaleidoscope #704 - There seems to be a kind of order in the universe…in the movement of the stars and the turning of the Earth and the changing of the seasons. But human life is almost pure chaos. Everyone takes his stance, asserts his own right and feelings, mistaking the motives of others, and his own. ― Katherine […]
  • Kaleidoscope #703 - Well, I always know what I want. And when you know what you want–you go toward it. Sometimes you go very fast, and sometimes only an inch a year. Perhaps you feel happier when you go fast. I don’t know. I’ve forgotten the difference long ago, because it really doesn’t matter, so long as you […]
  • Kaleidoscope #702 - She writes things with her movements that I for the life of me could never write with a pen. ― Christopher Poindexter        Below is the original photo used to create this image. Caught these glorious crepe myrtles backlit by bright morning sunshine heading out to work. No special lighting or retouching, just […]
  • Kaleidoscope #701 - At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless; Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is, But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity, Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards, Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the […]
  • Kaleidoscope #700 - There was something in her movements that made you think she never walked but always danced. ― L.M. Montgomery, Rilla of Ingleside       Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found these bright redbuds when I took a lunchtime walk around the capital grounds in Richmond, VA. These lined […]
  • Kaleidoscope #699 - I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love. ― Leo Tolstoy       Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me by a good friend who happens to spend his days […]
  • Kaleidoscope #698 - There can be no transforming of darknss into light and of apathy into movement without emotion. ― Carl Gustav Jung     Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found these lovely and unusual flowers in a small garden near my parking deck in downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #697 - How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface. To make a map of my movement – no matter how temporary. ― Craig Thompson, Blankets   Below is the original photo used to create this image. A soft blue sky, taken before leaving for work one morning No special lighting or retouching, just a […]
  • Kaleidoscope #696 - Never confuse movement with action. ― Ernest Hemingway      Below is the original photo used to create this image. Caught these glorious crepe myrtles backlit by bright morning sunshine heading out to work. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.
  • Kaleidoscope #695 - All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused. ― Martha Graham       Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me by a good friend who happens to […]
  • Kaleidoscope #694 - In the days that follow, it’s movement, not stillness, that helps to keep the grief at bay. ― Veronica Roth, Allegiant        Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this interesting bush in the decorative planter outside my office building in downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #693 - A beauty neither of fine colour nor long eyelash, nor pencilled brow, but of meaning, of movement, of radiance. ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre      Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found these lovely and unusual flowers in a small garden near my parking deck in downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #692 - To live a spiritual life we must first find the courage to enter into the desert of our loneliness and to change it by gentle and persistent efforts into a garden of solitude. The movement from loneliness to solitude, however, is the beginning of any spiritual life because it it is the movement from the restless senses to the […]
  • Kaleidoscope #691 - There is a loneliness in this world so great that you can see it in the slow movement of the hands of a clock. People so tired, mutilated either by love or no love ― Charles Bukowski, Love Is a Dog from Hell      Below is the original photo used to create this image. I […]
  • Kaleidoscope #690 - sounds of life and movement, people getting ready and people giving up, the sound of hope and the sound of hanging on, and behind them all, the quiet, deadly ticking of a thousand hungry clocks… ― Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary        Below is the original photo used to create this image. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #689 - The brain is locked in total darkness, of course, children, says the voice. It floats in a clear liquid inside the skull, never in the light. And yet the world it constructs in the mind is full of light. It brims with color and movement. So how, children, does the brain, which lives without a […]
  • Kaleidoscope #688 - . . . as long as there are movement and harmony, there are words. ― Shannon Hale        Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me by a good friend who happens to spend his days outside as a postal carrier. These lovelies were found along his delivery […]
  • Kaleidoscope #687 - The ending of sorrow is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge is always within the shadow of ignorance. Meditation is freedom from thought and a movement in the ecstasy of truth. Meditation is explosion of intelligence. ― Jiddu Krishnamurti        Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found these bright redbuds […]
  • Kaleidoscope #686 - A beautiful dress may look beautiful on a hanger, but that means nothing. It must be seen on the shoulders, with the movement of the arms, the legs, and the waist. ― Coco Chanel       Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this interesting bush in the decorative […]
  • Kaleidoscope #685 - You are always new. The last of your kisses was even the sweetest; the last smile the brightest; the last movement the gracefullest. ― John Keats        Below is the original photo used to create this image. I was in heaven when I took a lunchtime walk around the capital grounds in Richmond, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #684 - He was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint, and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow and rampant, expressing itself in movement, flying exultantly under the stars. ― Jack London, The Call of the Wild  […]
  • Kaleidoscope #683 - In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. ― Deepak Chopra        Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me by a good friend who happens to spend his days outside as a postal carrier. These lovelies were found along his delivery […]
  • Kaleidoscope #682 - As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment. ― John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men        Below is the original photo used to create this image. I was in heaven when I took […]
  • Kaleidoscope #681 - Without movement there is no Life…We should use our energy to the fullest. ― Ai Qing        Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found these bright redbuds when I took a lunchtime walk around the capital grounds in Richmond, VA. These lined the wall of the Governor’s Mansion. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #680 - If you have a goal, write it down. If you do not write it down, you do not have a goal – you have a wish. ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience       Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found these lovely […]
  • Kaleidoscope #679 - Bad is not an absolute, but a relative term. Ask the robber who used the cash he stole to feed his infant; the rapist who was sexually abused as a child; the kidnapper who truly believed he was saving a life. And just because you break the law doesn’t mean you have intentionally crossed the […]
  • Kaleidoscope #678 - You don’t make art out of good intentions. ― Gustave Flaubert       Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found these bright redbuds when I took a lunchtime walk around the capital grounds in Richmond, VA. These lined the wall of the Governor’s Mansion. No special lighting or retouching, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #677 - I don’t believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don’t judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free. ― Angelina Jolie       Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me […]
  • Kaleidoscope #676 - The biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman without the intention of loving her. ― Bob Marley       Below is the original photo used to create this image. I was in heaven when I took a lunchtime walk around the capital grounds in Richmond, VA and found […]
  • Kaleidoscope #675 - A storyteller makes up things to help other people; a liar makes up things to help himself. ― Daniel Wallace, The Kings and Queens of Roam       Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this interesting bush in the decorative planter outside my office building in downtown Richmond, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #674 - Before you find your soul mate, you must first discover your soul. ― Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life       Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me by a good friend who happens to spend his days outside as […]
  • Kaleidoscope #673 - We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behaviour. ― Stephen M.R. Covey, The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything       Below is the original photo used to create this image. I was in heaven when I took a lunchtime walk around the capital grounds in Richmond, VA […]
  • Kaleidoscope #672 - The motive behind criticism often determines its validity. Those who care criticize where necessary. Those who envy criticize the moment they think that they have found a weak spot. ― Criss Jami, Killosophy       Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found these bright redbuds when I took a […]
  • Kaleidoscope #671 - Words are not that important when you recognize intentions. ― Isabel Allende, City of the Beasts       Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found these lovely and unusual flowers in a small garden near my parking deck in downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a […]
  • Kaleidoscope #670 - Never apologize for how you feel. No one can control how they feel. The sun doesn’t apologize for being the sun. The rain doesn’t say sorry for falling. Feelings just are. ― Iain S. Thomas, Intentional Dissonance       Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me […]
  • Kaleidoscope #669 - Real friendship or love is not manufactured or achieved by an act of will or intention. Friendship is always an act of recognition. ― John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom       Below is the original photo used to create this image. I was in heaven when I took a lunchtime […]
  • Kaleidoscope #668 - How would your life be different if…You stopped worrying about things you can’t control and started focusing on the things you can? Let today be the day…You free yourself from fruitless worry, seize the day and take effective action on things you can change. ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free     […]
  • Kaleidoscope #667 - Prayer is a relationship; half the job is mine. If I want transformation, but can’t even be bothered to articulate what, exactly, I’m aiming for, how will it ever occur? Half the benefit of prayer is in the asking itself, in the offering of a clearly posed and well-considered intention. If you don’t have this, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #666 - To be bitter is to attribute intent and personality to the formless, infinite, unchanging and unchangeable void. We drift on a chartless, resistless sea. Let us sing when we can, and forget the rest. ― H.P. Lovecraft       Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found these bright redbuds […]
  • Kaleidoscope #665 - Most of the evil in this world is done by people with good intentions. ― T.S. Eliot       Below is the original photo used to create this image. I was in heaven when I took a lunchtime walk around the capital grounds in Richmond, VA and found this vibrant flower bed. It was […]
  • Kaleidoscope #664 - Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. ― Buddha       Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me by a good friend who happens to spend his […]
  • Kaleidoscope #663 - Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen Hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is. ― Mary Anne Radmacher       Below is the original photo used to create this image. I […]