by Garrett on April 17, 2014

1. God

2. Sight of magnolia trees in bloom

3. A friendly response to a request

4. A meditation and open hearted story from Julie

5. A poem previously unknown to me

6. Christa’s inspirational images which you can pin and print

7. David and I expressing pride and gratitude for each other

8. Alex’s successful crowdfunding project for his bookstore’s printing press, glad we could help in a small way

9. This fine publisher offers free music downloads on a recurrent basis

“[A picture] hinges on having experienced something so moving that I want others to know about it.  But emotional experiences are fugitive things, violent or delicate, and of many orders.  The line between the experience itself and the memory of it is so fragile that one must use every bit of wit, skill, brain, intuition and faith one has in order to transmute it into a work of art.”  June Wyler, quoted in Conversations with Artists by Selden Rodman

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Gratitude

by Crystal Pirri on April 16, 2014

  1. Gratitude
  2. Nature
  3. The schedule went perfectly
  4. Help
  5. Quiet
  6. Letting go
  7. Apology
  8. Hope
  9. Breath
  10. Now

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Serenity

by Crystal Pirri on April 15, 2014

  1. Laughter
  2. Watermelon (yes, again)
  3. Practicing calm
  4. Eyesight
  5. Modern conveniences
  6. A warm house when it’s cold outside
  7. A is for Akron- Karen Starr’s fantastic book
  8. Little things
  9. Changing what I can
  10. This

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Snow what?

by Sally on April 15, 2014

  1. The big bouquet of daffodils from my garden
  2. My retro horse head vase
  3. The magnificence of yellow
  4. Create Space book launch
  5. Pretty Betty Butterfly
  6. Sending outdated old habits to the cosmic compost bin
  7. Feeling the energy of the lunar eclipse
  8. Freedom
  9. Consciousness
  10. Trust…always…trust

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April

by Sally on April 14, 2014

  1. Showers
  2. Refunds
  3. Green
  4. Yellow
  5. Pink
  6. Holiness
  7. Beginnings
  8. Endings
  9. Puns
  10. Lightness of heart

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Here

by Crystal Pirri on April 14, 2014

  1. Watermelon
  2. Rain
  3. Good communication
  4. Writing ideas
  5. Taking care of business
  6. Sleep
  7. Abundance of time
  8. My husband
  9. My daughter
  10. Now

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Many Thanks for:

by CarolBailey Floyd on April 14, 2014

1.  this wonderful Spring weather (even though the forecast is for snow tomorrow!)

2.  my amazing book group — we laugh hard and often, but are always there for each when times are serious

3.  the journaling class I am taking — great for grief management

4.  Brene Brown’s online course and the art journal we are doing

5.  buying a new set of earrings for the first time in years — I got my ears re-pierced!

6.  shopping for a birthday present for a dear friend

7.  buying chocolate for Easter — and some for me!

8.  straightening up the house

9.  a little dish gnome garden

10.  this

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by Garrett on April 14, 2014

1. God

2. People enjoying spring

3. Lettuce seeds

4. And a box in which to plant them

5. Found I don’t know where

6. Cassie’s appreciation and desire

7. A poem a day for national poetry month

8. Breathing, I don’t know how either, though there’s a physiological explanation, surely

9. Jodi’s Pinterest board

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Nature

by Sally on April 13, 2014

  1. Connection
  2. Rich, “homemade” compost
  3. Yard work with my hubby
  4. Our amazing ecosystems
  5. Lake Erie (what a jewel!)
  6. The pair of Canada Geese that swam by and honked at us :)
  7. Cottonwood trees
  8. Extreme beauty everywhere I look
  9. Critters
  10. Feeling tired in a good way

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Screech

by Crystal Pirri on April 13, 2014

  1. Learning about Peepers- we hear them often! Thanks Garrett!
  2. Neighbors helped us hugely today, so grateful for them
  3. She said she’s heard a screech owl behind our house- I googled it, and what do you know!? I have too! I thought it was just a strange bird, which I guess it is
  4. Tree fell exactly where and how it should, after much work and planning from my husband, and didn’t hit the house
  5. Encouragement from my aunt
  6. Resting when I needed to, and having the pregnancy to justify it :)
  7. Digging in the dirt, have to admire weeds’ tenacity
  8. Ohio digital library
  9. Beauty
  10. This

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