My photo. Pelican Little Sarasota Bay at Blackburn Point. Florida! 2015

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Motivators and Touchstones

Change, awakened, enlightened, intelligent, common sense, simplicity, peaceful, learning, kindness, believing, live in the moment, we are all one, trust, music, nature, art, poetry, meditation, worship, faith, and God, are among the words and phrases, that catch my attention.

Change can be refreshing.
Awakened may involve a burst of illuminating energy.
Enlightened pushes back the darkness.
Intelligent persons are seekers of becoming their best self.
Common sense is meant to be a life saver.
Simplicity keeps us from going insane.
Peace-ful is a place to dwell, immersed in peace.
Learning keeps us stirred to reach outside our comfort zone.
Kindness to others is our best self.
Believing allows change.
Living in the moment keeps us focused.  Everything we need is in the moment.
We are all one, connected, community, we are all family.
Trust dissolves stress.
Music gives us wings and transports and transforms us.
Nature is all her glories.
Art in its many forms.
Poetry can transport us, give words to how we feel.
Meditation supplies a place to begin and recharge.

Worship is giving back.
Faith is a form of trust, it “involves”us.
God - is my one constant.

These are beginning words and concepts for this year.  My motivators, my touchstones!

1842 version*
..."Willows whiten, aspens quiver,
Little breezes dusk and shiver
Through the wave that runs for ever
By the island in the river
Flowing down to Camelot.
Four grey walls, and four grey towers,
Overlook a space of flowers,
And the silent isle embowers
The Lady of Shallot.".....
"The Lady of Shalott" by Lord Alfred Tennyson
the wild magnolia


  1. Thank you for your support your words of encouragement too...and the lushious bright pink of the thrift store....makes me want to come in!!
    Where are you in the world physically?

    1. wintering in my home state, Florida. travel eight months of the year RV.

      so glad for your visit.

  2. Beautiful all 'round !!!! (Just like you, my friend ! )

  3. Lovely! Happy New Year and thank you for sharing the journey with me.

    1. thanks Uma. i was away from blogging for awhile, my old blog disappeared, as I said.
      you are a lantern in the darkness.

  4. happy new year dear Sandi,
    you are in your words and in your pictures and i love that, xx

  5. Lovely post. Sorry I haven't been able to come and as I wish but and minus a computer and have been trying on my smartphone or tablet. Neither have made it very easy.. Wishing you and yours a wonderful new year.

    1. I do hope something good pops up for you to have a computer again. if i had the dollars, i would make it happen. ((hugs))