Friday, January 31, 2014

Thought for the day

                                                                                                             Jo xx

Thursday, January 23, 2014


 I am so grateful that my eyes are open to the beauty that is always present.  
So grateful. 

                                                                                                                Jo xx

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Connection with nature.

I love nature. I always have. Some of my earliest memories involve nature. Trips to the ocean. Visits to the Blue Mountains. Rock hopping on weekends away. As a child I probably loved nature because it was outdoors and free. As an adult I love nature because it is often a place of quiet, peaceful beauty that allows me to hear and seek truth. 
Over the past few years my personal journey has opened my eyes to so much more. I use to see the beauty in a much broader sense. Landscapes, seascapes, mountains, etc. Nowadays I see so much more. I see the intricate details on leaves, the texture of rocks, the pattens in flowers. I see the big things, the little things, the colours, the shapes, the patterns, the textures.  It is all beautiful. And I love it so much more. 

Photo by Timothy. 

I am connected to nature and inspired by nature. And I yearn to learn more from nature. 

Are you connected to nature? 
If so what do you see? What inspires you? How does it all make you feel? 

I'd love to hear your thoughts. 

                                                                                            Jo xx

Friday, January 10, 2014

Small steps

I hope you have a wonderful weekend wherever you are. 

                                                                                               Jo xx

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The afternoon that brought tears of joy.

It was a beautiful afternoon at the beach. 

We walked, explored, dipped and smiled. 
We looked up and down. We giggled, laughed and skipped as we moved along the rocks and sand. 

At some point I decided to write my one little word for 2014 in the sand. Sarah then wanted to write her word too. Her word??  I didn't even know she had a word.  But she did. In fact she has two. 
Courage and faith.
Timothy heard us talking and saw us writing and decided he too wanted a word or two.  He choose embrace and justice. We had fun writing our words in the sand and decided to add a few more. 
We discussed our words and what they meant to us. It was beautiful.

The kids wanted to take some photos too. I am so glad I said yes. 
They certainly know how to see beauty. The way they see and notice the world around them is inspiring. I sat and watched them roaming the beach with a camera and an open, in the moment, heart. 

Photo by Sarah
Photo by Sarah
Photo by Timothy
Photo by Timothy

We spent almost 2 hours down at the beach. It was special for so many reasons and in so many ways. 
I will treasure this afternoon in my heart. It brought a joy that I haven't experienced in recent days and this was comforting for the soul. It brought inspiration and encouragement and of course it brought the three of us together and connected us in a way that nature does so wonderfully well. 

                                                                                            Jo xx 

Friday, January 03, 2014

Experience life

                                                                                                                               Jo xx

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Exploring we will go

                                                                                       Jo xx