These past few weeks have been difficult for a number of people that I know. Some are caregivers or are dealing with chronic illness; some are recovering from the loss of a loved one; others are struggling with personal relationships; others have heavy emotional burdens on their shoulders. When one feels overwhelmed, the short days of winter and lack of color often enhance those pre-equinox blues. Whether you’re in Iceland or China, Paraguay or New York, despondent or overwhelmed, frail or well, these images from Cuenca Ecuador are presented with love to brighten your day!
A flower blooms for its own joy. Oscar Wilde
“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.” Mother Theresa
“The splendor of the rose and the whitness of the lily do not rob the little violet of it’s scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its lovliness.” Therese of Lisieux
I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. ~Emma Goldman
Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” Buddha
I hope this helped brighten your day. Z