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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!

From the coastal Pacific to the Highlands of Cuenca Ecuador, the bright colors of flowers brighten the scene.

From the coastal Pacific to the Highlands of Cuenca Ecuador, the bright colors of flowers brighten the scene.

A flower blooms for its own joy.   Oscar Wilde

Cuenca Ecuador Flower Market

Cuenca Ecuador Flower Market

“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

From the Cuenca Flower Market (Ecuador)

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other. ~Chinese Proverb

P1580721 pansies cuenca“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

Flowers!  Flowers For Everyone Who Reads This Blog!

Flowers! Flowers For Everyone!

I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.  ~Emma Goldman

P1580719 cuenca flowers for all souls day

God gave us memories so that we may have roses in December. James M. Barry


“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
― Proust


Flowers are those little colorful beacons of the sun from which we get sunshine when dark, somber skies blanket our thoughts. ~Dodinsky,


I hope some day to meet God, because I want to thank Him for the flowers. ~Robert Brault

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Photo by Marie Groff

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