Thursday, October 15, 2009


“If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.”

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Good morning. Today is the day I give it all away. Certainly I will be compensated, but the money- the reward will not come from an amount of dollars and cents, but in a value that cannot be measured. I wept last night before retiring, feeling oh so beside myself with doubts and fears of what ifs and what will be...I cannot know and yet I find this morning- the courage from a prayer- a request for simply peace of mind.

The birds greeted me this morning, robins in the road and a nuthatch hopping down the side of the great Maple in the front yard.

"Ah!" I said, "A nuthatch."

That is enough, a sign for me that all is well, all will be well...

May this home find the good stewards that I have tried to be, may the new owners find in time- the peace that I have come to know. May the sunrises and sunsets speak to them as they have called to me daily- coloring my soul, filling me with wonder. May all who enter here find the joy I have found, may they come and go with a happiness that encompasses every one they meet, may the silent poetry of this place ring in the ears that might learn to listen for such things.


May love and only love- continue to grow here.



troutbirder said...

Your rigt about the moment. The sun sets and rises again.

btw I did a followup on Mrs Jones with a nostagic story on my other blog - Troutbirder II. :)

Anonymous said...

Everything is going to be just fine. But I don't blame you for crying, I'd do it too :) Good luck, let me know if you need anything.

Love, Rhi

Audrey said...

It's a done deal, we toasted it with good tequila, and good friends, who know you, love you and will always have your back wether you are in Maine or Missouri. I am so excited for you and your upcoming adventures, which I know will be most excellent.
Love you girl

Jane said...

Hope this finds you well! Best wishes,


Jayne said...

Hugs to you as you let go and find peace in the new journey ahead... :c)

truewonder said...

It is my utmost thanks that I offer for everyone's kindness. This transition is one of heaviness, excitement and as always, wonder. I could not, would not have it any other way. More to come on this adventure...
Take care.

Dawn said...

"We grow primarily through our challenges,
especially those life-changing moments when we begin to recognize
aspects of our nature that make us different from the family
and culture in which we have been raised."

~ Caroline Myss

I use Caroline's words they are better then mine.
good luck to you and yours.

ConsciouslyFrugal said...

Amen! Prayers on the Left Coast for all the goodness that is to come.