Category Archives: Simplicity

Snow Is Coming

Forecast is for snow. We’re ready: – a new jigsaw puzzle started on the table – pantry full of food – woodshed stacked with firewood – and new balls of yarn Let it snow. . . ©2020 Sharron R. McMillan

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Silence

“The ego uses words to get what it wants. When we are in an argument with our family, friends, or colleagues, that is what we do. We pull out the words that give us power, make us look right or … Continue reading

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Quietness

Rain and wind compete for power outside. The house is still. Cat purrs. Fire crackles. Nothing else. Outside turmoil. Inside peace. ©2020 Sharron R. McMillan

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Bathing Away the Blues

Rain, wind, cold. I fill our antique claw foot bathtub with hot lavender scented water and submerge my body and my thoughts. Gratitude for clean, safe water washes over me and I pray for those not as fortunate in our … Continue reading

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Raining Again

Raining again cold out too, now I’m wondering what to do. Warm the kitchen make someone smile too, bake some cookies that’s what I’ll do. ©2020 Sharron R. McMillan

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Wind

Wind – unsettling, frantic, makes me antsy; branches fall, leaves whirl, sleep is disturbed, power goes out. .. then I hear the wind chimes – calm, serene, gentle notes transform fear and discomfort into peace. ©2020 Sharron R. McMillan

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Some Don’t Mind

Hummingbirds are still coming to the feeder And a daisy is in bloom in the window box. It may be the middle of winter but some plants and critters don’t seem to mind. ©2020 Sharron R. McMillan

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New Year’s Day

Christmas is packed back into the old cedar trunk, presents are finding places in the house and shop. Looking forward instead of back I pray the joy of the season will not stop. May peace be the goal we walk … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

2020 May it be a year of clear vision and kind perspective and may all the dark spots just be passing floaters. Wishing you and yours a very blessed and happy New Year. ©2020 Sharron R. McMillan

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On The Edge of a New Year

  Like standing on the edge of a white sand beach when the tide is low and the sky is clear Nothing mars the perfect landscape devoid of all regrets or fear. ©2019 Sharron R. McMillan  

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To Do List at the End of the Year

Empty the laundry hamper, catch up, get it done. Deal with procrastination piles; finish or get rid of what you know you’ll never finish. Clean the house, a very important year is arriving. De-clutter, Recycle. Start fresh. For every new … Continue reading

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Learning To Love

You learn to love, not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.

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Betwixt and Between

Christmas is over but the tree is still twinkling merrily and presents are stacked beneath it. The New Year hasn’t arrived yet but I’m already planning what I will do differently in it. It’s a strange feeling betwixt and between … Continue reading

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Light a Star to Guide Us

  Sometimes I wonder why you seemed to take so long to send a saviour to our earth when things had gone so wrong. So many years of killing, of terror for the young, hatred and destruction, so little hope … Continue reading

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Peace Whispers

It was a whisper that floated past milling crowds of travellers, buyers, sellers and settled in the hearts of quiet shepherds, of men of wisdom watching the stars, and a young girl in a barn. Rarely found anywhere else but … Continue reading

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