There Is Life Without Facebook

Turn it off, leave your phone inside and go outside. See the world as it is in your own eyes, not through the eyes of a million viewers. Don’t think about what anyone else would see or say, just see for yourself – there is life, beauty, lessons, gifts – all out there for you to enjoy. Breathe it in, soak in it. Keep it a secret for at least a day. Everything you see does not have to be photographed and posted, everything you think does not have to be shared. Some gifts are meant just for you, notice those, appreciate those, be filled with gratitude with them and with the freedom you have just experienced. There is life without Facebook and it is waiting to be discovered, recovered and appreciated again.

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Dream A Little Dream


Dreams are illustrations…from the book your soul is writing about you.
~Marsha Norman
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Sunday Afternoon Walk In The Woods

Beautiful mushrooms are popping up all through the woods.
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The Owl


The OWL has the most rare and unfathomable wisdom in his face of anything on the top side of this green earth.
~Josh Billings, revised by H. Montague

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Hope

Hope springs eternal in the human breast.
~Alexander Pope

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You Shall Know the Truth

And the Truth shall set you free.
~John 8:32

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Our Life As Seen From Outside Of It:

I like standing outside our life sometimes,
to see what is usually too close to notice
when living inside of it.

From here it appears to be
open but private,
surrounded with calm green.

Life and growth,
work and beauty,
challenge and serenity.

Ideal from here.

As I walk back into our yard I think
it really is pretty idyllic
after all.

©2016 Sharron R. McMillan

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How I Would Change the World, If I Could

Our world is the most beautiful place I could imagine
and yet we who live here take it for granted
and abuse what has been given
us so generously.

If I had the power to change anything,
I would open the eyes of every person in North America
so that what they look at daily
is filtered through the eyes of someone
who has never seen any of it.

I would pour wonder into them again and gratitude,
and figure out a way we who have so much
could share it with those who have so little.

I would find a way to stop wanton waste
when so many are in need,
and pray for those who have so much
and yet are so unhappy.
I would put an end to greediness and hatred.

So much needs to be changed in our world,
I ask myself why I think I need another pair of shoes
when I can only wear one pair at a time,
why do I think I deserve more food than I need
three times a day,
what can I give to someone today
that would make their day better.

The only power I have to change anything in this world
is to change myself,
and that appears to be a lifelong
occupation.

First published in “Thirteen Traveling Journals” ©2005 Sharron R. McMillan

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Sweet Potato Vine

I found a sprouting sweet potato in the potato bin, so I planted it out in the window box. It’s happy in its new incarnation. Much better than being eaten I’d say.

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Happy Birthday Hisnibs

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
TAKE IT EASY,
IT’S YOUR DAY.
Love from all the forest dwellers. 🐱🐭🐸🐔🐌🕷🐞🐿🍄👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩
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Big Leaf Maple Leaf In The Sun

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Heart Art


Art – heart from the earth.
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Another View From The Ferry

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View From the Ferry Coming Home

Coast Mountains behind Bowen Island
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Fall Equinox

The last two roses of Summer. We picked them this morning and took the to my 100 year old mother.
She sang “The Yellow Rose of Texas” to us as she held them and sniffed them. I hope the bud gives her
enjoyment as it opens.

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