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Time for Tuesday Beauty

“Spirit Math: The quality of your life equals the ratio of appreciation to complaint.”

                                                                                                                                                                                   ~Alan Cohen

Spring maple backlit by the sun

I’ve lived in this house for more than twenty years, and the maple has stood in the front yard being her beautiful self the entire time.

But it seems I’ve only recently truly seen her.

Something about the light and spring bursting forth.

And me noticing. Maybe, just maybe I’m getting better at “spirit math.”

Are you?

Maple tree at the front of my yard.

This year, Earth Day falls on Sunday, the twenty second of April. Last year I shared one of my favorite poems by Mary Oliver to honor the day.

And this year, I offer a quote from this same amazing poet.

When I think about it, her instructions to notice the world are what I’m trying to do with this blog, with my life.

I hope they inspire you as well.

Instructions for living a life:

Pay attention

Be Astonished

Tell about it.

~Mary Oliver

Happy Earth Day 2012!

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