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617. Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. ~Anne Frank

The opening quote gives rise to realizing that many people have so little and much is uncertain in their lives. Anne Frank had considerable uncertainty and sought to understand the beauty that existed despite the dire circumstances she lived in. Martin Luther King predicted he might meet a violent end. Living in the present and seeing its beauty is a wondrous place to live.

Sacred Touches

Life is full of beauty.
Notice it.
Notice the bumble bee, the small child,
and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
~Ashley Smith

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Oh, the green, green, green of fresh growing things; the scent, scent, scent of fragrant flowery things; and the buzz, buzz, buzzing of little, busy bees. But wait, wait, wait! Back those “wagon” up and hold on just a minute! It’s still January and therefore wintertime. So what’s up with the green, the flowers, the aromas, and the buzzes? Ah the joyous blessing of a greenhouse filled with thriving, flowering, sweet smelling things! The only downside to such is that the bees seem to think the greenhouse is solely their domain and object to a human interloper’s pottering visits. But then again, I seem to be developing a history outside the garden of adverse encounters with the wee buzzing folk. In my recent…

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and spent the last 14 years teaching in an incrediable hybrid school setting. My dissertation topic and research were how teachers experience becoming who teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

9 responses »

  1. Thanks for the reblog, Ivon! Hugs, N ❤

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  2. To be stung first thing in Paris! Oh, my. Thankfully she isn’t allergic to the venom.
    I am glad of the reminder to appreciate the beauty.

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  3. Very nice.

    Look at some of the most fulfilled, satisfying lives, they had tremendous adversity, Lincoln, Mandella,,Martin Luther King and so so many others.

    It is easy to read and learn but to let go and be in this moment, ready to experience now, is rare for humans.

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    • Adversity may require us being present and letting go. It is perhaps only then we come to terms with the adversity and are fulfilled realizing it will pass like the good moments do as well.

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  4. An angel is a terrible dark world. ghouls and misanthropes….

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