Tag Archives: joy

Trill | Oh! Sweet trill refrain, feathered emissaries sing a song of heaven. | HartHaiku.com

Trill | Heavenly songs

As birds cam transcend the ground and fly towards the heavens, they have been revered in various cultures (particularly indigenous) as messengers between Deity and man. What a lovely thought! Feathered beings with wings of angels, speaking to us on this Earth.

I have written previously about the healing effects of forest bathing, but apparently research is showing the postive effects of bird song. For my part, I remember the way my spirit lifted in springtime at the first sound of the robin’s call. “They’re back!”, and my heart sang along with them.

Nature has a language that we understand when we empty our minds and enter a state of simply being. Our hearts assimilate the messages, and our souls delight in them.

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Rhythm | My mind leaves the grind, scented pine trees whispering in golden sun bath. | HartHaiku.com

Rhythm | Chill out

Time to relax, unwind, chill out, play. I’m very good at work; not so much at play. If you are the same, try to make some time today to soak up some sunshine. Or, dust off that umbrella if need be, and do a little rain. Whatever she’s doing in your neighborhood, get outdoors and enjoy some Nature. She never fails to slow us down and unbend our minds.

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Inspirational Quotes:

“Late in August the lure of the mountains becomes irresistible. Seared by the everlasting sunfire, I want to see running water again, embrace a pine tree, cut my initials in the bark of an aspen, get bit by a mosquito, see a mountain bluebird, find a big blue columbine, get lost in the firs, hike above timberline, sunbathe on snow and eat some ice, climb the rocks and stand in the wind at the top of the world on the peak of Tukuhnikivats.” ~ Edward Abbey

“Sunbathe from within.” ~ Dejan Stojanovic

“Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.” ~ Amit Ray

“To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.” ~ Jane Austen

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Fulfillment | Be true to the You, and honor your heart's hunger, life's too short for less. | HartHaiku.com

Fulfillment | Heart’s desire

Are you living your true heart’s desire? We are encouraged and conditioned in life to make logical decisions for our happiness. We are strongly influenced in the decision-making by people close to us, who have also been programmed by society to believe happiness is a certain thing or way of being.

We have many responsibilities in our earth lives. One of the biggest, and one we may acknowledge the least, is the responsibility we have to ourselves. That is, to pay attention when our heart strings pull, trying to tell us something that is right or wrong for us.

Listen to your heart, then temper what is says with your logic and the wisdom you have already accumulated. And if what you heart says still feels right, follow it. Too many people only figure this out much later in life, and some never at all.

Give yourself the gift of your heart’s desire, as young as you are able. Live the life that will make you happy, not the one your peers or parents or society deems to be “acceptable”. It’s your life. Make it a happy one.

Inspirational Quotes:

“A man sometimes devotes his life to a desire which he is not sure will ever be fulfilled. Those who laugh at this folly are, after all, no more than mere spectators of life.” ~ Ryunosuke Akutagawa

“Finally I am coming to the conclusion that my highest ambition is to be what I already am. That I will never fulfill my obligation to surpass myself unless I first accept myself, and if I accept myself fully in the right way, I will already have surpassed myself.” ~ Thomas Merton

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ~ Oscar Wilde

“Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens” ~ Tony DeLiso

“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” ~ Dalai Lama

“Free yourself from the complexities and drama of your life. Simplify. Look within. Within ourselves we all have the gifts and talents we need to fulfill the purpose we’ve been blessed with.” ~ Steve Maraboli

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Smile | Curved lips, welcome eyes, lift every heart they meet, spread infectious joy. | HartHaiku.com

Smile | The power gift

A smile is one of those powerful tools in our life toolbox, but sometimes we forget to use it. Distracted with our own thoughts, we easily disconnect into our own head space. But a smile is a gift, a little piece of light and hope we can send out to others, and it does not cost us anything but a little conscious thought and effort. And before we know it, it becomes an easy habit.

Even if you don’t feel like it, send a smile to at least one stranger on your path today. Perhaps you won’t get one back; maybe that person is in a place that they are simply unable return it. But you gave them a little love offering, one that may positively impact them in ways you will never know. And that’s okay.

It is also as likely you will receive a smile back that will light up your own world, even just for a moment. Each smile is full of possibility, the potential to create something good. There is a reason smiles are curved. Yours and the ones you receive back make a circle, a never-ending ripple effect of infinite joy.

Smile, and spread some joy today.

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Inspirational Smile Quotes:

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” ~ John Lennon

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.” ~ Mark Twain

“Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”  ~ Marilyn Monroe

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” ~ Phyllis Diller

“Life is a mirror: if you frown at it, it frowns back; if you smile, it returns the greeting.” ~ William Makepeace Thackeray

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