Be Still…

One of my favorite books is Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. First published in 1955, Lindbergh’s thoughts on life, relationships and silence still ring true today.


I have revisited this book numerous times, throughout the past 10 years, each time taking away something new. Lindbergh draws her inspiration about the stages of life,  from shells she finds on the shore, during a brief vacation alone, by the sea.   Lindbergh held such truth and wisdom in her writing, as a woman, mother and wife in 1955.

“When one is a stranger to oneself then one is estranged from others, too.”

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The Shores of Lake Michigan

Today, as I read through some familiar passages, I discovered one of my favorite quotes, once again…

“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy or too impatient.  One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.”

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Grand Haven Light House

Today, take some time to Be Still…

Remember these bits of wisdom and carry them throughout your days, like the waves carry sea shells to the shore…

  “Don’t wish me happiness.  I don’t expect to be happy all of the time…  It’s gotten beyond that somehow.  Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor.  I will need them all.” ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…





Be Still

I personally believe that being out in nature is the best medicine for healing the soul.  I will admit, Winter is not my most favorite time of year, but I have learned to embrace this frigid season and enjoy the gifts it has to offer…


As I was outside, exploring the Japanese conifer garden today, I was filled with excitement for Spring is right around the corner.  Although the gardens are resting, soon they will flourish once again…




Today, Be Still…  Focus on what brings you joy and fills your heart with passion.  Dream of the future, while still remembering to live in the moment.

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…