April 20, 2012

What brings you Peace, for heart & soul

Thank you everyone who shared your beautiful “deep peace" thoughts,
each and every word you left touched me so deeply.
I felt the connections strongly, read words that moved me,
Found writings written from the heart that bought tears to my eyes 
and peaceful thoughts that filled my heart to bursting.
Far to many words to share all here,
so I have gathered together a few of my most favourite
 I hope that they bring you as much joy as they did me.
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Here they are, some of your thoughts on what brings you Peace . . .

* Walking in the woods
* Hearing an owl call on a dark night
* Observing nature, looking, seeing, smelling, touching and feeling inside of bliss.
* Watching the sky, stars, clouds, falling stars, foxes.
* Standing on a cliff top, looking out over a wide expanse of blue.
* On a stormy night I lie in my cosy bed and listen to the sounds outside.
* Listening to the dawn chorus.
* Blowing kisses to the moon 

* Writing Small Stones, daily writing that capture a moment of focused noticing.
* Working in the garden, no thought beyond this plant, these roots, this branch.
* Walking, feeling the earth beneath my feet and a breeze on my face.
* My life at 65, freedom and time to pursue my loves.
* Moving tinkling silvery ripples of the many springs, streams and brooks.
* Being alone with my own thoughts.
* A good night's sleep - to wake up in the morning and all's right with the world.
* Knowing tomorrow will come, somewhere, for someone.
* The beauty of the music & the chance encounter of the starlings' ballet in the sky
*Knowing your place in the universe, realizing that the atoms and molecules that comprise of you're being were once the fiery guts of a star, the teeth of a T-rex, and the leaves of a Cyprus tree. 
* That feeling of being near someone without needing to impress them or fill the moment with much more than just being together. ~ by Mickie x

Are you feeling at peace now after all your wonderful words?
I do hope so.  Thank you all so very much for taking the time to share.

I keep a little book filled with inspiring quotes & lovely images, it is my happiness book.  Maybe you do something similar, or perhaps it is a thing you could begin, if so, please do share your thoughts & ideas, we would love to know  . . . .
In the near future I will be blogging about my wee book & its contents, sharing some ideas & inspirations too,  so do watch this space x


The tea is made, the cakes are waiting, so do pull up a chair  
and I will reveal the winner of my give-away.
My boy kindly did the deed & picked out a name . . . .
so without more ado I am happy to announce the winner is . . .
 . . . .  Mickie Mueller!    Yay, congratulatios!
Mickie is a wonderful fantasy artist who paints magical beings,
do take a look at her lovely blog "Tales from the old wooden table".


  1. Your post is very inspirational today - and I love the new look of your blog too. I like the way you live life with such joy and share it with all of us. Looking forward to more from your 'happiness book' Think we could all do with one of these! LeeAnn x

  2. a fun post, so many inspiring thoughts, and passions.

    thank you, i believe i will begin a "happy book".

    happy everything.

  3. Good morning, Ruthie! I LOVE your new blog. It is gorgeous! How perfectly lovely--it all just fills my eyes. ((hugs))

  4. Your new-look blog looks fabulous, Ruthie. I'll look forward to reading more about your happiness book. xx

  5. What a beautiful new header! I love the dark golds and blues, it works for all seasons just as your montages (adore the black spindly branches of winter trees :) I must've missed your last post with all my busyness – congratulations to the lucky winner and a thank you to all your visitors for sharing their lovely thoughts and words. Looking forward to checking in more often... xxxx

  6. Hello Ruthie,
    your blog looks wonderful and overflows with treasures!

    this is a lovely post, overflowing with lovely words that inspire wonderful feelings.

    loved seeing all your photographs too.

  7. I keep a little book, actually several books, with quotes I love written in.
    I love the what brings me peace comments... all so different and all so wonderful.
    Peace to you.

  8. Wonderful list, Ruthie :) How I relate!
    I'm adding your blog to my new place :)
    Hug from sunny Portugal

  9. Hi Ruthie :) loving the new look, your banner is beautiful! the peace list is wonderful, worthy of a book in itself.
    big faery hugs to you :) Ace xxxx

  10. Love the blog revamp, Ruthie! A gorgeous place to visit. :)

  11. Gorgeous new look blog Ruthie! That banner is stunning...& all the lovely interesting bits & bobs.

    Congrats to Mickie too...I love her blog aswell:) xxx

  12. Anonymous22/4/12 10:31

    Hi, I love the new look !!! Wonderful.
    The collages and sayings are so beautiful and true.
    Have a great day.

  13. I love the new look to this page and the sentiments expressed therein. What a great idea to keep a happiness book!

  14. Wonderful post Ruthie! Love the photos and shared thoughts. I too have a little inspiration book I put quotes in and photos and things I've cut out of magazines and calendars. It's interesting to see how it's changed over the years too. Years ago I had a begun pages about filmmakers and actors that inspired me, along with all of the spiritual inspirations. Moving more towards my visual art I probably wouldn't put some of the same things in it but I continue to add things here and there and my little book changes and evolves ... and is busting at the seems! :)
    Can't wait to see your wee book!

  15. Thank you everyone for the lovely comments, so glad you do like the new look, its always a little scary trying somehing new lol.

    The wild magnolia ~ Do let me know when you start your happiness book x

    Trish & Lucinda ~ your little books sound lovely.

    IS Aug ~ thank you. Lovely to “meet” you


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