Coping in hard times and finding a meaningful life through hope and joy. The joy of living, Lake Malawi, 2013, M NoffkeA spider spins her web in the hope of catching her prey, 2014, M Noffke.In Africa: curios - plastic chicken and wire bicycle, 2003 Making meaning through art. Our present world The world is … Continue reading Coping in hard times
Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.Helen Keller What inspires?What are you passionate about? What motivates you and inspires you to get out of bed in the mornings and get going? On a personal note I am inspired by nature, my spiritual life, discovery of new places and … Continue reading What inspires?
Let your joy be in your journey - not in some distant goal.Tim Cook In your journey: May you be blessed with joy May your heart be filled with gratitude May Joy sustain your journey as you head for your goal and the product of your goal be your final reward. Digital doodle, May Joy … Continue reading Joy in the journey
We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.Joseph Campbell Let gratitude fill your heart and may it complete your joy in season. Digital doodle, may joy be yours, M Noffke
End 2020, Start 2021 There are two weeks to go before the new year, 2021. This must be one of the most poignant times for us as the human race; Covid 19 certainly has made a mark on humanity, no matter what your opinions are about it Covid 19. We all must surely wish that … Continue reading End 2020
Bees on onion flower, M Noffke. In my lovely back garden are small bugs and bees, I am grateful for these: they come and go as they please; visiting blossoms as they speak of hope and a new tomorrow - their potential promise renewed that produces my fruit and vegetables. Pollination of flowers inspiring my … Continue reading I am grateful for bugs and bees.
Home fire burning, By Morag Noffke.African camp fire, by Morag Noffke I like winter: the rain, wind and thunderstorms; long dark evenings of the soul and icy cold morning starts... it's the incubation of my mind. Time for dreaming, time to hunker down* in front of the fire, with trusting companions, my dogs and I … Continue reading Winter Wonderings.
HAIKU Joy heard in presence autumn rustling in the wind bird song-twittering. 'Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it everyday.' -Henri Nouwen. Take care - Choose Joy, it is your gift. Bird song-twittering.
How do we bridge the gap Created by anxiety or anger The emotions that ripple-effect Pushing back I can’t reach or won’t reach Till I resolve to make a way Coming forwards Owning my baggage Acknowledging the impact on you Only as we want to work together no ifs' or buttes Only as we let … Continue reading Together we bridge the gap.
Let go of restrictions of boundaries that crush and curtail Squeezing expectations smaller the reduction of your Actions And beliefs Let go of restriction Of fear and small mindedness Saying ‘I can’t’ and ‘I won’t’ Making you shrink back Into your shell. Let go of restriction Of legalistic piety and adherence That … Continue reading Restrictions of the mind.