Two of...

my favorite boys, Joe and Duke.


I have a heavy heart today. Some days I think I can handle it all. Some days I feel panicked and worried. I'm trying to lift myself out of it today by doing some spiritual reading.

I came across this quote:
"The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being."
Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

So true. I hope your heart is light today.



Brynn said...

I really despise days such as those. I suffer from depression, so they can be frequent, or few and far between. I prefer the latter ;)

Treat yourself today Lori! Order that scrap product you've had your eye on-or better yet, flowers!

You are a fantastic person Lori! You are a talented artist and you inspire countless others you don't even know about. Your kind nature is contagious and your mothering skills stellar. You are truly beautiful, inside and out. We are blessed to call you a friend! So-now that you've read that, please go repeat it back into the mirror! Then, relax in a long, hot bubble bath with a glass of wine, to continue that reading you're doing. Enjoy, an afternoon nap and order take-out for dinner. You deserve it. *Repeat* You deserve it.

With blessing, Brynn

Marie said...

Dear sweet friend--

Life's too short to worry ourselves over what we can't control. (Should I take my own advice?)

You're a great mom, wife, friend. Hopefully the stressors of life will lift for a while and you'll have a little peace.