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audio 01:30 The Last Lilies of Summer

The Last Lilies of Summer

The last lilies of the summer are now in bloom and it won’t be long before the leaves on the maples begin to turn. I am grateful for these lilies as I think they are the most beautiful ones of the year. I look for gratitude all year.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/30/2017 10:00 AM

audio 01:40 Phlox Gone Wild

Phlox Gone Wild

Years ago I thought I would develop some flower gardens, so I transplanted plants from other places, including phlox. Over the years they have gone wild and seeded themselves all over. What if that happened to our positive actions?

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/29/2017 10:00 AM

audio 01:23 Cleaning up the Blueberries

Cleaning up the Blueberries

If we don’t pick our blueberries as soon as they are ripe, they disappear. This year we were fortunate enough to enjoy a quart or two before the ravens and turkeys took over. The nature of life often requires give and take.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/28/2017 10:00 AM

audio 01:36 New Addition to the Enchanted Pathway

New Addition to the Enchanted Pathway

One of the women that comes to the Center asked if there was any use for some small birches she needed to cut on her property. She is building a birch teepee for the Enchanted Pathway. Another act of kindness.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/27/2017 10:00 AM

audio 01:31 An August Evening

An August Evening

It is a rare occasion when I find the opportunity to visit the mountaintop in the evening. I was able to do that recently and in the golden glow of the setting, I watched the dragonflies soar, and so did my heart.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/26/2017 10:00 AM

audio 01:52 Double Beauty

Double Beauty

As July fades into August our double orange lilies blossom and I am reminded by their beauty of how a heart-based action may cause a second wave of gratitude when we experience our intentions by helping others.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/25/2017 10:00 AM

audio 01:45 Billowing Up

Billowing Up

I watched the dark cloud at sunset billowing up from behind the mountains and as I captured the scene with my camera, I was reminded that thoughts billow up from our unconscious minds. We can change the color of them with love.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/24/2017 10:00 AM

audio 01:31 The Eclipse Effect

The Eclipse Effect

I watched the moon glide silently in front of the sun creating a partial eclipse. I have heard stories of an eclipse affecting animals and people, and I wondered if the power of unconditional love could eclipse the darkness of hate and fear.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/23/2017 10:00 AM