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Creativity IS a Spiritual Practice

When we see through our hearts, we recognize that every single one of us is infused with creativity. Divine Sparks are embedded in everyone and everything. It's up to us to be courageous, to look and listen deeply, to find the sparks, gather and release them back into the universe, transformed into something new. Join me as we wake up to the sacred-ordinary blessings waiting to greet us each and every day.


Friday, November 14, 2014

Hakarat Hatov Nov 14 2014


each step amazement
clarity is a softness
warming frigid air

this sparkle morning
focus broad imbibing light
heart overflowing

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Throughout the month of November, I will be posting a photo (or maybe a few) each day of something that invited me to pause and lifted up gratitude, joy, perhaps a quiver of awe in my heart the moment I stopped to be present and really see. By reviewing the image/images to share with you, the experience is engraved deeper in my consciousness, strengthening a reserve of gratitude and goodness to savor and draw upon when gloomy weather outside echoes inside, or vice versa. For me this is a devotional photographic journey for developing the soul quality of Hakarat Hatov, recognizing the good, a Jewish spiritual practice for cultivating gratitude. I may add writing some days, I may not; I’ll trust my inner compass to guide me.

I will include a link back to each Sunday’s I Heart Macro post so you can share the love up-close anytime during the week as usual.

I look forward to receiving your written patches of thanks for this year's 
6th Annual Gratitude Quilt!
Everyone, including YOU is invited to participate.

(Instructions for how to participate can be found at the top of this blog.)


  1. Love the raindrop with the reflection. Have a lovely weekend.

  2. Hello dear Laura... I love this practice. Every night, I write down five things from the day that I am grateful for. It has changed my life. I am so happy to be a part of the gratitude quilt this year. Thank you for these gems and your haiku that helps me slow down and look at the world with wonder and gratitude. xo

  3. Just so beautiful and if you ask me what I am most grateful for in this moment it is for people like you who endorse a gratitude practice as means for changing lives, our own and the world...x PS please copy this into the quilt too...

  4. An overflowing heart is a heart that welcomes others! ;)

  5. I like all of these wonderful photos!

  6. merci pour cette jolie promenade,j ai adoree les couleurs ;o)

  7. The misty dewdrops in the web, how beautiful is that. As are you for noticing such a delicate part of nature. Lovely haiku.

  8. Your wishes make me want to learn Hebrew! Beautiful reflection in your water drop!

  9. Beautiful photos! You're a brave soul if you ventured out into the frigid air to take them.

  10. I like the haikus. The photos are stunning as always.

  11. beautiful photos as always & lovely haiku...

  12. Gorgeous sphere water drops absolutely beautiful!

  13. I've enjoy my tour in the woods in your compagny. I smelt the Earth through your pictures ; you really great at catching the spirits of living things.

  14. Some people imbibe wine, but apparently you imbibe light! ;)

    Late Haiku My Heart

  15. Simply beautiful in word and image.

  16. As Rebecca suggested, please use last week’s link to share your new haiku for November 21st. Click here for the link: Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

    Thank you!


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