Shine the Divine:

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.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hakarat Hatov Nov 19 2014

A lovely memory from early October.

I'm feeling better and will venture out into the cold with my camera this morning. 24 F, no snow here, but nice and frosty. I've started working on the Quilt, I'm so excited and can't wait to hear from more folks who want to join in this year:-)

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. So glad you're feeling better. There's always a reason for gratitude. Take care.

  2. Glad to hear that you're on the mend. That is SUCH a beautiful photo.

  3. Glad to hear you are feeling better...beautiful shot!

  4. Beautiful photo and I am glad you are feeling better.

  5. So glad you are better and that the weather allows you to get out and about a bit. Thank you for the beautiful burst of color welcome on this gray rainy day.

  6. Glad you are feeling better. I tried to email you my gratitude:
    "Thanks for bringing us to this day."
    But it was bounced back - check your email :-)

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

  7. Glad to see that you are in "sparkling" form!


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