Quotes and poetry on stillness. Grace Crowell. (March 2016)

Susan’s Thursday Morning Note March 3, 2016 Poetry by Grace Crowell.  Quotes on Stillness. Good morning.  Loud geese encouraging me to enter this day.  Easily making my eyes to look upwards to the skies.  The dark skies with the white reflections of their wings as they squawk their annual hello into my the ears of […]


Madame Guyon (1717) Freedom of Heart & Mind Poem (on freedom of soul regardless of circumstances) (April 2012)

April 21, 2012 Susan’s Newsletter Madame Guyon (1717) poem on Freedom of the Soul (even in confinement) Good morning!   The Sun has chosen to not grace us with her presence today, but we now know she does exist from her debut yesterday!  Our little tulips are dying to show off their hidden colors, the little […]


Loneliness & Despair. Search for meaningful life – “Work” by Louisa May Alcott (Jan. 2009)

January 22, 2009 Susan’s Newsletter Work by Louisa May Alcott    Desiring meaningful life    Love of books    Loneliness and Despair    Aging as a Woman Good morning & we can say – Good WARM (all is relative, right?!??!) morning this time!!!  Should we all just pretend spring is next week and deal with the reality […]


Inner stillness. Knowing yourself. Return to the Sea by Anne Johnson (Nov 2007)

Susan’s Thursday Note November 15, 2007 Return to the Sea by Anne Johnson (Reflections on Anne Lindbergh’s Gift from the Sea) Inner Stillness.  Knowing yourself.   Good morning! It’s taking me some very strong coffee to come up with coherent thoughts for you all this morning! I read a new favorite book this week (grin!). I […]


Room where thoughts from morning await reentry in the evening. Thinking clearly alone. “Song of the Lark” by Willa Cather (Aug. 2007)

August 16, 2007 Newsletter Song of the Lark by Willa Cather Scene of a room in her home where she could (think clearly, thoughts from morning awaiting her in the room when she reentered in the evening) Yesterday as I was cleaning under my armoire (shocking thought for you that know me personally!) I found a […]


Entering God’s Presence. Perspective Changes. “Secret of the Secret Place” by Bob Sorge (Oct. 2007)

October 11, 2007 Susan’s Newsletter Secrets of the Secret Place : Discovering the Delight of Intimacy with God  by Bob Sorge Entering God’s Presence.  Perspective Changes.   Secret of the Secret Place: Discovering the Delight of Intimacy with God  by Bob Sorge (Oct. 2007) Good morning!  Two cats and a sky of beautiful stars.  Seems […]


Nature calming restless spirit. Pursuit of stillness. “The Years” by Virginia Woolf (Mar. 2007)

March 15, 2007 Susan’s Newsletter The Years by Virginia Wolff Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen – use of time Pursuing Stillness.  Silence in Nature.  Nature’s stillness calming restless spirit.  Healing nature. Hi everybody!   I’ve gotten one cup of coffee down, and the house is silent.  I love this hour […]


Desire for solitude. Creativity. Prayer. “Firstlight” by Sue Monk Kidd (Aug. 2008)

August 21, 2008 Susan’s Newsletter Firstlight by Sue Monk Kidd.  Desire for solitude, creativity, prayer. Oh, my goodness – can you believe how beautiful this week has been?  The breezes at night – is there anything that beats a cool breeze at night?!?!?   Even my coffee tastes better when the weather changes to cool – […]


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On Thursdays I try to send an e-mail where I write about what I am personally reading in my own life that week. I try to add a Latin phrase relating to the topic of my reading. You can see past notes under archives on my home page, listing these writings by topic. I write to help process life, I write so that we can all have the opportunity to read what will help us find beauty in life. Beauty in details. Realizing how much we have regardless of what pains we may have. I would love to add you to my list of who gets the notes on Thursdays! Susan



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