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Saturday:) Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs (Follow Your Heart)

13 Aug

“You can do anything as long as you don’t stop believing. When it is meant to be, it will be. You just have to follow your heart.”

Keke Palmer


I really didn’t sleep much last night, as I was tormented by a feisty relentless mouse up in my attic. That’s another story for another day. So, when I woke up at 7:30, I intended on going back to sleep. But no! I knew it was only going to get hotter and hotter outside by the minute, so I got up and went for my morning walk. I love my walks.

As usual, the dragonflies were in their spot over by the pond, and they hovered around me to say good morning. There was a slight breeze and it was beautiful out. As I walked along, I saw a shape in the sidewalk that looked like a heart. I took out my phone and took a picture. I like to call it “Following my heart.” Of course, my eyes kept finding more and more heart shapes here and there. I continued to snap pictures.

It’s funny how piles of dirt or clumps of mud can look like a heart shape.
Holes in the sidewalk or shadowy indentations.
Even the stone wall over by Mr. Mike’s old house resembled hearts.
I’ll admit, the heart with dried up leaves on the right was manipulated a tad. Even Mother Nature needs a helping hand now and then.

People don’t always see the beauty or the signs in common every day objects. But, if you appreciate life and nature and the beauty in all things, great and small, there are endless signs. Always follow your heart. ❤️

Friday:) Follow Your ❤️ Heart

2 May

“The stormy life can be braved only by the heart’s sunny meditations.

~ Sri Chinmoy


When I’m out walking, it’s my special thinking time. Some people wear headphones or earbuds, listening to music or books or even talking on the phone. Those distractions take away from the sights and sounds of nature. I walk the same paths, but each day holds wondrous possibilities. Just like the quote… “The stormy life can be braved only by the heart’s sunny meditations.”

Today when I was walking, I noticed a heart shape on the sidewalk. Then there was another and another. I stoped to take pictures of a few, and I thought, “I will just follow my heart.” This made me smile.

Then, I ran across this one.. well, actually I walked across this one.

My advice is to always follow your heart. It’s Friday. Cheers, my friends.

Friday:) Follow Your Heart

8 Sep

“The harder you look for love, the harder it is to find.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


Last month, I wrote a story about the heart shapes that I find on my walk. Sometimes they are air pockets in the concrete, or tar stains in the street, or dried up worms. The day I decided to search for some hearts to photograph, I could only find six heart shapes. The harder I looked, the less I found. Normally, I see so many. The point is, I was looking too hard.

So today while I was walking, I glanced down and saw a heart. Hmm… I decided to just count the shapes as I walked. They didn’t have to be perfect, they didn’t have to be on the street, but most importantly, I was just going to count them and be on my way. No looking for perfection, not searching desperately for the shape, not stopping to take the perfect picture.

Guess what happened? I noticed heart shapes everywhere. I walked for over an hour and just counted and kept track in my head. Instead of 6 hearts ❤️, I counted 65 hearts ❤️. Yes, 65.

You know why? I wasn’t searching. I wasn’t looking for for a perfect heart. I wasn’t just looking at the ground. I was just enjoying my walk and enjoying the day. I even noticed one in the clouds above me.

So, always follow your heart ❤️ and remember, “The harder you look for love, the harder it is to find.” Words of wisdom to live by. Enjoy the walk, enjoy your life.