Valentine’s Gift

“Love, redolent with unselfishness, bathes all in beauty and light.”
– Mary Baker Eddy

It may not come in the form
of a Valentine’s card
a box of chocolates
a sparkly ring in a jewelry box
a dozen roses
But if you look for it today
you’ll see it –
that gift meant just for you –
the evidence of Love’s love.

See it in the smile you get
from a stranger,
in the sunrise and sunset,
the stars sparkling
in the night sky
and the rainbow
unique to you
– no one else sees it
just as you do.

You bring your own gift
within you wherever
you go.
Feel it. Hear it.
Embrace it. Know
Life’s love.
– Karen Molenaar Terrell

 “Three components are necessary for a rainbow. There must be sun, there must be raindrops, and there must be a conscious eye…your eyes must be located at that spot where the refracted light from the sunlit droplets converges to complete the required geometry. A person next to you will complete his or her own geometry… and will therefore see a separate rainbow… As real as the rainbow looks, it requires your presence just as much as it requires sun and rain.”
– Robert Lanza, Biocentricism

A rainbow arches over Padilla Bay in Skagit County, Washington. (photo by Karen Molenaar Terrell)

She’s Still Giving

Something really magical happened tonight. As Scott and I were getting ready to leave for our son’s improv show I looked down on the floor and saw this card lying there. I have no idea where it came from. I opened it up and it was a card from Moz! Today is the second anniversary of Moz’s passing and I’ve been thinking of her all day long. Finding her card lying there was like this huge, cosmic, unexpected gift. Inside the card was a Valentine’s message and a check (dated 2013) for the son we were on our way to see. I felt like Moz was directing me to bring the card and check to him tonight. And so I did. Moz always said, “I’m a giver!” And she’s still giving.

Moz card to us

Photo Jewelry and a Box Full of Things That Make Me Smile

photo jewelry

by Karen Molenaar Terrell

 

I was toodling around with my photos – trying to put together a box full of stuff that makes me smile – and I thought to myself, “Self,” I thought, “wouldn’t it be cool if I could make jewelry out of pictures of sky, sea, and flora to share with my friends?” And so I did.

I also made that “box full of stuff that makes me smile” – I put in the box URLs to some of my favorite youtube clips, pictures of baby animals, and bits of Nature. It is a Christmas gift for you. Okay, so, like, it’s maybe not the key to a sparkly new car or actual jewelry you can really wear on your fingers and dangle from your neck, but it comes from the heart. And that’s got to count for something, right? 🙂

Merry Christmas!

Here are the URLs you’ll find in the box:



box full of magic