Tiny vegetation close-ups

Photos taken in Viseu, Portugal, and Luxembourg, during February and March 2020. The flowers, petals and leaves are tiny, the drops reflecting the Samsum S8 phone I’m using to take the shots. Just lovely, wild, beautiful, gorgeous, amazing nature! 🍁🥳🌈🥰☔🌺🦄💎🌼🌻🏵

Meditations: you only live once…

“Forever is composed of nows.” ~ Emily Dickinson   “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” ~ Steve Jobs   “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt  …

meditations

“Luck Is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity”   I was having a conversation over the weekend at a friend’s birthday gathering. We were discussing housing in Luxembourg, and the fact that a lot of first-time buyers can’t actually afford the housing in the city.  I mentioned my own housing situation and the fact that…

lessons from a tree

if you feel like you’re losing everything, just remember that trees lose their leaves every year, and they stand tall, content, waiting for better days to come. JojoBean xx Written and photographic content is © All rights are reserved.

inspirational quotes: Marcus Aurelius

“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” Along with the quote: “Be the change you want to see.” Which has been falsely linked to Mahatma Ghandi (even while it remains an excellent precept to live by, in my opinion), put me in mind of a recent public discussion…

learning to listen

listening deeply is the key to understanding. for when we have taken the time for things, and get to know them, only then, will we have a better understanding of them.

acceptance

Accept the things to which nature binds you and let life unfold as it will, but for each breath you take, do so with your heart.

advice from a tree

one of my sisters sent me this today – it really cheered me! hope you have a blessed day too!   JoJo xx

quote: Rumi on love

your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.