Kindness: the quality of being generoushelpful, and caring about other people, or an act showing this quality.

Today, the world lacks this simple quality. I would think when things get so difficult that people would show more kindness to one another, but the opposite is true. People are behaving with meanness and rudeness in person and online. Everyone is forgetting that life is short and in hard times we have more opportunity to show small acts of kindness: A wave of the hand, saying thank you, holding a door for someone, etc. I hope people can fing their kindness again.

Please be kind today.

Happy Summer Solstice 2020

June 20th, 2020 brings in the Summer season in a spectacular way this year: with an Annular “Ring of Fire” Solar eclipse! Happy Winter Solstice for those South of the Equator.

The Path Across Africa and Asia

The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year marking the start of summer!

Nature Brings Life and Calm

A Girl’s Garden

Robert Frost – 1874-1963

  • A neighbor of mine in the village
  •     Likes to tell how one spring
  • When she was a girl on the farm, she did
  •     A childlike thing.
  • One day she asked her father
  •     To give her a garden plot
  • To plant and tend and reap herself,
  •     And he said, “Why not?”
  • In casting about for a corner
  •     He thought of an idle bit
  • Of walled-off ground where a shop had stood,
  •     And he said, “Just it.”
  • And he said, “That ought to make you
  •     An ideal one-girl farm,
  • And give you a chance to put some strength
  •     On your slim-jim arm.”
  • It was not enough of a garden,
  •     Her father said, to plough;
  • So she had to work it all by hand,
  •     But she don’t mind now.
  • She wheeled the dung in the wheelbarrow
  •     Along a stretch of road;
  • But she always ran away and left
  •     Her not-nice load.
  • And hid from anyone passing.
  •     And then she begged the seed.
  • She says she thinks she planted one
  •     Of all things but weed.
  • A hill each of potatoes,
  •     Radishes, lettuce, peas,
  • Tomatoes, beets, beans, pumpkins, corn,
  •     And even fruit trees
  • And yes, she has long mistrusted
  •     That a cider apple tree
  • In bearing there to-day is hers,
  •     Or at least may be.
  • Her crop was a miscellany
  •     When all was said and done,
  • A little bit of everything,
  •     A great deal of none.
  • Now when she sees in the village
  •     How village things go,
  • Just when it seems to come in right,
  •     She says, “I know!
  • It’s as when I was a farmer——”
  •     Oh, never by way of advice!
  • And she never sins by telling the tale
  •     To the same person twice.

Just taking a walk in nature or sitting in among plants, can connect you back to Earth and bring you peace.

Relax Your Mind for Mental Health

Meditation, even for a few minutes, each day can quiet the mind, bring peace, and give the ability to think clearly in very troubling times.

Doing something you love each day such as reading a good book, walking in nature, writing anything and everything. Take photographs, sit in nature, talk to someone close.

Make each moment of life count.

Peace of Mind in Uncertain Times

Today we are faced with many challenges such as a pandemic along with other disease outbreaks. A new way of life such as wearing masks, social distancing, and some of us are still in lockdown for another month(like myself). Watching the unraveling of the US society is quite disturbing and seeing people become ill from disease due to aging and stress is also stressful.

Finding inner peace is more important than ever.

Patience and Diligence

Keep Patience and Stand by Kumarmani Mahakul

Do not run and keep patience,
From flower is coming fragrance.
Watch beauty of far grass land,
In water of stream we wash hand.

There is rainbow filled with colour,
In horizon you watch sky in favour.
Life is colourful in painting of joy,
We reside inside soil body is the toy.

We walk and walk, we do not wait,
Hard work goes on body leaves sweat.
Wheat and maize we cultivate in care,
Still it is sad we do not watch in stare.

Time runs and weather changes soon,
Climate diverts track rain falls at noon.
Boon we get while we meditate father,
This is truth we realize oh dear brother.

Come on you keep patience and stand,
Watch in green grasses, is filled far land.
Stand and realize about beloved father,
Wait, stand for a while and think further.

Spring Always Brings Me Hope

I love springtime because I look forward to the blooms of the flowers, the return of my favorite birds, the warm weather, and a sense of renewal.

Sonnet 98: From you have I been absent in the spring

BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEAREFrom you have I been absent in the spring,
When proud-pied April, dressed in all his trim,
Hath put a spirit of youth in everything,
That heavy Saturn laughed and leaped with him.
Yet nor the lays of birds, nor the sweet smell
Of different flowers in odour and in hue,
Could make me any summer’s story tell,
Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew:
Nor did I wonder at the lily’s white,
Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose;
They were but sweet, but figures of delight
Drawn after you, – you pattern of all those.
    Yet seem’d it winter still, and, you away,
    As with your shadow I with these did play.

Contemplating the Coronavirus

It is amazing how deadly such a microscopic pathogen can be to human beings.

The way it attacks the body is horrific, it is like being in a horror movie.

Please be safe, this virus affects every person differently. It is real and does infect. I am not a doctor or nurse but I do work in the health sector and have seen sick people.

Again, please be safe.