Year ends – New beginnings

I’m often reminded that each day I have a choice to begin again – anew – to make amends where needed – that there’s so much to be grateful for – there’s always something to give back to people – the planet – that something is as simple as a smile – a thank you – it’s love in every form of kindness and respect to another human being, mother earth, animal, flower, tree, stream. Pick up trash, recycle, decrease use of plastic and anything else that will not decompose in a landfill – cook more – share what you have – care for self and loving self is NOT selfish. This year as in years past, I create a list of prayers and intentions for myself and those I love before the year ends, and at the stroke of midnight, I walk into the New Year of New beginnings with list in hand and a heart full of all that I would love to happen for myself, others, our planet, my community and the universe trusting that the God of my understanding hears me always and answers my requests in His time. 

Happy, Peaceful and Healthy New Year to all!

© Anita Adams – 12/29/2018

Tangerine skies over the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Photographer: Anita Adams of NC Trees Photography
New Beginnings

Colds, Flu and Viruses

my son telephoned this afternoon – I answered hell-o .

He asked, how are you feeling? Not as well as I’d like to be, I said.

Additional questions followed, are you still seeing the Natural Medicine doctor, have you tried traditional western medicine? I replied, yes I have. It’s a virus, the immune system is low.

It’s the season for colds, flu and viruses.

I’ve had a virus for five days just before Christmas holidays – missing a ballet, relaxing time with some friends and family, missing work. It’s inconvenient and exhausting. I am very contentious about what I eat, the sounds of another’s cough, sniffly nose, or the mention of the words feeling bad. I run the other way. Unfortunately, not always fast enough.

What to do? Rest. Watch a move. Drink lemon ginger tea. Take elderberry, echinacea, drink lots of water and chicken soup just tastes better when I’m down.

It’s time for the afternoon nap, the droopy eyes are happening and I know some much needed liquid is needed.

Please think twice before going out in public while sick, there are many of us who want to stay well and give their heartfelt thanks to those who do heed this simple request.

May 2019 be a healthier year for you and yours.

#Dreams #Passions #SelfLove

Quote shared: Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars.to change the world. — Harriett Tubman


I’m full of dreams, passions, compassion and art. Self-love, I’m only beginning to understand how necessary it is to fully love self in order to bring those dreams to fruition. As Harriett Tubman so beautifully states, Every dream begins with a dreamer.

All Dreams are Possible. One must just begin!

Anita Adams 11/10/2018

Where’s the wind?

Juliet's Window II

it’ s October, and I’m wearing sandals and short sleeves…

Where’s the wind…

the door’s wide open and there’s no breeze

Where’s the wind….

the trees are asking and so are the leaves…

Where’s the wind…

she asks to lull me to sleep on a warm October’s eve

Silencio…listen…

… crickets and the rumbling of the dishwasher  must do

Anita Adams 10/9/18