Some Like It Hot

I definitely am one of those people…I like it hot: steaming hot baths/showers, jalepanos, the heat of the sun and don’t even give me a lukewarm coffee (even worse -iced coffee). Hot is my preference.

At least once in life, we all experience the flame going out. But it doesn’t have to remain dim. All it takes is a little spark of hope and kindness and love and perseverance to fan the flame.

Here are a few quotes that I’m hoping spark a little inspiration for you:

Of all the fires, love is the only inexhaustible one.—Pablo Great things never came from comfort zones. Decide you want it more than you are afraid of it. – Cosby No longer bereft, you blaze.— When eyes have died in its gaze, know the heart had died in its blaze. -unknown Love what you do so that it sets others ablaze with inspiration. Accept things as they are or accept responsibility for changing Be who you were created to be and you will set the world on fire. -St Catherine of The antidote to exhaustion isn’t rest. It’s wholeheartedness.—David Whyte

The tongue is a little member, and it can boast of great things. See how much wood or how great a forest a tiny spark can set ablaze! -James

One Word Photo Challenge: Hot




   Pour a liquid out of its container, and it changes shape, fills the space you give it. If you give children a lot of space, it may surprise you where they’ll go and the shape they’ll take.

Nancy Gibbs


Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

Langston Hughes

  Good coffee is a pleasure, good friends are a treasure.

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Liquids

Darkness Does Not Have To Triumph

“Light always trumps darkness. It always has, and it always will. Therefore… if you believe that your world is darkening… if you believe that the culture of your nation is growing dimmer by the year… don’t blame it on the … Continue reading


When We Change The Way We Communicate, We Change Everything

“The biggest communication problem is that we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply.” ~Unknown “The biggest communication problem is the illusion that it has taken place.” “I know you believe you think you know what I said, but … Continue reading


Walls Do Not Have to Separate Us

“Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high.” ~William Goldman, The Princess Bride There are four kinds of people in the world. Those who build walls. Those who protect walls. Those who breach walls. And those … Continue reading


WordPress Photo Challenge: Orange

You are beautiful, my darling, beautiful beyond words. Your eyes are like doves behind your veil. Your hair falls in waves, like a flock of goats winding down the slopes. ~Solomon

When was the last time you took a leap of faith?

As we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone. ~Paul


Whatever the activity in which you engage, do it with all your ability, ~Solomon

Like cold water to a thirsty soul,so is good news from a far country. ~Proverbs

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:~Solomon

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad. – Proverbs

Sometimes losing your way is the only way to find your way. ~Unknown

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange



Finishing a book is bittersweet. You spend days getting to know the characters. Learning their nuances, their faults, their loves, their lives. They become your friends, acquaintances, enemies. And after the story ends, you miss them. Eventually you realise they aren’t a part of your world, you were just briefly visiting theirs.” ~Unknown

(photo provided by my sister, Evie Hartness)

Memories, even bittersweet ones, are better than nothing. ~Jennifer Armentrout

It’s kind of bittersweet. The human spirit is not measured by the size of the act, but by the size of the heart. ~Yakov Smirnoff

Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bittersweet. Alive.” ― Joanne Harris, Chocolat

I adore the word bittersweet. I guess it because it describes so many moments in my life. Some days, I am ambivalent about that fact but even the bitter parts can taste the sweetest eventually.

My chocolate…must never be bittersweet, though. Never!


One Word Weekly Photo Challenge: Bittersweet


Life Is A Mixture

Life is a mixture of sunshine and rain, teardrops and laughter, pleasure and pain.

2015/01/img_2646.jpgRemember, there was never a cloud that the sun wouldn’t shine through. -unknown

2015/01/img_2647.jpgCee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Weather



2015/01/img_0575.jpgNever fear Shadows.

2015/01/img_0512.jpgThey simply mean

that there is sunshine nearby. – Ruth E. Renkel

2015/01/img_0626.jpgWordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:Shadowed


The One You Will Never Lose

She is always there.

Will you accept her?

Will you love her?

Will you value her?

Will you esteem her?

If you will, there will always be someone in the room who accepts her.

She, my dear, is YOU.

(A Word A Week Challange: Chilled)