Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
1. a lover of rain;
someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.
(especially when feeling warm and dry while the rain makes music on my roof)
Flowers are the music of the ground
From earth’s lips spoken without sound.
~ Edwin Curran
There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil
are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
~ Henry David Thoreau
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and science.
He to whom the emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe,
is as good as dead —his eyes are closed.
~ Albert Einstein
When I see that first, minuscule, curled, pale green wisp of a sprout
poking up between a couple of grains of vermiculite,
I hear God speaking.
~ June Santon, “Miracle in a Dixie Cup”
And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley, “The Sensitive Plant”
Love is the beauty of the soul.
~ Saint Augustine
For though we have never yet seen God,
when we love each other God lives in us,
and his love within us grows ever stronger.
1 John 4:12