Praises to the Snow Queen

Praises to the Snow Queen

The lightness of Your touch may not be noticed
The brightness of Your presence may not be seen
The coolness of Your body may not be felt
Until You, Goddess of Snow, fall heavy
Until You, White Lady of the Forest, reflect sunshine
Until You, Ice Queen, want to be felt

Praises to the White Goddess
Praises to the Lady of the Ice Forest
Praises to the Snow Queen

Blessed Be

Daily Motivator for Sept. 8 – Delight in the beauty

Delight in the beauty

It is the experience of beauty that makes it beauty. Make life more beautiful  by appreciating how beautiful and precious it is.

Life is so much more than just a set of possessions and transactions. It is a  wholeness of experience and being that can never be fully distilled into words  or images.

Feel the wondrous aliveness of which you’re a vital part. Allow the beauty  that surrounds you to reach into the deepest part of you.

Give your awareness and your energy to what’s truly important. Let life see  and experience itself in the best possible light from your unique perspective.

This very moment is your opportunity to live with richness and meaning.  Breathe in the beauty and fulfill the positive possibilities that this golden  moment brings.

Delight in all the beauty. Let it fill you, making it even richer and more  abundant.

— Ralph Marston

The Daily Motivator

Dog Safety Tips for Fourth of July

Dog Safety Tips for Fourth of July

While we might associate the thump and boom of fireworks with festivity and a  great display, many of our canine companions are completely freaked out by  Fourth of July noises. Some dogs cower and shiver, some panic and try to escape  from their homes.

We checked in with the The Humane Society to gather some advice for the  pooches, here’s what they had to offer:

1. Resist the urge to take your pet to fireworks displays.

2. Do not leave your pet in the car. With only hot air to breathe inside a  car, your pet can suffer serious health effects–even death–in a few short  minutes. Partially opened windows do not provide sufficient air, but they do  provide an opportunity for your pet to be stolen.

3.  Keep your pets indoors at home in a sheltered, quiet area. Some animals  can become destructive when frightened, so be sure that you’ve removed any items  that your pet could destroy or that would be harmful to your pet if chewed.  Leave a television or radio playing at normal volume to keep him company while  you’re attending Fourth of July picnics, parades, and other celebrations.

4. If you know that your pet is seriously distressed by loud noises like  thunder, consult with your veterinarian before July 4th for ways to help  alleviate the fear and anxiety he or she will experience during fireworks  displays.