It seems that there is so much negativity around us these days. Perhaps it’s the winter or the winter in our soul that allows the darkness to come to the forefront, instead of the light. These sites (below) remind us of the beauty that surrounds us all the time. We need to slow down, enjoy a beautiful song, watch the sunset (or sunrise), look for the beauty in winter and celebrate the seasons that we have. When the negativity overwhelms us, we need to smile more, say a kind word, pray—spreading a little kindness will make you and others feel so much better. Be a beacon of hope in the darkness that seems to have overtaken us. Take a moment to slow yourself down and listen, look and smile.

“Creation Calls” Nature Video

“A New Day” Inspiration

Art by Child Prodigy Akiane Kramarik (like her painting WWW at right)


“Amazing Grace” by Peter Hollens and Home Free

“In a world where you can be anything … be kind.” (philosophy of Madison “Peach” Steiner, founder of Peach’s Neet Feet)

—Robin Olberding, Prairiewoods friend

Posted Feb. 6, 2018