Dare boldly

A blog by Louise Gallagher

The Gifts of Today


The Gifts of Today copy

I experienced so many gifts over the weekend.

A Stampede BBQ at the centre where my mother lives. We laughed and listened to the music and I showed my mother photos from my eldest daughter’s visit including her stagette– there is a video of my two daughters and I singing karaoke that almost made her howl with laughter.

It is a gift to hear my mother laugh.

An evening with delightful friends, old and new, to celebrate the pending arrival of a new human being on earth.

It is a gift to be part of the circle of life ever expanding.

The wedding of a beautiful young couple expressing their forever love.

It is a gift to witness the promise and possibilities of love binding two hearts together; growing stronger.

Time with my beloved walking in the park with Beaumont.

It is a gift to walk hand in hand with C.C., chatting and laughing as Beaumont chases the ball and plays with other dogs.

Time with my youngest daughter and CJ.

It is a gift to be immersed in the friendship and closeness of these two young women who have known each other since birth.

Time with myself, alone in the studio.

It is a gift to have the space and time to reflect and create in my home.

So many treasured moments to simply be present in the grace of life unfolding. Sitting on the deck sipping coffee in the morning. Putting the umbrella up to ward off rain, or protect from sunshine, dependent upon the whimsical nature of the weather. Preparing a meal together. Sharing a meal together. Heart talks. Soul connections. Sharing thoughts and observations. Wishes and dreams. Hopes and aspirations.

This is life in all its gentle flow, forever expanding/contracting. Breathing in. Breathing out. Ebb. Flow.

This is life.

Love is the way.

Author: Louise Gallagher

I believe in wonder. I believe we are all magnificent beings of divine beauty. I believe we can make a difference in this world, through every act, word, thought. I believe we create ripples with everything we do and say and want to inspire everyone to use their ripple to create a better world for everyone. I'm grateful you're here.

11 thoughts on “The Gifts of Today

  1. nice, a bit sappy, and happy

    good goin’ eh!

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  2. Blessitude dear Louise!! 😉 I love your art piece !!! Have a wonderful week and continue to see the gifts that are all around us ❤

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  3. This is good living 💕

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  4. Life is a gift to be enjoyed and appreciated

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  5. Oh, the gifts of the everyday! Thank you so much for sharing some of yours. xo


    • I love that you came by and visited my posts from this week Liz in one fell swoop — I had started the week with the intent to create and write something new everyday — and your visiting reminding me to go back and savour the joy of having done so! A lovely gift. Thanks! ❤

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