Cupcakes drawn today for my sister Bex’s cake decorating business.

“The world is evolving from imperfection to perfection.

It needs all love and sympathy; great tenderness and watchfulness are required from each one of us.”

~ Hazrat Inayat Khan “A Bowl of Saki”

Was so touched today by all the touching, beautiful responses I got on a SARK message board post about my brother. I sit in wonder at the everyday love and outpourings that are given and received on this board.

And I was just so so so touched by the words of the amazing Leigh, on comforting others:

“I have never failed to be genuine

….not once

I have not lied, or spoken even the smallest untruth…

As I have spread love, and offered kindness

As I have held hands and dried tears

And told others they are worthy, they are valuable, they are heard

As I have consoled and listened

And as I have allowed others to learn their lessons, without judging them

And as I have put trust in the rightness of all our paths, and allowed others to grow at their own pace

And as I have protected my own Self from situations that would not serve my highest good

And as I have let go of the need to have others believe a single word I say… for I believe it

I have spoken my truth

and it simply IS nice

and it IS easy, for the truth always is

Leigh inspires me everyday with her poems on living life gracefully.

She reminds me so much of the poet Nan Whitcomb ~ author of Thoughts of Nanushka.

thanks to the ever rocking bus friend paris, found this beautiful website of Canberra artist Kim Nelson.