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  1. Bette Boop
    Jan 2, 2018 @ 4:22 pm

    I was inspired by the photo at the top of this article. The small pods (berries) on the tree’s branch might be totally ignored had your photography not zoomed in on the beauty of these small parts. It brought to mind that the rush of life with its many disappointments all have small promises of God’s reminders spread all along for us to see if we take time to look for them. An encouragement to slow down and look for the beauty as we let the rest of the world rush by. betteboop

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    • Salina Christaria
      Jan 4, 2018 @ 1:20 pm

      Hi Bette. I was walking by the tree somewhere along the journey of last year and saw the little seed pods. I’m glad I snapped a photo, because it was perfect for a blog about beginnings — particularly beginnings that begin in winter! You are so right about God spreading little reminders of his beauty all around as an encouragement to us. I love looking for them, and being delighted when I find them. Keep letting his love inspire you, Bette! ~ Salina

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  2. Addie
    Jan 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

    “And where it tags, it also taints.” That’s another profound Salina-ism. 🙂

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    • Salina Christaria
      Jan 4, 2018 @ 1:22 pm

      Thank you, Addie. Here’s to a new year untainted by the past! ~ Salina

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  3. Sal
    Jan 3, 2018 @ 1:12 pm

    I have the ritual and almost done. This year’s intentions are simpler. Let go of judgment, for it clouds the canvas and to allow God to make His will Known. A practice indeed ☯️

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    • Salina Christaria
      Jan 4, 2018 @ 1:27 pm

      Hi Sal. I love this . . . “let go of judgment for it clouds the canvas.” That is a fabulous intention for 2018, and for life! Thank you, Sal! ~ Salina

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  4. Tamara McAllister
    Jan 4, 2018 @ 2:07 pm

    Whew! This is deep…and just what I need. I’m gonna ponder it some more after I get some of the lesson plans done that I am writing for my new job. But for now….Thanks!!

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    • Salina Christaria
      Jan 5, 2018 @ 3:10 pm

      Hi Tamara. I am so glad you found value in this blog post and I’d love to hear what you come up with after you’ve had some time to ponder. Enjoy the process! ~ Salina

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  5. Annie
    Jan 5, 2018 @ 11:55 pm

    Salina 🌿
    Absolutely Lovely!

    Look forward to trying some of your great ideas for leaving the past in the past and having a dream for the future. Love that you write this blog! If ever someone should be putting their thoughts on a page it’s you!! Don’t ever stop!
    Annie 🌺

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    • Salina Christaria
      Jan 8, 2018 @ 11:26 am

      Thank you, Annie, for your constant encouragement and friendship. You are a lovely gem and a priceless gift to me! ~ Salina

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