Word of the Week: Serene

S E R E N E... a state that we all want to incorporate a little more of in our lives. We strive to capture and hold onto glimpses of it. When all is right with the world. Worries have dissipated and nothing but peace remains. Sometimes it just comes unexpectedly; and sometimes we need to create the circumstance and be in a particular environment with chosen people to invite it in. However is happens, we wish you all a bit of this allusive stuff that causes you to exhale, close your eyes and softly smile.

"The more I expect, the more unhappy I am going to be. The more I accept, the more serene I am." ~ Michael J. Fox

"I feel beautiful when I'm at peace with myself. When I'm serene; when I'm a good person; when I've been considerate of others." ~ Elle Macpherson

   Michelle Larson   - Awe... this photo was taken by Julie. I had my hand outside the boat to touch the cool breeze and the drops of rain that were beginning to fall... feeling so SERENE and blessed to be in the moment on the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos. 

Michelle Larson - Awe... this photo was taken by Julie. I had my hand outside the boat to touch the cool breeze and the drops of rain that were beginning to fall... feeling so SERENE and blessed to be in the moment on the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos. 

   Julie Cimpko   - A serene moment – a buddhist offering at dusk on the very top of Mount Phousi in Luang Prabang, Laos.

Julie Cimpko - A serene moment – a buddhist offering at dusk on the very top of Mount Phousi in Luang Prabang, Laos.

   Chelsea Hipley   - The night felt peaceful and serene with the beautiful moonlight coming through the clouds. A great ending to another great weekend.

Chelsea Hipley - The night felt peaceful and serene with the beautiful moonlight coming through the clouds. A great ending to another great weekend.

   Madeline Lovejoy   - SERENE...The peaceful feeling I get when I realize all is right with the world, everything is okay, and will be okay, especially amidst uncertainty and chaos.

Madeline Lovejoy - SERENE...The peaceful feeling I get when I realize all is right with the world, everything is okay, and will be okay, especially amidst uncertainty and chaos.