White Spaces


White Spaces
By Bernadette A. Moyer

white chairs

Seeking white spaces, places, people and things yet to be explored, white spaces with no expectations, and no history and there is nothing good nor nothing bad just looking for new white spaces.

Recently I find myself becoming more excited about what is yet to be explored rather than the familiar been there and done that. Seeking and searching for those moments yet to be defined.

Embracing white noise, that sacred space where you can reflect, think, create, imagine and dream. I am seeking brand new blank canvases yet to be determined and ready to be created upon. I am pulling out new pages that are ready for words, writing and creating anew.

Recently I was appreciating my husband’s coloring book and commented on the uncolored areas and he stated so eloquently “not everything has to be colored” and I immediately thought about the importance of those white areas. How they are there for imagination, how they are there to promote the other colored areas and how those white spaces have an importance all their own.

So much of our life is defined as the years roll on by and yet we don’t know just how much we don’t know. There is always something more to learn, something new to create and something more to place upon our white spaces.

White spaces are those sacred spaces and places where you can breathe again and breathe new, white spaces where you can imagine and stop, think and appreciate again. White spaces that don’t necessarily have to be filled in but can be appreciated for the simplicity that they hold on their own or are yet to be determined.

When we mediate on the color white, white that represents peace we are mediating for peace. Happy white spaces … seek them out as often as you can, enjoy them for what they are and what they just might become. Happy and healthy white spaces …

(Written and created on the white spaces and white sandy beach at Daytona Beach Shores, Easter 2018)

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A Brand New Canvas


A Brand New Canvas
By Bernadette A. Moyer


We have a brand new canvas ahead of us and what will we paint on it? What colors will we use? What pictures will we portray? What scenes will we draw? What look will we create? What words will we use?

Each New Year affords us an opportunity to be new again, we can continue the path that we are on or we can turn about and turn around and start anew. We have a brand new canvas upon which to draw our stories. Our stories may be bright and uplifting or they may be dark and desperate. What will inspire us?

As we turn the page and draw upon a new year all is white and all is bright with the endless possibilities and new opportunities that a new year holds for us. What we do with the possibilities and opportunities is completely up to us.

Do we have an idea of how we want that final portrait to look or are we going about it without any forethought and plan? Each New Year affords us hope …

“Where there’s life, there’s hope.” Theocritus (c.270 BC)

Happiest of New Year’s 2017 may you be blessed with good health, much love and abundance …

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Early Morning Magic


Early Morning Magic
By Bernadette A. Moyer


It is the wonder
It is the possibilities
It is the morning
It is magic

Early morning magic
When all things are possible
With an upbeat attitude
And a heart filled with gratitude

Another morning
Another day
I think I ponder and I pray
What will enter, remain and stay

So much to do
So much to say
It’s another blessing
A brand new day

In the early morning
Just before the sun rises
The possibilities are endless
Relish in the early morning magic

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The Excitement of Newness


The Excitement of Newness
By Bernadette A Moyer


There is something so exciting about trying something new, whether it is a new restaurant, a new vacation destination, a new recipe or a new class. There is that excitement of the unknown and the ability to try a new experience without any expectations.

It could be a new book or a new movie release just about anything that we are experiencing for the very first time offers us a new exciting experience without any previous point of reference. I am a junkie for trying new things! It doesn’t matter if it is a new hair conditioner or a new food item. I’ll try most anything at least once.

Over the weekend we tried the new BLK, Black water and I have to say “never again.” Not only didn’t it taste good to me but I literally felt like I was drinking really dirty black water!

Tonight my husband and I tried the newest Corner Bakery in our neighborhood, it is a chain and new to our area. Like most experiences we put a toe in the water and started with just a soft drink and a dessert. The place was nice, new, neat and clean. The menu had more than one item that piqued my interest and we will return for a breakfast, lunch or dinner meal at another time.

Recently I began taking a new business class at our local college here in Maryland, Loyola has a campus close to my home and I wanted a refresher business class to add to my resume. As an adult student you just want that “A” grade and it is important to do the very best you can, at my age you take every learning opportunity more seriously. You don’t have to be there, you are there because you alone made the decision to attend and you want to be there.

My husband like myself enjoys travelling to new locations, it could be a car ride or a plane flight away but we are always open minded and without a previous experience “there” we have no expectations which often makes for a guaranteed great time. We have also learned how to make everything old like new again. As frequent travelers to our resort home in Delaware we set out every single summer season to try a new restaurant. We also try parking on new to us streets, and taking in our beach place from a new and different angle. This helps to keep our trips fresh, new and allows us to discover and uncover new places.

Making time for new experiences and deliberately setting out on an unknown course allows us to broaden our horizons and makes for new learning experiences. Having a partner who enjoys trying new things as much as I do keeps our marriage fresh and alive. Where it may be easy to become a creature of habit, for me, not trying something new feels like a slow death and a boring life.

This week I have several “new” things lined up and I am both excited and curious and probably a tad bit nervous too! So here is to trying new things, setting out to experience a new experience and attending new places with opportunities to meet new and different people. Life is about change and growth and taking in as many new things as we can during our lifetime.

So … go somewhere new! Try a new food item! Make a new friend! Travel to a place you have never been before! Take a new class! Whatever it is … there is always excitement attached to newness …

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