Ingrid Goff Maidoff - Tending Joy

Celebrating Poetry, Beauty,
& the Sacred Essence of Joy

I received a Gift…

There was a package in my mail last night which arrived out of the blue.  A gift!  A Surprise!   It arrived from a woman I have never met before, but who discovered me online, and liked what I express.   Her name is Melanie G Mason, and she is a photographer and writer from New Zealand.  She sent me an exquisite book she has created, called THANK YOU, LIVING IN GRATITUDE.

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Every page is a joy.  The book brims with brilliant photographs and grateful inspiration. I cannot do the book justice, or the rest of Melanie’s work… or her amazing spirit.  I can only urge you to visit her website.  You too will marvel, and be so inspired.

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The quotation on this page reads, “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls bloom.” ~Marcel Proust

Melanie has many beautiful images on her website, and somewhere the quotation, “Photography teaches us to see.” ~Berenice Abbott

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I’ve been dipping into the book, and then, indeed, seeing the world around me with brighter eyes. I took this photo this morning of the sun upon our Buddha Rock, the goldenrod of this season.  Everything feels more radiant; more beautiful.  Thank you so much Melanie!

 

 

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