4 am

4 am

4 am The pause Pitch black Eerie silent Darkest hour And no one moves Or feels Or hears Or sees It is a hidden hour A time to turn away Too bleak Too black Without soul Utterly exposing Is it strange? So very peculiar? How much I love you, 4 am? Your silence Crisp,...

read more
Very Human

Very Human

I'm a crumbly little thing A recipe missing a key ingredient Stumbling Fumbling Clumsy and foolish But I know Later in the silence In the midnight hour Reviewing Filtering Like a photo Editing Like an essay Cringing at that "one thing" That one moment That one...

read more
The Unexceptional Pit Stop

The Unexceptional Pit Stop

I'm in a pause in life that can best be described as The Great Disappointment. As an avid movie watcher it makes me think of a struggling character, crossing a vast desert, cresting the final hill, hearing the sound of water (and ahhh...they can almost taste it on...

read more
Dirty Words

Dirty Words

For the longest time, as someone raised inside a faith based system, there were all these words labeled as "dirty." It wasn't said outright, but definitely implied, and met with a proverbial slap of the hand. If you were spiritual enough you understood the code and...

read more
Death of the Ego

Death of the Ego

There are many things we identify with during life: our career, partner, children, or a personal passion. Many of these things can shift from something we identify with into our identity.

read more
Meditation for Chronic Pain

Meditation for Chronic Pain

Written for those struggling with chronic pain; a daily prayer/ meditation of encouragement:
I accept my body as is today.
It is not the pain, not the suffering that I embrace, but the journey I am on to health. I do not judge myself, my body, or my pain. I do not resent, regret, or hold unforgiveness toward my body. Instead I breathe love and acceptance into my wounded parts.

read more
Spiritual Family Time

Spiritual Family Time

My husband and I used to be a part of a religious establishment until we came to the realization that there are many paths to God. We began raising our children to have a tolerant attitude and I started something called Family Time. The result has been successful as...

read more
Meditation for Fear and Anxiety

Meditation for Fear and Anxiety

Written for those struggling with fear or anxiety; a daily prayer/ meditation of encouragement: I accept the place I am in today. I take a deep breath and accept myself. I show love and kindness to myself. I look kindly on the struggles I am going through. I have...

read more
Heaven…Your Next Breath

Heaven…Your Next Breath

My husband lost his job and I'm standing in the grocery line, three months later, my heart racing. I have $150 in my purse and I'm holding my breath for it to be enough. The worst part is: this has become my weekly nightmare. I get in the car afterward and discover...

read more

About Bonnie


Welcome! Feel free to read a blog, leave a comment or learn about my published work. Bonnie Leonard

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 5 other subscribers

Tweets