Being Present in Your Own Life Extends It (Quote by John Tarrant)

Being Present in Your Own Life Extends It (Quote by John Tarrant)

Being present in your own life extends it

“In any predicament you can notice that you are alive. Considering the vastness of the universe this is an unlikely event and you can rejoice and take delight in this occurrence, even if times are not hard and no stars are going nova in your neighborhood…

The hard bits of life might not be the ones you are dreading. The good bits might be the ones that are always available – a slant of light through the garden and then the rain, running inside to get dry, cooking for friends, the sound of a bird in the early morning when you can’t get back to sleep, the act of impulsively giving something away when you have almost nothing.

When you are present in your own life it extends infinitely in every direction.”

by John Tarrant

I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. Sue Krevitt 4 years ago

    Yes, John Tarrant, and thank you, Polly!
    Even a bite of The Best Zucchini Bread in the world may be saying the ALL of it!

    Preheat oven to 350. Butter two loaf pans.
    Grate two large zucchinis to make 3 cups.
    Whisk 4 eggs. Add 2 cups white sugar, ½ cup packed light brown sugar, 1 cup unsweetened applesauce, 2/3 cup vegetable oil, 2 teaspoons Vanilla. Add the grated zucchini to this.
    In another bowl, mix 3 cups all-purpose flour,
    1 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. salt,
    1 tsp. Cinnamon. Add this to the above mixture, but don’t over-mix.
    Add 1 cup chopped roasted walnuts,
    1 cup Raisins.
    Pour mixture into the prepared pans. Bake 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. (Bread should “bounce back” when touched.)
    Cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes. Put a plate over and insert onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely before slicing.
    Store in frig. Keeps well! Reheat to eat. YUM!!!!

  2. Shelley Sechrist 3 years ago

    Very nice sentiment to remember and beautiful butterfly. Thank you.

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