Finding fond memories

I’m looking through some old boxes my folks brought me from Portugal, when they drove over a couple years back. Yeah, they moved there and it’s just been an absolute blessing. Anyways, I find this book I haven’t read since 2000… it’s called Wild Swans by Jung Chang. It’s a stunning story, full of history…

Tiny vegetation close-ups

Photos taken in Viseu, Portugal, and Luxembourg, during February and March 2020. The flowers, petals and leaves are tiny, the drops reflecting the Samsum S8 phone I’m using to take the shots. Just lovely, wild, beautiful, gorgeous, amazing nature! 🍁πŸ₯³πŸŒˆπŸ₯°β˜”πŸŒΊπŸ¦„πŸ’ŽπŸŒΌπŸŒ»πŸ΅

the happiness of always being busy

“You can play the game and you can act out the part, even though you know it wasn’t written for you. Tell me, how can you stand there with your broken heart ashamed of playing the fool?” Shower the People, James Taylor

lessons from a tree

if you feel like you’re losing everything, just remember that trees lose their leaves every year, and they stand tall, content, waiting for better days to come. JojoBean xx Written and photographic content is Β© All rights are reserved.

taking courage in being disliked

have the courage to be disliked   I love this notion – because, in my opinion, it simply means that the less value that you place on other peopoles’ opinions – of you, your actions, and/or your words – then the more freedom you will have to make (life) decisions based on your needs, desires…

learning to listen

listening deeply is the key to understanding. for when we have taken the time for things, and get to know them, only then, will we have a better understanding of them.


Accept the things to which nature binds you and let life unfold as it will, but for each breath you take, do so with your heart.

advice from a tree

one of my sisters sent me this today – it really cheered me! hope you have a blessed day too!   JoJo xx

the best is yet to come!

If you are reading this right now, please know there is more, and perhaps even the best, still to come. Something wonderful is going to happen in your life soon because you are making the effort. …and it will bear fruit!   Keeping the faith! JojoBean x

quote: Rumi on love

your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.