The Gift of Sincerity

“Sincerity increases willingness to care.”
―     Toba Beta,     My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

1-IMG_5501Painting by Pam Rosenquist…The WelcomeTree

Yesterday I celebrated my forty-third birthday. As my family sat around the kitchen table, eating pizza, talking and laughing about mishaps in the barn, or challenges at work, I could feel the richness of the moments unfolding. All of us taking time to come together and listen to each other, laugh at each others stories, and honor who each of us are.

The day had been full of those moments, like opening the gift of a painting of the WelcomeTree,  or the bee that was carved for me because she knows that’s what I am into, or the card that was full of words like thoughtful, balanced, fun and stand up for goodness, or the bird house that was built for me because I had mentioned it would be nice to see the birds outside my kitchen window, or the calls and messages that made me smile simply because I was thought of.

I am reminded by all of the kinds acts of yesterday that they really do matter, and little by little they lift us up to get a better view of who we are. Sincere words, actions and gifts somehow reflect to ourselves a clearer picture of who we are and what is possible.

The painting of the WelcomeTree, or the little wooden bee, or the written and spoken words of the day stirred love and compassion in my soul and made me want to be a better person. That is what we do for each other when we come from love and really see, accept, and cherish who people are. It puts in perspective the power of love without an agenda.

This is what I want at the core of WelcomeTree Farm. A place to share that powerful love, joy, art, and healing while connecting, collaborating and creating with the abundance of the earth.

Thank you for all of the love that inspires me to keep adventuring, thinking, reflecting and being who I am.


7 Comments on “The Gift of Sincerity

  1. Thanks for your kind words. It makes me happy to hear you liked the Welcome Tree, it feels good to paint something someone cares about. I am glad you had a nice day on your Birthday…..people who love you are the MOST important thing, all else works itself out. The older I get, the more I know it is true.


  2. Happy belated, Niece Denise. You are definitely surrounded by love. Tonight I was going through some stuff I set aside to read another time – A good quote popped out “Pilgrims are persons in motions – passing through territories not their own-seeking something we might call completion(or perhaps the word”clarity’ will do as well), a goal to which only the spirit’s compass points the way.”


  3. Hey gramapam, I like your Welcome Tree too.
    It sounds like you have a loving and supportive family. What a variety of thoughtful gifts! It shows that those you love are listening to you and remembering what you are interested in. I would be overwhelmed if someone painted a picture or built a birdhouse for me. You are very lucky.


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