Most every work day for more than 9 years now, Dena has written a love note, poem or other thought, on a napkin - and tucked it in Marshal's lunch - a ritual of the heart. At the beginning of 2009 Marshal started typing them up. Now, it has become our practice to share the Daily Napkin with you, OUR ritual of the heart. May you enjoy them. May they feed your spirit.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Fragrant Moment

A flower blossoms
but once
yet the plant flowers
many times

Each moment
is a new flower

Take good care of the plant
water it, nurture it
and bask in Spirit's 
sweet aroma
blossoming each moment

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring of Life

One tiny thought
watered and sunned
nurtured and supported

Can become anything
your heart desires

So, just like a flower
the many petals of my soul
burst forth in beauty and grace

It is the Spring of life in this moment…

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Peace On...

Limitless –
Such is the possibility
of inner peace

As much during the
noisiest, messiest, busiest
roiling and boiling
challenges and boisterousness

as during a dappled trek
through greening hidden meadow
by the trickling and gurgling
stream of inner consciousness

Peace on…

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Soul Gifts

Our gifts are meant
to stretch our capabilities
And stretching is
always a challenge!

So, be attentive
to your soul’s joy
Let your soul’s delight
be your compass

In Love, it’s begun…

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


The top of the thing
Came off

With the flip of the…
With the zip of the…
On the hip of the…
Told by the lip of the…
Does it really matter how?
Are any implications ready?
Will it hold steady?
No longer so heady
The details are merely details
The emotions are the heart of it