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.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


A little-known fact:

Even the tiniest bit of consciousness
(such as that in a grain of sand)
manifests physical reality
in a magnificent way

You are truly magnificent!

Monday, July 21, 2014


crane was flying low
intent and majestic

there, nestled between
his shoulder blades
sat his jolly passenger,
a crow just along for the ride

spirit manifests
in many ways…

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Open to Shine

opening with gratitude
to the blessings 
in our lives
is as natural 
as it is for
a blossom
opening to the sun

dawns light 
grace emergence

we are each a sun
in the universe
shining, ever shining

Monday, July 14, 2014


Family - 
(those who reside
in our heart of hearts)

is constantly expanding
to include all that is…

• • •

all of nature

is smiling at us
this day

It feels good
to smile back

Friday, July 11, 2014

Meadowlark Joy

To the little boy that plays today on his birthday, may your big heart soar!  

Meadowlark sings 
out of pure joy...

Joy of life
joy of the light
joy in the moment
You have unique gifts
to share with the world
and the world is waiting

Don't deny the world,
don't deny yourself