Most every work day for more than 11 years, Dena wrote 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. It became our practice to share the Daily Napkin with you, OUR ritual of the heart. Then, in October 2015, Marshal retired, so the whole dynamic changed. Dena took several months to re-evaluate and decide what she was going to do. Since she is also simplifying, she is in the process of incorporating all 8 (including this one) websites into one. With that in mind, the poetry of the napkin is now joined with her art and/or photography images. May you enjoy them. May they feed your spirit.

Wednesday, October 28, 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…

Marshal is going to retire as of this Friday (October 30, 2015). He's been working in a State of California office for over 27 years. He's going to have way more time to explore his gifts (such as music - see 
In the meantime, The Daily Napkin will be changing. I (Dena) have been negligent in these last few weeks. It's got something to do with the shifts and changes in our lives. Marshal is a poet in his own right, and will be more involved in creating posts for this site. Still, we do not know yet how that will look. Both of us continue to focus on sharing uplifting gifts with you.

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