Lightly Child, Lightly.

So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.

—  Rainbow Rowell, Attachments (Published April 14th 2011 by Dutton)


  • Photo: DK: Woodland Park, Darien, CT Oct 28, 2020.
  • Quote Source: Extraordinary Routines.
  • Post Title & Inspiration: Aldous Huxley: “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.”


  1. slowly and naturally

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  2. Sounds like a good plan.

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  3. great catch!


  4. And what if this good thing (encountering something held firmly between heaven and earth by the finest strand) for you to hold lightly and add to your pile, was not accidental but, rather, Providential from the beginning of man’s time?

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  5. Can’t get over this leaf hanging by a spider web thread. Metaphor for life at times.

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  6. And what if… the art of piling on good things is possible through mastering the art of letting go of the things not needed in the pile?

    Hmmm…. It’s that discernment thingie that stimies me some days! 🙂

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  7. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Step by step!! … “One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.” Rainbow Rowell, Attachments (Published April 14th 2011 by Dutton).

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  8. Here too. Raking leaves today.

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  9. seems a bit easier than other approaches…

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  10. Profoundness in a few sentences is a magical gift, David. Thank you! Cher xo

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  11. There is nothing to solve. So much to embrace. Keep embracing Dave 💛

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  12. Beautiful moment captured. At some point all of us are just hanging by a thread 💕

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  13. reminds me of … to become as little children. Anyone still in touch with little children knows how open they are to anything… they brighten and welcome so istantly!

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