“I have often thought with wonder of the great goodness of God; and my soul has rejoiced in the contemplation of His great magnificence and mercy. May He be blessed for ever! For I see clearly that He has not omitted to reward me, even in this life, for every one of my good desires.” Saint Teresa of Avila
“I know no subject more elevating, more amazing, more ready to the poetical enthusiasm, the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment than the works of nature. Where can we meet such variety, such beauty, such magnificence?” James Thomson

Juri, bartender

Dear friends, occasionally  I will do small projects of photography such as portraits and post them here. Recently  I had the opportunity to take photos at one of my favorite restaurants in Miami, Toscana Divino in the Brickell area. Juri, is of their bartenders. Grazie Juri & Mauro from Toscana Divino. All images © Copyright 2014. Sandra Morales
“A bartender is a Keeper of Secrets” Jarod Kintz

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Being Free

For those who deal with anxiety, worry or fear; today’s post is about asking God to heal you or your  loved one to bee free from those negative thoughts or emotions; to bee free from those negative chains. 

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27


“I’m just thankful for everything, all the blessings in my life, trying to stay that way. I think that’s the best way to start your day and finish your day. It keeps everything in perspective.”  Tim Tebow
Perspective is everything when you are experiencing the challenges of life.” Joni Eareckson Tada

I love dogs

This little guy is ready for the World Cup. He must be Brazilian.
d1d2“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” Roger Caras

d4“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent.” Milan Kundera

“Dogs don’t rationalize. They don’t hold anything against a person. They don’t see the outside of a human but the inside of a human.” Cesar Millan

It feels like summer

“Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out.” Deb Caletti, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

Infinite love

Only in the eyes of love you can find infinity.” Sorin Cerin, Wisdom Collection: The Book of Wisdom
“True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.” Honore de Balzac

Missing you

“I am starting to accept that you never loved me.
And it’s sad because I don’t think you see
how beautiful you are to me…”
Zade Andria Zabala, Coffee and Cigarettes
“I just… I just miss him. And hate being so alone. Does he miss me? He must.” Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
“I missed you so much,” she breathed.
I tilted my head back and put my hands on her shoulders. I could hardly believe this was happening. I was finally getting to touch her. To kiss her. It was all happening. “I missed you, too.” Kieran Scott, He’s So Not Worth It


“You have never seen God, my friend? Then youve never watched the dawn silently, swiftly, swallow up the night. Youve never seen the splendor and beauty in the heavens as the sun bursts forth upon your horizon rise at early morning and be still. You, too, can see God all around you.” (Taken from this website:

Afternoon Moon

“Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born:  you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” E.E. Cummings

“Go slowly, my lovely moon, go slowly” Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

“So imagine that the lovely moon is playing just for you – everything makes music if you really want it to” Giles Andreae

I just want you to know that I love you with everything I am—a million times a million and to the moon and backLaura Miller, My Butterfly