letting wonder woo you…


Keep being wowed,
heaven blowing often kisses,
and because you’re watching,
you catch and let them woo you,

  keeping palms up and heart open,
your romance with living alive.


Keep showing up to the table,
going soft to miracle and mystery,
to all the mundane glory
winking and whispering tender
over the unique heart
that it’s wilding to win.

(that’d be yours,  m’dear)

You’re the prize,  you know:)

I want to give away a copy of my fresh little creation I call Ripplesongs.
It’s a zine…..the September issue still warm from the oven.
It’s my passion to donate these to waiting rooms wherever people are hurting
and hungry for hope.
I hope this bold, roomy read feels like a walk through a beautiful garden,  a strong shot of courage,  a big gulp of air.
I’ll draw a name next week from the comments….please tell me where you’d maybe donate a copy
and I’ll send an extra and one for you,  too.
With a whole heap of love.

“I like living.
I have sometimes been wildly,  despairingly,  acutely miserable,
racked with sorrow,  but through it all I still know quite certainly
that just to be alive is a grand thing.”
-Agatha Christi


  1. Julia Bourque on August 23, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Jennifer, you have such ways with words to make us stop in our tracks and take notice.
    Always vigilant of the tiniest gifts from the Giver with receiving heart wide open. Thanks for sharing your great gifts. I love your Ripplesongs.
    Have a spectacular September.

    • Jennifer Richardson on August 29, 2014 at 9:52 am

      those words are balm, friend, as yours so often are;
      how wonderful life is while you’re in the world:)

  2. Elephant's Child on August 23, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    I love the vibrant colour you give us. And your words are always as supportive as a hug, or the laughter of friends.
    Gorgeous. Like their maker.

    • Jennifer Richardson on August 29, 2014 at 9:54 am

      thanks for those encouraging morsels, friend…..needed
      those nuggets today:)
      always thanks,

  3. Lady Fi on August 24, 2014 at 12:10 am

    What a beautiful post. And you have such a generous heart too!

  4. Kathryn on August 24, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Good morning, Jennifer! What a wonderful, heartfelt, generous idea:donating your loving zine to people places of hurting. I will have to think about this, and where… It is so unbelievably beautiful of you to put this positive energy into our hurting world. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. And, thank you so much for the amazing way you made me smile when you visited my blog and commented. I am feelin the love, and I needed it! Big hugs, kath

    • Jennifer Richardson on August 29, 2014 at 9:56 am

      thanks for sharing your always beautiful perspective, friend:)

  5. susie on August 24, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Oh Jennifer, what a grand idea! Your words, your home in the colors….all of it will speak to someone who is, like Agatha Christie, in a moment desperate with pain and worry. I know this place. I’ve had to dive to the bottom to let the storm wash over me in order to survive. I would put your zine in the waiting room at St. Vincent’s Hospital–in the Oncology area. This is where people go for their appointments or a chemotherapy treatment, the place that provokes fear even before it rises up in your mind that you have to go. (Gone on vacation 9/3 through 9/15.)

    • Jennifer Richardson on August 29, 2014 at 9:58 am

      I absolutely love your idea, Susie.
      I placed one in the waiting area of my local
      cancer treatment center and, like you describe,
      I could feel the fear when I walked through the doors.
      I love the way you see and share; thank you,

  6. Jane on August 24, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    If I were to be the lucky recipient of September’s issue of Ripplesongs, I would take my complimentary copy to Raleigh Rescue Mission.
    As you know, I love your zine! I take it pieces at a time…and place my Jennifer treats all around for inspiration in moments of joy as well as wobble! <3 you, Young One!

    • Jennifer Richardson on August 29, 2014 at 9:59 am

      That is such an awesome idea, Jane;
      I feel such fondness for that place.
      I appreciate your beautiful heart.
      Just so much:)

  7. CherryPie on August 24, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Such a beautiful gift, thank you 🙂

  8. Barbara on August 24, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    I would take your zine first to my mother in the nursing home, where she’s still struggling with the foreverness of her current situation and missing my dad. I believe your words would help lift the dark depression that keeps settling around her. Then I would be sure it floated freely from room to room, to help the other residents as well (and probably some of the caregivers!)

    • Jennifer Richardson on August 29, 2014 at 10:01 am

      I absolutely LOVE that idea, Barbara….what an awesome idea!
      Most definitely.
      Thanks for the sweet inspire,

  9. Naomi on August 25, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    I love this post! I completely agree that once we let ourselves lose that sense of awe, life isn’t nearly as fun.

    • Jennifer Richardson on August 29, 2014 at 10:02 am

      Thanks for coming by and sharing your beautiful perspective, Naomi:)

  10. Donna on August 26, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    I adore these creations..so uplifting to the soul!

    • Jennifer Richardson on August 29, 2014 at 10:03 am

      Thanks for coming by, Donna…..I really appreciate the lift:)

  11. Mary on August 31, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Thanks for pulling me back in, Jennifer.

    • Jennifer Richardson on September 4, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      I love how we sort of weave in and out of each other’s paths sometimes
      in life and the timing is always serendipitous:) Thanks for stopping by, Mary.
      Big joy to you,

  12. Pearl on September 4, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    show up for the next miracle. that’s all that’s required. good reminder.

  13. Lee Mazzone on September 6, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Are these for sale? I would love to purchase one of your bright, encouraging beauties for my cousin who just lost her Mom. Please let me know how /when I can connect with you Sunday or early next week.

  14. Kimber Britner on September 6, 2014 at 9:03 am

    I love the table, showing up hungry and eager for every meal life serves up. Sometimes we get food on our faces and sometimes our napkin holds the smears. 🙂

  15. jeanie on September 9, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Is that a butterfly or moth? No matter — it is absolutely stunning! I’m glad to show up for whatever miracles occur! You offer a fine reminder!

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