Introduced to concepts of spirituality at a young age set me on a spiritually minded journey, a quest which has lasted most of my life. In the course of my many life experiences, I have in all things looked to that spiritual strength which has shaped my life molding me into the person I am today.

In my writing I hope to say something small that in some way may be for someone some use, a spark igniting a possibility. I try to share my experience, wisdom and understanding as I see it, as has helped me in the hopes it will help others.

I look forward to sharing with you in this journey of ours called life, giving what I can, when I can.

Seeing the beauty in things

I have seen the beauty in the glow of a mother holding her newborn baby. The way the sun shines through new spring leaves. The way your feet feel dangling in the water. A cool mist of rain on a hot day. The still of an early morning walk in the woods. On rainy days, that smell like the ocean. The smell of suntan lotion which reminds me of my mother. Mountains receding into the haze. A lone bird calling on a chilly morning. People, holding hands. A gentle kiss. A smile. A kind act. Hearing just the right words at just the right moment. Bellowing laughter. A stream of sunlight through the clouds. A rainbow. People, greeting one another with hugs. A baby's first words. The sound of ocean waves. Rain on a tin roof. Fresh sheets. The fulfillment of hope. A wave of peace flowing through your body. Realizing someone loves you.

brandon champney