“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”
-Victor Hugo, Les Meserables
“When you look on the bright side, you’re acknowledging that there is a dark side at which you are choosing not to gaze. If you think that the darkest hour is before the dawn, you accept that you are moving from darkness to light.”
– Srikumar Rao
“Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.”
“Change your thoughts and you change your world. ”
– Norman Vincent Peale
“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”
Write a Poetry using two words- * PAINTBRUSH * COLOURS
I stumbled onto some wonderful new blogs in Solidarity Inspirer’s -I want more followers, likes and comments club! There is one in particular that has a weekly challenge. I am intrigued, excited and a bit nervous but I am going to give it a try. Why not. We should try and/or learn something new everyday so I definitely shouldn’t miss such a unique opportunity. BREATHE – Here goes nothing…. 😉
Happy hump day! Well Wednesday is the day I am starting to write this, though by the time I actually hit POST, it will be at least Thursday. There is work to be done, writing, more writing, further research, writing, rewriting, verification of writing, editing, re-edit, re-read, review, edit, review, repeat all the above etc…
And I LOVE IT!
First, I am the type of person that believes in giving credit where credit is due. On this journey that I have only just begun, many people have inspired, promoted and helped me. I hope you don’t mind but I have some shout outs- These may become part of a weekly routine. Let’s see how it goes, shall we? I welcome your thoughts on the idea, so please leave me a comment.
My first shout out is to Robert Farrington ofThe College Investor – He shares his knowledge on passive income, getting out of student loan debt along with other financial expertise that I devour every chance I get. He continuously asks for, seems to genuinely enjoy and replies to feed back. Robert, the last time we touched base was on March 31st via email. It was the day I signed up for Amazon’s MTurk , after reading your in-depth overview, along with helpful do’s and don’t suggestions on the site. I just wanted to let you know as of yesterday I am over 2000 hits with a 97.7% accuracy rate! Definitely, a worthwhile venture and the extra cash has come at a perfect time. Thank you so very much!
My second shout out goes to someone who’s blog post I stumbled onto just yesterday. As I have mentioned, trying to read 2-3 new a week is my ambitious goal. Here is a hearty HOLY COW, spot on and thank you to Patrick Cole for the blog post on Thought Catalog entitled “What I Learned From Dating An Introvert (And What You Should Know Before You Do)” Link: Blog post Thought Catalog. A very insightful piece of the characteristics of an introvert and I know ‘cuz I is one. Obviously, like all human beings, each of us are uniquely different individuals. But, I must say the apt description of how draining a crowd environment can be, left me thinking – WOWSER! I do believe someone has read my mind! Kudos!!
The third and final shout out for today is to 4 very inspirational blogs and their writers. Thank you for the endless support and encouragement as I walk this part of my life path. This quote is dedicated to each of you: “Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it…” ~ Wilferd Peterson Gosh!! I feel like I am doing the Oscars, listed in no planned order;
Hi there! Are you still with me? Now for today’s HAPPY LIST! I have eluded to the positive stimulation that music can have on our mood in a prior post and am sure this will not be the last time it is mentioned. It is my constant friend always accessible and totally dependable. After all-
“Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine.” – Macklemore
Music can spark a fond memory, bring out my jovial and silly playful side. Heck, I can recall driving to work one day, I was in my own little world, had the radio cranked and was just belting out lyrics, totally off key to one of my favorite songs. Stopped at a red light, I glanced to the left and there sitting right beside me, was a guy in a big ol’ pick up truck just grinning from ear to ear watching and listening. My face must have turned about 17 shades of red to purple, the light turned green and off I went. The brief incident still makes me belly chuckle when I think about it. (blush)
Lover of “tuneage” that I am, I’m terrible at remembering names of songs and their artists. So, I poled a few friends, searched my memory banks, hung out with Pandora and You Tube the last few days to bring you a little something special. A list off 100 songs that get my feet tapping and gives a boost to my spirit. I think there is a little bit of something for everyone. As an added bonus I threw in a few links here and there so you can have an audio experience too. They are in NO PAR-TIK-YA-LAR order. So without further ado…LET’S GO :
MADE IT!! Have you ever done a list of 100? You will have total respect for anyone who even attempts it! It is not an easy task even if your heart is totally into it! Oh but the jam session I have had!! ENJOY!
Kind Regards and Sunshine – K
“Music is a higher revelation
than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music is the electrical soil
in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven ~
Unconditional love! My dogs are so devoted, they watch from the picture window as I leave in the morning Always happy to see me, dependable greeters with their tails just a-waggin’ when I get home at night. They don’t ask for much in return, except maybe a playful scratch behind the ear, some dinner, a couple of treats and water. My snuggle partners while watching a good movie, always concerned when I watch a sad one as they feel a need to comfort and when I laugh at a comedy, they are delighted and literally dance and share my joy. Incredible!
I have two beloved canines. One is a rescue, given to me by my son for my birthday. I had had to send two dogs to rainbow bridge within 3 weeks. I wasn’t looking forward to any type of birthday celebration. It was a sad time.
That all changed when my son brought “him” home. He resembled a little black bear cub. We named him Chief. aka: The Chiefster or Maximillion Chief. He is a husky, shepherd mix with a touch of wolf. Jet black except for the white tips of his paws and a 5 pointed white star on his chest. He is 89 lbs of “big clod, clumsy love.” He talks more than most humans. I have often thought of getting him his own cell phone, since he feels the need to be part of all personal AND professional conversations. He literally howls at the moon off the back deck. After 3 glasses of wine one evening, I joined him. Have you ever let loose a howl? Definitely, a unique stress reliever. You so need to give it a try. I have yet to read any studies on it, but seriously it should be included in any “how to live stress free” book!
My other companion, is the second dog I have owned that wasn’t a rescue. My Yorkie Poo, Miss Abby. I found her lovingly snuggled in a cage with her brothers and sisters at a breeders booth at a flea market while on vacation in Florida.
I was randomly wandering around looking at various vendors wares. Flea markets are so much fun, you never know what treasures you might find. I came upon this group of little dogs and they peaked my curiosity, so tiny, darling and at the time different. I talked with the owner and she allowed me to hold one. It was Miss Abby’s brother. I picked him up and he looked at me and didn’t seem the least bit interested. The lady suggested a female, I gathered a tiny silky soft hair,smaller than pint size, bundle in my arms and she immediately snuggled into my neck. A perfect fit and meant to be. She weighed 1.6 lbs, barely the size of guinea pig.
When I called the airlines, to make arrangements for her, for the flight home they informed me she would need to be put in with the luggage. I was beyond distraught. Seriously? Put a 1.6 lb dog, that has a kennel that easily fit under the seat in front of me, in with the luggage? Arrrgghhh!! Grrrrrrrrr!!! When I arrived at the airport I was a bundle of nerves, a gentleman with an airline name tag on his red coat walked up and asked if I had a problem. I attempted to hold back the tears as I explained the situation. He glanced inside the tiny kennel and in less than 10 minutes, Miss Abby had her own boarding pass! Ahhhhhh…Success!
Thank heavens for that kind gentleman! Abby, being so small, was hypoglycemic and every few hours needed to be finger fed a nutrient gel. The plane was delayed due to mechanical issues for over 5 hours. There is no way she would have been okay. Barely 6 weeks old, when I went to the ladies room, she came with, I placed a couple of paper towels on the floor next to me so she could sit. She squatted and piddled. Potty trained from day one! I was blessed.
I often joke during the New England winter, on a cold sub zero night, when I elude to the fact it’s a “three dog night” and I am one dog short. ha!
The two of them have been with me for over 8 years now. Age wise, they are literally 3 mos apart. Size wise there is approximately 70 lbs between the two and three guesses who the alpha dog is. It sure isn’t “The Chiefster”. Best friends, playmates and sometimes they argue like the two siblings they are. Always under foot. I could not imagine my life any other way. Kind Regards and Sunshine- K