Our Greatest Treasures

“There are amazingly wonderful people

in all walks of life; some familiar to us

and others not. Stretch yourself and

really get to know people.

People are in many ways one

of our greatest treasures. ”

― Bryant H. McGill

 

You and I

 

Close, like eighth grade

Best friends forever,

From elementary school,

Whispering giggled secrets.

 

 

green naturall framed orange shroom

 

Love, rare as

Lady slipper’s blossoms

Found in the back

New England woods.

 

clouds above the hill framed nicely

 

Time, passing like

Wind swept clouds.

Across deep blue skies

Disappearing from view

Is what we’re wasting.

 

 

heart thru the trees

 

Hearts, two came

together as one.

Are we only 

Actors on Broadway?

Playing our scenes

Through all three acts

And the time, has come

For one final curtain call?

Or will the script

We are creating together

Continue to Act IV?

 

 

Kind Regards and reaching out – K

 

PHOTOS on this page copyrighted and compliments of K and L.G.B.

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Here’s Looking at You

“Look at everything as though you are seeing it either

for the first or last time,

then your time on earth will be filled with glory”

― Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

 

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“If you look the right way,

you can see that the whole world is a garden.”

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

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“The real voyage of discovery

consists of not in seeking

new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
~ Marcel Proust

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“Your vision will become clear

only when you can look into your own heart.

Who looks outside, dreams;

who looks inside, awakens.”
~ Carl Jung  

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Photographs compliments of K

 

 

Kind Regards and “here’s lookin’ at you kid” – K

 

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5 Inspiring Quotes to Start Your Day

 

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“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.” 

-Emily Dickinson

 

“Change your thoughts and you change your world. ”

– Norman Vincent Peale

 

 

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”

-Walt Whitman

 

Kind Regards and Sunshine- K  🙂 

Out of My Comfort Zone I Go

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#MiracleChallenge -I choose #2 

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…. 😉 

Miracle Girl Blog Challenge Week – 2

 

How do they do it so polished and concise?

To Paint a picture with such precision,

Using a page or paper as the canvas.

Strokes of the paint brush shows their style,

Words are the colours from the palette,

Life is the model of which they paint.

I am a mere  apprentice

And can only hope, learn and aspire

To become such a great writer as they.

 

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FOR THE TODAY:

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. “-Og Mandino

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”- Norman Vincent Peale

Have a fabulous Friday!!

 

Kind Regards and comfort zones be trampled – K 😉

 

 

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Thank-you’s & A List of 100 Songs That Help Keep me Happy!

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Thank you Zen to zany!

 

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 of The 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;

 a cooking pot and twisted tales blog

 Opinionated Man – HarsH ReaLiTy 

 Success Inspirer’s World 

I Know I Made You Smile

 

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 :

 

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1   Aint No Mountain High Enough –Diana Ross & The Supremes   Click to Sing along!
2   Cinnamon Girl – Neil Young    Click to Enjoy!
3   Got Mud – Neal McCoy   Click to Enjoy!
4   In the Summer Time – Mungo Jerry
5   Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry  Click to Enjoy!
6   All Along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix
7   You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC    Click to Dance!
8   Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
9   Grease – Frankie Valli   Click to Enjoy!
10  Your Mamma Don’t Dance – Poison
11  Walk Like Eqyptian – The Bangles
12  Rockin’ Robin – Bobby Day   Click to Rock!
13  Cracklin’ Rosie – Neil Diamond
14  Walking On Sunshine -Katrina & The Waves 
15  Night moves -Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
16  The Weather Girls -The Weather Girls
17  Tuesday’s Gone – Lynyrd Skynyrd
18  Cowboy -Kid Rock  
19  Fortunate Son -Creedence Clearwater Revival 
20  Bohemian Rhapsody -Queen 
21  Old Time Rock n Roll -Bob Seger 
22  Country girl(Shake it for me) – Luke Bryan Lyrics
23  When the sun goes down -kenny chesney
24  Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band 
25  Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry 
26  La Bamba – Ritchie Valens 
27  Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis 
28  Rock Around The Clock -Bill Haley 
29  The House Is Rockin’ – Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
30  The Mirror – Spooky Tooth 
31  Fallen Soldier – Nathan Fair
32  I’m Already There (Message From Home) – Lonestar
33  Boot Scootin’ Boogie – Brooks & Dunn 
34  Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus 
35  She’s In Love With The Boy -Trisha Yearwood 
36  Knock Three Times – Tony Orlando and Dawn
37  409 -the Beach Boys
38  Hot Rod Lincoln – Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen
39  Mustang Sally  – Wilson Pickett
40  Let’s Twist Again -Chubby Checker 
41  In The Mood -Glenn Miller Click to Enjoy!
42  Long Tall Sally -Little Richard Click and Boogie!!
43  Keep Your Hands To Yourself -GEORGIA SATELLITES 
44  Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars -Mark Ronson
45  Hit the road Jack! – Ray Charles 
46  These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ -Nancy Sinatra
47  Good Golly Miss Molly – Little Richard
48  Pour Some Sugar On Me -Def Leppard 
49  Hit Me With Your Best Shot lyrics – Pat Benatar 
50  Jessie’s Girl Lyrics – Rick Springfield
51  i wanna dance with somebody  -Whitney Houston 
52  Girls Just Want To Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper 
53  U Can’t Touch This -MC Hammer 
54  Simply Irresistible – Robert Palmer 
55  YMCA – Village People 
56  Walk This Way – Aerosmith
57  Love Shack – The B-52’s
58  Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice 
59  Wild Thing – Tone Loc 
60  funky cold medina -Tone loc 
61 Sweet Child O’ Mine -Guns N’ Roses   
62  Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham!
63  Back In Black – AC/DC
64 Shut Up and Dance -WALK THE MOON  
65  Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
66  That’s My Kind Of Night – Luke Bryan
67  H.O.L.Y. – Florida Georgia Line  Click to Sing along
68  John Deere Green – Joe Diffie
69  Kick The Dust Up -Luke Bryan 
70  House Party – Sam Hunt  
71  Piano Man -Billy Joel 
72  Seasons In The Sun – Terry Jacks
73  American Pie -Don McLean 
74  Don’t Stop Believing -Journey 
75 Summer of 69 -Bryan Adams   
76 Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
77  Smells Like Teen Spirit -Nirvana  Click to jam!
78  Build Me Up Buttercup -The Foundations  Click to Enjoy! 
79  Faith  – George Michael  
80  You can Call me Al – Paul Simon  
81  Billie Jean – Michael Jackson  
82 What Time Is It? –Spin Doctors
83  Life’s Been Good -Joe Walsh 
84  She Talks to Angel – black crowes
85  3AM -Matchbox Twenty
86  If It Makes You Happy – Sheryl Crow
87  Daydream Believer -Monkees  
88  Sugar, Sugar -The Archies   
89  Crimson and Clover – Tommy James & The Shondells  
90  Strawberry Wine -Deana Carter  
91  A Little Bit Stronger -Sara Evans  
92  Buy Me A Boat -Chris Janson
93  Sangria –Blake Shelton
94  Swing – Trace Adkins
95  Redneck Woman – Gretchen Wilson
96  Leader of the Band – Dan Fogelberg
97  We Are Family – Sister Sledge 
98  Radar Love – Golden Earring
99  Barracuda – Heart
100 Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) – The Hollies  Click and DANCE!!

PHEW!! YAHOOOOO!!

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 ~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Hairy Children

13346705_984110455035035_4472417594926069646_nUnconditional 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

 


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