Happy Spring!!

Swooping in to say

Happy First day of Spring!

Took my first baking soda bath today! Nice relaxing, detoxing, skin softening, mind slowing-20 minutes, to start my day.

Ahhhh! ūüėĀūüĆ∑ūüĆ∑

How did you start the

First day of Spring?

Looking forward to your comments!

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#winning

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Kind Regards – K

Photography copyright and compliments of K of theBlackWallBlog.

Text 2 pic app.

Let Your Light Shine Thru

Behind the Eclipse, the sun is shining… K

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Copyrighted and compliments of L.G. B. The Sun

5 Quotes to help you shine:

“In order for the light to shine so brightly,

the darkness must be present.” ~ Francis Bacon

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“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are,

what you are, what you believe shine

through every sentence you write,

every piece you finish.” ~ John Jakes

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“Try not to get lost in comparing yourself to others.

Discover your gifts and let them shine!

Softball is amazing that way as a sport.

Everyone on the field has a slightly different 

ability that makes them perfect for their position.

~Jennie Finch

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“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers,

but for the wide world’s joy.” ~Henry Ward Beecher

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“Beset by a difficult problem?

Now is your chance to shine.

Pick yourself up, get to work and

get triumphantly through it.” ¬†~Ralph Marston

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5 Songs to sing:

Collective Soul – Shine youtube video. sing along!

Jordan Smith – Stand In The Light (Lyric Video)

jennifer lopez – feel the light lyrics (full song)

Demi Lovato – Neon Lights (Official Lyric Video)

Matchbox Twenty – Bright Lights (Video)

 

Haiku

Eclipse now covers.

Behind, the sunshine glows bright.

Soon you’ll¬†shine again.

cow MONDAY MUST POST

 

 

Kind Regards – K

 

 

 

Daily postEclipse

Three Day Quote Challenge Day #1

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RULES FOR THE QUOTES CHALLENGE:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Post 1-3 quotes a day for 3 consecutive day.
3. Nominate 3 bloggers each day.


First of all I would like to thank Miracle for nominating me!
She has such a contagious positive attitude, topped off
with a bundle of energy! How could I refuse?? 

FOR MY QUOTE DAY #1 I CHOOSE:


“Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of

mind than on outward circumstances.”¬†~Benjamin Franklin

 

 

rock on at the damn

“There is no rule on how to write.

                           Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly;

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†blasting it out with charges.”

~Ernest Hemingway

 

Photo copyrighted and compliments of K,
 Who else would take a picture of a rock?
 If you take the time to really look, a rock is 
 similar to the people we meet,
 each one has unique attributes.

 

Today I shall nominate the following blogs and

          there is absolutely NO OBLIGATION to participate:

Watching the Daisies

a cooking pot and twistedtale

Read 4 Fun

 

As is customary all comments, witty remarks

and quips are welcomed! ¬†ūüôā

 

 

 

Kind Regards and QUOTE ON- K

(also writing for Success Inspirer’s World)

Daily Post photo Challenge Details

Come out of the Darkness

 

“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn,

whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.”

~Helen Keller

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Photography copyright and compliments of L.G.B.

“There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.”

~Robert Alden

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Photography copyright and compliments of L.G.B.

 

 

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.

Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Photography copyright and compliments of K

 

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word,

a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,

all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

~Leo Buscaglia

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Photography and copyright by L.G.B.

“And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro’ nature, moulding men.”

~Alfred Lord Tennyson

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“People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.

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Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind.
Think big anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack if you help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you might get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.”

~Dr. Kent M. Keith

Kind Regards and Looking up – K

Reference:  Website click here The Paradoxical Commandments were written by Kent M. Keith when he was 19, a sophomore at Harvard College. He wrote them as part of a book for student leaders entitled The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council, published by Harvard Student Agencies in 1968. The Paradoxical Commandments subsequently spread all over the world, and have been used by millions of people.

 

 

Darkness
Look Up

The Blog-Watching the Daisies Prompt-SMALL STEPS UP MOUNTAINS

This morning, I started out writing about posterity. I was stewing over whether or not we are losing connection to each other due to social media. In a lot of ways, sadly, I believe, YES, we are! Then I stumbled onto a fellow bloggers post.  

Now, I see a ray of hope… ¬†

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CLICK HERE-Watching the Daisies writing prompt!

 Come and join me!

The prompt: SMALL STEPS UP MOUNTAINS:

Her Questions:

Who or what inspired you to start the ascent?

The return of my son from his tour overseas. I had taken a year off from work while he was there, which was the worst thing I could have done! Way too much time on my hands and not enough time connecting face to face with people. I utilized only social media to stay in touch. (insert shaking my head here, while staring down at my toes.) It can be a very cold place if that is the only friend that you allow in your world. Your soul, your very being needs face to face interaction! And giant bear hugs!!

How did you break the climb into manageable bites? 

I got help! ¬†AND afterward did a 6 week long CBT (Cognitive‚ÄďBehavioural Therapy), with twice per week classes. A large part of¬†CBT class is¬†based on mindfulness and “living in the NOW”. One thing it helped me¬†re-enforce, was ¬†what I had learned about – RTS- reasonable tiny steps. (I wrote about it in my post-¬†Link to “DON’T CRACK ME UP?”)

Each tiny step forward is progress! It doesn’t matter how small, forward is forward, darn it!! I just kept putting one foot in front of the other, didn’t look up. It would have been too overwhelming to see the distance¬†I had to go to reach the top.¬†

THE BEST PART! Once I knew I was near the top- it made me feel momentously exuberantly successful when I looked back from where I came and realized how far I had come! 

Who supported you along the way? 

My daughter and some close friends. 

What have you learned?

Never give up! 

Pay it forward- If you see someone who needs help. Start by just giving them a smile. If they are ready to ask for help, this will help them realize they have an ally. Then and only then can you make some suggestions on reading material, who to call, places to research etc. 

What are you thankful for?

Each day that I continue to my journey. Whether I move forward or just take a moment to rest and enjoy my surroundings. If I am not moving backwards than I am just where I need to be.

Is there any part of the journey you would have done differently?

NOPE. I have learned way too much about myself, God, the Universe and others.

But if I had to do something differently, I would not have taken that year off! 

She will publish some of your stories on her blog with a link to your blog, or simply use it as a writing prompt for others. 

 

I hope each of you will give this a go!

 

“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.”

~Reba McEntire

 

 

 

Kind Regards and connecting- K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly post about something that is disappearing: For Posterity