Have you ever had a moment come along during your life when you were completely and utterly broken? A moment that wrecked you to the very core of your being, and reduced you to nothing but a pile of smoldering ashes? Something that didn't just gently tug at your heart strings, but ripped them from the shell of human dust you were created from?
Hello fellow friends and bloggers! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I took some days away from the computer to enjoy those things in life that sometimes I forget how grateful I am to have. Family, doggies, the sun, rain, you get the jest. It was nice to relax and not think about anything I could be or should be doing on this mechanical device.
It has been a long day and my eyes are starting to cross, so I will get to the point of this post.
When I logged into WordPress today, I had a notification that it was my Three Year Anniversary! I said WOW, it’s been that long. Doesn’t seem like it, but time sure does fly fast, especially if you never slow down to see it.
I can remember when I first started on WordPress, when I didn’t know anything about blogging (sometimes I still wonder how much I really do know). You can never learn enough. Everyday is a learning experience.
Anyway, it took me a while to navigate and figure out just how I wanted my blog (I mean you can spend so much time just figuring out what theme you want). Wordpress is awesome like that, giving you more options than you could imagine.
Through the years, I have learned a few things and am still growing each day. I am grateful to be a part of this WordPress blogging community and want to thank each and every one who visits, follows, and comments. I love all of you and am glad to be able to read, visit and follow the amazing blogs here. ( I learn a lot from other bloggers, so thank you for being here and being you!)
So, that’s that! If this post sounds a little weird, I am just tired, so it might not make sense. If you have read this far, thanks!
Peace, love, bliss
I think I'm going to do this in a "small" way... maybe at the $1 store! I'm sure it will be appreciated just the same!
I am grateful and honored once again that this blog has been nominated for another award. I would like to thank one of my friends in this blogging community One Bridge of Hope (http://onebridgeofhope.wordpress.com/), a mother and daughter team whose belief is that we all have the power to be ourselves.
One of the rules upon acceptance of this award is to nominate 15 – amazing, awesome, brilliant, beautiful, caring, compassionate, delightful, energizing, (you get the point) blogs!
The nominees are:
1. A Crafty Traveler http://acraftytraveler.com/
2. Jazzy Beat Chick http://jazzybeatchick.com/
3. Deny Designs http://blog2.denydesigns.com/
4. Meraki Inspiration Blog http://merakiinspirationblog.wordpress.com/
5. She is not a poet http://sheisnotapoet.com/
6. Jeff Moore-My Everyday Power http://everydaypowerblog.com/
7. The Year of Living Non-Judgmentally http://annkoplow.wordpress.com/
8. Picz Load http://piczload.com/
9. Namaste Every Day http://namasteeveryday.wordpress.com/
10. 219,000 Minutes of Emptiness http://moe219.wordpress.com/
12. A Lot on your Plate http://alotonyourplate.wordpress.com/
13. Careann’s Musings http://careann.wordpress.com/
14. Enjoy My Adventure http://enjoymyadventure.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/back-with-a-miracle/
15. Claire Atkinson http://clairejatkinson.wordpress.com/
If you would like to know about The Versatile Blogger Award, here is the link: http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/vba-rules/
So, here are seven things about myself: (If you laugh at some, that’s okay-laughter is good for the soul!)
1. I like long walks and hate rude people.
2. If I could marry ice cream, it would be Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia.
3. I don’t eat animals.
4. My dogs are my best friends.
5. Love to help anyone I can.
6. Creating art using recycled materials makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.
7. My parents are the best people I know.
****Bonus: I am grateful and honored to be a part of this wonderful blogging community. Everyone is talented and I love that there is an abundance of diversity here. Such a blessing! *****
I would like to thank One Bridge of Hope once again for this kind and gracious nomination!
Please take some time to check out the blogs that I have listed above.
Peace, love, blessings,
Here we are now in Week 3 of the Empathic Kindness class, the inspiration for which came from an article by Roman Krznaric called "Six Habits of Highly Empathic People."
This week's theme is to put you in the position of other people. The idea isn't for this to just happen in your mind, but to really do something that someone else does.
For two days I have drawn this card from my Trust Your Vibes Oracle Card Deck. The explanation is not only inspirational, but makes me think about what I bring or not bring into my life.
Do you question your ability? Is there something new on your life horizon, but don’t think that you can have it? Do you feel unworthy of the best things in life?
So, here is the interpretation:
Are you limiting yourself and what the Universe is trying to bring to you? The Universe will bring you all that you desire, but you must be able to accept what it brings. Many of us limit what we can receive because we feel unworthy, or we think that to receive so much would be selfish. Neither is true in the eyes of the Universe, which will bring you as much as you allow. It is infinitely abundant, so receiving what you want in no way limits others. One way to dispel these beliefs is to contemplate what you think might happen if you did realize your dreams. Do you uncover any anxieties or fears? Do you worry that you’re asking too much? Do you imagine your wish, if fulfilled, might cause another injury or pain? Does bringing change into your life make you nervous?
If you uncover any beliefs that are contrary or in conflict with your dreams, are you willing to trade them for more supportive ones? The question the Universe asks is “How good can you stand it?” because that’s as good as it gets.
The Guidebook for the Trust Your Oracle Cards by Sonia Choquette
Today I want to send a special thank you to all the Veterans past and present who have served and are serving our country for our freedoms. May you have a day where you are served and appreciated. Here is a link to a site where there are many events, specials, offers, etc. for Veterans and their families. http://www.veteransdayfreebies.com/
Peace, love and blessings to you all!