Book art

book art

 

by Andre Martin Garrix

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Cats have never forgotten

Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods.  Cats have never forgotten this.

 

cats were worshipped
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Glad you are alive

Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.

 

anything that makes you glad
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Cute little cowgirl with an armful of flowers

cowgirl with flowers

via FB:  Old Moss Woman’s Secret Garden

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To love and be loved

to love and be loved

 

Make yourself a blessing to someone. Your kind smile or pat on the back just might pull someone back from the edge.
~ Carmelia Elliott

 

Someone will be helped today by our kindness. Compassionate attention assures others that they do matter, and every one of us needs that reassurance occasionally. Offering words of encouragement to others, or a willing ear, can be unexpected gifts. They will be deeply appreciated. The real gift, though, is to ourselves. Our own spirituality, and thus assurance about our own being, is strengthened each time we do what our hearts direct.

 

We are healed in our healing of others. God speaks to us through our words to others. Our own well-being is enhanced each time we put someone else’s well-being first.

 

Source (modified): Each Day a New Beginning | Anniversary Edition | Hazelden Meditations

 

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What you really love

strange pull of what you love

 

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.  It will not lead you astray.
~ Rumi

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Meet Kyra, our Samoyed puppy

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Meet Kyra, our Samoyed puppy, 11 months old in this photo.  (More images on SmilingSammy.com) We’ve been busy on the dog show circuit since last fall, but Kyra just earned her championship title and I’m about ready to gear up my Curiosities pages again.

 
My thanks to those of you who contacted me, wondering where I’ve been!  It’s really nice to have been missed!

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Toco Toucan

A Toco Toucan, also known as the Ramphastos toco, rests in the bird enclosure of the Faunia animal theme park in Madrid April 27, 2005. Toucans, which live between 10-15 years, live in the wild in the tropical rainforests from the Guianas through Brazil to northern Argentina and are fruit eaters. REUTERS/Victor Fraile

 

43 Shades Of Yellow >> TotallyCoolPix.

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Little ballerina

little ballerina

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A pebble in a pond

give a stranger a smile

A pebble dropped into a pond reverberates in ways that are hundreds of times bigger than the pebble itself.  From the point of entry into the water, ripples emerge, and extend outwards.  Fish dart in the direction of the sinking pebble in the hope of obtaining a bit of food.  A duck feels a small disturbance and turns.  And when the pebble lands on the pond’s floor, it displaces tiny grains of sand as it settles in.

 

All this happens, just from one tiny pebble.

 

The slogan “Keep it simple” reminds you to avoid complications and overanalysis so you can stay focused on the present moment.  But, it also reminds you of the importance of performing simple acts of kindness for others.  Things you might not even think about because they are so small may turn a person’s day for the better.  When you allow someone to go through a door before you, offer to pour a cup of coffee for another, or smile at a stranger, you are not saving hundreds of lives, but perhaps, like the pebble in the pond, your simple actions will have profound and positive repercussions in the life of another.

 

Source (modified):  Morning Light: A Book of Meditations to Begin Your Day | Amy E. Dean | Hazelden Meditations

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Give a stranger one of your smiles today.  It might be the only sunshine he or she sees all day.

~ Author Unknown

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Cute little water droplets

cute little water droplets

 

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Pool illusion

A stunning view of the swimming pool at Bhakti Park, Wadala, Mumbai, India. The eye-catching swimming pool in Mumbai, India, has been built to raise awareness about the threat of sea level rises as a result of global warming. It was constructed by attaching a giant aerial photograph of the New York City skyline to the floor of the pool.

 

pool illusion

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Everything has its beauty

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.

 

Everything has its beauty

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Prepare the child

Prepare the child for the path, not the path for the child. 
~ Thomas P. Johnson

prepare the child

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What do you stand for?

Something to think about…

 

what do you stand for
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Who are you?

happiness and harmony

 

 

If someone were to ask you, “Who are you, without your job title?” or “What do you  know about yourself?” or “What are the qualities that make up who you are?” such questions might be difficult to answer.   What is within you is what may have been long suppressed.  What is within you is what you need to discover, or rediscover, in working through creating a life of meaning.

 

You may not realize that you are filled with ideas and creativity.  You have a depth of feelings.  You are a storehouse of memories.  You have talents.  You have experience.  You are so much more than you could ever imagine.  You have wisdom that goes beyond textbooks and degrees as well as strengths that have yet to be discovered.

 

To grow wiser means to know better who you are.  When you immerse yourself in a searching and fearless moral inventory, you will discover things about yourself that you had not realized or have long suppressed.  You will discover truths that you have long covered up with lies.  And you will experience greater understanding about yourself in ways you never have before.

 

Source (modified):  Morning Light: A Book of Meditations to Begin Your Day | Amy E. Dean | Hazelden Meditations
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Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

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A friend

A friend is someone who knows all your faults, but likes you anyway.

 

 

likes you anyway

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Up close and personal

Made me laugh!  :)

 

up close and personal

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A long time to get anywhere!

curvy road

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Creative bench

creative bench

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Happy looks good on you

Smile! Happy looks good on you!

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Sweetness

sweetness

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Unusual hat

Can you imagine wearing something like this?

 

flower hat
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A new way to think

You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.
~ Marianne Williamson

 

a new way to be

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Happy or unhappy?

It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing, that makes you happy or unhappy. It’s what you think about.
~ Dale Carnegie

 

what you think about

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