Nurturing Thurs – Wear It!


Listen to the joy!

"On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea"

3-20-2014

Yes … YOU should!!

and to get your toes tapping to match your smile
here is my new favorite group

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Frequent Contributors to Nurturing Thursday:

Laurie’s Notes
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Carol Carlisle
Pocket Perspectives
Crowing Crone Joss
Meg Evans
Jacqueline King

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What is Nurturing Thursday, you ask?

In this amazingly competitive society of ours, how many of us truly feel good about ourselves? How often do we extend to ourselves … the same courtesies, considerations, nurturing, forgiveness and understanding we would a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger?

Our culture tells us we need to be special and above average to feel good about ourselves. Yet, it is not possible for all of us to be above average at the same time. Don’t we usually know of someone richer, more attractive, “more together” or successful than we are? Even if we discount the…

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Dark Poetry: A rainy night


This is lovely.

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A rainy night

Staring out the window on a rainy night, seeking for a bit of light

But the darkness is thick and heavy

Desperately I turn my head, eyes burning from tears unshed

So many words unsaid, make my mind lost and blurry

I should lay down for a bit, maybe just briefly

Just for a moment, rest my weary head, to feel less empty

 

Closing my blood-red eyes, over thinking all untold lies

Lies of such unrivalled civil beauty

I want to believe in them, despite of the mayhem

Believing in them, would it set me free?

Take away this vicious anger, depriving the melancholy

Just for a moment, pretending it’s alright, to feel more calmly

 

Demons scratching at my door, like every night before

I want to cover my ears and scream loudly

They keep returning, creeping and crawling

While they start talking, I lay here silently

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Happiness Day!


Purplerays

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Photo Credit: http://www.merinews.com

On July 12, 2012 the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed March 20 the International Day of Happiness in recognition of “the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world and the importance of their recognition in public policy objectives.”
Since then many nations and organizations have keyed in to specially remind the world that happiness is a necessary ingredient of life that should be recognized and reflected in public policies! The whole idea was fashioned after the famous Bhutan Kingdom’s policy of “Gross National Happiness over Gross National Product”; a policy which recognizes the supremacy of national happiness over national income!
On the individual level we are reminded that real happiness comes from within as the earthly ego’s reflection of what the inner being, the ‘I AM’ in us…

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Happiness Day!


Purplerays

1363619079371_IMG_0007

Photo Credit: http://www.merinews.com

On July 12, 2012 the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed March 20 the International Day of Happiness in recognition of “the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world and the importance of their recognition in public policy objectives.”
Since then many nations and organizations have keyed in to specially remind the world that happiness is a necessary ingredient of life that should be recognized and reflected in public policies! The whole idea was fashioned after the famous Bhutan Kingdom’s policy of “Gross National Happiness over Gross National Product”; a policy which recognizes the supremacy of national happiness over national income!
On the individual level we are reminded that real happiness comes from within as the earthly ego’s reflection of what the inner being, the ‘I AM’ in us…

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Poverty Worsens Under Federal War


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By J.J. Summerell

Fifty years ago, at the campuses of Ohio University and the University of Michigan, President Lyndon Johnson ushered in the Great Society, a bold and ambitious undertaking of the federal government with two admirable and noble objectives: the elimination of poverty and the elimination of racial injustice.

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the 1964 Civ...

Though we still have some degree of racial injustice among the peoples of the United States, Johnson’s programs, and subsequent federal programs, have been quite successful at the goal of eliminating racial injustice in our society. Kudos to President Johnson and the American people on this accomplishment.

The maintenance of a fair and effective system of justice is a legitimate and necessary function of government.

However, our goal of eliminating the scourge of poverty from our society has been an utter failure. In fact, many of our programs to relieve poverty seem to exacerbated the problem.

The failure of these…

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