Vacation and Children


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I have returned from the best type of vacation. It included days of  laughing  and playing with my four youngest grandchildren and going to some new places.  I ate piggies and played peek a boo, I painted a canvas and read a story. I listened to their excited stories and laughed at their antics. Though physically tired, I am relaxed and happy inside.

I can close my eyes and still hear cries of “Nana! Nana!” There was almost sixty degree weather and sun. Let me repeat that:  Sun!  I know this may not sound like a good vacation to many but the children lifted up my heart and soul. It is why we do all we do. We write and speak out for a better world for the young ones. We extend kindness, compassion and forgiveness to make the world a better place now but also to make it a better place for the young ones in the future.

Very little of the pain and the heart ache that happens in this world, happens for any reason except humans hurting other humans for greed, power, hatred and a lack of compassion for our fellow human beings.  It always comes back to our teaching positive traits and respect for others to the little ones.  Then they teach their little ones some day.

That is the plan. It is a good plan with only one flaw:  we teach more hatred than love. We live by violent means not kind, compassionate ones. Human beings provide a hell here on earth and then wonder why our children and grandchildren look at life with skepticism and disdain. We teach them of our disappointments and  our short comings. Then we wonder why the world is not what it was supposed to be.

Humans must evolve into a higher being, a being that we are meant to be. A being who lives in awareness of the Divine within. A being who would never bring harm to another for any reason. We are meant to soar. We are meant to fly with the angels. The song that fills the heart is meant to last for this entire life on this plane of existence. I think that we must care more, do more and spread more love and positive energy into the world. We need to act more and give lip service less…a lot less. Every one of us has a story. The story of our lives. Some are rich with love and compassion. Some of us have stories of struggle and survival. Some beings have stories  of despair, pain, darkness and yet they come through some way surrounded by light that they refused to give up.

What I am trying to say is that no one promised us a life of ease or monetary richness. We can and must take what we have found around us and we must fight the darkness and pain. We must use every available chance to heal ourselves…sometimes with a little help from our friends. We need to take the inner fear and pain and shake it off. Lift up your faces to the sun and be thankful for everything we have been given and pass all the blessings down to the next generation. Teach our children to triumph and to keep their hearts full of love and their determination to improve the world something that they just work to do every day.

 

 

This is a remote control helium filled Nemo.

This is a remote control helium filled Nemo.

DSC_0328                                                                              The joy of childhood. Being in motion with the sun on your face and the wind in your hair.

 

 

one world, many hearts beating as one. Love to all.

One world, Many hearts beating as one. Love to all.

A Short Visit


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I wanted to tell all of my wonderful Word Press friends that I am going away for a short visit. I am going to see the four youngest of my grands. I am excited and so looking forward to the trip and the visit. I will be gone about a week. I wish you all happiness and joy, peace and laughter while I am gone. I will return to pick up my pen, or in these days to tap on my keyboard. I will probably have a funny story or two to share. Hugs to all, Barbara

3hands                                                                                                 There is nothing more healing than to see the youngest generation.

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


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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!


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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

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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…

View original post 214 more words