Tag Archives: Beauty

A Holiday Thought!

18 Dec

“Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.”
~ Oren Arnold

A Holiday Thought!

16 Dec

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.

-Calvin Coolidge

A Holiday Thought!

11 Dec

“He who has not Christmas in
his heart will never find it under
a tree.”
-Roy L. Smith

Peace!

15 Oct

“When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.”
-Unknown

Inviting Balance!

2 Oct

“Balance happens when I invite it to happen with my intentional actions
and my guided perspective.”
-Mary Anne Radmacher

Think, Who Is It?

5 Sep

I’m convinced,

….there is someone you need to reach out to…

Write them today!

….It’s been what they have been waiting for, (and you)!

Think….Who is it?

 

Loving Words On Thursday!

4 Sep

“It happens all the time in heaven,

And some day

It will begin to happen

Again on earth-

That men and women who are

married,

And men and men who are lovers,

And women and women

Who give each other light,

Often will get down on their

Knees

And while so tenderly

Holding their lover’s hand,

With tears in their eyes,

Will sincerely speak, saying,

My dear,

How can I be more loving to you;

How can I be more kind?”

-Hafiz

 

 

 

Balance!

23 Jun

As I looked into the beautiful rising sun this morning, I was reminded of balance.

What started off as bright light of warming peace and servenity…

…turned into blinding discomfort.

Today, you decide where your enough is…

God’s Valentines!

16 Feb

Thing One and Thing Two’s mother received an email from Thing Two’s Pre-School teacher. Being in the true spirit (giving) of February 14, she forwarded it on to me, thank you my dear friend (it made me so happy).

Not only do I love what is being taught in her son’s class…

But….

…I also love God’s Valentines to us ALL!

I hope the photos make you as happy as it made me! From my heart to yours!

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“All you need is love….”

Dada “a state of mind” – A Tribute to “My” Bloggers!

25 Jan
 Dear Readers,
 
This will be my last posting. I have come great distances and you all had a hand in helping me travel to where I needed to be.  I cannot thank you enough my friends and I am humbled by your talents and generosity! As my youngest said, “Mom it’s really great that you know when to exit” One of my philosophy in life is to make grand entrances (birth), graceful exits (death)!
 
So it is time…
 
….For my last posting, a tribute to all the bloggers who have inspired me, supported me, made me laugh. For those who made me take a deeper and richer look at myself with kind words…Again for that I cannot thank you enough.
 
AND to my friends and family for their unconditional love and encouragement…taking the time to read my postings and comment on (blog, FB, email, text, tweeter, a call or in person)! I cannot thank you enough for being there…for me!
 
 
Saying good-bye takes me back to my on-line art course given by the MoMA that I finished up with last December.
 
 
“Dada was an international art and literary movement in major cultural centers, including New York, Zürich, Paris, Berlin, Cologne, and Hannover, between 1914 and 1924. The leading theorist in Zürich, Tristan Tzara, claimed that Dada was “a state of mind.” 
 
Here’s another definition of Dada:
 
“The Dadaists channeled their revulsion at World War I into an indictment of the nationalist and materialist values that had brought it about. They were united not by a common style but by a rejection of conventions in art and thought, seeking through their unorthodox techniques, performances and provocations to shock society into self-awareness. The name Dada itself was typical of the movement’s anti-rationalism.”
-MoMA 
 
The definition of Dada “state of mind” reminds me of the blogs I follow, creative, innovating and swimming in self-awareness and artistic techniques! 
 
They push the envelope – clownonfire.wordpress.com  
They provoke thought –  candidobservtion.wordpress.com, aslongasimsinging.wordpress.com, swmay.wordpress.com
They dare to speak out against the establishment and make us laugh – breakroomstories.com, clownonfire.wordpress.com
 
Religions, politics, sports, mental health and reality shows (no topic off limits)!
 
They create dialog for all to participate – fearnoweebles.wordpress.com 
They publish beautiful photos of winter days, making viewers reach for a sweater for warmth – sethsnap.com
Or a photo of just one item, just one plan old everyday household item stirring up buried feelings- memyselfandela.wordpress.com
They inspire joy and happiness – jumpforjoyphotoprject.wordpress.com, nhanfiction.com, quoteawiz.wordpress.com
They write bilingual postings of kindness, love and sharing sweetness for all to absorb – celestecolllins.wordpress.com
They write in another language with hand drawings that translates into any language – fiazku.wordpress.com
They write poems of deep love, pain, devotion and whimsy – wordlywinds.com, memyselfandela.wordpress.com
They have written books and shared their publishing knowledge – faymoore.wordpress.com, breezybooksblog.wordpress.com (and sent me a free e-book)
 
They pour their hearts out of past mistakes/pains.
 
They write of joy, bliss, laughter and honesty – sweetmotherlover.wordpress.com, rendezvouswithrenee.com, 
They have given me awards attaching the kindest of words – (Addictive bloggers) by celestecollins.wordpress.com, (The Versatile blogger) by cravensavor.com, (Tell me about yourself, your blog is great award) by legionwriter.wordpress.com(Illuminating Blogger Award) by faymoore.wordpress.com 
 
Unmasking any pretense of perfection and giving the gift of inspiration by a story or just a quote. They make themselves vulnerable while reaching out to their readers with wide accepting arms of support and encouragement.  
 
They write incredible fiction – legionwriter.com, rendezvouswithrenee.com, aslongasimsinging.wordpress.com  
They write incredible nonfiction of love devotion and commitment and share music to communicate and transcend their thoughts, ideas, moods and humor – aslongasimsinging.wordpress.com  
 
This my friends is ART! This is incredible beautiful astonishing mind blowing ART! (State of Mind Art)
 
AND these were just some of the artist that supported me through my journey! Absurd isn’t it? Such talent would even give me the time of day much less support and encourage my thoughts and writing!
 
 
Asklotta and staff will MIND YOUR BUSINESS today in complete and total amazement of my fellow bloggers, brilliant 21 century artist! From my heart to yours…thank you oh so very much for the beautiful adventurous ride! A thrill I will never forget!
 
Again, it has been my pleasure to tell you what to do and what NOT to do for the very last time!
 
Kindest regards,
 
Asklotta
 
President and CEO
 
CBCorp
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