Musing along

in #photographylast year


One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness - it is usually returned. Many times over and over again.

Whispered thoughts
From the stillness, they came

There are so many free lessons in life that are priceless. Malcolm Forbes hit the nail on the head with just one of the many thoughts that ran through his head.

To live long and achieve happiness, cultivate the art of radiating happiness.

Amen, Mr. Forbes. Amen.

Let the sun shine in your life. Let joy touch your soul


Dare to reach out just a bit - and touch that soul. Fill it with sunshine, then let it go, let it go.

And so I ask you if the sun shines in your soul, does it really matter if it rains outside? If you asked me yesterday, as Washington, DC was flooding, right before my very eyes, I might have said, yes!! It matters. But, oh, what a difference a day makes! For, in the end, I found, it really doesn't matter at all. Nobody can take my sunshine away.

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Oh, to feel thankful, I am thankful for the strangers that I encounter through daily living. Their gifts ripple out upon the spiritual waters of the earth and uplift the bond of our shared humanity. People make the world go round.


Oh, even the sunshine was waiting, in hiding, to burst out loud, enlightening the leaves on the trees and the flowers beneath my feet. I had that familiar certainty that life was waiting for my summer to come back, to begin living again. I can see it if I close my eyes. All day yesterday, I sang that song: Rain, rain, go away.

A flower. There must always be a flower. I dedicate this picture yo the #ColorChallenge by @Kalemandra who always colors my world. Every. Single. Day. And I thank her.

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And just like that, these musings are over, until the next time. I want to thank you for reading and as always, I wish you a most wonderful day!


May I interrupt this post for a moment? Without a doubt, I am remiss, in introducing my knight in shining armor to your regularly scheduled living.

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I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

Joyce Kilmer



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Thank you for visiting my post 💖 Because of you, I come back to post again and again, I am encouraged by you, for the time you take to visit, comment or even upvote. For all of these reasons, I am eternally grateful. Don't ever forget what a wonderful world we live in, people. Let's hold hands around the globe and make this earth really spin. Some days, it is not as easy to see, how wonderful it really is. Kindness counts. Wherever you go, whatever you do.


they set my aunts house on fire
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?

i’ve been praying,
and these are what my prayers look like;
dear god
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.

later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered,
"where does it hurt?"
it answered,

"everywhere"
"everywhere"
"everywhere"

warsan shire



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Kindness is a most important for a human being, it can brings honor, respect and kind as a return gift. Your words always valuable and meaningful.

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Thank you! So very true! I believe it comes back ten-fold to you! Thank you for stopping by!

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let the sun shine in your life,let joy touch your soul...beautiful 😊❤

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Oh the rain must never go away for too long or all your gorgeous flowers will be drooping, unable to give you the free kindness they offer in smiling faces.

Tears from heaven bring so much joy when the sun returns, have a wonderful sunshine day Denise.

Always lovely thoughts expressed using your gift with flowers and nature.

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Oh, yes! So very true. I was in the rainforest for days and although sweet, the torrential rain is a surprise. But where would they be without it?

Exactly.

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"One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness"

I thought kindness was one of the easiest things to give away. :)

As always, I love your beautiful flower photos.

.... and you, I love you too !

Yes, but people don't usually let you give it away without giving back.

That makes it hard to just give away. :)

Love you too!!! Hope your day is going well! Thanks for stpping by! Happy Sunday!!

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It went well I should say.

I went to visit Mom and took all kinds of good food.

When I left I had a container of homemade soup and a nearly brand new memory foam mattress for my bed ! What a deal.... right?

Oh, my!! A swinging deal for sure!! Who could say no to that? You'll be in heaven tonight.

Wait!! Are you in bed already trying out your new mattress?? I know I would be @jacey.boldart!!

Le sigh...

Mommies are the best.

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Aren't they? After I got home I wondered if she had considered putting it on the bed in the spare bedroom. Before I went to the trouble of changing it out, I called her and asked if she had thought about that. She had not, but the spare bed is a full and the pad is a queen. I told her it could probably be cut to fit (what diff would it make if the edge was not perfect under the mattress pad and and sheet???) She said she had not thought of it, but didn't want it back. She said she had going to give it away to the first person that came through and wanted it. So !! I did change it out and put fresh clean sheets on the bed. I'll know in an hour or so. :)

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These are really lovely and colorful flowers with amusing photography.

One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness

Actually, I like this.

I like the tree too. It looks like something inviting for a squirrel to climb.

These are my favorite trees today, quite creepy when you realize that's a burial mound.

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It's funny, but true! I love that tree, it's in my neighborhood and I call him my knight in shining armor, protecting the neighborhood. I fond it interesting, the sight of those trees, on top of the burial ground.

A little bit creepy, yet quite intriquing! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello, leaving your words behind.

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What gorgeous photos I love them all and that quote you start with more inthe world need to take that onboard

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Thank you so much. Wouldn't the world be a better place if we all took those things to heart? Thanks for stopping by, Jj! @tattoodjay

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Ohh yes for sure the world would be a better place and always a pleasure to visit your posts :)

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