Rising in the Kindness of the Soul and Set in the Wisdom of the Mind.

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Beauty is so fleeting...Every eye can see a beautiful face but very few can make out a beautiful mind...I am not asking you to agree or disagree, this is something that I have observed at different times throughout my life.

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Some of my loveliest memories surround the blooming of flowers, making me feel like I was touched by an angel -and their soft whispers, out of the gentle stillness tenderly caresses my heart. The sweetest dreams come from days like this. Heavenly.


I have always wondered, which direction does the sun rise in heaven? It came to me in the middle of the night... It rises in the kindness of the soul and sets in the wisdom of the mind. Just as I thought.

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I glance at the rose as it lies in repose, pressed up against the lushness of the green…. It was dressed to express loveliness to the eye, but alas, this rose was cut for more than its beauty, it was meant to whisper about the heart and love.


How can you not love the beauty of nature? Without fail, giving us their very best. Their petals touch, strangely none minding he intrusion of space. And I say to myself, do I give my best every day? How hard can that be?



What I personally find interesting about “focus” is where people put it. I guess the real irony is that the actual power comes when you narrow it….

As people tap into their own generous human spirit and share kindness with one another, they discover for themselves the power of kindness to effect positive change - Random Acts of Kindness

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A flower. Of course, there must always be a flower. This picture is dedicated to #WednesdayYellow #ColorChallenge by @Kalemandra who colors my world every single day.

A seed won’t stay a seed forever. When cared for with nourishing soil, a few rays of sunlight, and a sprinkling of water now and then, they change shape and start to become whatever it is they were meant to be.


In dreams there are limitless possibilities. We can fly...we can walk on water…we can be anything that we want to be. I sometimes dream of things up close and personal.

Gloria Steinham once said, “Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”

Then again, pond life is at least a little further up the evolutionary chain than the insult - pond scum. Keep it classy, people.


Out of a cloud of obscurity did you come
Leaving the gate of my heart undone
Revealing exposed to the world that was watching
Stealing my perception
Of love, everlasting

Must I wait for the lock to be fixed
My heart to be mended along with the fence
Shrouded this morning in a blanket of dew
Proposal of meandering the pasture instead
Looking


¸.♥´¸.•♥*¨) Let the sun shine in on your life
So the joy may touch your soul

(¸.•´♥ (¸.•´ ♥


And just like that, this post is over! I hope you enjoyed scrolling through the musings of the moment. As always, I wish you all an amazing day and thank you for stopping in and saying hello to me.



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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.


I always post this poem down at the bottom of my posts. It is one that has become so near and dear to my heart. I only post the most famous part of it, but, wanted to post it in its entirety today.

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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My day is always better when I see a flower or two - so you just made my night because I'm just now getting around to reading your post!

Thank you, my dear. You always leave me such kind and thoughtful words to look back on. thank you so much and thank you for your amazing support. I am at the point this moment of playing catch up so I can go out and play on other posts ... It is almost like being punished. LOL

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Hi Denise, @dswigle, my summer has really been pretty nice. I'm actually forcing myself to relax more and enjoy it. That may sound funny, but that goes against my personality. No trips out of town, except we might take a fun excursion about an hour away for our wedding anniversary on July 16th. We won't take a real vacation until mid September. Oh, and my daughter got engaged on June 3 on a trip to Sydney, Australia with her boyfriend(now fiance) and his family. Haha, now I'm trying to hold myself back, because I want to help them plan their wedding. She is 25 and he is 27, so they really have their own ideas. :) Anyway, that's been my summer so far.

Congratulations!! How exciting! Yeah, it doesn't matter how old they are, it still feels right to have your hands in the middle of it!

I like a vacation after the summer rush is over. It isn't as crowded and the popular destinations up right up. That will be a nice way to celebrate the upcoming anniversary!

And it doesn't sound funny at all. I am a type A, so relax goes against the grain! :) Sound like a wonderful summer!! Enjoy!!! :)

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The photographs are simply beautiful. The flowers are of course, beautiful. But it takes a talent to adequately portray that beauty in a photo. You have that...

The words are special too. Most posts are either good to look at or good to read. This one really covers both.

Thank you.

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Your flowers photos are the reflect of you Lady D, shiny, fabulous and attractive like the sun !❤️

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You always leave me such touching words and they go straight to my heart. Thank you for taking the time to read and then leaving your kind words behind.

Such a lovely person you are!

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What a dreamy combination of colour, clarity and sweet sweet words . Bless you Denise it’s always such a pleasure xxx Gotta resteem all this beauty!

Thank you so much for such amazing comment! Every time you stopped over here to see Hello you always leave such a warm and wonderful response. Your words always and forever Delight me. You have way making everybody feel good about themselves. Thank you so much for that and thank you for taking it home with you to hang on your wall. Have an amazing day!

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awwwww you sweetheart! Big hug for you my dear lady xx

XOXOX Love to you!

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Some beautiful words and moments with flowers, specially with the red rose, it becomes valuable when you express from the deepest part of your heart, thank you.

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Thank you for taking the time to read! Have a great day!

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Why is there so many beautiful flowers in your place??? Do you live amidst a floral garden? Hahaha! 😍 How I wish I could visit your place, and enjoy the freshest of flowers.

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I actually do have many gardens and two houses, one of which has acres of gardens. It is out of town so wooded area and lots of places to put flowers and now I have learned to put in most flowers that will come up next year and forever and plant in layers. When one is expiring a new one will come up to replace it.You can get lots of flowers that way!

Also, I photograph the same set of flowers in different ways. ;)

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Wooooow! It feels like living in a dream for me. 😍😍😍

I didn't know that voting too early would go to the rewards pool. Thank you for informing me. I still have so many things to learn here.

It is! I love all the flowers. I really do.

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You probably should say ..."paalam na sa ngayon"

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Me too! I still don't know much ...
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A perfect demonstration of what you can do with flowers, with some beautiful pictures of flowers.

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More than ... with pleasure! I'm just telling the truth, you know I just don't like to praise just to enjoy people.

Well, actually I do!

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The pleasure is mine!

What a beautiful deep post. I really enjoyed reading this and a lot of it resonated with me.

_Beauty is so fleeting...Every eye can see a beautiful face but very few can make out a beautiful mind...I am not asking you to agree or disagree, this is something that I have observed at different times throughout my life._

Truer words have not been spoken.

There's so much I can take from your post. It is my type of post. Thinking about life and meaning of it.

The poem at the bottom just breaks my heart, being from South Africa it resonates very deeply within me. I will make a note of that poem to read the full poem at some point.

Thank you for sharing this. ❤️ I apologize for not being able to upvote your post as my VP is currently on the beach recharging the batteries after some hectic upvoting shenanigans. 🙄 😊

I am so glad that you like this kind of post. It is pretty much my way of writing if you can even call it that? I ramble or just let out the musings. But, it soothes my soul and lets it out. Seems some days I have so many words in my head that want to come out.

The poem is printed in its entirety down at the bottom of the page. It breaks my heart and I am sure some people wonder why I haven't taken it down yet, but, it is a small reminder that peace and love should never be taken for granted.

You are right though. I do think about life and what it means and what I can do, of only a small thing. Thank you so much for such a kind and thoughtful reply! oxox

As for voting power, no worries - ever. I am not about the money. I totally understand about voting. I am sitting at 44% and Friday is my challenge #MarketFriday! Yikes! I am happy to take an awesome comment like this any day of the week!

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Very beautiful flowers to soothe weary hearts and kind words to revive exhausted souls! Yes. Random act of kindness can safe a person’s life and faith in humanity.
Hope we all have the spark to be kind and the courage to listen to the heart.

Thanks for spreading the love and kindness around!

Thank you so much for such kind words @kaminchan! I love Random Acts of Kindness and they have deepend my faith in humanity, yes!

It is my pleasure to keep spreading it far and wide!!! Have a most wonderful day, my friend! Thank you for stopping by and leaving such kind words!

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Soak in that beauty when it's there :-)

Thank you so much, Mike! When there's Beauty around like this, it's so hard to ignore. I hope you are having a wonderful day and that you are able to keep that rain away that keeps knocking at our door!

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Your posts are really refreshing especially with flowers. And you are very fond of flowers it looks like. But I loves the words and poems coming in this post.

Thank you. Have a nice day Maam

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Thank you so much! You are correct in the fact that I do really like flowers, but more than that yeah, they are easy to photograph and tend to look beautiful. I have a tendency to like to play with words and make them sing the own poetry. Thank you so much for stopping by can leaving such a kind of comment behind! I wish you a most wonderful day!

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you are exactly true. Flowers are easy to photograph and I am one among them, but the fact is that people need a sense to enjoy or realize the the beauty in it? I am sending you a flower for you which I photographed yesterday from a relative home.

Also loved to hear that your words changes to poetry and not everyone have that calibre.

Happy to connect with you Maam. Have a good day!

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Flowers always offering a cheerful face, what a gorgeous selection today Denise.

Thank you so much for you are kind and thoughtful words. You have a way of making everybody feel good about themselves, and that is a gift all in itself. I hope you're having a most wonderful day as we are headed off into the weekend!

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I agree ,my eye always try to find out beauty .

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Yes. That is true. You look and see if you can find it.

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What a nice read as I drank my coffee. Great job. I like all the pictures and the words that you weave between them. Keep making this place better.

Thank you so much Steve! I am glad I could be part of your morning coffee and I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and we being such kind words behind. I would not have taken you for a word Weaver but clearly I misjudged you. Let's hope that everybody some have been dragging us we try to make this platform a better place.

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Nice details of the flowers and cool editing! :)

Thank you so much Gabriella! I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and leave such kind and thoughtful words. I hope that you have a most wonderful day traveling to a place that you've never been before.

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Thank you so much!!!! Lots of love on your way!

Awww! Thank you!!!

Your thoughts here are so very lovely. And yes, beauty is a gift, a comfort—especially in the form of flowers—but a beautiful mind is a treasure.

Why, thank you very much Miss Katrina! So very few people will have that the gist of the gift of beauty and The Treasure of A Beautiful Mind. I actually cannot picture a world without flowers, or that is a beauty this girl doesn't want to do without. Thank you so much for stopping by and saying hello and leaving your words behind periods I hope you have a most incredible day.

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Beautiful flowers and poetry as ever! That cow shot is very mysterious! I love it!

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You are welcome. I have missed you all!

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Love how you "play" with colors!

Thank you so much! There are some things worthy of playing with!

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Love how you "play" with colors!

It's probably my job! Thank you for stopping by leaving your words. I hope you have a most wonderful day.

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Setting everything on love all over so beautiful

Thank you for your always kind words!

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Good morning and such beautiful flowers lovely fresh and vibrant colors
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well thank you so much for such a kind and thoughtful comment. Oh yes, I surely do like to Color My World. I hope you have a most wonderful day as we headed to the weekend!

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Firstly thanks for the tip :) and MY weekend is kind of starting early telecommuting today and trying to take it easy :)

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Those are beautiful shots but I also love how you incorporated your writing skills. THanks for sharing this and have a great day!

Thank you for such a wonderful compliment! I appreciate you stopping by to say hello and leaving those kind words behind. I hope you have a most wonderful day!

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Beautiful flowers, Denise and beautiful words. Love the photo of the cows. 🐄 😊 🌺 💕

Thank you so much for your always kind and thoughtful words. I love the picture of the cow pasture because that is what it looks like almost every single summer morning. Even if it's just for a moment. I hope you're having a most wonderful day.

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Hehe! Truth! Good morning to you! Enjoy your day and a good night for me! I will see you tomorrow!!! Meet you on top!

Hvala Vam! Laku noć!

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