Take a Little Sunshine, of Mine

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Give me reason to pause for a moment or three, whispering your name into the morning light.

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Beauty is certainly a soft, smooth, slippery thing, and therefore of a nature which easily slips in and permeates our souls.
-Plato, Lysis



Every day is a gift just waiting to be opened. There are days where I lose vision on the important things in life, playing into too much fun in the world of delight. Is there such a thing? Is it fair, keeping those things of importance right there where I can clearly see them? Where they get in my way? Where they seem to take over, stepping right on top of my fun? Where is that thing called balance, when I can hardly see. I forgot where I put it. Is that even normal?



I touch you lightly
Caressing your heart
With my thoughts
Colliding with the memory
Allowing it to drift
Far and away

Oh, the beautiful life. Breathe deeply. Let the feeling swallow you whole.

Oh, beauty Just the thoughts of you, winding your soul around the shadow of desire, softly weaving into the landscape of my mind. Who could resist as you walk through my thoughts, the gentle breeze blowing through the loose ends.


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I let myself be carried away
On the shoulders of desire
Crossing the line
Made in the sand
Playing my cards, one at a time
Until there are none left and the day is done



Let me dance in the sun, today. Oh, the thrill of spring in the heart! I am certain my soul is in bloom.


The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size ~Gertrude S. Wister

And just like that, these musings are done. I want to thank you for strolling along with me through the musings of my mind. Some days, I just let it out to play for a while. Have a fabulous day! Don't forget to take your sunshine with you!



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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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Great words and images.

“Playing my cards, one at a time
Until there are none left and the day is done”

That is all we can really do. Makes it a little simpler and less daunting when you know we already have the cards in our hands and just need to play them the right way to have a great day in a world filled with wonder.

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Thank you for your always positive comments on my posts. You are truly a builder. You build people up and raise awareness. So very cool, @zekepickleman.

You are truly right. We can only play what we have, but, just like a gambler, choose them carefully. This is truly a world of wonder. Mine is filled with rainbows and unicorns and other sundry stuff.

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Still out of money, honey... the bank run is slow. Be back in two shakes.

Oh yes the flowers are lovely, but WOW! No one can burn up the page quite like you!! Every single line is just wow! I personally feel lines are there to be crossed, makes life worth living. Truly nothing short of a scorcher!!! Well done, Sunshine!

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Well, isn't that the best compliment ever? Thank you, but, honestly, you give me far too much credit here. Lines are there to be crossed.

I will have to think about that one for a moment or three.

But, in the meantime, I will leave you with a great big thank you for stopping and spreading the sunshine. It is much appreciated.

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Out of money, honey! I'll run to the bank and catch you later. Remind me.... As if.

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Thank you for selecting my post!!!

Great minds think alike?

Did you see my post this morning?
I happened to wake feeling like posting some flower images...
and then, I come across this post!

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Nooo! Did you really? You know I can't resist a great @bluefindtudios flower post!

Be right there! :)

Loving the flowers...... as always.

Hope you are doing well.

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Thank you. You know it's all I have. :)

I am doing well and headed off on vacation in a few days. I may post one or two things but, will mostly be taking in the sea and salt, not wanting to come back. LOL Isn't that the way of vacation? Thanks. El, and hope all is well in your world.

Love to you. xoxo

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I saw a lightening bug last night for the first time this year. I was thinking about you. :)

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Beautiful things make you positive and keep you relax just like the flowers, be happy and delighted.

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Truly! I agree with you and we shall stay positive!

Thank you and have a great night!

Be the poetry, the photo or vice versa? I do not know if poetry generates pictures or beautiful flowers suggests poetry and philosophy about human condition.

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I would have to say that it is different for each person. And there is not one over the other sometimes it's one, sometimes the other and sometimes none at all.

Thanks for taking the time to stop over and say hello.

Have a fabulous Sunday!

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Thank you for your good wish! I hope it's nice for you too ...

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Thanks!

With you as a friend there's always "sunshine on a cloudy day"! :) Though we've got plenty of sunshine today on a hot day, I enjoy seeing it on here, as well! Beautiful flower photos will never wilt or go bad. Hope you are enjoying your weekend Denise!

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Oh, you are the sweetest thing ever!!! Hotlanta is getting a little bit humid right about now! Oh, yes! The redeeming photo factor!

I am so enjoying this weekend, I will be off on vacation next weekend! Woop! Woop! This girl just needs a good rest! :)

Have a fabulous Sunday!

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Oh I so need to plan a little vacation! Some other things have gotten in the way, but hoping we can at least get a quick weekend away sometime this year. Where are you headed this round so I can live vicariously? ;)

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Soaking up your positivity, girl:) Huzzah, Denise. Keep on being awesome:)

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Oh, you are just too kind, you know that! We just have to kill them with kindness, Pryde.. all those naysaying pessimists! :)

Have a fabulous Sunday!

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I am sharpening my compliments as we speak:):)

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Oh, well done! :) Shall We practice?

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Oh yes. All work and no play makes Pryde and Denise dull ladies:) #shining

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Beautiful photos as well as writings!

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Well, thank you, lovely lady! I thank you for the visit and the kind words that you leave behind! Always memorable!

As always... Just Beautiful! Enjoy the weekend dear Denise.

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Thank you !! You are the sweetest ever! Always! Appreciate you stopping by and saying hello! Thank you and enjoy the weekend yourself!

Lovely, playing your cards right is important. :)

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Yes!!! Who knew that I would need to be a card shark? Right? Thank you for stopping by and saying hello!

As always, have a fabulous weekend!

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You too my friend @dswigle
Oh for the card shark !tip

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Thank you ! LOL

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Thank you @rebeccabe!

as always a post that is so refreshing to view and read,
your first Paragraph got me thinking

Every day is a gift just waiting to be opened.
That is so true and something more need to realize :)
There are days where I lose vision on the important things in life,
But what are the mportant things in Life, I think so many have the wrong priorities, whether it being climbing the corporate ladder, Making Money, of things that society can make them thing important, maybe it is just my age but I think sometimes the most important things are far more simple

Is that even normal?
As I say Normality is overrated

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It's true!!! The important things in life are simple! I agree. I could go on and on about this, but, I will just say that far too many people stress over things that don't matter in the end.

They won't put it on your gravestone that you were a three votes from the president's seat in your company or you had the cleanest house in the neighborhood.

Choose your priorities wisely.

As always- have a great Sunday, it's my funday and thanks for being the best guide ever on #Steemusa!

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I think we are of similar thoughts in this, some people just focus too much time on energy on things that in the big picture are really not important, I know I had a period like that but I have changed and I must admit I am so much happier within myself these days for the change

Now you and i may agree on many things, but I have to disagree, on the best guide ever on #Steemusa! as I know for a fact that is not me but it is thee

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Oh, ha!!! You have no idea what you are talking about! But, I do like your rhyming nature today!

Yes, being in a good place mentally sure helps with quality of life and I do try to keep that in mind as I go through my daily walk in life. So keep on smiling, cause it helps what ails me. :)

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Well although I will concede I often have no idea what I am talking about and just make it up as I go along with confidence, but in this case I am talking with well-founded knowledge :)
Another advantage of smiling whenever you can it makes every one around us wonder what we are up to ;)

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Haha! A man after my own heart! Making it up as you go along is perfectly sensible.

Exactly why I smile. :) Don't you wonder? LOL

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LOL 😂 it’s the best way to be I think

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Truth. I wouldn't have it any other way!

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Thank you! So kind of you!

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such beautifil flower photography
wow !!!!!
I saw you comment on Kamichan's profile
happy to have found you :)

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Thank you for such kind words. Have a most wonderful day!

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You are welcome :)

give me some shine, give me some ray... give me another chance, grow up once again.... actually when i seen your this content fully then i realise this song. however all flowers photography just awesome. thanks for share.

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Thank you for the words. Always appreciated! As always, have a great day!

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Sunshine full of love and happiness around :D

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Thank you for your thoughts of beauty. Have a wonderful day!

I'm always amazed at your written word, and how well it goes with your photos. Which are always gorgeous. I love the selective focus/depth of field and color of the green and orange flower'd plant. You've had quite a few of those that have piqued my interest quite piqued'ly. Thanks for adding a whole lot of color and food for thought to my day.

I have nothing more to add to it you have cover it all and you will be dancing in the sun this weekend...lol :)

content present, really nice. all flowers photography just mind blowing. thanks for share. anyway also waiting for your another beautiful content. thank you.