Archive | April 2016

Light of Love

So beautiful and so true!
There’s always a light glimmering in the dark, just like the moon & the stars in the vast darkness of the sky at night. The darkness does not vanquish the light. Even a small spark of light is so powerful. Even when we cannot feel the light automatically, we can choose to search for it and acknowledge its existence. Beauty & light & hope come in many forms, the stars in the sky, the warm touch of a friend, a loving embrace, a cool Summer breeze, the warmth of a hot drink in the dead of Winter, the various colors of nature in Spring & Fall, fragrant flowers, the blue sky, the sweet taste of cold water or iced tea on a hot day, the sounds of a busy city or the churring of insects in a quiet countryside, friendly strangers, an inspiring quote, random acts of kindness, the boundless love within each of us… Let’s keep acknowledging that lovelight! ❀ Thank you for this beautiful reminder! Very inspiring!! ❀ πŸ˜€

Happy Birthday, Isis Summerjo!!! <3

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β€œWhen I saw you I fell in love and you smiled because you knew.”  ❀

(our quote, always <3)

Today is my beautiful fur goddess's ninth birthday!! We adopted her when she was just two years old! Her name was already Isis, which is the name of a goddess. She's the best thing ever and is my furry soulmate! She's a very big, strong girl who probably weighs more than I do but she is the sweetest, gentlest thing! She's scared of balloons, flies, talking toys, and many other innocent things! It's so cute!! ❀

She loves people and other animals and when the other dogs snap at her, she just turns her head and doesn't snap back.

She is so youthful and loves to play and go for walks and she loves cold weather like me! She gets in wild moods and tries to steal food!

lol!

Her nickname is Big Girl because she's so big. ❀

She loves attention.

It’s hard to get pics of her because she doesn’t like it and won’t stay still.

Today, she got special treats and we sang to her. She loves when we sing to her. She gets all wild and jumps around.

I just love my girl! I fell in love the instant I first saw my girl. ❀

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Dogs are some of the best friends we can have.

Much love & light to you! ❀

I hope you are having a beautiful day/night! πŸ˜€

xoxo Kim

Polished.

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β€œIf you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?”– Rumi

Here is a song of stunning beauty!
It’s so full of love & tenderness.

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“If a face could launch a thousand ships
Then where am I to go?
There’s no one home but you
You’re all that’s left me to
And when my love for life is running dry
You come and pour yourself on me.”
~ Bread (If)

If – Bread – mobile

If – Bread – desktop

Isn’t is just beautiful?! ❀

I hope you are having a wonderful day or night wherever you are!

I have been drinking sweet hot tea on this lovely, cool Spring day! ❀

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Much love,

xoxo Kim

Spring.

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“What a strange thing!
to be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.”
~
Kobayashi Issa

Spring is in the air! It has been a cold, cold (and rainy! <3) Spring, which I'm incredibly thankful for! I love the cold! But it's getting warmer now! And the air smells wonderful like fragrant flowers! The trees are blossoming quite beautifully with pink & white flowers. ❀ πŸ˜€

I feel so alive, full of wonder. ❀

I don't know what kind of flowers these are in my photo above.

But they are beautiful! πŸ˜€

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Much love to you,

xoxo Kim

Magazine Monday!! <3

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This is the third edition of Magazine Inspiration on Monday! Β 

Here goes!

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“Come with me, my love
To the sea, the sea of love
I wanna tell you just how much I love you.”
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Sea of Love – Honeydrippers – mobile

Sea of Love – desktop

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Immersed in a sea of love. πŸ˜€

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https://inspirationalgem.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/one-word/

Finding beauty in the magazines and in each & every day. ❀ πŸ˜€

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More next week! πŸ˜€

Much love & light to you!

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xoxo Kim

Compassion <3

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“The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.” ~Blake Lively

I can’t (truthfully) say that I agree. Self confidence is beautiful but to me, compassion for others is even more beautiful. ❀

It's great to have both!

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Much love & light to you, always! ❀

xoxo Kim

Capital of love <3

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“Invest your capital of love to get the best dividend of a beautiful life filled with happiness.” ~Debasish Mridha

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Love Shine a Light – mobile ❀

Love Shine a Light – desktop ❀

“And we’re all gonna shine a light together
All shine a light to light the way
Brothers and sisters in every little part
Let our love shine a light in every corner of our hearts” ❀

Much love & light to you! ❀

xoxo Kim

Let the rain kiss you

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“The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.” ~ Henry Beston

Guess what today is? A rainy, rainy day! So magical!

I was out walking in it and the Earthy scents and beautiful droplets upon my skin is enthralling!

Just lovely! πŸ˜€ ❀

In honor of this lovely blessing I'm sharing some rainy quotes & a few of my pictures!

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“Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.” ~John Updike

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“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” ~ Ashley Smith

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“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” ~ John Ruskin

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“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” ~ Langston Hughes

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My mom found my camera not too long ago so I been taking photos with it instead of my phone. My phone is full. And I won’t be deleting photos until I get my photobucket account upgraded and can put the pics on.

At first I did not really like my camera and thought my phone takes better pics but after learning to use it better, I love it! And it takes better pics than my phone!

❀ ❀ So thankful for it!

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I hope you are having a beautiful day or night wherever in the world you are!

Much love to you now & forever, ❀

xoxo Kim πŸ˜€

The Black Cat Blue Sea Award!!

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Genevieve atΒ https://justaladywithablog.wordpress.com/

Nominated me for this award!!Β 

https://justaladywithablog.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/the-black-cat-blue-sea-award/

I’m so honored!! I’m especially honored to be one of only seven! Thank you so, so much Genevieve!!! ❀

Please check out her lovely, inspiring blog, a beautiful mixture of all things she loves including her cats, plants, makeup… πŸ˜€Β 

It's always hard choosing just a limited number of blogs and I try to mix it up a bit! So here I'm choosing blogs who were not nominated for my last award by Sonali at Howling With the Wolf. These ones I love just as much! Seven is the lucky number! Here goes!Β 

https://howlingwiththewolf.wordpress.com/

https://awindowofwisdom.wordpress.com/

http://beautybeyondbones.com/

https://shirleysheaven.wordpress.com/

http://mixedgirlvibe.com/author/kailynbowman/

http://www.theseeds4life.com/

https://transformationearth.wordpress.com

"The Rules:

Anybody nominated, can nominate seven (lucky number) other bloggers. Anybody nominated answers three questions. The questions you ask while nominating can be any three questions. If any of the questions asked are offending or simply do not want to be answered, the nominee does not have to answer them to earn the award.

This award is for bloggers who strives to write for everybody, and no matter how many viewers they get, make an impact on a reader. This award is an expression of gratitude to the nominee. It should be awarded to anybody that you choose deserves it and it doesn’t mean that they must have hundreds of followers and likes."

My three questions:

What is one of your favorite quotes? Β 

Other than blogging, do you have a favorite hobby?Β 

What is the most inspiring song you ever heard (if you listen to music)?Β 

Here are the three questions I am answering.

Who was the first blog / blogger you heard of / read and did they inspire you to start?
I don't remember the exact first blog I ever read but this one here:

http://www.theuncommonlife.net/

Is one of the first ones that I found years ago, has a tremendous impact on me. I discovered Justin Tillman years ago on Facebook and find him to be deeply inspiring. His blog is a business/personal development one. I'm not into business really but it has a personal development aspect that I find so inspiring.Β 
Justin Tillman explained how he wasn't happy in college and did not do extremely well with grades because it just wasn't for him. He only attended college thinking he was "supposed" to attend. He changed his life for the better and is now a very successful business man and successful with happiness, not just because of his career and financial success but his attitude and choice to honor his true calling. Β 

It's so interesting when I search on Google for Justin Tillman, this blog comes up! Mine! Lol I wrote of him here before. My online encounter with him has been life changing. It changed me for the better in deep ways I cannot even completely explain in words always.Β 
He is so full of positive energy and wants to use it to help others.
I did not do really good in college either and often felt like a loser. College was definitely for me and I loved it. But I struggled with severe depression. Discovering Justin Tillman's blog helped me see so much hope and strength.Β 

Yes, Justin's blog inspired me to want to write all about the things I find beautiful and inspiring. It took me a while to finally realize my dream of creating a blogging account. But here I am! πŸ˜€

2.)Β Do you see Blogging as a future career or just a side hobby?
No, just a hobby! I love it and will keep on posting here but am not interested in getting paid for it or making it anything more than it is. I love my current situation.Β 

3.) What is your all time favorite Album and Why?, How does it make you feel to listen to it?
I don't really pay attention to albums like that but I love music and one of my favorite bands is Empty Hands. They have the most amazing music! Almost all universal love songs! Deeply inspiring and even when I'm severely depressed. I feel so much loving energy just surge through me when I listen to their songs and I am completely immersed in it. The lyrics are incredible, all about loving each other, ourself, animals, insects, life itself. About seeing beauty in the simple treasures of life and being the best we can for the whole world, about letting go and trusting life and the uni-verse and accepting others just the way they are. ❀ I feel so happy listening to each and every one of their songs.  I have never come across any other group like this. ❀

Thank You so much again, Genevieve!!

Please go check out these wonderful blogs!!
Thank you!!

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Much love & light to you

Xoxo KimΒ