Beautiful! I love a little bit of Autumn memories in the Spring! ❤ 😀
“Well, I just saw the sun rise over the hill
Never used to give me much of a thrill
But, hey man, now I’m really living”
This morning I fulfilled my goal of watching the sun rise and getting a picture at least one day. This is my goal for each month this year and I have succeeded up until now!
While I love early morning(there’s something so magical about it), I’m not an early bird. It takes a lot for me to haul my ass out of bed very early in the morning, especially at some ungodly hour like 5:00am!
I got myself up a couple of mornings just after 6:00am recently and missed the sunrise! It has been coming up around 5:30!
So today I was prepared and got myself up at 4:30 to watch out for it. It’s not always accurate online when it has the time for the sunrise. One night I checked to see and then got up earlier and it was coming up then, minutes before it was scheduled online.
Today I succeeded! Yay!!
My goal isn’t just to snap a pic and then share and that’s it but to genuinely and mindfully appreciate the beauty and wisdom.
Each day the sun comes up, why keep missing it! It’s a gift to be alive, a gift to have the sun coming up, and a gift to be able to see it.
Let’s take advantage of those sweet blessings!
“Do you know what it’s like to fall on the floor
Cry your guts out ’til you got no more?
Hey man, now you’re really livin'”
“Do you know what it’s like to care too much?
‘Bout someone that you’re never gonna get to touch
Hey man, now you’re really living”
(I think this is the same picture as the one above it. lol I have a different one but can’t seem to find it. Also, the first two pics in this post have a photo effect I put on to blacken the edges a bit and blur them some.)
“Have you ever sat down in the fresh cut grass
And thought about the moment and when it will pass?
Hey man, now you’re really living”
I love this song by the Eels! It’s so uplifting and encourages us to live deeply, appreciating the pleasant and the unpleasant in life.
Check it out!:
(this one also has a photo effect)
I love how they mention both pleasurable and painful things and remind us that all of these situations allow us to truly live.
And this one isn’t mine! But it is a stunning Philadelphia sunrise!
I hope you are having a beautiful day/night wherever in the world you are! It’s a beautiful warm, rainy night here in Philadelphia!
This is not my photo but it’s inspiring so I’m sharing it!
I love how it can be interpreted as living, like living to the fullest, doing what makes us come alive, taking risks and adventures or daring to live in its most basic sense, just carrying on, breathing, keep on living, breathing, loving.
If you have ever been suicidal, you know this takes courage & much strength.
However you interpret it, I hope you are inspired. ~Hugs~ ❤
Good Day to you! (or night!)
“Look past your thoughts, so you may drink the pure nectar of This Moment.”
Interesting quote on mindfulness attributed to Rumi!
Thank you to those who wrote me messages! I always appreciate them and will respond soon!
Some people say we shouldn’t care about “likes,” comments, reblogs/shares, views….and I agree that it’s best not to count on them or feel low or stop posting if we don’t get many/any but it doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate when we do get them! I am honored and encouraged when I even just get one “like,’ comment, share…! ❤ Thank you!!
I have a long weekend of work but will still be posting and getting to as many blogs/comments as I can and try to get to them all after the long weekend is over. I have a couple days of two shifts! But I don't mind!
Much love & light,
“He drew a circle that shut me out –
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win;
We drew a circle that took him in!” ❤
I don’t know who the original author of this lovely piece is but it’s so inspiring and full of Truth.
“When they criticize you, love them for teaching you humility.
When they heap scorn upon you, love them for helping you discover your resiliency.
When they doubt you, love them for giving your dreams greater courage.
When they point out your faults,
love them for their accuracy.
When they wound you, love them for showing you your capacity to forgive.
When they try to stop you, love them for making your resolve even stronger.
When they cast you into darkness, love them for helping you discover your inextinguishable light.
And when you stand victorious, when your love has conquered the impossible challenge, invite them to stand with you so they too can see love’s power and possibility.”
Love doesn’t exclude or seek revenge or resort to loathing.
Let’s love, love, love, let love conquer the impossible, the negativity, the pain, the struggle, and include everyone into our circle of LOVE. ❤
Much love & light to you, always!
xoxo Kim ❤
Some lovely words of wisdom! ❤ 😀
By now you should know the law of the Universe is a law of love. You have the key to your heart and your heart is the key to everything else.
Opening your heart means you are opening yourself to give and to receive.
However, you’ve been hurt before. Careful who and what you open yourself to. It’s okay to take your time. Take your time. Gage and assess. Follow your intuition. Please listen to your inner-voice. If you feel something is wrong, don’t go or don’t do it. If you feel someone is bad for you, walk away from that individual. Let them deal with themselves for a while. You do not want to attract darkness again. Your goal is to open your heart and welcome the Universe into your life.
Opening your heart means you are opening yourself to you. There is tremendous and…
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If you love dogs then you’re in luck!
Here are a couple pics of my adorable boy, Woody, this morning!
(he falls asleep with me each night and wakes up with me each morning. Always by my side. <3)
And some doggy quotes!
“My little dog, a heartbeat at my feet”
(or across my face!) lol 😀
“Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend never had a dog.”
“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.”
“I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.”
“If you can’t decide between a Shepherd, a Setter or a Poodle, get them all … adopt a mutt!” ~ASPCA
“Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country as Wall Street and the railroads.”
"If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience."
~ attributed to Woodrow Wilson but I don't know if that is accurate. (probably not, I often copy & paste quotes and sometimes forget to remove the inaccurate names or state that I'm not aware of the accuracy of it. So much wrong info. Floating around cyberspace! And if we aren't careful, it's so easy to unintentionally perpetuate it)
"If your dog doesn't like someone you probably shouldn't either."
Lol right?! Unless your dog is one of those snippy little things who seems to loathe everyone in the world! I have a few of those!
Those little dogs are the worst!
"The more people I meet the more I like my dog."
No, I love people just as much! ❤
"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person."
What's up with the people bashing? (I copied some of these quotes off a page that has quite a few quotes implying that people are no good) Most people I meet aren't horrible. And if we keep dwelling on how terrible people are and what's wrong in the world, it just perpetuates the negative energy and hostility.
How about instead let's counter their hostility with love? ❤
And if we walk around thinking people are terrible, it may provoke us to have a defensive or negative attitude and contribute to us acting in ways (unconsciously or intentionally) that provoke them to act in unpleasant ways during interactions with us, confirming our view that people suck. On & on & on…
Also, by nature humans have more choices and abilities and less limitations than dogs. We can reason and think abstract thoughts. This can allow us to do more unpleasant (and pleasant) things than dogs. Like if I see someone do something I don't like, I can be rude about it, seek revenge, flip someone off, say something unkind….because my brain has that capacity. A dog's brain doesn't. It doesn't mean my dog is nicer than me. Lol
We just have a different nature in this way. If dogs could drive cars and flip people off and yell obscenities, you know they would! Lol
I see dogs getting pissed! They just can't react in all the ways humans can.
It doesn't mean they are better.
"Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate."
We don't have to. And I don't "hate" anyone or anything! Hatred is destructive. Sometimes it can fuel us and motivate us to act for the better but so can love & compassion. Hatred may influence us to act out it ways that destroy or put more negativity in the world. And it can eat us alive if we let it. It is toxic energy. Compassion inspires us to act lovingly. There are things I strongly dislike in the world but "hating" it does no good. Instead I have compassion for those wronged or who are suffering but it's my compassion for them I focus on more than the dislike/hate for whatever or whoever is responsible for the misfortune. And we are not incapable! That's disempowering. We all have the capacity to love, some just have not developed it more or ignore it.
Some people argue that if we don’t hate things like injustice for example or certain kinds of discrimination, we will not be motivated to take action, to help change things for the better. It’s simply not the truth. Love & compassion are motivation enough.
We mostly all have pleasant and unpleasant emotions, thoughts, feelings….in us and like the Cherokee legend says, it's the ones we feed that win. Let's feed that love!
"I hope if dogs ever take over the world, and they choose a king, they don't just go by size, because I bet there are some Chihuahuas with some good ideas."
Chihuahuas have big heads (not literally), those things can be quite vicious! They are usually the ones growling at me when I see them outside! Lol Woody is a pomchi (pomeranian and chihuahua mix and also part dachshund) and he does tend to get pissed off when things don't go his way! He's a yapper and a screamer!
He often wants me to go upstairs and lay in bed with him and yells at me at the top of the stairs until I go up!
He thinks he's a big watch dog and if he gets yelled at, he yells back! It's the cutest thing!
And he sometimes growls at my big pitbull and takes her bones! What balls! Messing with a big bully dog! He knows she doesn't do anything back and he probably thinks he's as big as she is.
He's the sweetest thing! As you can see in the pictures! He's sitting on me as I write this! ❤
He loves bones and toys and is the biggest beggar! Lol He's a spoiled lil thing!
He chews EVERYTHING! He never outgrows it. All my clothes, shoes, earphones, phone chargers….ruined.
It sucks! Both him and his sister, Quinny, chew whatever they can get their little paws on.
Woody & Quinny, especially Woody, rip my pants off when I’m attempting to walk up steps, they hold onto my legs and it’s like those dreams where we’re trying to run and our legs are like too heavy or stuck, kind of like that scene in the Fred Krueger movie where the girl Nancy is trying to run up the steps but her legs are being pulled in the muck, like quicksand.
They are bad to the bone, especially Woody. Their daddy, Emmy used to be bad but he outgrew it quickly. I don’t think they will.
But it’s ok, bad dogs are the best dogs! ;-D
I think Marley’s human said something of that sort. Marley wasn’t quite the perfect angel himself, I hear.
Him & his sister will be two years old in July.
We had him since he was born:
This is him as a newborn. Tell me is this not the cutest thing you ever saw?!
I was reading a horror fiction book, a supernatural thriller, recently one night and there are a bunch of pigs in the streets in Ireland and they were eating a human corpse (I know, eww!) and a little dog wanted to eat but the pigs are bigger and wouldn’t let him so he had to sit back and wait to see if he got any but the body was taken away. I felt so sorry for the little dog and Woody was sleeping next to me so I picked him up and hugged and kissed him, imagining the little dog in the Kindle book who was excluded! Lol
My mom said it’s good he did not get any and imagine being licked by him if he did!
“No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.”
This is true. I have six (living ones) so am rich beyond my wildest dreams!
I’m blessed! ❤
"If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them."
Lol true again!
So here is one of my little furfriends! ❤
“I broke a thousand hearts
Before I met you
I’ll break a thousand more, baby
Before I am through
I wanna be yours pretty baby
Yours and yours alone
I’m here to tell ya honey
That I’m bad to the bone
Bad to the bone
Bad to the bone” ❤
Much love & light and sloppy puppy kissies to you! ❤
(not my photo)
Today I woke up feeling nostalgic, remembering old friendships I have been blessed to know, schools I attended, long ago events…
There are some people I have been friends with or have known in various ways and do not want to be friends with or know again but still wish them the best and cherish those memories and experiences and am thankful for them, places I’m happy to have been but don’t want to go back, so many beautiful memories!
It’s bittersweet! More sweet though!
I was listening to songs on Youtube and found this scene out of the movie, Beaches. It’s one of my favorite movies! So breathtakingly beautiful & so sweet!
This scene is heartbreaking. But very beautiful and shows the depth of love the two girls have for one another. This is towards the end. You may not want to watch if you haven’t seen the movie and want to watch it first.
I love platonic friendship movies, songs, books, stories, both true and fiction. Friendship is one of the greatest blessings in life.
I don’t have many friends in person, especially female friends, and hope to one day have more.
I cherish the whole concept of friendship and think true friends are the greatest gifts.
The ending of the movie is gut-wrenching but there's so much beauty in it.
If you love sap and friendship and Bette Midler, I strongly recommend the movie!
Much love & light to you, always!