healing, peace, bridges

Building Bridges of Compassion

Be a blessing to others by building bridges of compassion. Children who develop strong, caring relationships with all the people and living things around them will be more grounded and ultimately more prepared to function in, and meaningfully contribute to, an increasingly complex society. – Mark Sorensen  These are simple, yet profound ideas. The world has…

solar car, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 332

This week Awesome Stories brings you storm chasing, accepting death, solar powered cars, and music for the brain. Pursuit I routinely share photos and videos by Mike Oblinski. I find his photography both beautiful and fascinating. I seem to be catching his passion for storm chasing, though I have neither the equipment or desire to…

Lua, ceramics, poetry

Dancing with Lua

Dancing with Lua ~ I met a girl named Lua she filled me with Kahlúa then began to dance I fell into a trance this girl had super fine moves with some serious grooves she was the life of the party a girl so gay and arty Lua is the girl for me I’m happy to…

sunsets, beauty, poetry

Sunset Strolls

Sunset Strolls ~ strolls along the beach sunset hues radiating the colors of love ~ Kirt Tisdale used an abstract watercolor technique on the above print. Kirt paints with digital techniques and photography using various filters, processes, and print styles. I enjoy his WallGalleryBlog where he shares a variety of his prints and techniques. Maybe it’s…

mindful eating, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 331

This week Awesome Stories brings you the dark side, problems of capitalism, horse whispering, and lessons from the garden. The Dark Side One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. ~ Carl Jung Mostly I agree with Doc in this post about the pitfalls of calling yourself…

sunset, goodness, poetry

Glowing Goodness

Glowing Goodness ~ setting sun whispers fields of color glowing bright my day is complete ~ This is a gorgeous watercolor painting by Janet Weight Reed. Her watercolors dance with color, flow, and joy. She often paints hummingbirds to remind us of the joys in life and teaches watercolor painting around Europe. I believe she is…

remarkable kids, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 330

This week Awesome Stories brings you dancing to freedom, tree communication, remarkable kids, and a legacy of reform. Dancing to Freedom This is a remarkable story of perseverance. Refugee Ahmad Joudeh uses dance to create messages of peace. He has persevered beyond what most of us can imagine. Dancing is taboo in his native country…

Wildflower Wonders

Wildflower Wonders ~ alive with color nature’s beauty on display wildflower wonders ~ Here’s another gem of a photo from my friend Gayle. I’m grateful that we’ve kept in touch over the years and that she is so gracious about sharing her photography. Thank you Gayle!