courage, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you feeding souls, gratitude, and courage. Feeding Souls MacKenzie Hinson is a very special young woman. She started the Make A Difference Food Pantry in Mt. Olive NC at age 10 as her way of giving back to the community for helping her family through a hard time. At 13,…

lillies, poetry

Birthday Blessings

Birthday Blessings ~ pistols on alert silken petals call softly sweet whispers of love ~ The lilies are back in full bloom, glowing with vitality and stirring my passion just in time for my birthday. I turn 60 today and am not sure how I feel about it. Thankfully, I have my health and passions…

flowers, beauty, poetry

Flower Power

Flower Power ~ pistils of desire waving petals of passion  beauty lights my fire ~ I’m off to visit my mother and brother in Virginia with limited access to the internet, so I’ll be away from the blog for a couple of weeks. I’m excited to see family, and then start another new job when…

dancing, poetry

¡Viva El Baile!

¡Viva El Baile! ~ feel the passion embrace the thrill become the rhythm and move your feet entangle your partner flow with the music awaken your spirit long live the dance ~ Viva la España.    This post is my fun tribute and response to Brooke’s tribute to Sevilla, Spain. Reading Brooke’s post brought back fun associations…

#NaPoMo

Slam This: NaPoMo

Slam This: NaPoMo ~ the muse awakens time to get busy heart’s a little dizzy wild and free let the poetry be words come alive full of jazz and jive ideas as swords fire in those words could be disaster but listen to the master time to slam some poetry ~ Not bad for a 1-minute…

cowboy life, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you the cowboy life, gypsy goats, and the gifts of resiliency. The Cowboy Life I found this conversation with Jim Brooks very interesting. Jim is a black man with a passion for the cowboy life, horses, music, and more. He seems to have followed his passions all through his life…

poetry, love, roses

Love Letter to 2018 – Zeal

Love Letter to 2018 – Zeal These are my heartfelt wishes for the new year. I feel inspired to share the fruits of my quiet time spent in reflection. It helped me clarify what is important to me and what I want to manifest for 2018. I’m immensely grateful for the solitude, peace, insights, and energy that…

forest regeneration, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you forest regeneration, Medicine Baba, growing gratitude, and dancing. Forest Regeneration This story warms my heart and gives me hope for the future. Twenty years ago, a couple donated a forested piece of land in exchange for orange peels and pulp for some deforested land. It turned out to be…

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!