Dig Within

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“All of us every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all our lives.” – Steven Spielberg

“Celebrate what you want to see more of.” – Tom Peters

“Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come.” – Melody Beattie

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.” – Neil Gaiman

“If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am.” – Cyril Cusack

“Ring out the false, ring in the true.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

“New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

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Thank You!

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“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley

“As with all commandments, gratitude is a description of a successful mode of living. The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us.” – James E. Faust

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” – Melody Beattie

“‘Thank You’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” – Alice Walker

“Fill the earth with your songs of gratitude.” – Charles Spurgeon

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Don’t Forget

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The Work of Charlie Mackesy – Part 2

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Charlie Mackesy studio

Charlie Mackesy artwork

Charlie Mackesy quotes

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Charlie Mackesy ilustration

Charlie Mackesy instagram

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Charlie Mackesy art

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All artwork by Charlie Mackesy // http://www.charliemackesy.com

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The Work of Charlie Mackesy – Part 1

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Charlie Mackesy art

Charlie Mackesy painting

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Charlie Mackesy arts

Charlie Mackesy people 1

Charlie Mackesy portrait

All artwork by Charlie Mackesy // http://www.charliemackesy.com

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Good Deeds and Great Works

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I stumbled upon Caitlin Cimini’s account on Instagram this week. Too cute not to share! You have to see her videos of Janet & Stephen. I can’t get enough of those two. Little moments of happy-smily-bliss watching them romp around. It’s instant happiness for me. Here is a link to her account: @boochaces Go see those videos! …And here is a link to her website too: www.ranchorelaxonj.org

Another account I found (while on Caitlin’s page) was Sammantha Margaret. Wow. Really stunning photography. Her work is absolutely excellent, very top-notch. I will link to her Instagram page as well: @sfisherx

Included in this blog post is a selection of photos from Caitlin Cimini’s Instagram page, and Sammantha Margaret’s photo of Stephen is the top image. Visit her website to see more of her photography. You’ll be so glad you did. www.sammanthafisher.com

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Simplicity is Calling

Simplicity is calling

Sometimes the world feels like a bit much.

I’m sure I am not alone in losing friends to cancer; having to start over repeatedly; being threatened by extreme weather or wildfires; and the list goes on.

We all go through it. Life has its unexpected turns. Coming around a bend can be scary.

As I walked my dog this morning and looked at leaves covered in soot. I could feel the stillness. The depths of love and life that hold steady for our acknowledgment.

It’s like rising above the clouds or diving below stormy waves. There is a depth to being.

A peaceful, undisturbed calm. It’s always there, even in the midst of chaos and fear.

I love the feeling of being able to connect with a deeper truth. Something beyond change. Beyond the body. Beyond circumstances.

As I get older, I see the importance of spending more time there.

I have this deep urge to visit it more often and dedicate my life to it. Not sure how yet. But the thoughts and desire are there.

Simplicity is calling. I feel it.

It’s waving at me. Beckoning me to design a life with it in mind. Telling me to trust a higher truth. I love that it’s patient with me.

I’m getting closer to accepting its offer.

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