what keeps me going…

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Sunset on the Maine coast

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A long hiatus

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I find myself coming back to this page that I created a couple of years ago.  We are in the midst of a brutal and beautiful winter here in Maine.  It has forced me into staying indoors more than usual.  Even though I get out and snowshoe and ski as much as I can we have had many frigid days where it wasn’t safe to venture out for very long.  My need to create whether with my writing, photography or painting has beckoned me back to this page, to use a platform for my voice, for my spirit. I am excited to get back to creating posts on this page on a regular basis.  Since I first created it I have since gone back to school to earn my Graduate Degree and I have recently taken over a dog walking/pet sitting service.  So many changes and lots of creativity stirring. I look forward to sharing the journey. Thanks. Jen

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believe

Creativity

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Let Your Light Shine

 

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

– Marianne Williamson (Nelson Mandela’s 1994 Inaugural Speech)

 

one of my favorite poems

SWEET DARKNESS

When you eyes are tired
the world is tired also.

When your vision has gone
no part of the world can find you.

Time to go into the dark
where the night has eyes
to recognize its own.

There you can be sure
you are not beyond love.

The dark will be your womb
tonight.

The night will give you a horizon
further than you can see.

You must learn one thing.
The world was made to be free in.

Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.

Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
to learn

anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive

is too small for you.

– DAVID WHYTE -

“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” — Mother Teresa

SHARE & END ANIMAL ABUSE

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<p>Meet the emaciated Beagle, Wilson, rescued by the amazing Triangle Beagle Rescue of North Carolina.</p>
<p>Wilson weighs in at 11.5 lbs. He is approximately 6-8 months old. He is very anemic, to the point that the vet was surprised he was still alive, let alone holding his head up and walking around. He is a tough little guy. He has hook worms and mange. Right now he is on antibiotics, deworming medicine, children’s vitamins with iron. Please give tons of love to the team at Triangle Beagle Rescue for saving his life and giving him a second chance at love! He is on a long road to recovery. You can help Wilson with one simple tee. With every purchase we will send a $10.00 to help with his recovery.<br />
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SHARE & END ANIMAL ABUSE http://bit.ly/RHIJUn

Meet the emaciated Beagle, Wilson, rescued by the amazing Triangle Beagle Rescue of North Carolina.

Wilson weighs in at 11.5 lbs. He is approximately 6-8 months old. He is very anemic, to the point that the vet was surprised he was still alive, let alone holding his head up and walking around. He is a tough little guy. He has hook worms and mange. Right now he is on antibiotics, deworming medicine, children’s vitamins with iron. Please give tons of love to the team at Triangle Beagle Rescue for saving his life and giving him a second chance at love! He is on a long road to recovery. You can help Wilson with one simple tee. With every purchase we will send a $10.00 to help with his recovery.
http://www.hendrickboards.com/shop/square-it-collection/square-it?tracking=4f70e67eb83b4

Life is too short

Perfectly said...
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