#TenderTuesday . . . To be, or not to be.

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“Her green eyes were sparkling and a soft smile graced her lips. ‘Dearest Sadko, at last we can be together. For years I have thrilled to the music you have played on the shore.’ But her mother, the Sea Queen, leaned over and told the musician sadly: ‘If you but once kiss or embrace her, you can never return to your city again…’ ”

From “The Sea King’s Daughter,” retold by Aaron Shepherd and illustrated by Gennady Spirin.

 

 

 

 

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Grace is what picks me up.

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Grace is what picks me up
and lifts my wings high above and I fly.
Grace always conquers!
Be graceful in everything,
in anger, in sadness, in joy
in kindness, in unkindness
retain grace with .
– C. JoyBell C

#Hummingbird

 

 

 

 

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Hello, sun in my face…

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“Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields…Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness.”

Mary Oliver

Artwork, Rudolf Eickemeyer – Evelyn Nesbit

 

 

 

 

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On The Wings Of A Song

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Once in a while, if you are feeling blue,
When troubles seem to keep coming along,
If you will take the time to listen to music
It can lift your spirits on the wings of a song.

You don’t have to be in a concert hall,
For nature provides its own symphonies.
There are no discords in the murmuring stream,
Or the wind as it gently hums through the trees.

Who has not heard the frogs’ cheerful concert
When the nighttime shadows draw near?
If you will take the time to quietly listen,
The evening serenade of crickets you’ll hear.

There’s a rhythm to the lapping waves on the shore.
In the sky, every bird has its own melody.
Even the mightiest humpback whale
Sings its love songs down deep in the sea.

It may not change the problems that you have.
There are times when things will go wrong.
Still, it can help bring peace to your soul
When you lift your heart on the wings of a song..

By Alora M. Knight
Artist Lucy Grossmith

 

 

 

 

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New Week Inspiration ❤️🌟 . . . Let every day be a dream you can touch

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Let every day be a dream you can touch.
Let every day be a love you can feel.
Let every day be a reason to smile.
Because life is too short to not live it to the fullest.
So let’s be happy and not allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should forget.

May your Monday be full of Love, Hope, Joy,
and May your new week be filled with Beautiful Blessings.

 

 

 

 

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Trust your happiness.

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Trust your happiness
and the richness of your life at this moment.
It is as true and as much yours
as anything else that ever happened to you.

– Katherine Anne Porter

#EasternMeadowlark

 

 

 

 

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She did not need much, wanted very little.

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“She did not need much, wanted very little. A kind word, sincerity, fresh air, clean water, a garden, kisses, books to read, sheltering arms, a cosy bed, and to love and be loved in return.”
starra neely blade

Andrea Kowch

 

 

 

 

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