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Seneca Falls Convention, 1848

Mindfulness Monday – Laughter

Laughter is so important — a laugh brings joy into your life. Laugh at yourself — it helps too. A hug and a laugh can turn a gloomy day into a sun-shiny one.
As always, wise words from a wise woman. Thanks Wendy.

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“Live simply.
Dream big.
Be grateful.
Give love.
Laugh lots.”

~Paulo Coelho

“When you realize how perfect everything is,
you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.”


“The body heals with play,
the mind heals with laughter
and the spirit heals with joy.”

~ unknown

*photo by my friend Kara.

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manic monday #2: incense and anxiety

mlmm wordle 164: wild and wise women

mlmm fine dining; kitchen tricks: opiate of the people

#tuesdayuseitinasentence/twiglet: rails to trails with both feet

Sunday Whirl 307: gypsy serenade

Mindfulness Monday – Toni Bernhard

Wendy has chosen quotes from Toni Bernhard — an incredible and wise woman. Wendy’s art work illustrates that mindfulness can be colourful and full of imagery.

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butterfly color

“Without the bitterest cold that penetrates to the very bone,
how can plum blossoms send forth their fragrance all over the universe?”

~ Toni Bernhard, How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers

“Behind every stressful thought is the desire for things to be other than they are.”

~ Toni Bernhard

*artwork by Wendy Holcombe.  Do not use without permission.

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mlmm photo challenge #172: rejoining

mlmm sunday writing prompt love flowers: three rifts

Mindfulness Monday – Birthday

Happy Birthday to Wendy, and, of course, 364 unbirthdays to be mindful on. Thank you for the weekly present of Mindfulness Mondays.
I think the second quote is a mantra we might consider living by.

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“When asked what he wanted for his birthday, the yogi replied:
‘I wish not gifts, only presence.'”

~ Author Unknown

“Each morning we are born again.
What we do today is what matters most.”

~ Buddha

*please note, all images on Picnic with Ants are created by W. Holcombe unless otherwise specified.  Please do not use images without permission.

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Saturday Hunt, Emotions Personified: Vanity’s Mirror

Tale Weaver 126 Death: First First

fffaw June 27, 2017: Plan 9

Mindfulness Monday – this moment

Mindfulness Mondays give me substance, sustenance for the days ahead. Taking each day as a unit; being here, being now.

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day lily

“Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

“Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

*photo by w. holcombe

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mlmm “it’s all in the title”: Culleen Callawe’en and the minutiae of the stars

100 WW 24: she of the isle

Tale Weaver #125, of the writerly persuasion: a tale . . .

I pick the flowers; rub the herbs

Mindfulness Monday – Byron Katie

Another set of wise words chosen by a wise woman.
“You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do.” — so true. Hard at times to follow, but in the end, the best approach.

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“Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do.”
~ Byron Katie

“All I have is all I need and all I need is all I have in this moment.”
~ Byron Katie

*photo taken by W. Holcombe

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