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July 2017

mlmm writing prompt, surfacing: the Strickland sisters

mlmm music prompt: heavenly staircase; hellishly fun water slide

manic-monday, kicks: kicking the prompt writing habit

Mindfulness Monday – Self Love

Self-love, so essential, yet for me, so hard to achieve. I try; some times, I get as far as self-like, and a touch of self-forgetfulness. I am aware of needing self-love to move forward. I will keep trying.
Have you achieved self-love? Please talk to me about it and the process to achieve. Wise words chosen by a wise woman. Thanks Wendy for Mindfulness Monday posts.

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karas flower

“The first thing is to love yourself.
You cannot progress by self doubt and self hatred.
You can only progress by self love.”

~ Dipa Ma

“You can search throughout the entire universe
for someone who is more deserving
of your love and affection than you are yourself,
and that person is not to be found anywhere.
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe,
deserve your love and affection”

~Buddha

**another photo by my friend Kara.  All rights reserved.  Please do not use.

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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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karas bee

“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.”

~Buddha

“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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Pooh Bear with Blue Baloon1

“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

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