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November 2017

Mindfulness Monday – 14th Dalai Lama

Thinkfulness Mondays (filling in for Wendy): thankfulness; appreciation; gratitude

Wendy wasn’t feeling up to it, so I filled in for her on Monday. This really is a post about thankfulness and thinkfulfness. How gratitude is what we should celebrate today, between turkey, pie, football and movies. Gratitude for the big and little things in our lives.

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Wendy chose the theme: thankfulness; appreciation and gratitude to highlight what a Mindfulness Turkey Day should be. Of thankfulness for what we have tangibly, but most importantly, for those intangibles: the fairy dust; the miracles; the possibilities; grounded in our moments; spreading hands and hearts. Appreciating the touch of a hand; a donation to a food bank; thankful for the moment with friends; aware of the needs of others; and appreciation on the need for us to help.

This Saturday is giving Saturday at my local library. I am thankful I am able to provide some tangible help: toys and books for children and clothes for their mothers.

Wendy has a nasty migraine making working on the computer right now feel deadly, so I stepped in to help – what are friends for? Please send her messages of support as she deals with yet another round of migraines, cluster headaches…

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Mindfulness Monday – Creativity

I am taking a break from my blogs. I will be making all of them (yes there are many out there) private while I decide what to do.
This Mindful Monday is a good post to use as my soon to be swan song.
I may have yet one post in me — write my own swan song of sorts.
Please follow Wendy and her Mindfulness Mondays and other posts:

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“Creativity is the way
I share my soul with the world.”

~ Brene Brown

“Creativity is
intelligence having FUN!”

~ Albert Einstein

“In short,
a calm mind is
a creative mind.”

~ Russell Simmons

I’d like to thank my dear friend, Lorraine, from Lorraine’s Frilly Freudian Slip, for taking the reigns last Monday and posting some great quotes for me, and on her birthday no less!  You are a true friend.  Happy birthday, a little late.

*artwork created on the Bamboo graphics pad  by W. Holcombe.  Please do not use or reproduce without permission.

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remembrance day: why Canadians wear poppies

Monday Quotes – Gifts

Wendy needed a day off, so I filled in. Not mindfullness quotes, but quotes to be mindful of.

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Greetings! I am filling in for Wendy this Monday, and as it is my birthday, I thought I would use quotes about gifts. Not just the tangible, wrapped in fancy paper with ribbon and bow. But the intangible, the ephemeral, the ethereal gifts we can give ourselves every day.

“This life is your gift to yourself…Open it!”(anon)

“The greatest gift you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention.” (Anthony J. D’Angelo)

“Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it. Don’t wait for it. Just let it happen.” (Agent Dale Cooper, Twin Peaks)

image: Lorraine 2017. Please don’t use without permission. Thanks.

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Kinda Mindfulness Monday Quotes – Halloween

A week late — howlin’ mad I forgot! Oops. That’s not so mindful.

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“He gathered the boy somewhat close
and thought,
Evil has only the power we give it.
I give you nothing.
I take back.

~ Ray Bradbury – Something Wicked This Way Comes

“If a man harbors any sort of fear,
it makes him landlord to a ghost.”

~ Lloyd Douglas

“Nature is a haunted house –
but Art –
is a house that tries to be haunted.”

~ Emily Dickinson

*photo of pumpkin and grasshopper by W. Holcombe.  please do not use without permission.

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mlmm sundays: dear Sam I am

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