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Thank you for checking out my blog – please read and comment on a post or two!!! After you’re finished, please jog on over to http://mysterysuspence.blogspot.com/.  Don’t forget to visit other blogs in the jog at  http://blogjogday.blogspot.com.

Close your eyes and imagine the kind of world you would like to see.  What is it like?

 ** This writing prompt is from Abundance Blog at Marelisa Online, one of my favorite blogs (http://abundance-blog.marelisa-online.com/2009/09/11/119-journal-prompts-for-your-journal-jar/)!!! ** 

When I close my eyes and imagine my personal utopia, it is filled with sunlight soaking my shoulders, true love surrounding me, and peace all around.  This world is absent of all pain and unhappiness. 

While I know that pain and hurt are part of life, the type of world I would like to see is accepting of everyone just for who they are.  We all come from such unique circumstances and backgrounds.  If we only reminded ourselves of this before judging others, we just might be more accepting of one another.  This is what true peace means to me.

When I speak of true love surrounding me, I am not necessarily speaking of romantic love, but unconditional love.  The type of love that a parent has for his or her child.  The type of love between a couple who know they were put on this earth to be with one another.  The love of which I am speaking holds no bounds or limits.

This is my world…

What would your world look like in your imagination?

Diana, Princess of Wales

 

Diana, Princess of Wales, was an amazing human being and a gift to the world. 

  • She was a brave woman who used her status for the greater good of humanity.
  • She was not afraid of diseases that carried an enormous stigma, such as AIDS, and literally reached out to the very, very sick, providing comfort to them.
  • Although extremely beautiful and glamorous, she carried herself with utmost grace AND humility…something very few people can do.

In my opinion, when Princess Diana died in 1997, a large part of the world’s heart stopped beating. 

Nature

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” – John Muir

     

 

I came across this parable on one of the many, many blogs I follow. 

Please click on the link to read it:  http://www.simplemarriage.net/enjoy-the-strawberry.html .

It is about living in the moment and eloquently describes how we spend too much of our precious time living in the past or the future.  All we really have is now…right?

Peace.

Let's live in the moment. Together. Now.

“There is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost.”  — Martha Graham 

Wonder is essential to life and our dreams. 

Where would we be without our hopes, dreams, and wonderings about the world around us? If you really want to experience wonder first-hand, just watch a toddler explore.  A toddler is perfectly in the moment when discovering something new…and something new can be anything at all, no matter how ordinary.  That is the beauty of wonder, really – true discovery of something completely new and different to you.

Today’s post contains my own personal advice, so take it or leave it as you wish. 

I have kept a personal, handwritten journal for most of my life, and I have found the benefits to be enormous.  Two nights ago, I unearthed several of my journals on different topics, proceeding to read them to my sweet husband (who, by the way, listened with the patience of a saint!).  What I re-discovered is the beauty of journal writing and its importance.  I would like to share that with you.

Reasons to Keep a Handwritten Journal of Your Own:

  • You will have a record of specific thoughts and events you might otherwise have forgotten.
  • You will help preserve the beautiful art of handwriting.
  • You will find an enormous therapeutic benefit from writing down your thoughts and experiences.
  • You will have an heirloom to pass down to your children.
  • You can use your journal as a personal reflection tool for your life’s challenges.

Today is the day for you to start your own journal.  It is a gift you can give yourself right now.

“If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.” — Margaret Atwood