Monday, May 31, 2010

(Remembrance and Wishes for Peace~Image by inspiremedaisy~Photography by Jessica Moore
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In remembrance of those we have lost~those who have come home and those who are still serving. Let us support our troops by keeping them in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Remember, they are all someone's son, daughter, sister, brother, mother, father, friend. Let us pray for their safety and work to bring them home very soon!

I leave you this evening with a wish for our world to live in PEACE!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

What Happens When Love Takes Over?

(Love Wins and Fear Disappears~Image by inspiremedaisy~Photography by Jessica Moore)
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What happens when love takes over? Fear disappears! I am reminding myself of this today and perhaps it will help you too!

P.S~Remember, I love YOU and YOU should love YOU too!
P.S+ ;)
Be Love, Be Light, Be YOU!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Got Beer?

(Got Beer~Image by inspiremedaisy~Photography by Jessica Moore)
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Helloooo everyone and happy weekend! :0) Just wanted to make sure that I posted tonight (as I'm committed to posting a new photo/blog entry every single day!)

I hope you're all enjoying the kick-off of summer activities and spending time with those you love! As you're barbecuing, clinking your glasses, relaxing, and enjoying the first big party of summer, remember to be thankful for those around you! Tonight I find myself missing many people who are near and dear to my heart, but extremely grateful beyond words for the "framily" I have surrounding me this evening! (No, that's not a typo at framily consists of so many people in my life who are friends who I consider to be my family! And, most of you reading this tiny little blog right now probably are in my beautiful framily! I love you all more than I can express and I thank you for the gift of your love, support and encouragement in my life!

In case you're wondering, sadly, no I didn't coin this new already existed! You can read more about it here!

Enjoy your night and I'll see you again tomorrow!

P.S~Remember...Be Love, Be Light, Be YOU!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Spring-Cleaning of My ♥ Heart ♥

(Spring-Cleaning of My Heart~Image by inspiremedaisy~Photography by Jessica Moore)
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Good evening lovelies! ♥ I do so hope you're enjoying a bright and beautiful day/night! It's time to kick off your shoes and enjoy the weekend!

As we head into this long holiday weekend (for those of you in the United States), I want to share my pondering and word association for the day (with all of you). (And later a wonderful random act of kindness that I witnessed today!)

As I was waiting for an appointment this morning I noticed a sign I've seen many times over the last couple weeks and it filled me with such wonder and amazement when I re-read it today. It simply stated that their office would be closed to honor the Memorial Day holiday on Monday. I was struck by the word CLOSED. Do you see another word within this word that might cause me to have an "ah ha" moment?

Look at it this way...C-LOSE-D. I saw the word LOSE and started to think about how we honestly lose so much, if and when we close our hearts and ourselves off. We shut down due to hurt and struggle and pain and confusion and fear. We start distancing ourselves not only from each other, but from ourselves out of disillusionment of what we may be dealing with in our own lives, with our health, our finances, our broken relationships, our broken selves and/or the bombardment of all the bad news happening around us, and it takes a real toll on our hearts. Sometimes this happens so quietly and steadily that we don't see it, that is, until the fear makes us feel that the walls are closing in on us and they seem to start crumbling down on top of us.

I am beginning to realize that this is what I have done and where I am standing...seemingly alone and watching the world spin wildly around and within me. I am also learning that it takes courage to realize and admit the truth. Then and only then can I (we) make our assessments, take stock of where we are, and move forward. I'm reminding myself that even if it's at a snails pace...I still have to move one foot in front of the other and step back into this world, into myself and back into my life.

Thus, I have started the spring-cleaning of my heart and I urge you to do the same. ♥ I'm sure it will come with pain, disillusionment and even more questions...but I just KNOW that it will lead to something beautiful and wonderful and joyous!

And now, for the good news :) As I was heading home I had my faith in humanity and kindness restored for a moment. While listening to music, pre-writing this post in my head and people-watching on the train I witnessed a tiny but beautiful random act of kindness. :) There in the front of the light-rail sat a young gentlemen in a wheelchair who asked another young gentleman on the other side of the aisle to help him move the wire for his earphones and rearrange it behind his ear so that it would be more comfortable. And then, the good deed was done. One human being reached out to another, and was met with compassion and understanding....if only that happened more often. It was such a quick, small act, but showed such compassion and a human connection being made. I'm not sure if they are reflecting upon that moment tonight, but I am, and I am moved and smiling!

Wishing you all a fabutastic weekend :)

In light and love <3

P.S~Remember...Be Love, Be Light, Be YOU!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Shadows of fear & the light of ♥ love ♥

(Fragile Strength~Image by inspiremedaisy~Photography by Jessica Moore)
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Welcome to: My Journey, Your Journey, Our Journey

I've decided to jump back into the blogosphere and I want to take you, yes you, with me! The path here will be real, raw, authentic, and from my heart. It may not always be pretty or comfortable, but it will be me and it will be truthful. I do hope you'll open your heart and walk hand-in-hand with me as we venture out into this world of new beginnings. I plan to offer you a glimpse into my life, my photography, and my pathway back to find/see/know and realize my true self.

I sit here today glancing down the road of my life~behind me I see a kaleidoscope of incredible memories that lift my heart in song, wondrous friendships that soothe my soul, accomplishments that make me proud, and yet a hazy vision of the person I wanted to be. (And an even hazier present vision of the person that looks back at me in the morning mirror.)

When I honestly take a look in my inner mirror I also see paths of bad decisions, fear and broken dreams...which I fully admit and take responsibility for. I am learning that the "what if" thinking (...think "coulda, woulda, shoulda, "...) does me no good. I also must admit that sometimes bad things happen, our paths sometimes wind down roads we had never envisioned for ourselves and they leave us gasping for air, grasping for solid ground and wondering how we can ever get through the NOW that surrounds us. I am here, perhaps you are too? Right now, I am standing tall proclaiming that I am ready to crawl out of the shadows of fear & into the light of ♥ love ♥.
I am extending my hand to you, won't you join me?

I am love-in-progress
I am light-in-progress
I am photography-in-progress
I am art-in-progress
I am humanity-in-progress
I am peace-in-progress
I am hope-in-progress
I am dreams-in-progress
I am a-work-in-progress

Again, I welcome you and thank you with sincere kindness and appreciation!

Much love to you all ♥ and remember....Be Love, Be Light, Be You! ♥