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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Photos of the Week

Each year, Washington D.C. celebrates the Cherry Blossom Festival.  The peak shifts among the days in the month of April as the Winter weather affects the blooming season.  Their beauty is ephemeral and mystical.  However, there is nothing so beautiful as a cherry blossom in full bloom among the sunshine and blue skies.

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photos copyright 2015 by The Empathy Queen

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Thank you for stopping by! I hope that you enjoy your visit and view.  I proudly took these photos and am quite pleased with them for an amateur.

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Pure kindness and empathy! Love it!

Kindness Blog

Ashley Jiron, is the owner of P.B. Jams in Warr Acres in Oklahoma. She noticed someone had been looking through her bins for food and decided to post a lovely note on her diner window inviting them in for a free meal.

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A customer called Greg King noticed the message and posted a picture of it on his Instagram page with the hashtag #thatswhatlovelookslike – within a couple of days it had been shared thousands of times on social media.

Ashley told Channel 4 News that she hadn’t expected it to receive such a huge response and was just trying to do the right thing.

Ashley Jiron KindnessAshley Jiron, owner of P.B. Jams in Warr Acres, Oklahoma

She said:

‘Last week, I had noticed some bags, when I had taken out the trash, were torn open and some of the food was taken out,’

‘That really, it hurt me that someone had…

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Afloat.”

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Three Letter Words.”

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April is a time of Spring, a renewal of Earth, a reminder of Spirit.

My birthday is this month as is an anniversary of my Mother’s passing.

Growing, hoping, praying, dreaming…….

Crying, rising, falling, never forgetting where we could be if a brilliant life hadn’t been shortened by a cruel disease.

My grief still stings; tears fill my eyes and fall without permission.

Forever more, knowing that I have lived another year, means remembering another year that took Mommy away.

No matter a fragile number of my years, my mother’s love reminded me that I became special to someone when brought into this world.  With my mother’s passing, I still feel bereft, forgotten, as no love could be as pure as that which my mother offered to me.

Grief takes a position at my table like a ghost; it is a guest that refuses to leave.  With me always, though never again, loss still takes my breath away.

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