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writing is the painting of the voice


Realigning 26 letters over and over to cause the heart to beat faster, the head to nod in agreement, and the spirit to rise in joy of understanding, is a deep-driven desire that demands that we push ourselves past the point of fear into the abject torture of waiting for acknowledgement.

I am not one to beg for attention, I believe in myself enough to be confident in who I am and strive for more… achievement, success, confidence, empathy.  Yet, as solitary as my writing is, I want to inspire others to reach beyond their own confines of spirit.

We live in an age where clicks are the barometer of engagement.  Disturbing, conflicting, funny, topical, or inflammatory writing will get a reader’s hackles up.  But the attention span today has been measured at an average of seven seconds!

If you are still here, thank you for reading my posts or choosing to follow me, commenting to let me know your perspective – – whether consent or dissent – – and sharing with others those thoughts that make you feel enlightened or introspective.  I am so grateful and appreciative that you have chosen to hear what I have to say and it means more to me than you could know.




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Being sensitive to our environment, and to other people, empathetic and empathic people feel the energy of the people around them.  There are those who speak to us and we can sense the black cloud that comes with them.  Others may speak, but detachment, or lack of authenticity, reaches us first.

When we spend time with genuine and sincere people, our spirits rise ~ it is a weight lifted off of us and joy and gratitude raise us up like floating balloons carrying us forward.

It is in such striking contrast to many of our daily interactions, that it cannot help but to be felt.  Acknowledging that for me this week brought such a feeling of gratitude.  It made me realize that it is a rare and wonderful gift to be aware of the best from those around me and how welcoming their friendship and kindness can truly be.

friendship and kindness



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This photo was taken by me when we released balloons in memory of my mother, for Mother’s Day, two weeks after she died.


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Sometimes, we need some inspiration and an unexpected act of kindness brought me the sunlight that I was missing on a gloomy day.

I left my office for a quick walk around the building. I brought my phone with me, trying to keep my eyes open, like Lisa at seeking a view with a new perspective for me. While some daffodil shoots have sprung up in the February climate confusion, I still couldn’t find the boost that I needed.

When I came back into the office building, a florist was replacing the plants in the front lobby and adding new blooms. I stopped to look and said “Hello. I need some inspiration on a gloomy day.” This kind and patient man said to me “The sunshine needs to be in your heart.” Then he lifted a plant of pink blossoms out of his box and asked if I wanted it.

I hesitated, as my eyes tried to soak up all the budding Springtime in that plastic container. Then, being as courteous as I was raised, I replied “Thank you, but you can’t do that.”

‘I just did’ he said. He put plastic around the plant that was wet and muddy from watering and handed it to me for safekeeping.

How can kindness fail to touch the heart? I was in need of an attitude attunement, and after earlier frustration with someone else’s apathy, it was so nice to see and receive the light of a stranger’s caring.

Hopefully, both the plant and I will continue to grow well over time with strong roots.



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