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What Beauty Is

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     What beauty is, I know not, though it adheres to many things. 

     When we wish to bring it into our work we find it very hard. We must gather it together from far and wide, and especially in the case of the human figure throughout all its limbs from before and behind. 

     One may often search through two or three hundred men without finding amongst them more than one or two points of beauty which can be made use of. 

     You, therefore, if you desire to compose a fine figure, must take head from some, the chest, arm, leg, hand, and foot from others; and, likewise search through all members of every kind. 

     For from many beautiful things something good many be gathered, even as honey is gathered from many flowers.

     ~Albrecht Durer (1471-1528), painter, on the ideal of beauty~

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2013 in Inspirational, Love, Poetry, Quotes, Thoughts

 

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Becoming whole again…

 

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Grief can arise from many life situations, but know it is not a permanent state of being.

When we experience any kind of devastating loss, whether it is the loss of a loved one, a dream, or a relationship, feelings may arise within us that are overwhelming or difficult to cope with. This sense of grief can also come up when we are separated from anyone or anything we have welcomed into our lives. And while it may feel like we are caught up in a never-ending spiral of sadness and emptiness, it is important to remember that the grief we are feeling is not a permanent state of being. Rather, grief is part of the process of letting go that in many ways can be a gift, allowing us to go deeper within ourselves to rediscover the light amidst the seeming darkness.

The emotions that accompany any kind of loss can be intense and varied. A sense of shock or denial is often the first reaction, to be replaced by anger. Sometimes this anger can be directed at your loved one for “abandoning” you; at other times you may feel outrage toward the universe for what you are enduring. And while there are stages of grief that people go through – moving from denial to anger to bargaining to depression to acceptance – the cycles of grief often move in spirals, sometimes circling forward and then back again. You may even experience moments of strength, faith, and laughter in between. While these emotions seem to come and go sporadically, it is important to feel them, accept them, and allow them to flow. With time, patience, and compassion, you will eventually find your center again.

As we move through our grief, we may find ourselves reluctant to release our pain, fearing we are letting go of who or what we have lost. We may even regard our movement toward healing as an act of disloyalty or giving up. Know that while the hurt may fade, the essence of what you had and who you loved will have already transformed you and forever stay with you. If anything, once you are ready for the pain of your loss to subside, their memories can then live more fully within you. Remember, that healing is a part of the spiraling cycles of grief, and that in letting yourself feel restored again, you are surrendering to a natural movement that is part of the dance of life.

© 2013 DailyOM

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2013 in Inspirational, Personal, Quotes, Thoughts

 

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Find the light…

 

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Find the light behind the darkest cloud and you’ll begin to see the light behind everything.

© 2013 Tracey Selingo

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2013 in Inspirational, Quotes, Thoughts

 

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Some days are for doing…

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Some days aren’t for talking or wondering. They’re not for dreaming, seeking, meandering or procrastinating.

Some days are for doing, like today.

What are you going to do, change, learn, find, proclaim, invest or manifest?

© 2013 Tracey Selingo

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Inspirational, Quotes, Thoughts

 

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Alignment…

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The universe is being aligned for what God is about to do.
~ Evangelist E.J. Hicks 2013 ~

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2013 in Inspirational, Quotes, Thoughts

 

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We don’t get what we need…

We don’t get what we want or need. We get what we prepare for, ask for, negotiate, demand, deserve and earn.

And even still, we must fight to protect what is ours to keep the undeserving from taking it …and yet be open enough to give a portion to those in need.

~© Nathaniel Bronner Jr.~

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2012 in Inspirational, Love, Quotes, Thoughts

 

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A Friend Cross-Stitched Bookmark


      One of my favorite things to cross-stitch on 14ct perforated paper are bookmarks. Though lately I have not had that much time to read as I did in the past, I still love cross-stitching bookmarks – for those little bookworms everywhere 🙂

     I particularly love those bookmark patterns with a stitched saying; is as in giving someone a bookmark with a lil’ saying on it is giving a small reminder that you keep thinking about that person – everyday… So here is one of my favorites, “A Friend…”  Bright and colorful, uniquely shaped and stitched with the utmost love and care for detail…

     I hope you like it!

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2012 in cross-stitch, Friendship, handmade, Quotes, Thoughts

 

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