Saturday, October 12, 2019

It's Why You Wear The Dress That Counts

Singing
#6 Change Your Climate ~ Blog4Peace 2019

Circa 1974.  My mother had this dark blue dress made for me to sing in a production of Oklahoma! I was known as “the girl with the hair.” My hair weighed more than I did.

As I’m clearing out space for my new self in retirement, going through boxes of memories, it’s the dresses through the years that hold my attention. And remembering the sacrifices my mother made to hire a seamstress and buy fabric in a day when that was the last thing she needed to be worrying about.

Peace is flowing as I gently re-purpose, give away, or let go of items and pictures, reminding myself that I’m only making room for new ones.
Moving on in my dark blue dress
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Monday, October 7, 2019

Monday Mimisms ~ Bring Back The Glory Days of Blogging

Once upon a time in a blog land faraway there lived a host of vivacious characters known as bloggers. We had parties right here in Bloggingham castle. Writers were born. Authors were published. Artists carved out names for themselves in the vast wall of space known as the Blogogsphere, displaying their talents for all to see and enjoy. We memed a lot. And cheered each other on. Linking was prolific and effective for blog building and expanding networks - until Blogger slapped our typing hands and said "slow down, little Bloggers, you're getting too smart."  

I loved that my reading list for the day was written by friends. You can't say that when you choose a dusty book from the shelf of normal life.  People shared their deepest darkest and brightest brave. We were a community of caring people behind thriving webpages full of ire and fire. There were learning curves, too. And mischief-makers sometimes...but even in the rarity of the occasional meanness, it was nothing compared to the vileness of what we see on social media pages today. If someone started something testy, another blogger would raise the bar higher, jostling with well chosen words and a sense of kindness that I miss in the world. 

There's much talk on Facebook about how we miss the old days, the old community. It was a safer place to be. One of the "oldies" (you know who you are) said to me earlier today that he missed the glory days of blogging. I've heard that sentiment many times of late. We are weary of wailing politics and memes that don't mean anything. 

Just so you know, Bloggingham is still my home. The yard is a little overgrown and the moat needs cleaning, but Homer and I still wander aimlessly through its ever-changing landscape and hold court in the dungeon when things go awry. 

I have a feeling that ten years from now, maybe sooner, Facebook and Twitter and Instagram will be the "old" communities, and will have morphed into something unusable and complicated. But we won't long for them the way we seem to be rambling on about the good old days in the Blogosphere. 

I don't know if you still have a blog, but if you do, I hope you'll drop in from time to time. 
I really need to clean out that dungeon. There may still be a few old bloggers in there.









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Friday, October 4, 2019

#5 Changing Your Climate ~ Baby Snuggles!

My first granddaughter. Oh, the dresses! The priss! The makeup! The pencil skirts! 
A girl!!
 A beautifully powerful girl.

When I looked in the mirror today I saw my mother and a flash of little Bree. She’s a combination of all who love her past and present. My mother would have adored her crooked smile. I like to think they met somehow, somewhere, as one left the earthly plane and the other made an entrance. 

We are connected in eternal ways - all of us - that only stardust and mirrors recognize. My granddaughter just landed here bathed in the wisdom of the universe. 
I will pay attention.

#NewWisdom #Blessings #PeacePurpose  #peacefulsnuggles
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

#3 Changing Your Climate ~ Patterns and Purpose

Changing My Climate #3 ~ Blog4Peace

Surrounding yourself with beautiful things helps keep you peaceful. Yesterday I attended a huge yard sale and found these treasures. It was good for my soul to mingle with folks in the early morning talking about dishes and antiquing, drinking leaded coffee and taking my time picking out patterns. I made some new friends! Rode in a golf cart with a cute guy and his flirty ways and ate a hotdog with cheesy fries (yikes!) just this once but it was oh.so.good.

I was exhausted last night but happy. Yesterday was all about affirming who I am by doing the things I love. The colors and patterns and history wrapped up in these pieces remind me of how all of us are capable of bringing unique beauty and purpose to the world. Your pattern might be different but your purpose is a work of art.

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I'm writing on stress this year, how it affects me, how it changes my environment, my body, my relationships, and what I can do to CHANGE my level of stress in order to have peace. I shall attempt to Change My Climate! which is this year's Blog4Peace  theme. I am posting one thing each day up until NOV 4. I invite you to do the same. Grab this logo and post along with me.



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Sunday, September 22, 2019

#2 Change Your Climate ~ Stress Gotta Go

Changing My Climate #3 ~ Stress
Ain't nobody got time for this!
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My internal peace is steady and strong, but if you looked inside my window you'd see great change and upheaval happening. It's my choice whether to see the mess as overwhelming and let it take my peace or flow with the transitions in my life and accept the lessons they bring. I won't give in to the mess. I won't let it steal my joy. I will choose to say...
My internal peace is steady and strong.


#Stress #Blog4Peace #HoldingOn #GoingThroughSomeThings #Real


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I'm writing on stress this year, how it affects me, how it changes my environment, my body, my relationships, and what I can do to CHANGE my level of stress in order to have peace. I shall attempt to Change My Climate! which is this year's Blog4Peace theme. I am posting one thing each day up until NOV 4. I invite you to do the same. Grab this logo and post along with me.


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Friday, September 20, 2019

#1 Change Your Climate ~ Kindness


Blog4Peace ~ Changing My Climate #1

If you allow people to continue to mistake your kindness for weakness, 
it just make your weak.

Kindness becomes a vulnerability when your purest intentions no longer serve. 
You feel the shift. At first you don't notice until what you thought was strength begins to make you weak.  I will not lose my strength. I will choose a better way to be kind. And the first recipient will be me.


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I'm writing on stress this year, how it affects me, how it changes my environment, my body, my relationships, and what I can do to CHANGE my level of stress in order to have peace. I shall attempt to Change My Climate! I will post one thing each day up until NOV 4. I invite you to do the same. Grab this logo and post along with me.


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Thursday, September 19, 2019

How Stress Affects My Peace and What I Can Do About It

Blog4Peace 2019 is NOV 4. Our theme this year is "Change Your Climate" 


Join us this year for the annual BlogBlast For Peace event on NOVEMBER 4th
Our theme is "Change Your Climate!"  Go to Blog4Peace.com where you will see thousands of beautiful examples of past peace globe creations and posts linking back to the beautiful peace bloggers who wrote them. Make a peace globe from one of the free templates and start to think and write about your peace journey, actual climate change, or like me, the effects that stress has on your personal peace. On November 4, post your article and globe on your blog or social media page. It's an amazing day!





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