The Great Tree: A Story to Heal the World

This is so beautiful, I had to share it! ❤

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Fairchild Oak tree, Ormond Beach, Fla. 2The Fairchild Oak, Ormond Beach, Fla., by Andrew Armstrong, courtesy fineartamerica.com

Once upon a time
a child came to earth.
His father was the Sun,
and his mother was the Moon.
And he loved the earth as himself.
Though he was a boy, destined
to be a man like his father,
he came in the spirit of his mother.
And he loved the earth very much,
but he could not save it.

He tried
being a businessman,
with all the busy men,
but he could not save the earth.

He tried
being a farmer and a vinegrower,
with all the earth-breaking men,
but he could not save the earth.

He tried
being a teacher and a keeper of the law,
with all the law-abiding men,
but he could not save the earth.

So he went to the women,
and he sat near their center of work,
the bowls, brooms, and…

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Recognize The Good Things

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 With the monotony of our day-to-day lives, we need to learn to recognize the simple beautiful things that we encounter daily like a compliment, someone holding a door open, a simple smile.  Look for these things in your Journey… Much Love Darlene

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Change your brain structure

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Only humans can enjoy and feel satisfied by fasting or giving up food.  You can change the circuitry of the brain by constantly, repeatedly doing something like exercising.  You can also cause your genes to evolve by regular meditation.
Wiring-the-Brain-for-HappinessNeuro-psychologist Rick Hanson says, ” The brain is like VELCRO for bad experiences but TEFLON for good ones.”  Negative feelings and experiences are encoded much faster than good ones.  That is why psychology, religion and even folk wisdom encourages you to think of good, positive thoughts and happy outcomes.  Studies show that if you walk like a happy person, you become happier, by turning on your brain’s reward and pleasure spots.  While listening to your favourite music, the brain releases dopamine, the pleasure chemical as the music triggers happy memories.
You can actually grow thicker grey matter and brain tissue as you meditate regularly for 40mins daily. It is one of…

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Palindromes and Spoonerisms

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A PALINDROME is a word, phrase, number or other sequence of symbols or elements, that reads the same forward or reversed. 
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Here are a few well-known ones :

(1) Taco cat.
(2) Amor Roma.
(3) Do Geese See God ?
(4) Was It Eliot’s Toilet I saw ?
(5) Murder For A Jar Of Red Rum.
(6) Some Men Interpret Nine Memos.
(7) Dogma : I Am God.
(8) Sums Are Not A Test On Erasmus.
(9) Go Deliver A Dare Vile Dog.
(10) Ah, Satan Sees Natasha.
(11) Dennis Sinned.
(12) Don’t Nod.

 SPOONERISM : Words or phrases, in which letters or syllables get swapped. 
This often happens accidentally, in SLIPS OF THE TONGUE or TIPS OF THE SLUNG as Spoonerisms are often affectionately called.
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Here are some examples :

(1) Tease my ears —- Ease my tears.
(2) A lack of pies — A pack of lies.
(3)…

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You

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In the windswept fields of eternal wishes,

I choose You,

forever.

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Six word Stories of Happy!

Six word Stories of Happy!

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Happy thoughts

I thinkHAPPY; therefore I am!

said René Dog-carts. Check him out running above. What a happy puppy!

He’s overjoyed to be alive.

Rinse your mind with merry!

What if adjusted our comprehension, cleansed and deodorised our mind’s filters with a rinse of happy? We can still utilise the lessons necessary for staying alive, but boost them with a dose of thrive, instead of just survive.

I am the boss of me!

We may not have complete control over our circumstances. Sometimes it feels like we can’t even find the vehicle let alone the steering wheel, gears, or brakes. And whose giant foot is that weighing down the accelerator pedal like a boulder avalanche inside a Looney Tunes cartoon?

YOU are the vehicle. You’re the master of your feelings. 

You are a champion, a Firework

words cannot embody what you’re worth

Sending lots of smiles to you! 🙂

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A Day Without ‘LOL’ Moments is a Day Wasted !!

Laugh out Loud, do it as often as possible. Appreciate all the good that life has to offer, it’s a magnificent world. And read this awesome post by Akriti

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Notice the above picture ? What does it say – ‘Laugh out Loud.’  A lot of you tend to use the ‘LOL’ acronym way too commonly, and that’s good. It indeed is but do you actually implement it in your actual lives? NO.

Well here’s the thing people and get this straight – You have got to let go of your inhibitions and embrace laughter as much as you can. Even in the year 2014, with all the access to technology and so many other awesome things, if you can’t even laugh. what the hell are you living for. Laugh like a child because that is the purest , the most genuine form of laughter. If you feel that your life is stressful and you don’t have enough reasons to be happy , and laugh out loud – CREATE those reasons. Most importantly, distance yourselves from negativity and negative people…

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Heteronyms and Homographs for a bit of fun:

I read this magnificent post on Heteronyms and Homographs, over on Barbara Pyett’s site. I enjoyed it so much, I thought you might like to read it too.

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Homographs are words of like spelling but with more than one meaning. A homograph that is also pronounced differently is a heteronym.

You think English is easy??
I think a retired English teacher was bored… THIS IS GREAT!
Read all the way to the end…
This took a lot of work to put together!

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.

3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

4) We must polish the Polish furniture.

5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.

6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

9) When shot at, the dove dove into…

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I believe in you

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I am so proud of you, for the good you have done and the difficulties you have overcome. I am amazed at your endurance and the grace with which you have lived your life. I am so glad you are here. You were born for greatness, and every day I see it in you.

When you do what you love your greatness thrives. Each time you help someone, your greatness grows. It is alive in the love you feel and show others. And so by doing you honour yourself. You don’t need notoriety, your reward is to know who you are.

A life lived with kindness, integrity, passion and purpose epitomises truly living. A life lived from the heart, from a place of love, is a life of meaning. I wish for you; a wonderful life. Thank you for visiting with me, if even for a moment.

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Fly Me to the moon

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Last night I took a photo of the Moon. (above) As I marvelled at her landscape, I thought of the one inside my mind.

The Moon’s beams are not her own but those reflected from the sun. Have we become the moon and forgotten there is the sun. Have we relinquished the light that exists inside us, to rely on the cast of others? Are our ideas our own, or like the rays from the Moon, an illusion from an foggy, bumpy mirror?

The amount of light from the Moon depends on the point of its orbit; just like us and our point of view. Depending on the angle reflected from, things may seem darker than they are.

When the moon is at is closest it becomes a Supermoon, Twenty percent brighter and clearer, but most of all; full. It is wonderful to be that close to another, that they brighten your life this way! But we are…

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