Sunday Trees – 194

 
Sunday Trees - 194

One of our Live Oaks
hit by lightening

 

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Nurturing Thurs – You CAN!


7-30-15

 You CAN!
:D

 

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Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
Ladyleemanila
Mazeepuran
Woman of Art and Mind
Living with My Ancestors
Jacqueline King
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Grace Notes
Tea and Paper

 

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What is Nurturing Thursday, you ask?

In this amazingly competitive society of ours, how many of us truly feel good about ourselves? How often do we extend to ourselves … the same courtesies, considerations, nurturing, forgiveness and understanding we would a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger?

Our culture tells us we need to be special and above average to feel good about ourselves. Yet, it is not possible for all of us to be above average at the same time. Don’t we usually know of someone richer, more attractive, “more together” or successful than we are? Even if we discount the material aspects and consider the more spiritual facet, don’t we know of those who seem more at peace, more aware or living in the moment. Even when we do manage to feel a strong sense of self-esteem or self-confidence, we are not able to consistently hold on to it. For most, our sense of self-worth bounces around like a ping-pong ball, rising and falling strongly tied with our latest success or failure.

In an effort to eliminate labeling ourselves as “good” or “bad”, and clearly accept ourselves with an open heart … to treat ourselves with the same kindness, caring, and compassion we would show to a good friend … I would like to incorporate more self-compassion and self-kindness in my life.

To “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy” … I am dubbing Thursdays as Nurturing Thursday.

If any of my readers are interested in joining the nurturing, I applaud and welcome you to do so … the more the merrier!!

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Michelle’s Weekly Pet – Hetes

 

This evening I went to our local City Council meeting, at the encouragement of the Mayor (my hubby).   His enticement … the opportunity for me to meet the newest and the most handsome member of the Valley Mills Police Force … Officer Hetes.   He is straight from Germany; knows commands in English and German. He is the first member of the Valley Mills K-9 Unit.   Today was his first day on the job!

Michelle's Weekly 90 - Officer Hades

Michelle’s Weekly Pet Share

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Close Up – WP Weekly Photo



Weekly Photo Challenge 75B - Close Up
 

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:
“Close Up”


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Sunday Trees – 193

Sunday Trees - 193Cypress of South Louisiana
with some surprises

 

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Nurt Thurs – Gentle with Your Lessons


7-23-15

 An important lesson unto itself!
<3

 

 

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
Grace Notes
Ladyleemanila
Mazeepuran
Woman of Art and Mind
Jacqueline King
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Tea and Paper

 

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What is Nurturing Thursday, you ask?

In this amazingly competitive society of ours, how many of us truly feel good about ourselves? How often do we extend to ourselves … the same courtesies, considerations, nurturing, forgiveness and understanding we would a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger?

Our culture tells us we need to be special and above average to feel good about ourselves. Yet, it is not possible for all of us to be above average at the same time. Don’t we usually know of someone richer, more attractive, “more together” or successful than we are? Even if we discount the material aspects and consider the more spiritual facet, don’t we know of those who seem more at peace, more aware or living in the moment. Even when we do manage to feel a strong sense of self-esteem or self-confidence, we are not able to consistently hold on to it. For most, our sense of self-worth bounces around like a ping-pong ball, rising and falling strongly tied with our latest success or failure.

In an effort to eliminate labeling ourselves as “good” or “bad”, and clearly accept ourselves with an open heart … to treat ourselves with the same kindness, caring, and compassion we would show to a good friend … I would like to incorporate more self-compassion and self-kindness in my life.

To “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy” … I am dubbing Thursdays as Nurturing Thursday.

If any of my readers are interested in joining the nurturing, I applaud and welcome you to do so … the more the merrier!!

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Sunday Trees – 192

 
Sunday Trees - 192

My brother working in my mom’s yard
(taken with my phone)

 

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Nurt Thurs – Affecting You

 7-16-15 - Don't Let It Affect YouAren’t you glad you aren’t?

<3

Note:
This is a reminder for me as well as my readers. Often, I try to understand the “whys” … all I really need to do is “let go” and be thrilled!

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
Grace Notes
Woman of Art and Mind
Jacqueline King
Ladyleemanila
Mazeepuran
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Tea and Paper

 

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What is Nurturing Thursday, you ask?

In this amazingly competitive society of ours, how many of us truly feel good about ourselves? How often do we extend to ourselves … the same courtesies, considerations, nurturing, forgiveness and understanding we would a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger?

Our culture tells us we need to be special and above average to feel good about ourselves. Yet, it is not possible for all of us to be above average at the same time. Don’t we usually know of someone richer, more attractive, “more together” or successful than we are? Even if we discount the material aspects and consider the more spiritual facet, don’t we know of those who seem more at peace, more aware or living in the moment. Even when we do manage to feel a strong sense of self-esteem or self-confidence, we are not able to consistently hold on to it. For most, our sense of self-worth bounces around like a ping-pong ball, rising and falling strongly tied with our latest success or failure.

In an effort to eliminate labeling ourselves as “good” or “bad”, and clearly accept ourselves with an open heart … to treat ourselves with the same kindness, caring, and compassion we would show to a good friend … I would like to incorporate more self-compassion and self-kindness in my life.

To “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy” … I am dubbing Thursdays as Nurturing Thursday.

If any of my readers are interested in joining the nurturing, I applaud and welcome you to do so … the more the merrier!!

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Sunday Trees – 191

Dear Readers — Sorry I am late in posting Sunday Trees … at least it is still Sunday! 
Enjoy one of my favorite types of trees! …
Now back to sifting through sky-high boxes
:D

Sunday Trees - 191

Cypress

 

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Nurt Thurs – Just for You!

 
7-9-15

Did you know this?
If not …
It is time you realize it!!
<3

 

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Meg Evans
Grace Notes
Woman of Art and Mind
Jacqueline King
Ladyleemanila
Mazeepuran
Inside the Mind of Isadora

 

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What is Nurturing Thursday, you ask?

In this amazingly competitive society of ours, how many of us truly feel good about ourselves? How often do we extend to ourselves … the same courtesies, considerations, nurturing, forgiveness and understanding we would a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger?

Our culture tells us we need to be special and above average to feel good about ourselves. Yet, it is not possible for all of us to be above average at the same time. Don’t we usually know of someone richer, more attractive, “more together” or successful than we are? Even if we discount the material aspects and consider the more spiritual facet, don’t we know of those who seem more at peace, more aware or living in the moment. Even when we do manage to feel a strong sense of self-esteem or self-confidence, we are not able to consistently hold on to it. For most, our sense of self-worth bounces around like a ping-pong ball, rising and falling strongly tied with our latest success or failure.

In an effort to eliminate labeling ourselves as “good” or “bad”, and clearly accept ourselves with an open heart … to treat ourselves with the same kindness, caring, and compassion we would show to a good friend … I would like to incorporate more self-compassion and self-kindness in my life.

To “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy” … I am dubbing Thursdays as Nurturing Thursday.

If any of my readers are interested in joining the nurturing, I applaud and welcome you to do so … the more the merrier!!

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Small Town America’s 4th

 

This 4th of July our community of 1203 pulled out all the stops to show its patriotism, colors of red, white and blue, and celebration of small-life America.  This was the first Fourth of July for the town’s new mayor — my very own hubby, Ray!  He was elected by a landslide in May ousting the previous controversial mayor.  During his walk around the festivities, he was stopped countless times — the overwhelming sentiment was one of appreciation for his commitment to the community, and his beginning efforts to unify and lead the community back to a peaceful environment, as well as his faith in God, family and country.

 

“A small town is a place where there is no place to go where you shouldn’t.”
Bacharach

 

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Door – WP Weekly Photo



Weekly Photo Challenge 74 - DoorsDoors to “The ‘Kennedy Church”


St. Francis Xavier Church, located in Hyannis, Massachusetts, was the church Rose and Joe Kennedy chose to attend after buying their home in Hyannis Port in the 1920s. St. Francis Xavier became the summer parish for most of the Kennedy family. It was also the site of several important family events, so much so, that the locals often call it the “Kennedy Church.”

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