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.”

Weekly Photo Challenge 74A - Kenney PewKennedy Pew


WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:
“Door”


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Cee’s Odd Ball – 27


Odd Ball - 24 - 4th of July

 Week 27 – 2015

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Sunday Trees – 190

 

Sunday Trees - 190I noticed this tree on my walk home from the 4th of July Celebration

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Nurt Thurs – Forgiveness!


7-2-15

Forgiveness is a way of setting yourself
free of the bondage put on you by others

 

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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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Sunday Trees – 189 – Muse


Sunday Trees - 189

 

Adding to:
Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge
Muse

Those who have followed my blog for awhile know there are several themes among my photos.  I am drawn to the Guardians of trees — so much so — I started a weekly feature of them with 188 previous features on Sunday.  As best as I can recall, I do not have a duplicate under this heading.  Some trees “call to me” louder than others — but they all strike a pose!

 

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Nurt Thurs – To Begin Again!


6-25-15

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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
Carol Carlisle
Inside the Mind of Isadora
They, You and Me

 

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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 – 188

 
Sunday Trees - 188

Our side yard

 

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ROY G BIV – WP Weekly Photo


 

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:
“ROY G BIV”

acronym for the colors of the rainbow
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet



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Chloe – Michelle’s Weekly Pet


michelle's weekly 89 - Chloe Ulmer

Our helper while sifting through my mom’s house
My niece – Chloe

 

Michelle’s Weekly Pet Share

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Nurt Thurs – All In the Past!


6-18-15

Do not waste anymore energy on
what is done and in the past …
Let your light of joy
shine brightly this day!
Celebrate who YOU ARE today!

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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
Carol Carlisle

 

_____________________________________

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!!

Previous: Nurturing Thursday

Previous: Blogospheres

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Sunday Trees – 187

 
Sunday Trees - 187

 

 

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