#AwakeAugust 2016 – Small Stone (19) – Stormy Sky

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Small Stone 2015

subtle shades of grey
from delicate to smoky
create a marbled stormy sky
animated characters
scurry in the wind


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What are small stones?

A small stone is a short piece of writing (any style) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment for you. The process of discovering small stones is as significant as the finished creation. Searching for small stones encourages you to keep your senses on the “alive and alert” status. Involve yourself with a new set of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind. In short … OPEN, OPEN, OPEN!

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#AwakeAugust 2016 – Small Stone (18) – The Gift

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Small Stone 2015one lone frog
in jumping jack pose
lost the battle
to the youthful antics
of 4 kittens at play ..
with pride,
they leave their gift
at the front door
for the Guardians
who terrify them


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What are small stones?

A small stone is a short piece of writing (any style) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment for you. The process of discovering small stones is as significant as the finished creation. Searching for small stones encourages you to keep your senses on the “alive and alert” status. Involve yourself with a new set of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind. In short … OPEN, OPEN, OPEN!

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Nurt Thurs – Your Role

195th Nurturing Thursday

8-18-16 (1)

There is only ONE of YOU!
No one can fill your shoes in this role!


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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
mazeepuran
Chris Donner – 61 Musings
Jacqueline King
{Grace & Whimsy}
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Pocket Perspectives

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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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#AwakeAugust 2016 – Small Stone (17) – New Subjects

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Small Stone 2015


stint of time
vaporizes
as I delve into
new subjects


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What are small stones?

A small stone is a short piece of writing (any style) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment for you. The process of discovering small stones is as significant as the finished creation. Searching for small stones encourages you to keep your senses on the “alive and alert” status. Involve yourself with a new set of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind. In short … OPEN, OPEN, OPEN!

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#AwakeAugust 2016 – Small Stone (16) – Gentle Rain

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Small Stone 2015


Gentle rain shower
Reviving dehydrated landscape
No towels desired


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What are small stones?

A small stone is a short piece of writing (any style) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment for you. The process of discovering small stones is as significant as the finished creation. Searching for small stones encourages you to keep your senses on the “alive and alert” status. Involve yourself with a new set of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind. In short … OPEN, OPEN, OPEN!

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#AwakeAugust 2016 – Small Stone (15) – Gauzy Veil

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Small Stone 2015


gauzy veil of clouds
highlighted by
lantern in the sky
dappled chiffon


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What are small stones?

A small stone is a short piece of writing (any style) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment for you. The process of discovering small stones is as significant as the finished creation. Searching for small stones encourages you to keep your senses on the “alive and alert” status. Involve yourself with a new set of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind. In short … OPEN, OPEN, OPEN!

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#AwakeAugust 2016 – Small Stone (14) – Left for Me

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Small Stone 2015

Ambling across the earth
To ground and center
Nestled among blades of grass
Palm size heart rock
Left by our blue-eyed boy
Sweet fur spirit
Missed by all



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What are small stones?

A small stone is a short piece of writing (any style) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment for you. The process of discovering small stones is as significant as the finished creation. Searching for small stones encourages you to keep your senses on the “alive and alert” status. Involve yourself with a new set of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind. In short … OPEN, OPEN, OPEN!

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Sunday Trees – 248

 
Sunday Trees - 248 - Sedona

from Sedona, AZ

 

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#AwakeAugust 2016 – Small Stone (13) – Sleep

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Small Stone 2015


sleep deficit
pilfers the mind
of mindful moments
quagmire of inattentiveness


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What are small stones?

A small stone is a short piece of writing (any style) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment for you. The process of discovering small stones is as significant as the finished creation. Searching for small stones encourages you to keep your senses on the “alive and alert” status. Involve yourself with a new set of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind. In short … OPEN, OPEN, OPEN!

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#AwakeAugust 2016 – Small Stone (12) – Joy of Overdue Rain

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Small Stone 2015
smack of thunder
rare drumbeat sound
on tin roof and windows
gasping in delight
two humans sprint to porch swing
to enjoy nature’s presentation
happy trees, flowers, grass
all nature sings


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What are small stones?

A small stone is a short piece of writing (any style) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment for you. The process of discovering small stones is as significant as the finished creation. Searching for small stones encourages you to keep your senses on the “alive and alert” status. Involve yourself with a new set of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind. In short … OPEN, OPEN, OPEN!

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#AwakeAugust 2016 – Small Stone (11) – Afternoon Meditation

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Small Stone 2015

mist of hot dark brew rises
fragrance salutes my nose
chauffeuring me to other vistas
daily ceremony of bliss
in the mid-afternoon


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© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2016

What are small stones?

A small stone is a short piece of writing (any style) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment for you. The process of discovering small stones is as significant as the finished creation. Searching for small stones encourages you to keep your senses on the “alive and alert” status. Involve yourself with a new set of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind. In short … OPEN, OPEN, OPEN!

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Nurt Thurs – Worth Loving!

194th Nurturing Thursday

8-11-16 - Loving Ourselves

Puts self-love in an
entirely different perspective!

Source: AnitaMoorjani.com

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
mazeepuran
Chris Donner – 61 Musings
Jacqueline King
{Grace & Whimsy}
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Claire – Woman of Art and Mind
Pocket Perspectives

_____________________________________

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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