My seventh nomination for the WordPress Family Award is to Russ Towne at http://russtowne.com/ whose blog is, “A Greateful Man/Reflections of a grateful man about the adventures and mis-adventures of living, loving, and learning” Russ’ hope is that you will experience truth and kindness in his writing, and that it will remind you of the greatness and goodness within yourself and others. He is one of the most humble, caring individuals that I know. This sense of caring is in every post. In a typical Russ fashion recently he asked not to be be “awarded” as he was working to find balance for his time he spent on-line. This nomination is to let others know the joy I find following his writings.
Recently in one of his postings Russ wrote that he is attempting to remind himself that EVERY moment is precious, as once it is gone so is a part of his life that I’ll never get back and that he is working on creating a lifetime of memory-making moments. He certainly is for me. Thank you Russ
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You might be tempted to avoid the messiness of daily living for the tranquility of stillness and peacefulness. This of course would be an attachment to stillness, and like any strong attachment, it leads to delusion. It arrests development and short-circuits the cultivation of wisdom.” ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
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“Only if I move my arm a certain way,
it comes back.
Or the way the light bends in the trees
this time of year,
so a scrap of sorrow, like a bird, lights on the heart.
I carry this in my body, seed
in an unswept corner, husk-encowled and seeming safe.
But they guard me, these small pains,
from growing sure
of myself and perhaps forgetting.”
~ Jane Hirshfield
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My sixth nomination for the WordPress Family Award is to David Kanigan at http://davidkanigan.com/ whose blog is, “ Lead, Learn, Live. When when asked about his inspiration for blogging, said “if you are blogging for other people you are going to be disappointed…even if no one would read it, I would still blog…this is a great chance for me to clear my thoughts and put them into the world, what an opportunity.”
You will never be disappointed with his wonderful posts and suggested readings for others. He truely is one of the most egalitarian bloggers I know of. David is one of a kind that should not be missed.
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My fifth nomination for the WordPress Family Award is to Ivon Prefontaine at http://ivonprefontaine.com/ whose blog, “ Teacher as Transformer” shares Ivon’s thoughts on education, leadership, life, and transformation. His postings are always thought provoking. If you aren’t following his blog you are missing an opportunity.
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My fourth nomination for the WordPress Family Award is to Marina Artemis Kanavak at http://marinakanavaki.com/home/ whose blog, “ Art Towards a Happy Day” shares her art and design. She never fails to amaze and impress me with her creativity. While many express themselves with words, Marina does it with a brush. As you can see in the image below.
Thanks Marina for your wondrous art.
Be well, Bill
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“I think sometimes of the possible glamour of death -
that it might be wonderful to be
lost and happy inside the green grass -
or to be the green grass! -
or, maybe the pink rose, or the blue iris,
or the affable daisy, or the twirled vine
looping its way skyward – that I might be perfectly peaceful
to be the shining lake, or the hurrying, athletic river,
or the dark shoulders of the trees
where the thrush each evening weeps himself into an ecstasy.
I lie down in the fields of goldenrod, and everlasting.
Who could find me?
My thoughts simplify. I have not done a thousand things
or a hundred things but, perhaps, a few.
As for wondering about answers that are not available except
in books, though all my childhood I was sent there
to find them, I have learned
to leave all that behind
as in summer I take off my shoes and my socks,
my jacket, my hat, and go on
happier, through the fields. The little sparrow
with the pink beak
calls out, over and over, so simply – not to me
but to the whole world. All afternoon
I grow wiser, listening to him,
soft, small, nameless fellow at the top of some weed,
enjoying his life. If you can sing, do it. If not,
even silence can feel, to the world, like happiness,
from the pool of shade you have found beneath the everlasting.”
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