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~Thoughts and Quotes #12~
2 years ago
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Link to last thread (#11) on Thoughts and Quotes:
http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=7846&pst=1284201

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2 years ago

Lynn, thank you so much for introducing me to Online Editor and Lunapic. I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed experimenting with these and the extent of wonderful relaxation I've had doing fun things.  

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You're very welcome, Cheryl dear. I'm so pleased that you've made such progress with both of the programs and you've done such beautiful things with them. No matter how complicated an animation or a graphic looks, it still brings a sense of calmness and relaxation to the person making them. It's a quiet time where you're sitting alone and using your imagination. I love to do it and I see that you do, too!

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One kind word can warm three winter months. ~Japanese Proverb

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I sure do enjoy doing them, Lynn. It's a kind of meditation.

Barb, that picture is really cute, and the proverb is very true (as I smile and nod my head).

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Toast To The New Year!

-- Author Unknown

Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you've always wanted to do but couldn't find the time.


Call up a forgotten friend. Share a funny story with someone whose spirits are dragging. A good laugh can be very good medicine.


Make a genuine effort to stay in closer touch with family and good friends. The surest way to have a friend is to be one.


Find the time to be kind and thoughtful. Give a compliment. It's sure to give someone a badly needed lift.


Think things through. Forgive an injustice. Listen more. Be kind.

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Wow, what awesome quotes and beautiful pics to start the new year off with!! Thanks Mary and Lynn.

I found this old video (1965) of Joan Baez singing "100 miles" and I'm wondering how many people in this group remember her. What a beauty she was and most likely still is, and what an incredibly beautiful voice. I used to sing this song 'til I drove my roommate crazy!

Now.... if you're really good, you'll be able to sing along with her!! I got at least 3/4 of it right! GOOD GOOD GOOD OLE' tunes, like the one Mongi posted on one of the threads but I can't remember which one.

Let's hear ya'll sing:  

2 years ago

thanks Cheryl she was really tretty wasent she?

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She sure was, Mary. Her voice really takes me back, so I guess that ages me! Yikes! Such a beautiful voice.

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Ah, Cheryl, thanks for taking me back to the Joan Baez era. I sang along with almost the whole song and I got such a kick out of the fact that the entire audience was singing along with her.  She had such a pure voice.

We should try to put more nostalgic videos on here. Make me feel young(er). lol

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I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Lynn. It's funny how the words to a song you haven't sung for years - even decades - are hiding in your brain and just waiting for a chance to come out again. lol

Good idea - posting nosalgic videos. I think Mongi started a thread about music and we might be able to use that. I'll check it out.


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Note that Helen Keller uses the words "look" and "see" in her quote. She was an amazing woman.

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Animals have their tragic and their comic side, and resemble us in many ways. They, too, have their distinctions and individualities. Many people believe that there is a huge gap separating them from the animals, but it is only really a step in the Wheel of Life, for we are all children of the One. To understand a fellow creature, we must regard him as a brother.

~MANFRED KYBER
1880-1933

 

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It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
Dalai Lama 
2 years ago

That's a great pic and quote, Mary, and Les - it's so very good to see you! I see you are posting pics, too.

I love both quotes - they make me smile. Thank you!

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"The only gift is a portion of thyself."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities no doubt have crept in; forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

This day is all that is good and fair.
It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on yesterdays.
~~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The shares here are just beautiful!!!  - the portion of thyself *the gifts*  Thanks for every One! 

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"If I thought I was going to die tomorrow, I should nevertheless plant a tree today."

~Stephan Girard~
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"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."

                                                                        - Buddha -

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for some reason my post managed to disappear so I will try again.

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AS I'VE AGED
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As  I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and  less critical of myself. I've become my own  friend.

I have seen too many dear friends  leave this world, too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with  aging.

Whose business is it, if I choose  to read, or play, on the computer, until 4 AM,  or sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 50, 60 &70's,  and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love, I will.

I will walk the beach,  in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging  body, and will dive into the waves, with  abandon, if I choose to, despite the pitying  glances from the jet set.  They, too, will get  old.

I know I am sometimes forgetful. But  there again, some of life is just as well  forgotten. And, I eventually remember the  important things.

Sure, over the years,  my heart has been broken. How can your heart not  break, when you lose a loved one, or when a  child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But, broken hearts are  what give us strength, and understanding, and  compassion. A heart never broken, is pristine,  and sterile, and will never know the joy of  being imperfect.

I am so blessed to have  lived long enough to have my hair turning gray,  and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched  into deep grooves on my face. So many have never  laughed, and so many have died before their hair  could turn silver.

As you get older, it  is easier to be positive. You care less about  what other people think. I don't question myself  anymore. I've even earned the right to be  wrong.

So, to answer your question, I  like being old. It has set me free. I like the  person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or  worrying about what will be. And I shall eat  dessert every single day (if I feel like  it).


Thank you, Les!
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Lynn and Les what wonderful posts
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Oh my goodness - Dot, Les, Lynn, Mary... it was so great reading all the new posts since I was here last! They are really beautiful! Les, I'm proud of you learning to post pictures! Thanks everyone. All of us together have made a beautiful thread!   

 

 

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So good to have you back, dear Cheryl
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Thank you dear sister! That is such a beautifully done picture! I can hardly wait to put my hand to some new creations!

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welcome back Cheryl

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Les, thank you for that beautiful and inspiring quote.

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Thank you for the beautiful flowers, Mary!

Les, wow... that is really profound! It reminds me of things that King Solomon would say in the Old Testament. I like anything that brings me back to the moment and makes me forget the past and not worry about tomorrow. That does it for me! Thank you!

Lynn, I love Mark Twain. Sayings like that always make me smile, and that's what he wanted us to do.

Thanks to all of you for these great postings.


  

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Lynn, I forgot to mention how awesome the "As I've Aged" is. It reminds me that I am "allowed" to do much more than I often give myself room for. After all, there have been many years when I've had to set my alarm and stagger around in the morning getting ready for work, fight traffic, then have people tell me what to do all day.... etc.

YIPPEE! I feel free at last!

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Hi Kay! It's good to see you, as always. Lovely quote and beautiful picture. I hope you and your family are well.

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Hi Cheryl and friends

I hope you are well to dear Cheryl.... Look what Lyn has taught me to do.

I love playing with quotes and images ...Thanks Lynn....

 

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Wow, Kay, what a beautiful job of that you did!! That is also one of my favourite quotes, by the way. I really like that font - what is it? I have trouble with Lunapic finding a font I like, but Online Editor has many that I like. GOOD JOB! Keep up the great work and I'm glad you are taking some time to relax and enjoy and create!

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Kay dear, you've done such a beautiful job with your text and borders on graphics. Now I wish you'd go a step further and learn to make a mandala or a new tag of your own to display in your respective groups. I just know that you can do it. I didn't even know that you were doing anything in the group until you popped in with a gorgeous quote tag. I may give the instructions but all of my "stoodents" are the ones who do the work and make such amazing creations!

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Lovely quote, Les. Thank you.

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Hi Lynn

Thanks for your kind words

I did make a couple of mandalas and posted them on the mandala thread , in fact I did that first before the quote tags , Lynn... you did comment on them at the time I think one was called orange Sky.... do you recall?

 

 

 

 

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Kay, I'm so sorry. Of course I remember that you did make a mandala! Consider me a dunce  today!   I think I'm losing it!! lol  Too many threads from too many groups....HELP!! 

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Hey Lynn

...No worries my dear friend ....I wouldnt be able to do any of these things without your great instructions ....I had no idea how to do anything ....I'm loving it !!!

Thanks Lynn

Love

Kay

2 years ago

Lovely picture and quote, Lynn -- wise quote, Les (a good reminder for me) -- glad you're doing mandalas and loving them, Kay, I am trying to learn more but I get caught up doing it and spend hours in a peaceful trance.  

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