Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays to all “A Kiss Of Bliss” followers.
I want to redirect you to my Hearts That Care blog as that is where I am currently active. I deeply appreciate your readership and hope you will follow me over to Hearts That Care for my latest positive messages and expressions of my heart. Thank you so very much!! ♥ Dr. Angi
Share joy and sorrow alike.
~ Duke Shanxiang, Zhou Dynasty
People, especially those who are close to you, want to be a shoulder for you to cry on when you have sorrow, just as much as they wish to share in your joys. Do not feel you are a burden to others when you have trying times in your life. Let others lift you up. As they lift your spirits, their own hearts are lifted. You are empowering them and giving them a sense of value and purpose. Share your joy and sorrow alike.
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Too often we put limits on ourselves as we try to define who we are. In an era of branding ourselves, I believe we are putting limits on who we can become. Last month I focused on “New Beginnings” and did many art instructional videos…see link… as I explored various art techniques.
Although it was fun to make the videos, it was also confining and limited me. I became remiss in keeping up with my writing and other activities that I enjoy and wanted to do. This month I am going to break my mold, as I expand and spread my wings to see how magnificent I can become. I encourage each of my friends, family members and followers to do the same. Time to cut loose the ropes (brands/definitions) that bind us and test different waters.
As we kickoff a new school year in my hometown, I like to give myself a clean slate… A NEW BEGINNING. Starting Monday, September 1st, I am challenging myself to create consistently and regularly in many areas of my life. I will be expanding my imaginative spirit in art, writing and grate-full living. I plan on documenting my progress this year in writing, in expressive art, in photography and video.
The THEME I have chosen for SEPTEMBER is NEW BEGINNINGS; and the prompt for week 1 is: EXPLORING LINES.
As I embark on this creative journey, I will share my writing and grate-full living experiences here on A Kiss of Bliss; and, I will share my artwork and art techniques on Blissful Art.
You are invited to join me. You can share your progress in the comments here on my blog or join my Facebook group – Art, Buddies And Creativity: www.facebook.com/groups/ArtBuddiesAndCreativity. You can also subscribe to my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AKOrobko where I will be posting videos of my journey. Here is the link to the kickoff video of this challenge: http://youtu.be/YCODHqqsi-I?list=PLoCvvdbjmEyUfbBSUEXvqHU4v1uRSTGHm
Ringing In The New Year by Dr. Angi K. Orobko
Praises be made! Tonight and everyday!
We are the ones to PAVE the WAY!
Anchor the moment with festivities!
Delight in ALL your PAST activities!
Honor the OLD, as you anticipate the NEW!
That is the very BEST thing to DO!
MORE importantly EMBRACE the moment at present!
Truly experience it; make it a GRAND EVENT!
Learn from it, enjoy it, give it your undivided attention.
It is those moments together that build our intention.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
♥ I am off to celebrate…
more to come in 2014. ♥
Counting my Blessings!
a poem by Dr. Angi
(Angela Kowitz Orobko, Ed.D.)
I am blessed to be alive,
to have all ten fingers
and to have all ten toes.
I am blessed to have
the gift of sight and
to smell wonderful fragrances
with my beautiful nose.
I am blessed to have
two sturdy, supporting limbs
that are attached
to my nearly perfect feet.
I am blessed to have
the gift of a caring heart
that is healthy and warm
and never skips a beat!
I am blessed to have
two strong arms
to hug and embrace
and carry a load.
I am blessed with
two wonderful hands
that allow me to wave,
to paint and to write this ode.
I am blessed with a great family:
supportive parents, a loving sister,
and an amazing husband.
I am blessed with all the people
in my life, from all over the world, the internet
and in my community whom I consider friends.
I can go on and on with an inexhaustible list.
But I know you get the idea that I FEEL so very, very blessed!
- Thanksgiving Poems (closetprofessor.wordpress.com)
- Our Thanksgiving Activities (amongmanyblessings.com)
- Thanksgiving Thoughts (laurennschwabe.wordpress.com)
I am profoundly grateful for choice. Did you know that a person always has a choice in anything, whether one chooses to see it that way or not? Choice is defined as a thought process of judging the merits, worthiness or quality of multiple options and selecting one of them. Funny thing is that every person always has at least two choices: to act or not to act on any given issue or situation. The challenge lies in seeing the choices when one is feeling stuck. Other challenges with choices include having to make a hasty decision and fear of making a choice because of possible unpleasant outcomes.
How can one work through the challenges surrounding choices? One obvious solution is for a person to decide NOT to choose, select, decide or opt at that given moment. A person has the choice to sit with his or her selections in order to weigh his or her options until he or she can make the best choice for his or her situation.
How does a person find more choices? An individual will need to take a broad look and view his or her situation from a different perspective in order to see more choices. It is only then these selections become apparent. Case in point, one is challenged with a new policy at work with which he or she does not agree. Most would see as having no choice.
There are actually multiple choices presented here: 1) comply with the new policy; 2) ignore the policy, apologize and face the consequence; 3) speak with the policy-makers and see if the policy can be amended; 4) seek supporters against the policy and file a petition; 5) seek new employment and resign with a two weeks notice. After stepping away from the issue or challenge where one feels he or she has no choice, many apparent options begin to emerge and present themselves when one uses his or her objective lens.
Sometimes a person just needs to have faith that he or she will be making the right decision. One needs to face his or her fear of the outcome, take the risk and make a selection. Examining the worst case scenario and deciding that it is not so bad after all can be an excellent way to decide and choose. I deeply appreciate choice and having the wisdom to see the multiple choices I have in my life.