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Shine Upon the World

We are ALL natural beauties; it stems from within our heart and spirit; and shines upon the world if you allow it. It starts with a smile in your heart. When you are in a blissful state of mind, and you are not harboring any negativity, your natural beauty shines brightly upon the world. You really do glow!

If you take a moment to pause and release the stresses of the day, you will feel it. A great way to do this is to take one to three long, deliberate breaths as you really experience and delight in that moment. It is yours to enjoy. No matter how busy our lives are, we can take a full minute for ourselves, even if it is in the privacy of a bathroom stall (and what a great place to release all your stress).

Remember, your thoughts become things. When you think joyful and beautiful thoughts, then joy and beauty become reality. You will feel a warmth in your heart and being. Really, you will. You only need to embrace it, choose it and believe it. Let your inner beauty shine upon the world.

(The image is from my art journal; you can find out more about my art journal experiences on my Blissful Art blog as I will be posting more on the process and my techniques in the days to come.)



Whether you are in the Northern Hemisphere or Southern Hemisphere…Fall or Spring, the outdoors are so inviting. The weather has become pleasant and the splendor of color has been phenomenal. As we approach the weekend I hope you will make time to play outdoors.

Give yourself at least fifteen minutes this weekend to pretend you are a child again. Look all about you…up to the sky, in the treetops, the shrubs and flowers…and absorb Nature’s gifts. Her gifts will never disappoint you. You may even catch the sound of a birdsong or two. One of my favorite sensations is the feeling of a gentle breeze across my face.

The outdoors allow us to reconnect with our inner spirit. Mother Nature interacts with our senses, encouraging us to slow down and enjoy the moment. I urge you to take the time to really observe, become fully aware and genuinely appreciate your environment, even if the weather is uncooperative. Rain is a blessing to someone who is bed-ridden and cannot experience outdoors anymore.

I plan to be outdoors more in October and November as the weather permits. And, as I do, I will bring my camera. I will share images of the season, which is Fall for me. Below is an image from my recent walk in some nearby woods. What are your favorite sights of the season?

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