Tuesday, September 17, 2013

IG Thinking


Some of my Instagram shots from the past week.

The above applies to you, yes you.  "Me?" you ask?  Yes!  Don't overthink it, just let it settle on you for a minute.  "I am beautiful."  Maybe you think that 1000 times as day, maybe you fight with the idea constantly.  But now, if only just for a moment, believe it, accept it, relax your mind into it, enjoy it.  You are beautiful, you are loved, you are accepted, you are a shining beacon in a very dark place.  Embrace that, own it.


It is of vital importance that we humans keep both an open mind and heart.  This allows us to grow, to be courageous, to be bold, to explore life outside of where we feel at ease.  Just one toe into the murky water of the unknown can result in experiences undreamt of, and I have dreams of vast proportions.  So stay open, for the world has much to offer you and you have much to offer back.


Being a big believer in the concept of saying nothing if I have nothing nice to say, the above sign certainly caught my attention.  I have run into a few bullies in, of all places, Instagram, within the last couple weeks.  Fully understanding what motivates such behaviors, I must admit that past that clinical understanding, it makes little sense to me.  My feeling is it is just someone in a different place then I.  Not bad people, people who are in a bad place, or more accurately a sad place.


In other times, I would engage bullies to try and "defend my honor" or that of someone else.  But the above photo is part of the reason I now walk away silently from such events.  One of the things I love is peace, at every level of the word.  My heart at most times is full of contentment and calm and I find that simply wonderful.  For me to mess with that balance, I have to be strongly convinced such an interaction is worth my time and something where I can make a difference.  If not, why bother?  Why fight to fight?  Not enough time in life for such things.


And because this post seems very solemn for "Bright and Lovely," I will close with these 2 pictures, both of which could be titled accurately "Nice and Cheesy"  The above is pretty self-explanatory...


...and that one even more self-explanatory :)  Thank you all so much for stopping by, beautiful ones.  It is appreciated more than you know.  You guys rock!!!

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September 18, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Brilliant blog, great posts and beautiful proprietress! What to want more ...
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September 18, 2013 at 2:35 PM

A nicely told tale Freddy.. hey what is that second picture of? That Selfie shot is getting to be your trademark! Its actually a very sweet ending.

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September 18, 2013 at 3:25 PM

This is such a great post. Love the thoughts.
xoxoxo

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September 18, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by. Following your pretty blog as well :)

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September 18, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Always leave 'em cheesin' isn't that what PT Barnum always said. Or was it something about truckers? Did they have truckers in those days? And now Archie and Edith are singing in my head. Random night. That second picture is some sort of ancient meter (water/gas/gates of Hades) found in front of a very old building.

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September 18, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Thanks so much, Sweet Amy. You sure do make my life more beautiful in so many ways :) Really appreciate your kind words.

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September 19, 2013 at 7:53 PM

nice captures from your IG! keep it up!

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September 20, 2013 at 12:13 AM

Love that post! :) So positive :)
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September 20, 2013 at 12:29 AM

"Why fight to fight?"
Excellent point, love these bits of wisdom you've shared!

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September 20, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Thanks so much! Really enjoyed seeing your colorful closet :)

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September 20, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Really appreciate you stopping by, sweetie. Your blog is so lovely!

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September 20, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Awesome of you to say so, gorgeous senator :) Hope you took the time to do my exercise in the first paragraph. You should never forget how beautiful you are :)

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September 21, 2013 at 3:52 AM

Great blog!
Loving the photographs!

Im now following you on GFC, would love for you to follow back!

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September 21, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Nice post!

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September 21, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Hi dear
Nice pics, love the first one
xoxo

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September 21, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Thank you so much for the visit and the follow. Was glad to be able to see your blog and follow too :)

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September 21, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Thanks so much. Some lovely and fun stuff on your blog too.

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September 21, 2013 at 10:12 PM

So sweet of you :) Really happy to have you stop by. Your blog is awesome and you are so gorgeous :)

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