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Before the Creative Process

The everyday beginning

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"Sunspiration"

Whenever you’re at a loss for what move to make next, just ask yourself, “What would make a better story?” ~Austin Kleon COMING SOON!  A Dream……a Gift is heading your way very soon (as in this week:).  (Sorry, when your name is Dreama, the temptation to use it or something that sounds like it is too…

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“French Beginnings”

In Other News:  November Newsletter had one video and one article that were soooo awesome…I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss out , so here’s the link (just click here) just in case you didn’t catch it. And if you want to make sure you stay in the loop, you can click here to…

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THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/ ENDINGS AND BEGINNINGS/ WE ARE ALL WINNERS!

We Are All Winners Well, here we are. 30 Days of Gratitude under our collective belts. It has been an experiment where clearly the sum of the whole is much greater than the sum of the parts. I don’t know that any of us realized when we set foot on the path that with a…

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THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/ DAY TWENTY-NINE/ TO DO LIST

1. Go Within Trust is within ourselves; it takes no rise from outward things, whate’er you may believe. there is an inmost centre in us all, Where truth abides in fulness; and around, Wall upon wall, the gross flesh hems it in, This perfect, clear perception—which is truth. A baffling and perverting carnal mesh Binds…

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THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/ DAY TWENTY-EIGHT/ A HIGHER GOOD

We have no idea, really, how our work will impact someone else either now or in the future. What about the shelf life of our latest efforts? What impact will it have beyond it’s “toddler” years? When my Dad was nearing the end of his sojourn here, we often passed the time watching Andy Griffith…

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THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/ DAY TWENTY-SEVEN/ JOY

When do we experience joy? In real laughter? In breathtaking moments of nature revealed? The beauty of birth or the experience of true love? It is, no doubt, unique to each of us. Who experiences joy? The youngster or the oldster? The academically educated or the one educated by life? The rich and powerful or…

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THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/ DAY TWENTY-ONE/ UNBIDDEN

They are not mine because of my stressing, fretting, striving, controlling Or any number of things I have done To try and shape my life. It is good to pause and remember Probably the  best gifts in  life Come to us  Unbidden “Sunshine Dreams”   THE GRATITUDE  WINNER FOR TODAY  IS….. Monica Avilia! Congrats Monica!!   Click…

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THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/ DAY EIGHTEEN/ DISGUISES

Monet’s Waterlily Paintings Musical Artist Adele’s latest hit song Actor Morgan Freeman’s sterling performance Comedian Jim Carey’s ability to make us laugh Creativity in it’s raw form can appear…. Off-track (Monet on waterlilies..”It took me time to understand my water lilies. I had planted them for the pleasure of it; I grew them without ever…

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THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/ DAY THIRTEEN/ SHOWING UP

If it seems too complex, If you are not sure you have the ability to create the perfect “masterpiece” in life If the dream you are dreaming seems pretty far fetched What’s the one single thing you can do today, in this moment?? Simply show up. Strangely, wonderfully–that seems to be the magical thing that…

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THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/ DAY TEN/ FOLLOWING YOUR HEART

As in not following popular opinion and ideas just because they are there, presented and in vogue. It does means listening.  Being quiet enough to hear that still, small voice within—the one that requires me to turn down the volume of everything else so that I can HEAR it.  Part of turning down that volume…