Newsletter Video 3:9

I hope you’re having a beautiful weekend. ♡
This week and last on ¤ under1000skies ¤

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ light-filled women ¤

Photo by Pixabay.
Special thanks to GG for sharing this quote.
“Everyone has untold stories of pain and sadness that make them love and live a little differently than you do. Stop judging, instead try to understand.”

Image by Denny Franzkowiak.
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
MARIE CURIE (1867-1934)

Image by Albrecht Fietz.
“We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.”
Gwendolyn Brooks

Image by David Mark.
“Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand”
Hayley Williams

Image by kkw0812.
“My mother’s love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters.”
Michelle Obama

Image by ComfreaK.
“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”
Brené Brown
Source: Strong with Purpose: “11 Inspiring Connection Quotes”

Image by bertvthul.
“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.”
-Pearl S. Buck

Image by tokkokg.
“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
Anne Frank

Image by Amanda McConnell.
“Love is being thankful, love is paying attention, love is being open and compassionate. Love is using all the privileges you possess to help those who are in need. Love is giving voice to those who don’t have one. Love is a way of feeling alive and respecting life.”
Diane Von Furstenberg, The Woman I Wanted to Be

Image “Rainbow Bridge,” Tokyo by xegxef.
“All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.”
Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

Photos by Pixabay Photography Volunteers.
Cover Photo by Picmonkey.
Music “Endless Motion” by

I could spend years sharing quotes from light-filled women throughout time. These were chosen daily based on three key words: #compassion #connection and/or #understanding and are in no special order. Some are new, and some old favorites.


There will be a new page, coming soon, called Touch5JO. In the months ahead, Johnny O will be sharing excerpts, videos and photos from his upcoming memoir.

We’re accepting any and all prayers for our new page, over1000prayers. If we get enough prayers, they will be published once a day and back-dated to where we left off until we have three per day for a year, or over 1000. I don’t know much about prayer, but I believe I can learn from you.

Next week, the Gems will be featuring photos and quotes from TC’s essays on

If you are or have ever been homeless, or know anyone who is, I welcome submissions of art, photos, poems, prayers and/or favorite quotes. You’ll receive a page with your name, updated with every submission see (^ Cord X and Johnny O) and be part of the gallery shows.


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