New Updates

New updates on Missing Benjamin page.  Today is four years since he disappeared.  Until I can get a handle on this despair, I won’t be publishing new Gems.  Any good vibes you feel like sending my way would be appreciated.

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OCTOBER
15:  New Cards

NOVEMBER
1:  Watercolor Painting

DECEMBER
7:  Live Now

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Buttons for Benjamin will continue until Ben comes home, but I won’t be keeping records.  This is a promise to do at least one daily act of kindness and, where appropriate, leave a Button (I had dozens made) to get the word out about my missing son. If you would like some buttons, let me know.

 

2020

JANUARY
13:  Vital

MARCH
2:  Four Years

Gems 5.188

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

5.188b Photo by Wild0ne

Photo by WildOne, Pixabay

“All’s well that ends better.” -J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

This is the last in the Tolkien-quotes series.  I hope you’ve enjoyed reading these as much as I’ve enjoyed creating them.  Once again, special thanks to the Pixabay and Picmonkey photographers.

The journey of Samwise, Frodo, and company continues to Rivendell here:

ÉOWYN, Bag End to Rivendell-Frodo.

 

I’m taking a break for a bit and will be back with Gems featuring some new photos from Cord X. and a poem from Johnny O. the week of November 18th.  We’ll restart the videos and newsletters every week after that too.

Until then, may all your journeys be green and golden.

♥.

 

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I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

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Photo by Corn Freak, Pixabay

“Find your pack.  Love them hard.”  –Nicole Huguenin

Nicole Huguenin

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Gems 5.75

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

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Art Mother and Child by Niki Flow. For Benjamin, born just after 11 o’clock in the morning during a blizzard in Evanston, Illinois.  It was a beautiful day. ♡

ben5Buttons for Benjamin (Update):  365 Small Acts of Kindness in Honor of My Missing Son, Benjamin Morse Archer

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I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

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Photo by Stefan Keller, Pixabay

 

You’re Invited

Today is my missing adult son Ben‘s 35th birthday.  As mentioned in 5.20, you’re invited to join me in kicking off  a year of SAoKs (Small Acts of Kindness) called Buttons for Benjamin.  The challenge starts today and runs for three weeks.  The link is here.  It’s hosted on KindSpring.org.  If you join, you receive one email a day and zero spam.

Every Tuesday beginning February 28th, I’ll post a special Gem called “Full of Grace” with a photo and a blurb about each of the SAoks the week before.  If the small act is a face-to-face meeting with someone new, I’ll hand out a button to get the word out about Ben.

Even if you don’t join, please send good thoughts and picture him home again, safe at last.

  Thank you.

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I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

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On January 8, 2016, we featured the photo above, “Gems 2.4.”  It was taken by my son Ben in Taos, NM the summer before.  We featured several of Ben’s photos that week.  That day, January 8th, Ben wrote a a comment:

benarcher on  said: Love how you’re using all these 🙂 I’m glad to see my photos actually used for something instead of just taking up space. These gems would be good on the walls
On March 2, 2016, Ben disappeared.

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