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

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Photo “Happy” by StaffordGreen0, Pixabay.

“Every living thing has its own creation song, its own language, and its own story. In order to live harmoniously with the rest of creation, we must be willing to listen to and respect all of the harmonies that are moving around us.” ―Sherri Mitchell, Sacred Instructions: Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change

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Photo “Milky Way” by Skeeze, Pixabay

“We are all tied to a lineage of love that has existed since time immemorial.” ―Sherri Mitchell, Sacred Instructions: Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change

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Photo by Pexels, Pixabay

“As we seek this healing, let us do so with the knowledge that oneness is not sameness. It is the transcendence of our differences and the weaving of our diverse expressions into a tapestry that is harmonized and aligned with common purpose.” ―Sherri Mitchell, Sacred Instructions: Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change

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Photo by Cocoparisienne, Pixabay

“I don’t know what it is, and I don’t want to know because it’s too precious for me. I don’t want to destroy it by knowing it. I want to be in wonder the whole time.” -Marne van den Heever

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Photo by “Black Pansy” by Cord X.

“Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Music “Smile” by BenSound.com.

Thank you all! Cheers to a great weekend!

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

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Photo by Free-Photos, Pixabay.  Quote via Rajni Gohil. Thank you both.

“Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.”

Swami Vivekananda

I hope we have a beautiful weekend.

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

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Art/Photo by John Hain, Pixabay

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” –Jean Shinoda Bolen

I hope we have a wonderful weekend.

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

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Photo by Gerhard Gellinger, Pixabay.   Quote courtesy of GardenGirl.  Thank you!

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF “GEM” ON UNDER1000SKIES?

A young man asked in a letter recently,

“What is the meaning of ‘Gem?” Please explain. I think a good quote is a Gem.”

It was great that he asked.  (Thank you, TH!)  In case you’ve ever wondered, here’s what I wrote in response (and have added to our “About Us” page):

A good quote is a Gem. A photo is a Gem. Poems are Gems. The Gems are especially precious because they are given to us out of kindness, and the ones we love the most have been from our homeless artists. Thank you for asking *hugs* ♥.