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Newsletter Video 3.2

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7.6
“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.”
RICHARD BACH

7.7
“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”
GEORGE BURNS

7.8
“I sustain myself with the love of family.”
MAYA ANGELOU

7.9
“I have a wonderful shelter, which is my family.”
JOSÉ CARRERAS

7.10
“I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other.”
JET LI

7.11
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

7.12
“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.”
KHALIL GIBRAN

7.13
“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.”
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

7.14
“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.”
-MOTHER TERESA

7.15
“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.”
JANE HOWARD

Music “Sweet” by BenSound.com

Newsletter Video 3.1

I hope you’re having a beautiful weekend. ♡
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7.1
“Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.”
FERNANDO PESSOA

7.2
“If there’s no chocolate in Heaven, I’m not going.”
JANE SEABROOK

7.3
“Always serve too much hot fudge sauce on hot fudge sundaes.
It makes people overjoyed, and puts them in your debt.”
JUDITH OLNEY

7.4
“Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago that, as far as chocolate is concerned, there is no need to involve your brain.”
DAVE BARRY

7.5
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
CHARLES M. SCHULZ

Photos by Pixabay Photography Volunteers and Picmonkey.
Music “Sexy” by BenSound.com.

I hope we have a great weekend.

♥. nf

Newsletter Video 2:37

I hope you’re having a beautiful weekend. ♡
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Gems 6.215

Dear Stranger

Gems 6.216

The Stigma and the Turning Point

Gems 6.217

Anger vs. Heart

Gems 6.218

Joy to Write

Gems 6.219

Hope

Music by Vivaldi, The Four Seasons, Op. 8 from MuseOpen.org

Photos by Niki Flow

Poetry by John Steven Olander, Change Agent, Poet, Performer, Artist, and Rocky Mountain Volunteer Coordinator, under1000skies.org.

Thank you, John, for a week of inspiration. Thank you for your beautiful, creative contributions over the years since we met. Thank you for being such a shining light in the world.

I hope we have a great weekend.

♥. nf

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Newsletter Video 2.34

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6.185

“There’s naught as nice as th’ smell o’ good clean earth, except th’ smell o’ fresh growin’ things when th’ rain falls on ’em.”

―FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT

6.186

“Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend.”

-Sarah Ban Breathnach

6.187

“Two things cannot be in one place. Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.”

Frances Hodgson Burnett

-CECELIA AHERN

6.188

“Write what’s up there.” Sister Ignatius pointed at her temple. “As a great man once said, this is a secret garden. We’ve all got one of those.” “Jesus?” “No, Bruce Springsteen.”

-CECELIA AHERN

6.189

“Of course there must be lots of Magic in the world,” he said wisely one day, “but people don’t know what it is like or how to make it. Perhaps the beginning is just to say nice things are going to happen until you make them happen. I am going to try and experiment.”

-FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT

6.190

“When new beautiful thoughts began to push out the old hideous ones, life began to come back to him, his blood ran healthily through his veins and strength poured into him.”

-FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT

6.191

“At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done—then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.”

-FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT

6.192

“Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it. Perhaps there is a soul hidden in everything and it can always speak, without even making a sound, to another soul.”

-FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT

6.193

“It made her think that it was curious how much nicer a person looked when he smiled.”

-FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT

6.194

“And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.”

-FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT

Newsletter Video 2.33

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6.175
“My singing voice is somewhere between a drunken apology and a plumbing problem.”
–COLIN FIRTH

6.176
“Teach thy tongue to say, ‘I do not know,’ and thou shalt progress.”
-MAIMONIDES

6.177
“My folks came to U.S. as immigrants, aliens, and became citizens. I was born in Boston, a citizen, went to Hollywood and became an alien.”
-LEONARD NIMOY

6.178
“I never wanted to be the next Bruce Lee. I just wanted to be the first Jackie Chan.”
-JACKIE CHAN

6.179
“Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.”
-CLIVE JAMES

6.180
“I just gave my cat a bath. Now how do I get all this fur off my tongue?”
-STEVE MARTIN

6.181
“Ian Fleming was my cousin, and he wanted me to play Dr. No, but by the time he got around to remembering to tell the producers, they’d already cast someone else. Spilt milk!”
-CHRISTOPHER LEE

6.182
“Oh, I could spend my life having this conversation – look – please try to understand before one of us dies.”
–JOHN CLEESE

6.183
“Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.”
-SICILIAN PROVERB

6.184
“After all is said and done/ You can’t go pleasing everyone.”
-JOHN LENNON, I’M STEPPING OUT

Photos by Picmonkey and Pixabay Photography Volunteers. Graphic Art by Niki Flow. Royalty-free music “Buddy” by Ben Tissot (www.BenSound.com).

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