Newsletter Video 3.5

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This week on ¤ under1000skies ¤

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4.36
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”

ALBERT CAMUS

4.37
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”

LEWIS CARROLL

4.38
“Snow was falling,
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
than prettiness.”

MARY OLIVER

4.39
“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”

VICTOR HUGO

4.40
“Music brings a warm glow to my vision, thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.”

HARUKI MURAKAMI

Photos and video by Pixabay.com Photography Volunteers. Music by FreeMusicArchive.org.

Newsletter Video 3.4

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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. ♡
This week on ¤ under1000skies ¤

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ #chocolate ¤

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

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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 2.33

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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).

Thank you!
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