Orphanages of Uganda

18 March 2022

These are the eight orphanages in Uganda that contacted me on Instagram in the past week (March 8-17, 2022).

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The Joy Project

This month, we’ve been celebrating joy.  Our photos have featured quotes about finding joy, bliss and happiness.  Special thanks again to everyone who contributed quotes and photos!  We’re so grateful for our connection to each of you.

This great list below “12 Secrets to Joy” about how to add more joy in our lives is from Amanda Gore,  “The Joy Project.”  Check out her website for laughter, joy and inspiration.



Last year we shared a story from Niki Flow about Christmas Eve which we’ll share again for our new followers. This is a true story about a new lifelong friend and a Christmas Eve when a family received one of the most touching gifts of their lives.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year from @under1000skies!

We’ll see you again on Monday, January 2nd. 💕


Gems 2.65

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


Painting, “Dark Phoenix” by Marvel, Inc.

#18* in the “Divine Feminine” series.  In October and November we’ll be featuring quotes about, for and by women.  Inspired by the Awakin.org call with Elle Lunaauthor The Crossroads of Should and Must. See also Aphrodite Emerges on Medium.com and “#the100dayproject” on Instagram. Neither an original nor a contributed painting, this quote and image are among my favorites.  This is also truly great advice, especially for women and men who are naturally gifted, or deeply in touch, with the divine feminine – both History’s greatest healers.

*This was also #7.  Really sorry about the repeat!  We’ve updated Gems 2.54 with a different photo since this was posted as a “last day” message on our Facebook #Light-FilledGems page  We’re moving to a new page on Facebook:  @Under1000skies

We welcome submissions of poetry, prose, art and/or photos.  See our About page for more information.