TGIF 2 | This Week Under1000Skies

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THIS WEEK ON UNDER1000SKIES

This week’s Gems four photos from Niki Flow:  1.  “Solvitur ambulando – It is solved by walking” (Inspired by Nicole Huguenin, Chief Dream Architect, Wild Dream Walks; 2. “Jeweled Clouds with Seagulls;” 3. “Reach Up;” and 4. “Straight Up.”

Three of the quotes shared are part of the Divine Feminine Series, Nos. 19-21 and are from (probably) an ancient Roman mother Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (when she was 10-years old and known as Jacqueline Lee Bouvier) and Harriet Tubman.

Gems 2.66:  The quote, Solvitur ambulando is attributed many throughout history, and the first written documentation goes back to Ancient Rome.  It’s very possible, however, that the words were first uttered by an exasperated wife or mother.  Women in ancient Rome had few rights but doubtless much wisdom.  “Solvitur ambulando” is simply a tactful way of saying. “Go outside and get out of my hair!”

Gems 2.67:  Jacqueline Kennedy-Onaassis (née Bouvier) (July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994) was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and First Lady of the United States during his presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.

Gems 2.68:  Harriet Tubman – (c. 1822 – March 10, 1913) was an American abolitionist, humanitarian, and an armed scout and spy for the United States Army during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved families and friends,[2] using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.

Gems 2.69 “Gratitude is the sign of noble souls” was said by Aesop (c. 620 – 564 BCE)  — not a woman, but a perfect quote we thought for a day when many people set aside time for giving thanks.

TGIF:  WHAT IT REALLY MEANS (2)

This week’s TGIF features a really exemplary group of young people in Rhode Island and their idea T.urn G.as I.nto F.uel!

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Project TGIF:   Turn Grease Into Fuel

Project TGIF Donations to Charity
Currently, we have donated a total of 29,000 gallons of BioHeat to seven local charities, including the WARM Shelter, the  Jonnycake Center, Mystic Area Shelter and Hospitality, the Welcome House, and the Keep the Heat On program.  This has been used to heat the homes of 290 local families.  The program is able to assist approximately 80 families each year.  The biofuel donations are valued at more than $120,000.

Congrats to the Junior Win Team of Westerly, Rhode Island for this fabulous idea!

Every Friday we’ll also be adding a photo from our Pinterest Board, “TGIF: What It Really Means.”  All are welcome to contribute.  The only criteria is that your description fits the acronym, T.G.I.F. =)

 

NEWS

We have a new page on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/under1000skies/

And a new account on Twitter!   https://twitter.com/under1000skies

We just purchased the domain, “under1000skies.com” and will be working on getting the website up and running as soon as possible.

To that end, we’ve entered a contest on Instagram held by Bay Area Website Designer in celebration of Small Business Saturday  (tomorrow, November 26th).  If you share this image (below) and contact Bay Area Website Designer, you are automatically entered into the contest.

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Gems 2.68

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

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Photo “Reach Up” by Niki Flow

#21 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.

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

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Photo by Niki Flow. 

#20 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.   This was written by Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis in 1939 when she was 10-years old and her name was Jaqueline Lee Bouvier.

This Gem is dedicated in loving memory today to President John F. Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963) and to his widow, Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis with great respect and sorrow.  I was only 3-years old but I remember this day.   I remember being in the middle of the living room and many adults were standing around the television and crying. I have vivid memories of seeing pant legs and skirts from knee-height, milling around, holding each other for support.  To see so many adults crying was a terrible shock.  It wasn’t until I was older that I truly understood how much we lost that day, “…the end of Camelot.”

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

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Photo “Solvitur ambulando – It is solved by walking” by Niki Flow. Inspired by Nicole Huguenin, Chief Dream Architect, Wild Dream Walks

#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. Nicole Huguenin is not only one of our Under1000Skies photo contributors, she is one of our city artist-pack distribution volunteers.  The first time I read “solvitur ambulando” was during our shared KindSpring.org challenge, “The 1st Annual KindSpring Eowyn Challenge” in September 2015.  The origin of the saying is lost in time, but if I had to guess, I would say it was first said by a Roman mother to her child who was too long indoors (or perhaps to all her family members).  “Solvitur ambulando!” (It solved her problem, too.)

 

 

TGIF | This Week Under1000Skies

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s what’s new ¤ under1000skies ¤

 

 

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THIS WEEK ON UNDER1000SKIES

Every Friday from now on we’ll be highlighting the posts of the week.  This week’s Gems include:  Photo (“Florida Flowers”) from Mike Downs.  photo (“NYC Looking Up”) and an original poem (“My Wish for You Today”) from Niki Flow.  Painting (“Dark Phoenix“)  from Marvel Comics.  The quotes shared are part of the Divine Feminine Series, Nos. 15-18, and are from Frida Kahlo, Louise Hay, Emma Goldman and Melanie Koulouris.

Frida Kahlo de Rivera, born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón was a Mexican painter known for her self-portraits. Kahlo’s life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home, which is known as “La Casa Azul,” the Blue House.

Louise Lynn Hay is an American motivational author and the founder of Hay House, she has authored several New Thought self-help books, including the 1984 book, You Can Heal Your Life.

Emma Goldman was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing, and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the 20th century.

Melanie Koulouris. (from her profile) “Wife to an amazing husband who is my soulmate. Stay home mom to my two beautiful babies, Olivia and Luca. Blogger, creative writer, and forever student of life. Writing has always been a passion of mine since I was very young. I have always considered myself a free spirit with a gypsy soul, surrendering to where ever life takes me. I am grateful to be able to share my quotes and sayings with you as well as others that bring me so much inspiration.”

 

TGIF:  What It Really Means

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Photographer unknown.  If you know the name, please let us know so we can credit this wonderful photo.  Thanks!

Every Friday we’ll also be adding something new:  a photo from “TGIF:  What It Really Means.”  This is a board on Pinterest and all are welcome to contribute.  The only criteria is that your description fits the acronym.

 

NEWS

We have a new page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/under1000skies/

And a new account on Twitter:   https://twitter.com/under1000skies

We just purchased the domain, “under1000skies.com” and will be working on getting the website up and running as soon as possible.

To that end, we’ve entered a contest on Instagram held by Bay Area Website Design.  If you share this image (below) and contact Bay Area Website Design, you are automatically entered into the contest.

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Gems 2.65

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

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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.

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

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#17 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. 

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