Year 6

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These were the Gems in Year 6 (2020) on ¤ under1000skies ¤

Each video represents one or two weeks of daily quotes with themes.

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Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

Photo by Niki Flow.
“Hope” – A Spoken Word Performance by John Steven Olander

Written November 18, 2020
by John Steven Olander

It’s hard to keep your attitude straight
When daily you are forced to wait.
Everything takes so damn much time.
A quarter might as well be a dime.
What can I do?
Where should I go?
Is it going to rain or snow?
It’s not too long before you’re thinking,
Ah, what the hell.
I’ll just start drinking.
Disaster’s pending with every sip.
A sip, a drink, a guzzle, and then you trip!
And so begins the predictable fall,
And you’ll be mocked by one and all.
But don’t give up.
Your chance is not gone.
From the Spirit above your strength is drawn.
So take a deep breath, and sit still.
Realize that hope and desire create
All you will.
But as with any arduous climb,
It requires a goal, resolve, lots of time.
So concentrate on your goal
And ignore the problems at hand.
Dig in, grit your teeth and
Journey hard to the Promised Land.
To live the life you want to live,
You’ve got to be committed to give, give, give.
And if you feel like you want to whine,
Just help somebody else out.
You’ll be fine.

Spoken word by John Steven Olander.

Videos shorts by Thuan Vo, Fundacja Dla Biebrzy, Zaidoopro, Alexander Helbig from Pixabay.  

Thank you, Johnny O!

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Photo “Lake Cuomo” by Hetti.

“Very often, you know, you stop walking because you say, ‘Well, I’m tired of climbing this hill. I’m never going to get to the top.’ And you’re only two steps from the top.”

-Morgan Freeman

A couple of weeks ago, some friends and I collaborated on a birthday card for Morgan Freeman.  While watching his show, The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, I learned his birthday is on June 1st.  I began following him on social media, and yesterday he posted something on Instagram:

You are never too old to have a revelation.
Artist: @jalel_ronin

This gives me hope. Grateful for another soul teacher today.


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Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

Photo, “Lowland, Denmark” by Hettie.

“They know all of our triggers and when and where to push them. They teach us how to forgive and how to overcome fear, anger, and frustration, and all of the other barriers that we’ve constructed to love. Our families often teach us the greatest lessons about love with both their presence and their absence, their kindness and their cruelty, and even when that love has to be offered from a distance.”
Sherri MitchellSacred Instructions:  Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change.

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