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High Note / Gems 7.80
Today I’m grateful for TC’s friend’s idea to end the conversation on a high note. (Gems 7.80).  I’m going to give this a go. My mom and I sometimes end our daily phone conversations with prayer. That’s been a high note and anecdote to fear and sadness. Truthfully, though, I’m still flummoxed about prayer, personally.

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Two Letters

Graphic art by Niki Flow. Song “Dear God” by Avenge Sevenfold.

A friend asked in a letter,
“How are you today?”
And I wanted to answer
the usual, “Doing well” or “I’m okay.”
But as I began to write
My fingers stopped after “I”
And all of a sudden I knew
I wasn’t going to lie.
So I poured out my heart in a letter.
By the time I got to the end
I realized I felt a bit better.
I asked myself, “Do I send?”
Nothing had changed, yet something had
I put a burden down for a time.
I started another letter.
“I loved your letter. I’m doing fine.”

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Gems 6.199

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

Photo “Big Ben” by Picmonkey.

”It has been said that time heals all wounds. The truth is that time does not heal anything. It merely passes. It is what we do during the passing of time that helps or hinders the healing process.”

–Jay Marshall

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New Updates

New updates on Missing Benjamin page.  Today is four years since he disappeared.  Until I can get a handle on this despair, I won’t be publishing new Gems.  Any good vibes you feel like sending my way would be appreciated.

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OCTOBER
15:  New Cards

NOVEMBER
1:  Watercolor Painting

DECEMBER
7:  Live Now

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Buttons for Benjamin will continue until Ben comes home, but I won’t be keeping records.  This is a promise to do at least one daily act of kindness and, where appropriate, leave a Button (I had dozens made) to get the word out about my missing son. If you would like some buttons, let me know.

 

2020

JANUARY
13:  Vital

MARCH
2:  Four Years

Gems 5.221

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
This year on  ¤ under1000skies.org ¤

This is the last Gem of the year. I am especially thankful for the number we ended with this year (221, or 2/21, my son Ben’s birthday). Thank you for all the prayers and good thoughts since he disappeared. Thank you for sharing his page and information “Missing Benjamin.” We are all grateful for everyone who has shared and reached out since Day 1 – March 2, 2016.)

Thank you for sharing a beautiful year with us. May 2020 be the best year for all of us.

Happy New Year!

fireworks

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

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Photo by Corn Freak, Pixabay

“Find your pack.  Love them hard.”  –Nicole Huguenin

Nicole Huguenin

Nicole is one of our top-contributing photographers to under1000skies.org since Year 1.  She’s also Continue reading

Gems 5.115

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

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Photo by TheOtherKev, Pixabay

“Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.”
-W.B. Yeats

It’s been just a bit over a year since I shared Yeats’ The Stolen Child, (Gems 4.70) but this mythical creatures week wouldn’t be the same without it.  It was that same day that I created the page, Missing BenjaminContinue reading