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Our first Newsletter, 1.1

The first newsletter (1.1) was published on June 15, 2019. By 1.4, I added the first video. On December 31, 2019, I published a year of Gems. By January 11, 2020, I started themes. The first theme was “Solace.”

Between Newsletter Video 2.22 (July 4, 2020) and 2.24 (July 18, 2020) I skipped a number (2.23). Since I did a series of J.R.R. Tolkien quotes during our Annual Kindspring Eowyn Challenge, I will be creating a video with the JRR theme and label it 2.23.

There are two one-day themes (Friday and May the Fourth).

Gems will begin again on Monday. The theme for the next two weeks will be “Intuition.” Then, beginning on September 20 until October 8, the theme will be “Journey.” This is to honor the Fourth Annual 21-Day KindSpring Eowyn Challenge (beginning September 23, 2021). It will once again follow the journey of Frodo, Sam, Pippin and Merry from The Shire to Rivendell. The Journal of Samwise Gamgee (“illustrated” by his daughter Elanor) for all 28 days of that journey is here (Bag End to Rivendell).

In December 2021, the journey will begin again with a new challenge, Rivendell to Rauros Falls. This will include new pages from Sam’s Journal and new illustrations by Elanor. If you would like to join these journeys, please let me know. You are also welcome to use Samwise’s Journal (my fanfic) for your own Eowyn Challenge group. A link back isn’t necessary but I would appreciate a citing.

In the days to come, I’ll be adding theme pages to under1000skies like Peace which will include every Gem for that theme. This will be the bones for the online version of the book The Power of Color and Opposites. This is one of the ways I went from being a crazed, fear-tossed maniac after Ben disappeared especially to a person who can (most of the time) welcome one beautiful day at a time and can allow the grief or fear or despair to come and then let it pass. Quotes helped me immeasurably and I hope they will help you too.

In reverse order, these are all the Newsletters and (beginning with 1.4) Videos for under1000skies.org.. I will be making a subject list soon. In the meantime, if you want to find a specific subject to look for quotes, just use control-F on this page. And if you have an idea for a theme we haven’t covered yet, please let me know. I’d love to hear from you.

I will see you on Monday!

♥. Niki Flow

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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 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

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!
♥.

Newsletter Video 2.25

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Gems 6.115
Image by David Mark from Pixabay.

Home
A place where I can go
To take this off my shoulders
Someone take me home

-Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors & Bebe Rexha

Gems 6.116
Image “Costume Mask, Lucerne, 2015” by Bruno Müller from Pixabay

Because behind appearances
Beyond this world in which we live
There we will find beauty
Because behind the distances
Beyond the different lives we lead
There is our destiny
“How Can You Love Me” (OST”La Belle Et La Bête”) Pierre Adenot ft. Yoann Freget.

Gems 6.117
Image by TeeFarm from Pixabay.

“May it be an evening star shines down upon you.
May it be when darkness falls your heart will be true.
You walk a lonely road. Oh how far you are from home.”
-Enya

Gems 6.118

Image by alimison from Pixabay.

[Chorus]
Night is now falling
So ends this day
The road is now calling
And I must away
Over hill and under tree
Through lands where never light has shone
By silver streams that run down to the sea

-Billy Boyd, The Last Goodbye

Gems 6.119

Photo by Picmonkey.

“May you sail fair to the far fields of fortune
with diamonds and pearls at your head and your feet
and may you need never to banish misfortune
may you find kindness in all that you meet…”
-Secret Garden, “Sleepsong” from Earth Songs

I hope we have a restful weekend filled with love.

♥.

Newsletter Video 2.24

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6.110

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
-King Solomon, King of Israel c. 970–931 BCE
(Proverbs 23:7)

6.111

“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.”
-Hippocrates

6.112

“Your emotions affect every cell in your body. Mind and body, mental and physical are intertwined.” –Thomas Tutko, Ph.D., Sports Psyching: Playing Your Best Game All of the Time.

6.113

“Where there is great love, there are always miracles.”
-Willa Cather

6.114

“The love that gushes for all is the real elixir of life, the fountain of bodily longevity. It is the lack of this that always produces the feeling of age.” -Josiah Gilbert Holland

Music, “Going Higher” by BenSound.com

Newsletter, Video 1.14

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Newsletter 1.14 under1000skies.org

5.143

“Love is the purest form of a soul at peace.” -Matthew Donnelly

5.144

“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.” -Robert Muller

5.145

“True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.”  -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

5.146

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” -Melody Beattie

5.147

“Peace is our gift to each other.” -Elie Wiesel

 

Newsletter Video 1.14;  #peace