Gems 5.150

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Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

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Reignite

Hope can drown lost in thunderous sound
Fear can claim what little faith remains

But I carry strength from souls now gone
They won’t let me give in…

I will never surrender
We’ll free the Earth and sky
Crush my heart into embers
And I will reignite…
I will reignite

Death will take those who fight alone
But united we can break a fate once set in stone

Just hold the line until the end
Cause we will give them hell…

I will never surrender
We’ll free the Earth and sky
Crush my heart into embers
And I will reignite…
I will reignite.

Malukah

Gems 4.178

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

4.178

Hope

Sometimes when life knocks us down, hope is the only thing we feel we have to hold onto. We hope for healing in mind, body and spirit. Hope for a better day, today. Hope for a better day, tomorrow. Hope we see things with fresh eyes when our vision has become narrow. Hope for understanding. Hope that our goals will be achieved. Hope lifts us up. Hope gives us strength to carry on and the trust that all will work out for the best. We set our sights on those hopes and work towards them with a willing heart and an open mind. Each of us has hopes for our personal lives and for the lives of those we love and cherish. Hope is powerful and we need to hold onto it with all our being. Please feel free to share, if you are so inspired.

Photo and essay by TC, KindSpring.org. Used with permission.  Thanks so much TC!  ♡ Original post is here:  Hope When Life Knocks

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We’re also always gratefully accepting photos, art, poems or quotes or any Gems anyone might want to share. Special thanks today and always to everyone who has shared these so generously over the years since we began.

Have a great weekend.

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Gems 4.160

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

4.160 Benjamin

On January 8, 2016, we featured the photo above, “Gems 2.4.”  It was taken by my son Ben in Taos, NM the summer before.  We featured several of Ben’s photos that week.  That day, January 8th, Ben wrote a a comment:

benarcher on  said: Love how you’re using all these 🙂 I’m glad to see my photos actually used for something instead of just taking up space. These gems would be good on the walls
On March 2, 2016, Ben disappeared.

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Gems 4.116

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

4.115

“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.” –Tecumseh

 

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under1000skies
☼ A “Giftivism” Initiative ☼
We are photographers,
writers, artists & advocates
serving and connecting
homeless creatives.