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December 31, 2009

hope. . .

where and when you least expect it.

My hope for 2010

is that the very best part of you,
and the very best part of me,
show up in such a way
that lives will be forever changed....

and that words like :

*human kindness*

are heard more often on a daily basis.

My prayer for 2010
is that somehow,
we all get back to what really matters~

and remember the incredible power of letting love take over....

jen gray

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December 30, 2009





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December 22, 2009

Still . . . .


i wish for you
a specific moment
when the peace and goodness which
still surrounds you

becomes bigger than anything else.

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December 16, 2009

on being....

over the wall, barga

"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself."
Anna Quindlen

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December 14, 2009

West and Midwest....Favorite Escapes

Stefanie's Beach, and my path.

Stefanie : One of my favorite places to go when I can get away or even go with the kids ~ Alameda Crown Beach. When we had to move from the City to Alameda after Kadison was born, I knew it wasn't going to be as bad as I thought since I knew there was a beach to still go to close by. I'm drawn to water and having it near by is crucial to my well being. When my toes hit the sand and I can hear the waves it seems all the troubles I've been having melt away.

Jen :One of my favorite places to escape to is the Fox River Bike Trail.
The trail is 32 miles long and weaves along the old river. And if you go early in the morning, or on a day when the weather keeps others at bay, you can walk or ride for miles in solitude. Each change of season brings a different kind of beauty and leaves me at ease each time I visit.

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a forever favorite...the snowman

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December 08, 2009

because i said so.

chirstine's soles.

you are not too old.

you are not out of original thoughts and ideas.

you are not washed up.

possibilities and dreams and ideas are always being created inside of you ~ whether you feel it or not.

you have not reached the max, the limit....thousands of years have passed and there are still new orchids being born,
after all this time....

the myth of "there is not enough" will be kept alive as long as you believe to be true.

quit looking at what everyone else is doing,
create something just for you, just for your eyes, just for the feeling of being alive.

your value was never intended to be measured by
the number of tweet followers
or etsy sales
or blog hits
or web awards
or facebook friends
or who links to you
or by how many magazine mentions you have received.

(in fact ,your value was never intended to be measured by anything "out there.")

get back to the place of when you created something just because it just made you feel better.
when the scent of crayolas or the feel of clay in your little hands was enough ~
for no other reason
except that it was fun
and it was easy
and your senses were curious. ...

just give it a little play.
(you owe it to yourself.)

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