Compassion…faith in and living with….

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July 6…
the 80th birthday of HH DalaiLama, a true inspiration

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goodness...faith in and living with compassion

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“The Dalai Lama is turning 80 years old on July 6, but he doesn’t want any gifts. Instead, your social media presence is the present.

In honor of his milestone birthday, His Holiness is asking people to share photos, videos and quotes depicting people simply treating one another kindly, along with the hashtag #withcompassion on social accounts.”  (from Huffington Post )

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goodness...faith in and living with compassion

 

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goodness kindness love as much and often

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acceptance kindness patience understanding as often as possible

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goodness....basic goodness

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The blossoming of…an abundance of positive qualities

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Wisteria the blossoming of...abundant blossoms

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Nurturing the blossoming of an abundance of positive qualities

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the blossoming of the six perfections...wisteria

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“The Six Perfections”

Generosity
Patience
Ethical Choices
Joyful Effort
Concentration
Wisdom

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And
the continuing blossoming of…

“The Immeasurables”

Loving kindness
Compassion
Empathetic Joy
Equanimity

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perfections immeasurables and the perfections

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Nurturing within,
living with each day,
blossoming

 

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perfections the six perfections developing within

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Blossoming…

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perfections simply living with  the six perfections

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May there be a blossoming of….
an abundance of  positive qualities

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Wisteria the blossoming of...abundant blossoms

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Nurturing courage: “It’s good to stand on my own 2 feet…”

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nurturing  “courage”
figuring out unfamiliar situations,
going  new places,
taking chances on trying new activities

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And for my pockets?
“pocket cards”
“Pocket Perspectives”
encouragement….reassurance….nurturing independence

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More images and  related ideas: to be independent, I might need to  “Surprise Myself!”

Link to a “blank”  fill-in-able “tally mark chart” to support the positives/independence.  An example:  my own categories on a chart:

    And another  “page” that supports this idea: at times, one may need “guts” to become more  independent  “One Gutsy Thing”

“Denali” cards: supporting independence and courage…made for kids at school….but good for me, too.

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It’s good to be happy….
and increasing independence supports that …
“standing on my own two feet”

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In addition,
increasing  “individual” independence supports others, too…
it actually supports healthier and more positive  relationships
and more balanced  “interdependence”…

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(see interdependence in the “Rainforest”)

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Nurturing the awareness of….

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Connect with other  Nurturing Thursday Posts, hosted on Becca Givens’ Blog, On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea

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Generating a happy and joyful mind……….

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advice to end each day with a happy and joyful mind for what you were able to achieve

 

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some wonderful “advice” …
a suggestion I received several years ago….
bringing increasing awareness and appreciation,
as we reflect back on the many positives from each day…
generating a happy and joyful mind!

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An Irish Blessing: May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back…

An Irish blessing….

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An Irish blessing….a long ago gift from my aunt, a blessing that hangs above the bed, nestled warmly into a scarf, resting upon a textured tapestry of comfort…extending the wishes and blessings to all…loving kindness wishes….combining multiple traditions, numerous cultures, universal wishes…

May we all feel…
happy and contented,
healthy and strong,
safe and protected
and living with ease…

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May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
The rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand

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3/17/2013: link to St Patrick’s Day post, 2013, with different images with The Irish Blessing on them:  May the Road Rise to Meet You…. my father’s own Irish heritage

7/31/13: “May the Road Rise to Meet You”  a lovely song, written and sung by Roger McGuinn, formerly of The Byrds

 

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Friday Wishes: “You think this is just another day in your life…it’s not just another day…today…it’s a gift…”… from “A Good Day” and the inspirational TED video “Gratitude”

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…today…
it’s given to us,
…it’s a gift…
it’s the only gift we have right now…
and the only appropriate response is gratefulness

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“Friday Wishes”

Some of my very favorite “pages,” on the entire Pocket Perspectives blog… with words from the  inspiring, heart warming video “A Good Day”  (posted below) by Benedictine monk, Brother David Steindl-Rast… part of the wonderful website Gratefulness.org, and also presented within the TED video “Gratitude”  (also posted below)

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“I wish that you would open your hearts to all these blessings”

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“Friday Wishes”
opening our hearts to this precious “view”
… to “view” our many blessings…
and to share our blessings with each other


a wish for today
a wish for each and every day
a wish for us all

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 Listening with open hearts
to the deep tenderness and love in Br. David Steindl-Rast’s  words and voice,
as he touches our hearts
with these words of love, appreciation, gratitude and inspiration….

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gratitude louie schwartzberg

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Perhaps, pause for  a few minutes?…and offer yourself a special gift?
viewing this short, WONDERFUL video
“viewing” with open and loving eyes, ears, hearts and minds…
I think you’ll find it very special and inspiring!

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The video…“Gratitude”
the same Br. Steindl-Rast section begins at 4:44 into the video

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May we open our hearts,
and “view” the bountiful blessings around us each and every day.

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gratitude this day is a gift Brother Steindl-Rast

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May we be  filled with gratitude for the kind, loving, generous and supportive people we have in our lives.
May the love and kindness we offer to each other be received and increasingly enrich the lives of those around us.
May we deeply appreciate the the bountiful and generous “gifts” that we offer to each other, as we live the “gift” of this precious day.

May we let our gratefulness overflow into blessings all around us….
and then this will be a very good day!

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“Friday wishes…” offering generosity, kindness, love, compassion and encouragement

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Friday wishes and encouragement

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Ahhhh…. a favorite of mine…..
I really LOVE…. “Friday Wishes”….


And on this particular Friday….
where so many people are in the midst of a VERY chilly month, week and day…
perhaps offering yourselves the warmest of wishes….
the metaphorical comfort and encouragement
of a heart-warming campfire.

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“Friday wishes…”
Wishing each and every one of us….
abundant amounts of
generosity, kindness, love, compassion, encouragement.

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May these precious qualities
be freely offered and shared amongst many,
happily and gratefully received amongst all….

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Sharing warmth and encouragement….
as each one of us is contributing to
rekindling our own and each other’s  light

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Friday wishes and encouragement rekindling

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Friday wishes and encouragement and rekindling

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….Friday wishes….
offering and receiving warmth and light,
the rekindling of those precious embers that sustain us

A robust and warm glow emerging from offerings of….
generosity, kindness, love, compassion and encouragement,
freely offered, lovingly received.

May you feel an abundance of warm and loving
Friday wishes

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