The Epitome of Joy and all that Jazz


The epitome of joy, the optimistic message of beauty. She wanted to make the whole world better and she knew the best place to start was right in her own corner of it. So she began letting the healing light of her love shine on everyone around her. It wasn’t always easy but she could already feel the shift beginning inside and out. - Queenisms


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The simplest gestures can give you the most pleasure. It is not the size that counts but the meaning behind it. Tiny gestures can make a day. As simple as a good morning, as little as a wave of a hand. I write cards out to my little nieces and nephews, one a week, keeping it simple for me. Little kids love getting mail. It makes the parent feel good too, that you take the time to do this. That, and it's fun. A card or phone call to a sick friend. Simple, kind and I think thoughtful. When I was taking care of my dad who was sick, I got little cards that said nothing of note, but everything heartwarming. It counts.


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This is my little succulent garden. It is really a rock garden as it has little dirt and is planted amongst the rocks. It is thriving in spite of the rough terrain. I watch for signs of hardship, but, she continues to grow despite it, rewarding me with her whispered beauty, soft and breathtaking.


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Every time I go shopping and buy something new, I go to my closet and give away something. It keeps you from having to clean out your closet. Plus, it gives an opportunity for your clothing to become more useful. Win-win.


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I have been working on not interrupting someone who is talking to me. I never do it in business, but, I do in my personal life. Why? I get excited and, there I go. Don't interrupt people when they are talking to you. If I could change that one thing, I would be a happier person. I'm working on it. Are you an interrupter?

Even the flower is an interrupter, overlapping the other. That is wrong and it is number one to change. I don't do it all the time, but, enough that I am aware of it.


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Never forget to say I love you. Nunca olvides decir te amo.Nu uita niciodată să spui că te iubesc.Vergeet nooit te zeggen dat ik van je hou. No matter how you say it, never forget.

My mother was in the hospital and was not doing well. I crawled up into the hospital bed, holding on to her hand, tears streaming down my face at the thought of losing her, my mommy. Forever.The tears won't stop as I write these words.


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Little by little, I crept out of the hole I was in, much like the creeping phlox. Working with all parts of me, my heart began to bloom once again. You couldn't tell from looking at me, but, I was terribly broken inside. For a moment or three. So take it from me, You cannot know everything about everyone. So, I don't judge.


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All I have are my words, armed in my mind, written in pen, stand by stand. Oh, yes. Still by hand. It has a different feel. Altered not by keys, backspace, and delete, I write, erase, tear it to pieces and start all over again. And again.

It’s my way. I walk out to the deep end of the page and dive right in.

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Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed,
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course untrimmed:
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,
Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st,
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

Shakespeare


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This is really wonderful rock garden. All those flowers are really awesome.

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Thank you! I am not a huge fan of succulents, but, when they are in the rock garden, I really like them a lot!

I hope you are doing well and have a great day!

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Aww @dswigle ma'am, I don't think I've ever come across your (not marketfriday) post, this is so touching and inspiring 🥺

You just kept talking at random but they were so consoling to me, felt like you were talking directly to me (maybe it's just the situation I am in now 🙈😅)

So sorry about your mum and dad 😒

And cards? I've once received one from a friend, I wasn't so happy and relieved because of what was written inside... It was because of who gave me the cards, knowing someone cares can be really more than enough.

By the way, is that you on the third picture? 😃 Just curious

I'm so happy to read from you today, that Shakespeare write up is everything... Nicely written 😊

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Thank you! Hahaha! Is that me? Maybe. Ha! No! But, it was me being silly as I said that I donate my clothing when I buy a new piece, insinuating that this man (He is at a Scottish Highland Game) is wearing my skirt. He is not. Just me being ridiculous. :)

Thank you for reading. I have been writing less as time is not my own, but, I used to try to post once a day. or close to that. Cards are more fun when you are a kid as you may know my heart, but, kids, like little presents like that, even cards I make myself.

I frequently am quite random. I think it is the way my brain works. I hope you are having a wonderful Monday!

!LUV

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It's really nice reading from you, I was smiling reading your reply 😅 aren't you the most sweetest and funny lady I've met on Hive?

Well, we'll see about that because I'm not going away after coming in contact with you 🥰❤️

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Totally enjoyed reading this wonderful article 🌷

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Thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to read it.

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There is beauty in the simple things of life. Little things matters and whoever thinks otherwise clearly hasn't been in bed with a mosquito hahahaha.

A simple I love you, a simple thank you, a simple view of nature, the birds chirping and the blooming flowers. Nature is a healer just as the simple things of life that counts way more than others.

Hahaha. I am not an interrupter. I am a good listener and a good reader too. When I am listening to people, I am processing what they are saying and allow them to land before I speak and in that moment, I get to speak a lot hahaha. I think excitement as you have said makes people interrupt and also because they don't want to forget what they are to say, so they quickly intercept.

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Haha! What a perfect analogy! :))

Nature is a gentle healer, for sure and the simple things do count, in more ways than one.

I never was an interrupter. Part of it could be from being one of nine kids. Not much of an excuse, just trying to justify it. Actually, there is no justification of it. I am a good listenr also, but, when I get excited and jump in.

Le sigh.

I am getting better, but, not good enough. Thanks so much for stopping by and weighing in.

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Hahaha I totally understand... It's the excitement part for me and it's super cool. Thank you for such a lovely post.

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very beautiful succulent garden, lush flower plants

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Thank you so much for your words. They are really impressive this year. I hope you are having a great day!

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oh yes. Thank You. my friend wants to ask something may. what about the state of crypto so far, is it good for us to save or not,I see in the last few days the decline is very drastic.

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For me, I do not depend on it to live, so high or low, I keep my crypto. Do not sell when it is low, wait until it gains value again. Of course, this is not financial advice, just my opinion.

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yes mom @dswigle , I like your opinion, you usually save as hive or HBD, or save in other crypto. please if it bothers me with my question mom 😁, I have to learn a lot more,

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No, the questions are fine. I am no expert, so you know. :)

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Oh yes, I understand, thank you for your answer. If you are lucky, where is the better delegation going to? If you're here, Mrs. @dswigle will know because she has experience.

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The better delegation? What do you mean?

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if we have hive Power, if we want delegation, where do we delegate the good bees?

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Wow ! That bright first photo really woke me up ! ha ha .... and I know macro photos make some things look different, but I am not sure of the green things/plant that surrounds the flower the bee is on.

I did not use to be an interrupter, but I have found myself do it from time to time now. Don't take a breath when you are talking, because I might think you are done and jump right in, just as you are continuing....LOL.... not funny, but I have noticed I have done that and I too am trying to be more aware, hoping I will stop it. Ugh... what IS that....? 🙂

It is hard to lose someone close. It is like someone takes a bite out of your soul. Even long after, something will bring the thought of them back in an emotional type of way and the tears show up again. I know too.

Hope you have a happy day today. It's suppose to get up to 96 here... Yikes !

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You don't have a Soul bud, you are one.

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We win! It is only getting 94 here, but, it is so humid today that it feels like, you know.. that other place. The plant with the bee is a succulent, although the close-up looks like a rudbeckia in the stems, but, not the flowers. The top one is a Gerbera Daisy.

I know growing up there were so many of us, I would want to interrupt, but, know I couldn't. I wasn't polite. *eyeroll, * Because of course, it is now. another eyeroll

Le sigh.

It is hard to lose a mother. It is so very profound. It was about that time that my mom was buried and everything about the day reminded me of her. I had even forgotten until it was like a tap on the shoulder, and then... I just couldn't help myself. I feel better (relative) today and hope you are having a great day.

Keep cool, woman! @jacey.boldart

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Just signed off of work. Worked an hour over.... YUCK ! ha ha. Haven't been out the door except for a quick minute to water one plant at break time this morning before it was scorching.

Supposed to be this bad or worse for a few days. Lexa says it is 94 here now. My Uncle out mowing the yard ! shakes head

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I mowed today. It was 94. Maybe less by a degree. It fine. I'ts done now and I scheduled the sprinklers to go on in an hour. I have time to go to the shore, but I'm not going while its this hot. I know, sounds wrong, but, I wanted to go to Chincoteague and paddle out to the tidewaters to see the ponies. Too hot! Burn city.

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Ya'll are crazy. He's 85. I hope he don't croak !

No sprinklers in my yard. He did the front this morning and scalped it extremely low right here at our hottest days yet ... and yet to come. It may be brown by the end of the week. LOL.... I don't think we are getting any rain. Poor grass.

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Yikes!! 85? You could do it for him! :)) He would probably appreciate it.

I had a lawn guy when I broke my leg and kept him for 6 or 8 months after that. They charge so much around here!

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He is funny about his big mower toys. I am not sure he would trust me to drive them. LOL

Either way, I wouldn't be doing it in the heat of the day ! Way early or after the sun goes down.... maybe.

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Men and their toys. What can I say? They like to do it themselves. :)

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Sending much love your way Denise 🤗🥰

Such an intense feelings… beautifully said and well dressed with the wonderful photographs.
Yes, the little things are often the biggest in ones live ☺️

Happy Monday 👋🏻👋🏻☀️

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Happy Monday. Thank you so much. It didn't hit me until it did that yesterday was the anniversary of my mom's burial. Not even her leaving, but her burial. It is so very profound, never had a moment such as this, ever. Little things are often the ones that move my heart.

You are so kind and thoughtful. Thank you.

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Sometimes those days just happen out of the blue. Unexpectedly. They are profound I so know.
Grieve has so many forms…
You are welcome Denise 🤗🥰 biggg hugggsss

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Good lord, I feel like I've just breathed in a new sense of awareness with this beautiful post.

Probably the most beautiful thing I have read in a while if I'm being honest.

So she began letting the healing light of her love shine on everyone around her...

Enough said. It's always gonna be about love.


Guilty as charged! I catch myself interrupting in conversations every now and then. But, I realized there's a whole lot more love in just listening to someone pour out their heart to you, instead of interrupting them because you feel excited or inclined to.

Ah yes...shakespeare must've been touched by some powerful force of Divine Love, in order to write that beautiful Sonnet 18.

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Oh, I agree! There is way more love and I never used to do that, but, there is retraining in progress. I started to think it is because of the 9 siblings and always needing to be heard when we get together, but, now I just think I get too excited and they stopped for a moment too long.

Retraining!

And thank you so much. You are so kind and you put forth thoughtful comments.

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9 siblings huh? That's quite understandable then.

And don't mention it, it was my pleasure.

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:) Haha! Are you making excuses for me?

Thank you so much!

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Yes, never forget to say I love you!
I'm sorry, @dswigle ...
Sorrow and sadness is the ally of the enemy, I was told once.
So I try to snap out of it, as soon as I recognize it...

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Yes, the devil's playground, they say. I consider grieving to be a natural part of letting go and even though your soul is hurting, it swiftly passes.

Thanks so much for caring @silversaver888 That means a lot to me.

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