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#BeWoW Day – So What Unites Humanity?

I mulled over in my mind all night, what the best way to unite humanity could be. I dreamt of kindness and saw a magnificent sight. People were compassionate and kind to one another. They embraced and smiled, as they shook hands. I loved seeing all the random acts of… Continue reading

Mindful Monday-Are You in a Mindful Frame of Mind?

Welcome to Mindful Monday!  I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to.  Each week I try to self discover new things about myself.  This week, I am going… Continue reading

RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #32 Rare&Harsh

Many thanks to Ron, of Ronovan Writes for sponsoring this great Haiku event each week. Sugar – one of the Pomeranian Sisters that graces us with her love. Uncommon beauty – this compassion in your soul, a stark certainty. 2015 © Copyright-All rights reserved www.silverthreading.com Thanks for stopping by for… Continue reading

I Choose Compassion

One of the highest teachings of the Buddha is that of compassion. What exactly is compassion?  John Makransky, PhD in his book entitled, “Compassion in Buddhist Psychology,” says compassion is a companion to empathy.  We as humans sense others pain, and we look for ways to alleviate this pain.  When… Continue reading

Writer’s Quote Wednesday–Dowager Countess of Grantham- Downton Abbey: 2015-8

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, Writer’s Quote Wednesday.  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer.  By sharing your quotes, we will all gain insight and inspiration to propel us forward… Continue reading

Mindful Monday–Live Within Each Moment

In my weekly feature called, “Mindful Monday,” I like to share my views on becoming more ‘mindful’.  This encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to. Last week, I worked on “mindful-eating.”  I slowed… Continue reading

My Advice to Me Today

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The Color of ME

  I am a conundrum of color an aura scattered – patterns infused – Tinting the simplicity of me. Therein the mystery lies; a vision, or an apparition that twists within the boundless possibilities of me. I am a continuum of shades that transform And create, all the while My… Continue reading

The Red Umbrella

It was sunny when you left home, so you didn’t take an umbrella. An hour later, you’re caught in a torrential downpour. You run into the first store you can find — it happens to be a dark, slightly shabby antique store, full of old artifacts, books, and dust. The… Continue reading