Site Meter ANCORA IMPARO
I believe in simplicity. I believe in feelings and family, friendship and fidelity, forgiveness and fortitude. I believe in miracles, meditation, motherhood and make believe and that music is the only real magic this world has ever seen. I believe in concocting and consuming colorful cocktails and fussing over and feasting on fabulous food. I believe in living out loud. I believe in laughing until your face hurts and loving until your heart breaks. I believe in behaving boldly and when warranted, badly, taking bubble baths and being barefoot. I believe in poetry, puppies and playing in the park. I believe in seeking without ceasing that which sings to my soul and strengthens my spirit. I believe in dancing in the rain and digging in the dirt. I believe in honest expression and the golden rule. I believe in Nature and naps and that naïveté is sometimes necessary. I believe in goodness and gratitude, grit and grace. I believe in unity and the power of the universe. I believe in being authentically awesome. I believe in being better today than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow. I believe in challenges and change and growing pains. I believe in the inherent worth of every creature, being and life force on this planet. I believe in honoring the individual journeys and paths of people whether I understand them or not. I believe in letting people live their truth and trusting that it’s right for them. I believe in lifting up and letting go. I believe that death is just as sacred an experience as birth and that it is never, ever an end.

Mostly, I just believe that I’m never going to stop learning what it is I believe.


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I wish that people that are dangerous…people that might fall & take us with them, purposefully or accidentally, or that might somehow harm us or make us believe that we are less than just because they have been made to believe it came with obvious warnings. A yellow gown, caution tape…glaring neon signs of danger lurking behind the masks of wonderful they wear. But then I remind myself that the pain they inflict is necessary for our growth. These people are our life’s storms & tempests test us. And in that testing, we are made strong & wise in ways we wouldn’t be without them.  (Taken with Instagram at Cushing Regional Hospital)

I wish that people that are dangerous…people that might fall & take us with them, purposefully or accidentally, or that might somehow harm us or make us believe that we are less than just because they have been made to believe it came with obvious warnings. A yellow gown, caution tape…glaring neon signs of danger lurking behind the masks of wonderful they wear. But then I remind myself that the pain they inflict is necessary for our growth. These people are our life’s storms & tempests test us. And in that testing, we are made strong & wise in ways we wouldn’t be without them. (Taken with Instagram at Cushing Regional Hospital)

“I have a lot more patience for others than I have for myself, and I’m much better at bringing out the best in others than in myself. That’s just the kind of person I am. I’m the scratchy stuff on the side of the matchbox. But that’s fine with me. I don’t mind at all. Better to be a first-class matchbox than a second-class match.”

Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

Much better by far.

“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be “normal”.”

Albert Camus

Screw “normal”. That’s a setting on a washing machine. Just expend enough energy to be YOU. Precious, priceless YOU.

“Few have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy.”

A.H. Maslow

Become one of those few.

HAHAHAHAHAHA!
THIS!
Only in 17lb. cat form at 3ish a.m. nightly.

HAHAHAHAHAHA!

THIS!

Only in 17lb. cat form at 3ish a.m. nightly.

Why can’t life have one of these? (Taken with Instagram at Cushing Regional Hospital)

Why can’t life have one of these? (Taken with Instagram at Cushing Regional Hospital)

Truth.

Truth.

But oh how they tried!

But oh how they tried!

“One of his students asked Buddha, “Are you the messiah?”
“No”, answered Buddha.
“Then are you a healer?”
“No”, Buddha replied.
“Then are you a teacher?” the student persisted.
“No, I am not a teacher.”
“Then what are you?” asked the student, exasperated.
“I am awake”, Buddha replied.”

(Source: ageofpuppy)

I wish you… (Taken with Instagram at The Buckle of the Bible Belt)

I wish you… (Taken with Instagram at The Buckle of the Bible Belt)

Just How Much Of Planned Parenthood’s Activities Are Abortion Services?

Three percent! That’s right, just 3% of Planned Parenthood’s activities constitute abortion services (as you can see by the handy chart). This differs slightly from Jon Kyl’s estimate this morning that 90% of what Planned Parenthood does is provide abortions.

The other 97% of what Planned Parenthood does is provide essential primary health services for low and middle-income women. Stuff like cancer screenings, contraception, and STD testing and treatment. In fact, 75% of women who visit Planned Parenthood are below 150% of the poverty line. For many low-income women, Planned Parenthood is their only source of affordable health care. Not that low-income women have ever mattered to the affluent, white men who dominate the Republican Party…

Oh, and none of the federal money that Planned Parenthood receives is allowed to be spent on abortion services. We have this thing called the Hyde Amendment that has been preventing that for the past 35 years.

So are Republicans really going to shut down the government unless Democrats agree to cut funding for cancer screening and STD testing for low-income women?

I reblog this because I’ve been telling the REALITY of Planned Parenthood to EVERYONE in my personal “offline” life for weeks and it’s important that people realize what they do and what is at stake for women should funding be stopped.

(via liberal-lad)

Be present in this moment of your life for this moment is all that you have for sure.

Be present in this moment of your life for this moment is all that you have for sure.

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