The week is long. The weekend is short. Midweek is a good point to recharge to get over the hump. Happy hump day!
The week is long. The weekend is short. Midweek is a good point to recharge. Let’s get over the hump living and loving life in all it’s messiness, unpredictability and beauty.
Shabbat Shalom: Real Life Living [with audio]
Religion should lead to a deeper spiritual experience.
Sunday Photo Reflection #27: The Bouquet
The joy flowers bring!
BirthMONTH—Day 12: I Affirm Today NOT to Base My Happiness on Externals
Basing your happiness on anyone besides yourself is giving people way too much power over your life. Period!
Sunday Photo Reflection #26: Snippets of Nature
Celebrating the wonders of the natural world through snippets of God’s creation!
Flower of the Day Challenge #23: Happy Hibiscus
Ran across this happy flower on one of my walks — she was the only bloom. Sharing for your viewing pleasure. Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt. Thank you for journeying along. First time to the site? Welcome! You may start here👈 and for more follow the blog here👈In creative …
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Shabbat Shalom: What In God’s Name—Jehovah Nissi (Banner)
The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe (Proverbs 18:10). Jehovah Nissi—the God who is our Banner.
The week is long. The weekend is short. Midweek is a good point to recharge. Let’s get over the hump living like this could be “last breath”—love your life!
I Am Her©
The week is long. The weekend is short. Midweek is a good point to recharge. Let’s get over the hump with a reminder of who you are!
Shabbat Shalom: New Year—New Thing [with audio]
PLAY👆to listen as you read along Some times it feels unreal, but we’ve actually been hunkered down for almost two years. Can you believe it?! Just about every aspect of our lives have been constrained and in some instances crippled by an infectious agent that is so small it requires a microscope to visualize it. …
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A Healthy Dose of Perspective: Let’s Talk About “They”
Have you ever met “they”? You know that all-encompassing “they” that direct and control your life course, your choices, your happiness? The “they” in “what will they say?” or “what will they think?” But, they don’t live your life, do they? Then why should their opinion matter as much as they do, or at all? …
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Alone & Missing You©
When I’m alone and missing you, my mind goes back to yesterday I can’t remember when we first met It seems you’ve always been there Your face was hidden in my dreams But I loved you just the same When I’m alone and missing you, I think of yesterday When I’m alone and missing you, …
Sunday Photo Reflection #18: Seasonal Decor
The joys of the season are all cleverly brought together in this beautiful decor design. No trick and nothing spooky here, just the beauty of nature exemplified. Hello Autumn! Hey there Harvest! What’s up Orange?! Contributing to Fandango’s One Word Challenge, trick; and the Word of the Day Challenge, spooky. Thank you for journeying along. …
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The Power of Choice
When the Most High God created us, He gave us a most powerful and beautiful gift—choice! The power and beauty of choice is that it’s predicated on there being more than one option or possibility; and, the path taken will over time make you, you. In other words: you make choices, choices make you. We …
Flower of the Day Challenge #16: Fashionable Foxglove
Presenting MsFoxglove, fashionably adorned in a lavender-polka-dotted-glove-like ensemble taking the 1st place award for the “most delicate” in the garden. Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt. Thank you for journeying along. First time to the site? Welcome! You may start here👈 and for more follow the blog here👈In creative solidarity, …
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How I Show Up For Myself
I am worthy of my own time, my own attention, my own love. I honor my spiritual, mental, emotional, physical needs. I show up for myself 100% committed.Period 2021 ©createdbyDEEsign All rights reserved Thank you for journeying along! First time to the site? Welcome! You may start here👈 and for more follow the blog here👈In …
The eARTh of God – Trees & Shrubs
Pictorial ode to the ART God created in eARTh … 2021 ©createdbyDEEsign All rights reserved Thank you for journeying along! First time to the site? Welcome! You may start here👈 and for more follow the blog here👈In creative solidarity, Dee
Flower of the Day Challenge #13: Roses Are Red
My garden is still giving me vibrant vibes. Here’s to pretty red roses—pretty by nature. I hope they bring some joy to your day. Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt. Thank you for journeying along. First time to the site? Welcome! You may start here👈 and for more follow the …
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Snappy One Liners #5: Right Love
Doing something a little different this week. No poetry. No prose. Instead I’ll be posting a series of snappy one-liners that are as good as a mouthful like: Love isn’t forced, if s/he’s wrong for you, s/he can’t love you the right way. You may also like previous posts in the series: #1Change, #2Be YOUniquely …
all you gotta do is say YES [a Sedoka]
Yearning to be touchedHunger for intimacySatisfied in your embrace Gently, lovingly Connected in this momentIn love’s surrender, say YES! 2021 ©createdbyDEEsignAll Rights Reserved R&B collab inspired by Floetry. After-word: A sedoka is a pair of katautas using the syllable count of 5,7,7. The katauta is a Japanese form of poetry addressed to a lover. It’s …
Sunday Photo Reflection #13: The Bouquet [a Cinquain]
FlowerPurple uniqueStandout amidst yellowBeautifully arranged summerBouquet After-word: written using the cinquain poetry form of five lines with a specific syllable count of 2-4-6-8-2, usually iambic. Thank you for journeying along. First time to the site? Welcome! You may start here👈 and for more follow the blog here👈In creative solidarity, Dee
Happiness is a vine that takes root and grows within the heart, never outside it.Kahlil Gibran It isn’t about the size of the city It’s about the people you’re with The experiences Those little moments Like Cup of hot chocolate on a snowy weekend morning Music Listening to an old record Reading by the river …
Long before I met you I knew youAnd every counterfeit who came before youI tried to dress them in the image I had of youBut they would never fit because they were not you You who saw beyond what can be seenYou who saw me in my flaws, my vulnerabilities, my full truthYou who saw …
A Feel Good Story: HAPPY WEEKEND!
To say that there’s a lot of sadness around us, is an understatement. And sometimes joy may be found in the simplest of things and in the most unexpected places like with these two fairy penguins looking over the Melbourne skyline. Widowed penguins appear to comfort each other in nightly embrace The lighter penguin is …
Sunday Photo Reflection #11: The Squirrel Model
There she was—perched precariously, as squirrels often do. She was maneuvering her way across a black unevenly-spiked fence in a quaint little garden off the Brooklyn promenade. She’s poised. Graceful in her moves. Tail elongated she floats about with seamless acrobatics atop this fence. I stayed a non-threatening distance away to capture as much of …
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Retirement© (An Abecedarian)
Before-word: this piece was commissioned for a Director’s retirement. Was my very first acebedarian and submitting it for Looking for an August Scavenger Hunt challenge! After all’s been said and done, another milestone achieved Besides the odds you made the choice to act as you believed Calmly and courageously, you made the bold decision Dedicated time for family and friends, that is …
Before-word: Y’all know that kiss, right?! The one that flutters your heart in the moment and each moment after when you think of it?! The one that leaves you bounding on cloud-99 and simultaneously stumbling about all discombobulated on ground-0?! Yeah … this piece is about that kiss.💋 She jumped downside up Ran up the …
When It’s Right©
When it’s right —you won’t be the only one giving your all —you won’t have to wait for a text or a phone call —you’ll give and receive love with no fear —you’ll want to help each other grow in the life you share —what’s offered on the relationship menu is aligned to what your …
Sunday Photo Reflection #7: Happy Garden Vibes
One of the positive things about movements being restricted by this pandemic is that it freed up time and so I picked up new hobbies. In addition to blogging (you may like “Why I Created This Blog”), I also started gardening over the past 2-3 months and it’s been pure JOY! So before I lose …
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Lovers’ Quote: You Are My Yes©
You are my yes Everything you are I’m yes to Yes to all of you Thanks you for reading! First time to the site? Start here👈 and for more follow the blog here👈In creative solidarity, Dee
Sunday Photo Reflection #5: The Lady & Her Fighter
Every lady needs a fighter, a warrior, a defender of her honor Not a page or a squire A man of special military rank, ceremonially inducted A mounted man-at-arms in devoted service of his lady Bounded, is he, to chivalrous acts An attendant and a champion true A knight in armor Shimmering Ornate Decorated Colors …
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Poem—Kamala Harris Senryu: HERstory©
Before-word: On this historical day in US political history, I’m trying my hand at the Haiku (5-7-5 syllable, 3 lines form) in tribute to Kamala Harris. Haiku are usually written about nature, the seasons, a beautiful moment in nature, an emotional experience while in nature, or change. A haiku should share a special moment of …
Quote: Love and Life
“Love and life can be the most wonderful and awful all at the same time. Make the best of both.” Thank you for reading! Follow the blog👈 for more.In creative solidarity, Dee
A Prayer of Surrender
Before-word: This is a paraphrase of a psalm penned by my best-Bible-friend, David (King of ancient Israel), as recorded in Psalms 139. Dear God, investigate my life;get all the facts firsthand.I’m an open book to you;even from a distance, you know what I’m thinking.You know when I leave and when I get back;I’m never out …
Stay Single Till Then©
Stay single till you meet the person who makes you smile from within and it escapes with such intensity it up-curls your lips from ear to ear, makes your cheeks go numb and your eyes light up Stay single till you meet the one who proves himself worthy of you, who prioritizes you, amidst the …