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Post by Meltem » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:36 am

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"I hope that one day you care for yourself
the way that you care for other people."




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“Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.”

~ Oprah Winfrey




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"Don't underestimate the power of kindness.
Strength is not being cold hearted and aloof - it’s being amicable in the face of bitterness
or gentle with those who need to be loved.
So please, if nothing else, be kind."



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"Being told you’re appreciated is the simplest thing,
and yet it’s one of the most uplifting, incredible things you can hear."





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Hope you have a blessed day, canims...Stay safe! hugsmle tdaisy


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Post by Meltem » Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:41 am

@Joanne canim... hugsmle

Hope your healing is coming along nicely & you are able to enjoy your favourite shows. purpleheart purpleheart purpleheart

Don't overdo too soon! Much tfeelthelove wetkiss


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Post by Joanne » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:07 pm

Meltem wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:41 am
@Joanne canim... hugsmle

Hope your healing is coming along nicely & you are able to enjoy your favourite shows. purpleheart purpleheart purpleheart

Don't overdo too soon! Much tfeelthelove wetkiss
Thank you @Meltem cim! purpleheart trose
I'm feeling much better but to be honest I can not sit for long not even in my favorite armchair, so I have to spent the most of the day and night in bed therefore I'm watching nothing at the moment...lots of reading though! We'll get there eventually. [default_biggrin.png]
                                             

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Post by Meltem » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:02 am



Don’t worry. It works out fine in the end. tfume
At least, for one of them. yesssmileyf


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Post by Eliso » Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:29 pm

Hello dear ATBers! Hope you are fine!
This painting tells a nice story

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Post by Inga » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:42 pm

tlollipop
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Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:24 am
Inga wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:55 pm
Hello my lovelies. Hope you and your families are well. I am still working from home and I will continue until the end of the year. New York has made great progress in controlling the virus. We are at 1 percent for 4 weeks straight. My 17 year old son is going back to school since March. He is a high school senior doing an hybrid schedule. 3 days at school and 2 days remote learning. I miss all of you and thought of you often. Miss Romy is home too but chafing at the bit. She wants to return to the office.
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Hello, my friend... hugsmle

I have thought of you often over the past few months, especially with the pandemic and all the
political revelations of late. I wondered if you were still in the thick of things. SO happy to hear that you
are all well - what a nightmare. orageodesespoir [default_hmm2.gif] Please say hi to Romy for me & remain
safe. NY has done an outstanding job - hit hard - but responded hard back. battlecry
Big hugsmle and much [loveboat.gif] for you. kissey
Hello beautiful Meltem. How’s your feline rival? Gullie is still giving you competition? NY back in March and April was an hecatomb. It was terrifying. But we flatten the curve quite a bit. Unfortunately with the flu season upon us we are praying for the best. I will give her your regards. I am back watching Seferin Kizi so I will check in time to time. Be well 😘


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Post by Meltem » Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:48 am

Inga wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:42 pm
tlollipop
Meltem wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:24 am
Inga wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:55 pm
Hello my lovelies. Hope you and your families are well. I am still working from home and I will continue until the end of the year. New York has made great progress in controlling the virus. We are at 1 percent for 4 weeks straight. My 17 year old son is going back to school since March. He is a high school senior doing an hybrid schedule. 3 days at school and 2 days remote learning. I miss all of you and thought of you often. Miss Romy is home too but chafing at the bit. She wants to return to the office.
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Hello, my friend... hugsmle

I have thought of you often over the past few months, especially with the pandemic and all the
political revelations of late. I wondered if you were still in the thick of things. SO happy to hear that you
are all well - what a nightmare. orageodesespoir [default_hmm2.gif] Please say hi to Romy for me & remain
safe. NY has done an outstanding job - hit hard - but responded hard back. battlecry
Big hugsmle and much [loveboat.gif] for you. kissey
Hello beautiful Meltem. How’s your feline rival? Gullie is still giving you competition? NY back in March and April was an hecatomb. It was terrifying. But we flatten the curve quite a bit. Unfortunately with the flu season upon us we are praying for the best. I will give her your regards. I am back watching Seferin Kizi so I will check in time to time. Be well 😘
I pray the numbers will keep falling, my friend. [default_yoga-smiley.gif]
Gullie is even more temperamental these days. She's aging like the rest of us & complains loudly and often. [default_rolleyes.gif] default_moque.gif But we love her enormously. wub Indeed, she has become even more possessive of Aziz and tries to interrupt conversations between us if they've gone on too long in her view. blase
Stay safe, my dear. kissey hugsmle


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Post by Meltem » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:58 am

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A thousand times yes! tfeelthelove


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Post by Meltem » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:29 am

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American architect and painter Gilbert Gorski...


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“If we wish to know what anyone is like,
we have only to observe on whom he bestows his care
and what sides of his own nature he cultivates and nourishes.”

~ from the I Ching




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Simple Formula for Living



Live beneath your means.
Return everything you borrow.
Stop blaming other people.
Admit it when you make mistakes.
Give clothes not worn to charity.
Do something nice and try not to get caught.
Listen more; talk less.
Every day take a 30 min. walk.
Strive for excellence, not perfection.
Be on time. Don’t make excuses.
Don’t argue.
Get organized.
Be kind to unkind people.
Let someone cut ahead of you in line.
Take time to be alone.
Cultivate good manners.
Be humble.
Realize and accept that life isn’t fair.
Know when to keep your mouth shut.
Go an entire day without criticizing anyone.
Learn from the past. Plan for the future.
Live in the present.
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
It’s all small stuff.



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"Be whatever you seek in others."



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Post by Meltem » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:28 am



Absolutely perfect! tblue heart tblue heart tblue heart

KINDNESS by Naomi Shihab Nye

Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things,
feel the future dissolve in a moment
like salt in a weakened broth.
What you held in your hand,
what you counted and carefully saved,
all this must go so you know
how desolate the landscape can be between the regions of kindness.
How you ride and ride
thinking the bus will never stop,
the passengers eating maize and chicken will stare out the window forever.
Before you learn the tender gravity of kindness, you must travel where the Indian in a white poncho lies dead by the side of the road.
You must see how this could be you,
how he too was someone
who journeyed through the night with plans
and the simple breath that kept him alive.
Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside, you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.
You must wake up with sorrow.
You must speak to it till your voice
catches the thread of all sorrows
and you see the size of the cloth.
Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore,
only kindness that ties your shoes
and sends you out into the day to mail letters and purchase bread, only kindness that raises its head
from the crowd of the world to say
It is I you have been looking for,
and then goes with you everywhere
like a shadow or a friend.


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Post by Meltem » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:16 am



So, so interesting!!! tblue heart tblue heart tblue heart


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Post by Meltem » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:54 am

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Carin Wagner is an American artist whose works are a message of environmental protection ...



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“Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life.
The secret of success is in turning that diary
into the best story you possibly can.”

~ Douglas Pagels



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Talk softly
Eat sensibly
Breathe deeply
Sleep suffieciently
Dress smartly
Act fearlessly
Work patiently
Think creatively
Behave decently
Earn honestly
Save regularly
Spend intelligently



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"It's not what you look at that matters.
It's what you see."

~ Henry David Thoreau




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“The monsters were never
under my bed.
Because the monsters
were inside my head."




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“If you are not the hero of your own story,
then you're missing the whole point of your humanity.”

~ Steve Maraboli




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Post by Eliso » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:04 pm

The Acropolis a few days ago

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Post by Meltem » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:07 pm

Sooo beautiful, @Eliso canim.. wub


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Post by Eliso » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:09 pm

This post tells this quote by a beloved (at least in Greece) Greek poet Tasos Leivaditis
It says: "At night I have found a fine way to sleep, I forgive everyone one by one"

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Post by Meltem » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:23 am

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"Softest of mornings, hello.
And what will you do today,
I wonder,
to my heart?"

~ Mary Oliver, from “Softest of Mornings”




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"What we must do,
I suppose,
is to hope the world
keeps its balance;

what we are to do, however,
with our hearts
waiting and watching – truly
I do not know."

~ Mary Oliver, from “The Owl Who Comes”



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"I have become older and,
cherishing what I have learned,
I have become younger."

~ Mary Oliver, from “To Begin With, the Sweet Grass”





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"And, if you have not been enchanted by this adventure –
your life –
what would do for you?"

~ Mary Oliver, from “To Begin With, The Sweet Grass”



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Antonio Santin is a New York-based artist from Spain
who paints hyperrealistic ornate rugs with mystery...



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"Show the children every winged thing.
The bees, dragonflies, queen ants, bluebirds, luna moths & swallowtails.
Creatures that inspire them to defy gravity."

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so brave and vibrant
that when you see me standing,
you think I am a sunflower."

~ Gaby Compres




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an enchanted place where the colors are brighter,
the air is softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever."

~ Elizabeth Lawrence




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“Get dressed we are going on an adventure.”




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Swipe to see it finished. Uff! [loveboat.gif]


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Post by Meltem » Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:28 am

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Clothe Yourselves With...

Compassion
Kindness
Humility
Gentleness
and
Patience





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Decide

So, do it. Decide.
Is this the life you want to live?
Is this the person you want to love?
Is this the best you can be?
Can you be stronger?
Kinder?
More compassionate?
Decide.
Breathe in.
Breathe out
and
Decide.

~ Meredith Grey




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"A mistake repeated more than once
is a decision."




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"You are always one decision
away from a different life."




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