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Sanctuary

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According to vocabulary.com, "sanctuary" is any place where people go for peaceful tranquility or introspection. This is that place for me on this platform, where I save buzzes that fit this intention - and I can come here and refer to them. All are invited to relax, read, comment and share in peace and in safety. Be blessed!
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  1. Donald Grandy

    Donald Grandy

    21/01/2017
    Be the Change, Be the Difference ! Donald Grandy
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  2. Donald Grandy

    Donald Grandy

    21/01/2017
    Donald Grandy
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    Donald Grandy
    21/01/2017 #2 Donald Grandy
    Yes, doing that now#1
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    21/01/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Thanks @Donald Grandy . Please don't forget to share it through the others social networks
  3. Donald Grandy

    Donald Grandy

    19/01/2017
    Amen Donald Grandy
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  4. ProducerSushmita Thakare Jain
    Are we really SAFE?
    Are we really SAFE?Hello, my dear fellow bees.Let me begin this post with a simple question?What do you know India for?INDIA a beautiful country where people from all around the globe visit, a country where gods & goddesses are prayed for blessings and...
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    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    20/01/2017 #43 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #36 Thank you, @Laurent Boscherini my friend for the stats and introducing me to the campaign appreciate it!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    20/01/2017 #42 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #33 #35 @🐝 Fatima Williams thank you for sharing your story, it is our life stories who motivate me to follow my dreams and path I choose for myself. Also, I agree when Jyothi died it was a wake-up call the video shared by @CityVP 🐝 Manjit gave me goosebumps hope people understand and educating upcoming generations regarding the same, coz the learning must begin from home
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    20/01/2017 #41 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #32 @Ella de Jong was not aware of what Anu Aggarwal was currently working, will have to check it out!
    Thank you for sharing it dear :)
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    20/01/2017 #40 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #31 In a world where everyone is just engrossed in their own bubble created for themselves you are right to say dear @DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão we need to take steps ourselves and join forces to raise a voice for ourselves.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    20/01/2017 #39 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #29 Thank you, @Julie Hickman for sharing your views I agree with them it must be the way you have said but sometimes the sad part is that the men with this disrupted mentality are somewhere or the others a father or brother figure and still can't make hold of it. It makes me even sadder when I come to know about cases where the victim is raped by their father or brother and my heart sinks :(
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    20/01/2017 #38 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    Thank you, @Javier 🐝 beBee for sharing the post appreciate it!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    20/01/2017 #37 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #35 Dear Fatima, read the Huffington Post interview with Vice President Joe Biden
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/joe-biden-interview-violence-against-women_us_5702775ee4b0a06d58061e11

    Where there is any portal of light shining through, grab it, bring it into view and then that is one more hole of hope, that light can get through. The coming generations will see more of this light than we were limited to, so long as we are not consumed by the very darkness that gets exposed in documentaries and instead see all of this as tiny steps towards a healthier view of humanity.
    Laurent Boscherini
    19/01/2017 #36 Anonymous
    Thank you @Sushmita Thakare Jain for sharing your brilliant post. According to a study carried out by the British NGO ActionAid, 79 percent of Indian women have already experienced violence or sexual harassment while out and about in the streets. There is several group of people in India, as “Blank Noise”, who have organised several events, including the “I never ask for it” campaign, to fight this terrible trend and to raise awareness about it. Keep going !
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    19/01/2017 #35 🐝 Fatima Williams
    I loved Malaika Arora Khan tweet on what you shared above with everyone. And some of them give women the push they need. To stand up and fight for the respect that rightfully ours.

    As Julie says "Every son, brother, father, or loving husband made it a mission to eliminate violence against women. These same men could be the best advocates and greatest allies in the struggle to keep their mothers, sisters, daughters and wives safe on earth. It should begin in every family for the change to happen. Well said Julie Hickman

    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit so back at that time I watched several broken clips but had never watched the whole documentary. Thank you for sharing this with us. My heart ached watching the video and the way the criminals spoke of rape. May her soul R.I.P. If ask me about the politicians it only makes me squirm. Can a country run without such people. Is it possible to throw all these baised men out and appoint new ones ! I don't know how to answer that question after Hilary lost the elections.
    Thank you
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    19/01/2017 #33 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Thank you @Sushmita Thakare Jain for talking the hearts of many women in India. Your voice is my voice and together the sound can be thundering. When ever a women is disrespected in India there comes a feeling of powerless in me as a women. What could I have done if had to be there ? Even I had no self defense lessons at the time in 2012 when Jyothi lost her light to the darkness that enveloped her. It could have been me ! I was in Delhi a couple of months just before this incident happened.
    My sisters and me we are 3 girls and my mother struggled to bring us up but she taught us to be bold .She always said I wish I had a son. Which of course has changed as I showed her it doesn't have to only be a man, to look after the family , a women like me can also do it. I helped her raise and educate my sisters and run the family as my dad fell sick ,had a stroke and couldn't work. At the age of 16 and took up my family responsibilities. I had not been bold until 2012 as well. Infact this incident is so close to my heart and it made me the bold women I never knew I had in me. My mentality before used to be like if a guy is approaching I should run in the opposite direction. Today, if a guy challenges me I'd challenge him back. When she ( Jyothi ) died she buried our fears and when we cried we drowned our f change the mindset of the children when they grow up. Teach them that there is no man or woman and everyone is a human and a being with life. To give respect and get respect. Sex should be commonly spoken off and not discreet and I can go on. But, at the end of the day it is the mindset. The ones who are spoilt rotten cant change. I am wishing that this generation is bolder, smarter and kinder children a and have a safe world around them.
    Ella de Jong
    19/01/2017 #32 Ella de Jong
    Dear Sushmita do you know Anu Aggarwal? Today I saw a post on LinkedIn about her work in India. She wrote about: ... "Since the very start, my teens, this is what my dream was!– "Better people's lives". A trained social worker, MSW I saw "sexual repression" and bursting population of india, a huge hurdle in this. So glamorous star, in the early 90s, i openly talked about sex even if it hurt me public image then, and accepted to endorse and be the Brand Ambassador of a condom. ..." You two seem to fight a good fight!
    DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    19/01/2017 #31 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    thanks for sharing such relevant topic... here in Brazil we have similar "issues" about man and woman...all of us ought to pay attention to it.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    19/01/2017 #30 🐝 Fatima Williams
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley You have really tapped into a very sensitive topic that some men in India and some men over the world don't give heed to. I will comment on this shortly. Thank you for the tag
    Julie Hickman
    19/01/2017 #29 Julie Hickman
    I have no answers to the utter evil of rape and the general population being accepting of the status quo. Women are meant to be cherished and are an undeniable force for the good of mankind.

    One could just imagine if every son, brother, father, or loving husband made it a mission to eliminate violence against women. These same men could be the best advocates and greatest allies in the struggle to keep their mothers, sisters, daughters and wives safe on earth. Don't be silent. Thank you @Sushmita Thakare Jain for your advocacy and thank you @Donna-Luisa Eversley for including me in the discussion.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #28 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #16 @David B. Grinberg want to free the world from these junkyard dogs will take time but that doesn't mean we must not take steps
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #27 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #15 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman thank you for sharing the post ahead, I agree & believe persistence is the key
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #26 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #14 Thank you, @Dean Owen for supporting unfortunately here it is all about who hold's the power which currently I do not hold. The change to come has a long way to go but will never stop trying, Fingers Crossed!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #25 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #13 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher it's good we have that rage within us to spark up the change now and further for a better tomorrow, thank you for sharing your views dear appreciate it!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #24 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #12 @Sara Jacobovici thank you glad you agree with me and share your views regarding the same, as it's only our views wich are the starting point to bring in the needed changes.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #23 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #11 @Aurorasa Sima you are so right, the mindset change cannot be changed suddenly but if we start now maybe there is a hope down the line few generations later will women be respected the way they should be.
  5. ProducerJulie Sullivan

    Julie Sullivan

    17/01/2017
    Broken: When the struggle feels a little too real.
    Broken: When the struggle feels a little too real.I work very hard at being positive. I surround myself with positive quotes, I have a spiritual life, I have a vested interest in myself and in making the world a better place. I try to do all the right things, read the right things, do the right...
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    Javier 🐝 beBee
    21/01/2017 #16 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Julie Sullivan thanks for sharing it ! Welcome to beBee !
    Julie Sullivan
    21/01/2017 #15 Julie Sullivan
    This made me smile! Etch-a-sketch: great visual #13
    Julie Sullivan
    21/01/2017 #14 Julie Sullivan
    Love this! #9
    Todd Jones
    17/01/2017 #13 Todd Jones
    Julie, I cope with the occasional bout of the blues by trying to recognize and remember that nine times out of ten, it's not so much what is going on out in the world, but what's going on in my brain. My perceptions. I tell myself repeatedly, "This too shall pass."

    Thankfully, I have discovered that my brain is somewhat like an etch-a-sketch, and that a good nights sleep works wonders. Very often, it seems that the act of sitting up in the morning shakes the screen of my mind if not clean, at least considerably less vivid. I suppose this is one of the rewards of having been blessed with a limited intellect :)

    Most of all, I try really hard not to take myself nor my perceived problems too seriously.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/01/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Wow @Julie Sullivan, I feel like I was meant to read this tonight. I had a similar experience last night on Facebook. I went through my timeline and saw just a few things, then I broke down crying hysterically too. I called my daughter and told her I was going to deactivate my FB page because I could not take the toxicity on there anymore and wanted to warn her so she wouldn't wonder why she couldn't find me on there. I rarely allow myself to break down and cry in front of my kids but I did last night. She agreed it was the best thing to do and said she may do the same soon. After I deactivated my page I felt a sense of relief. I don't miss it. My daughter was so cute, she even sent me a positive quote and posted it on pinterest for me. After the rain, we can see rainbows and the sunshine. Thanks for sharing this!
    Julie Sullivan
    17/01/2017 #11 Julie Sullivan
    So I guess maybe a bit of backstory: I spent most of my younger years pretty much the opposite of positive. I've dealt with depression, anxiety and anger for a lot of my life: conscious re-framing is what I've trained myself to do. It's pretty
    much changed my world for the better. So much of your story and of the world is
    How you choose to tell it, and the way you choose to interpret that of others. But it's also totally a process. I really appreciate all the feedback!
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    17/01/2017 #10 Max🐝 J. Carter
    Thank you @David B. Grinberg I do have a few thoughts on it.

    They have done studies that show that people who have a form of spirituality in their life deal with better than those who do not.

    They tend to outperform at work around those who do not have a form of spirituality in their life.

    In my study and experience as a Shaman we are not physical beings in need of a spiritual life, we are spiritual beings in learning how to be human. Science has been catching up and some even say that when you start in physics you become an atheist and after while you realize God does exist.

    Nikola Tesla said some of his ideas came from entities he was in contact with.

    Einstein even noted the importance of spirituality.

    Personally I find the song THE LIGHT by Disturbed does it for me these days..

    I am the Rock 'N' Roll Shaman and music is my main form of spiritual comfort as I connect soul to soul with the artists realizing that if every word is heard as an open prayer than every word we sing is as worship.

    That said I also respect any form of spiritually some one chooses for themselves as long as they are not asked to harm animals or humans in their spiritual practices.

    To sum up if you don't have a form of spirituality in life you do not deal with life as well as those who do and that is the result of several studies not my opinion.
    Robin Barton
    17/01/2017 #9 Robin Barton
    Thank you for the openness. I've been there many times so I totally understand, especially when we still have to be an adult! I find that being in nature helps me breathe, helps me think, and helps me heal. I also love to collect quotes and write them down in a small notebook. I use different colored pens and markers to make it creative. I doodle. I'll use stickers. Whatever catches my imagination. Creativity is calming, even snippets of it. When I need a pick me up, I pull the latest version of my notebook and read quotes. Just a few things I do. :)
    Aleta Curry
    17/01/2017 #8 Aleta Curry
    #4 I think I know what you're saying here Phil, and I would say something somewhat similar. I don't think it's so much an excess of positivism as it is looking at the world in completely the wrong way. Somehow our belief systems: our national myths, our religions, the ethics we were taught etc. all conspire to have us believe that if we do right, Life will be fine. Rather, I think we should say that Life does what it does, you have to be ready to deal with it.
    Brian McKenzie
    17/01/2017 #7 Brian McKenzie
    Gym, gun range, motorcycle. The "WORLD" is indifferent at best, murderous for routine. Children are avoidable. All jobs are temporary. How do I cope? Nothing I do matters, so I spend all my time doing whatever the f*ck I want.
    Aleta Curry
    17/01/2017 #6 Aleta Curry
    Among many fun things at beBee is the fact that we're always 'meeting' new people and, via them, discovering new ways to stretch our brains: reinforce what we knew to be right, learn something we didn't know, and occasionally change our minds about something.

    Julie, your post reminds me of how lucky I am. I can say this without feeling that I'm bragging because I had nothing to do with it; it's the result of the genetic lottery, and the luck of having my upbringing, by which I mean that a) I'm inherently an optimist, and b) as much as I might sometimes have castigated my parents for their mistakes in childrearing, I should bless them for having given me the basic tools to deal with what Life throws at me, and the ability to acquire tools I need and don't yet have.

    Interestingly, being a pollyanna doesn't mean that I never get down; when I crash I can crash hard. I don't tend to stay down for very long, however. I'm not a mental health professional so I can't definitively tell you why I'm the way I am (beyond what I've already suggested) but here are some of the things I do when overwhelmed:
    a) a small task - not the time to paint the house, but something little like sweeping the floor or washing the dishes b) go outside (or gaze out the window if the weather is inclement) it's amazing how good this is for me c) sing aloud - change songs if I find myself singing something depressing d) stop what I'm doing and distract myself completely if it's really bad, like put on a comedy DVD or something.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    17/01/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Welcome to beBee, @Julie Sullivan. Cracks, breaks, and brokenness are what makes us real and helps us grow. "We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated." - Maya Angelou
    Phil Friedman
    17/01/2017 #4 Phil Friedman
    Julie, I am personally wont to point out that cynicism is often the last refuge of an idealist. Sometimes an excess of positivism reduces one's ability to bend with the bad and the ugly in the world, and instead increases the chances that one will break. In other words, do not expect that love and a positive attitude will conquer all, and you might not be shattered when they do not. Nice post. A lot of common sense here. And I think a genuinely uplifting message. Cheers!
    David B. Grinberg
    17/01/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for your profound and poignant post, Julie. I think many people turn to faith, religion and/or spirituality during very troubling times. Personally, I've always found the Psalms to be deeply comforting. Please note I'm a secular, albeit spiritual, person.
    cc: @Max🐝 J. Carter any thoughts, Max?
    Julie Sullivan
    17/01/2017 #2 Julie Sullivan
    Thank you so much Kevin!
    Kevin Pashuk
    17/01/2017 #1 Kevin Pashuk
    Acknowledging the brokenness is always the first step toward healing. I enjoyed theis honest, transparent post.
  6. Laura Mikolaitis
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@laura-mikolaitis/in-my-deja-vu
    Laura Mikolaitis
    In My Deja Vu
    www.bebee.com This poem is f rom the heart and from a place that may still be a bit broken. But time heals. Words can heal. And people can heal. And through...
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    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    16/01/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    This poem will light up your soul!
  7. ProducerLisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Dear Mom, Gone but Not Forgotten
    Dear Mom, Gone but Not ForgottenToday marks one year since my mother passed away. It still seems as though it was yesterday. I know that the sadness will pass it just takes time. I wrote a letter to my mom before she passed but she always wanted to stay focused on the day in front...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/01/2017 #44 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #42 Hi @Sharon Fulgenzi, thank you for taking the time to read my letter and I appreciate your kind comment!!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/01/2017 #43 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #41 Hi @Lisa Vanderburg, thank you so much for reading this not once but 2 times. Yes, that was my intent... to honor my mom and celebrate her life. I began writing my letter before she passed and finished the letter within a few days of her passing. I smile when I read it because it's a fond reminder of the love we all shared together thanks to mom and her love for all of us. That alone, puts a smile on my face even though every first without her has had it's up's/downs. I will continue to honor her love through my children and grandchildren :))
    Sharon Fulgenzi
    14/01/2017 #42 Sharon Fulgenzi
    What a beautiful tribute to your Mom. I am so sorry for your loss. Her love and strength will always be part of you and your family. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful tender letter. Prayers.....
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/01/2017 #41 Lisa Vanderburg
    I read this a couple of days ago and couldn't respond, lovely @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. Your love is too intimate for me to come close - it breaks my heart.
    I so applaud you writing this (which I've re-read anew). Your Mother is what all Mother's show be; you are what all daughters should be. You have taken the pain of your loss to make a celebration of a life well loved. Bravo!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/01/2017 #40 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #39 I accept your gift with honor and will share your poem with my siblings. Thank you so much Ken!
    Ken Boddie
    14/01/2017 #39 Ken Boddie
    #37 If talent is a gift, Lisa, then this is my gift to you and your siblings.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/01/2017 #38 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #34 I'm glad to know my memory is fairly well intact still @David B. Grinberg :)) I got half of it right RE: team, yay me! LOL. I agree, remembering all the happy times, the proud etc... leave us with a sense of peace. After my dad died, I wasn't able to get to that place until I got through the grieving process and I don't remember how long that took. It's been a long time since he's been gone and my memories are beautiful of him without tears. One day I will be able to smile big when I remember the beautiful memories of my mom without anymore tears too. Thanks! Psst, I don't cry often as it is.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/01/2017 #37 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #36 Ken, your poem brought happy tears to my eyes. "She hugs us like a shadow, And refuses our goodbyes." Last night and part of today, I felt this. And then remembered, "That their spirit lives in what we do and everything we say." Wow... so true and so very moving. Thank You Ken!! You have a talent with words.
    Ken Boddie
    14/01/2017 #36 Ken Boddie
    I wrote this poem, Lisa, for another occasion, but I hope that it helps reinforce what you already know - that your daily actions and your obvious love for your mum, both then and now, are more important than words unshared.

    Grief never leaves us,
    She answers not our why's,
    She hugs us like a shadow,
    And refuses our goodbyes.

    She's there lest we forget,
    When our loved ones slip away,
    That their spirit lives in what we do,
    And everything we say.
    Luis Piriz
    14/01/2017 #35 Luis Piriz
    #25 Amen
    David B. Grinberg
    14/01/2017 #34 David B. Grinberg
    #30 Thanks for your kind reply, Lisa. I'm impressed you remembered the football team. Well, almost. You got it half right: NY Jets. My dad got season tickets for us when I was a kid and the Jets actually played in NY back then (now it's NJ) at the old Shea Stadium in Queens. As noted previously, even though the Jets usually lost more than they won, the father-son bonding was always a winning experience.
    Not a day goes by when I don't think about him. But rather than being sad, I think of all his positive life accomplishments: an Army veteran, president and CEO of a textile manufacturing company in NYC, a loving husband and father, a world traveler, an amateur tennis player and swimmer, etc. My dad lived a full and fruitful life. In fact, I would even say he lived the "American dream" IMHO.
    Thus, I thank the good Lord above for blessing me with such a wonderful father who was always there for me. Even when our loved ones are gone, the wonderful memories live on within in us -- even as the pain of missing someone always lingers.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/01/2017 #33 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thanks for sharing @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman and your so right, I always feel she's close and she will never leave my heart :))
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    13/01/2017 #32 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Your mom will always be with you in spirit, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. The unwavering love between you, you mom and your family will be forever.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/01/2017 #30 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #19 I'm sorry you lost your father @David B. Grinberg, if I recall you both loved going to the NY Giants games together? I might have the team wrong? Loss is never easy for anyone. I actually feel guilty for hurting when I do because I think of people who lost loved one's in a manner I didn't (without being detailed) and then I feel I have no right to feel sad when I think of others losses which seem even worse to me if that makes sense?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/01/2017 #29 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #11 @Larry Boyer, I forgot to mention... I saved 3 voicemails from my mom and I haven't been able to listen to them either. Not sure I will ever be able to. I remember long after dad died and I forgot what his voice sounded like, I wished I would have had his voice on tape or something but that was long before the technology we have today. At least we both know we have them if we do chose to listen :))
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/01/2017 #28 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #18 Your words/thoughts are beautiful @Mohammed A. Jawad, thank you!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/01/2017 #27 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #17 Thank you for reading my long letter @Julio Angel Lopez Lopez, :))
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/01/2017 #26 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #16 I can still hear her voice @Ali Anani and she will always be with me in spirit, thank you so much!!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/01/2017 #25 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #15 Hi @Luis Piriz, blessings to you and yours too. Thank you :))
  8. ProducerJoris Plaatstaal
    Little men
    Little menThere is this saying. 'A picture says more than a thousand words'Even now it is hard for me to not explain my meaning......... But I won't. It would be futile.I have this picture to...
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  9. Donald Grandy

    Donald Grandy

    12/01/2017
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  10. ProducerDevesh Bhatt

    Devesh Bhatt

    10/01/2017
    UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ASSUMPTIONS- by Devesh Bhatt
    UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ASSUMPTIONS- by Devesh BhattI am under the influence of the idea of influence i.e. ways I am influenced, ways i influence and the ways people influence. Some influence to serve, some to observe, some influence to conserve (their world/self view) and some influence to reserve...
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    Devesh Bhatt
    19/01/2017 #24 Devesh Bhatt
    #23 I hope that you think better with more clarity :)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    18/01/2017 #23 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    hahaha @Devesh Bhatt, we are on similar zones I think. Love your post. Assumptions can be good but for influencing its got a lot of weight to carry, but then you've also advised on what not to assume :-)
    A little over a year ago I wrote a post on LinkedIn and shared on my blog UTIOW - which means Under The Influence Of Words... thank great minds think alike :-)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    11/01/2017 #22 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #21 Yes, I agree.
    Devesh Bhatt
    11/01/2017 #21 Devesh Bhatt
    #20 thanks for the detailed response. I think it has more to do with the chain of events, first get the facts, then decide to collaborate and then factor intent if it suits your method.
    Instead people want to save time and judge intent to decide upon collaborations, in the personal sense it's useful, but as a professional it's better to focus only on facts, intent will be taken care of by a well drafted work contract.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    11/01/2017 #20 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    @Devesh Bhatt - 5 stars for this thought-provoking piece. I am especially impressed with your item #3 under the heading NEVER ASSUME THE FOLLOWING. - 3. Another person's intent, it is a dynamic world. Just use it to understand possibilities and prepare for them. People assume others to be judging their intent, it can complicate responses on both ends and make it political. At best it is a hypothetical input.

    I believe this can be a reason why people don't get along. Assuming another's intent is consciously second guessing them, and if the assumption is negative then there is the chance of causing unwanted friction. However, to use it in the best interest of all involved can create a positive force thus avoiding unhappy and angry feelings.

    IMO, one must have a clear understanding of the facts before making an assumption and not base their assumption on another's intent.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    10/01/2017 #19 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #18 You need not insist dear Ken, I gotcha loud and clear! (Hear! Hear!) ;)
    Ken Boddie
    10/01/2017 #18 Ken Boddie
    #17 I shall, Praveen, desist, resist, but not persist! 😊
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    10/01/2017 #17 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #15 To desist is sometimes verily to exist dear Ken! ;)
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #16 Devesh Bhatt
    #15 a good choice. Your use of English is so much fun and inspiring.
    Ken Boddie
    10/01/2017 #15 Ken Boddie
    Funny how the English language adapts and changes, or rather how we use the English language. These days, "under the influence" has, for many, an association with overindulgence in alcohol or other chemical stimulants which, should I stare at your image for much longer, will be the condition to which my meagre mind will be reduced. 🙄 My choice is to desist.
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #14 Devesh Bhatt
    #13 influence , inference and relativity...Kind of influences all my assumptions but this one.

    to each his own behind. Makes the world a much safer and saner place
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    10/01/2017 #13 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Just recovering from a bout of Influenza Devesh ;) and that pic just aggravated it by a few more sneezes ;) I shall fortify myself and then come under further influence...eventually! :) But that said, Influence indicates Inference. And that takes it into the subjective realm. And to further touch-points of Relativity. In essence, we all end up deriving some sense out of every influence. But who am I to judge what kind? To each his own behind :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/01/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #11 First laugh I had today, thank you, @Devesh Bhatt! Oh, I used to have bad road rage and I think it came from driving long distance so much. I have chilled, thank goodness! I could see Franci in bell bottom jeans with boots dancing her booty off! :))
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #11 Devesh Bhatt
    #10 thank you for correlating the sensible parts with yourself. Recognising ourselves makes a lot of the influences useful. Honestly speaking, I can never imagine you as the road rage kind. Just like I couldn't imagine @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman View more
    #10 thank you for correlating the sensible parts with yourself. Recognising ourselves makes a lot of the influences useful. Honestly speaking, I can never imagine you as the road rage kind. Just like I couldn't imagine @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman celebrating disco. But life is meant to be colourful. Close
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/01/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Life itself can be so confusing. If there is a person who never angers, I want to be a fly on the wall to learn from this person. Recognizing our behaviors is key to growth. I have made many mistakes and will make many more. I can only hope my mistakes become further apart with age and less extreme than some mistakes I've made in my past. I used to get road rage (embarrassed to admit that) but I realized it wasn't healthy or kind, actually dangerous too. I now find ways to pacify myself when feeling a bit of anger on the road and it works. To your point about being influenced by others, yes- whether directly or indirectly we all are even if we aren't aware of it. It's always good to take a step back at times and assess our own values vs. that of someone else's. Just because values may differ doesn't mean a person is bad, right or wrong. I guess respect is another key ingredient. Well thought out buzz @Devesh Bhatt
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #9 Devesh Bhatt
    #8 indeed, we never lose our ability, rather we surrender it to the illusion of control.
    Victor Frankl sounds very interesting, by imagining it as a space, it makes it spacious :) thanks for the lead , more reading awaits.
    Sara Jacobovici
    10/01/2017 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you @Ali Anani for bringing this buzz to my attention. You have produced a very thoughtful and thought provoking buzz @Devesh Bhatt. Dr. Ali is right to point out the concept of choices. It is part of my core belief that, as Viktor Frankl says: "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." So for me, in spite of all the dynamics of what it means to be human, everything you have outlined in your buzz, everything that is out of our realm of control, we never lose our freedom, our ability, to choose how we respond.
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #7 Devesh Bhatt
    #6 the most powerful force which can invert its own potential :) thanks a lot for the precise words.
    Kevin Baker
    10/01/2017 #6 Kevin Baker
    Great article , operand conditioning is as relevant as it is perceived true input/output. This is what makes physiology the most powerful force on earth.
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #5 Devesh Bhatt
    #2 fantastic. I relate to it as choices are options before a decision, be patient, take a breather and chose. But assuming choices as the breathing space makes it so much easier, I don't have to assume that I need a long gasp of breath :)
  11. John Vaughan

    John Vaughan

    10/01/2017
    ... and that's why I love El Greco

    Greek artist Petros Vrellis recreates a Renaissance painting using a single thread, connecting thousands of straight lines in a circular loom.
    John Vaughan
    A new way to knit
    bit.ly In short, this project explores a completely new way to knit. The knitting is done by hand, on a primitive circular loom; a few thousand meters of continuous...
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    Milos Djukic
    13/01/2017 #1 Anonymous
    Thanks @John Vaughan.
  12. Donald Grandy

    Donald Grandy

    09/01/2017
    Donald Grandy
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  13. Donald Grandy

    Donald Grandy

    08/01/2017
    The Gift That Never Stops Giving Donald Grandy
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    Aurorasa Sima
    08/01/2017 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    Good one, Donald!
  14. Devesh Bhatt

    Devesh Bhatt

    08/01/2017
    Time for a long walk to the peak. A Sunday well spent. Devesh Bhatt
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  15. Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    07/01/2017
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    Aurorasa Sima
    08/01/2017 #15 Aurorasa Sima
    #14 Thank you very much, Mohammed. A few affirmations are not enough to heal a depressed mind, but if it gives someone sad a minute of break I´m glad.
    Mohammed Sultan
    08/01/2017 #14 Mohammed Sultan
    @Aurorsa Sima .Nature can dictate our emotion and senses.With such gallery of impressive and expressive pictures one can avoid regressing into depression or negative mood.Thank you.
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/01/2017 #13 Aurorasa Sima
    #11 Glad you like them! I made 20 with music to send a positive vibe to people suffering from anxiety too.

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@aurorasa/20-powerful-affirmations-to-reduce-anxiety
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/01/2017 #12 Aurorasa Sima
    #8 If you are lucky enough to find one with that credentials, good for you.

    100 % agree with the definition of meditation. Just would like to add that by being present you actually get away from everything.

    Yes, rewiring is possible, takes about 90 days but will not happen if you meet the 08/15 doctor that puts you on meds.
    Emily🐝 Bee
    08/01/2017 #11 Emily🐝 Bee
    These are wonderful!
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/01/2017 #9 Aurorasa Sima
    #7 D´accord!

    Yes, it´s a very interesting topic. Perhaps we can dig deeper into it some time.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    08/01/2017 #8 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #6 However, if you are working with a psychotherapist with an understanding of neuroscience then the benefits of mindfulness based stress reduction practice and it's ability to assist on the neuroelasticity front, i.e., it is never too late to rewire, progress can be made and sustained. I don't ever (now) underestimate the genuine benefit of mindful meditation. While it is far from 'affirming' since it demands that you face adversity and explore it with curiosity and openness leading to acceptance and love, it is effective for many. "The point of meditation isn't to be peaceful, to be better than where you are now, or to get away from everything. It's to be present. Present with whatever is." Waylon Lewis
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    08/01/2017 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #6 I would trust in neuroscience since it is a scientific study of the nervous system, rather than psychotherapy, which could be made up of those in the field but with varying degrees.

    Interesting discussion, Aurorasa, especially relating to traumatic experiences.
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/01/2017 #6 Aurorasa Sima
    #4 I learned three years ago that EI is not always enough when I discovered that 8 years of traumatic experience had changed my brain.

    Similar to anxiety and depression, traumatic experience changes our brains in a way that regions of the brain that do not serve us when it comes to achieving goals and happiness become part of our default mode network (the DMN turns on when we "turn off" = relax).

    Affirmations can never be more than a short positive sprinkle for a depressed person, for as long as they did not retrain their brain - for which everyone is in needed to check out my offering.

    I don´t trust in psychotherapy. I trust in neuroscience.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    07/01/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #3 Yes, that's unfortunate and finding a cure for those that are diagnosed is iffy.
    Aurorasa Sima
    07/01/2017 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    #1 That is very true, dear Franci. And then there is also the social stigma. 350 Million suffering from depression (WHO), plus all the people that have not been diagnosed.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    07/01/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Thank you for sharing, Aurorasa! This is an inspiring selection of positive affirmations. Depression is difficult to detect as it can tuck itself away deep in the mind. There are some obvious signs but not always. It's transparency is frequently elusive and treatment is a guessing game. Depression=the hidden disease.
  16. John Vaughan

    John Vaughan

    07/01/2017
    Heck
    Just because.

    (if this doesn't make you wiggle a little ... then ya got no soul)
    Chubby Checker & California Jubilee in "Let's Twist Again"
    Chubby Checker & California Jubilee in "Let's Twist Again" NEW VIDEO FROM THE CALIFORNIA JUBILEE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwV6TksXppo Steve and Chanzie's California Jubilee Twist Team performs to "Let's Twist...
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    Carlos Souza Ribeiro
    07/01/2017 #3 Carlos Souza Ribeiro
    Fantástico @John Vaughan
    Milos Djukic
    07/01/2017 #2 Anonymous
    Thank you @John Vaughan.
    Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    07/01/2017 #1 Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    I'm dancing, hahaha.
    I love music.
    Thanks @John Vaughan
  17. John Vaughan

    John Vaughan

    06/01/2017
    @Kevin Pashuk's having a party! (https://www.bebee.com/producer/@kevin-pashuk/120-and-counting#c16)
    I'll bring the music...

    There's a theme here.
    Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Dancer with Bruised Knees
    Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Dancer with Bruised Knees Audio only. Track 01 from album of the same name, released...
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    Kevin Pashuk
    06/01/2017 #1 Kevin Pashuk
    A most excellent choice of music John
  18. Donald Grandy

    Donald Grandy

    06/01/2017
    We are Blessed. Have a great weekend beBee. Donald Grandy
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  19. ProducerDevesh Bhatt

    Devesh Bhatt

    05/01/2017
    THINKING FRACTAL - by Devesh Bhatt
    THINKING FRACTAL - by Devesh BhattI was once called a fractal,It is a concept of self similarity.The word fractal got me curious,So I decided to get some clarity.It is defined as a repeating pattern,That is displayed at every scale.So I calibrated my thoughts,With each measure i did...
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    Devesh Bhatt
    06/01/2017 #12 Devesh Bhatt
    I am learning to understand and your point is clear to me. Thanks for the wonderful insight.
    Devesh Bhatt
    06/01/2017 #10 Devesh Bhatt
    #9 like the way we repeat redundant systems to the levels of inconclusive complexity
    Michael Gorman
    06/01/2017 #9 Michael Gorman
    The great lesson of 'Fractal' is that great complexity is composed of simplicity repeated - as in the geometric details of the fractal revealing more and more complexity the further you focus into it - but complexity is achieved through consistent repetition gradually-it is not fully realized instantly.
    Devesh Bhatt
    05/01/2017 #8 Devesh Bhatt
    Chaos is still chaos, the unscientific have the liberty to see it as such, the burden of proof rests elsewhere :)
    Devesh Bhatt
    05/01/2017 #7 Devesh Bhatt
    And the hive reads, you must be self similar at all costs, the chaos is the cost, the anomaly:)
    Ali Anani
    05/01/2017 #5 Ali Anani
    #4 True, but we need also to realize that in every chaos there is an embedded order.
    Devesh Bhatt
    05/01/2017 #4 Devesh Bhatt
    #3 I am just following a theme, of course there is a pattern.
    But there is a very high bar set here, "one must be self similar at all times".
    Personally, I think fractal dimensions are a scale of harmony, they recognise one aspect of self similarity,
    But a lot of chaos in other aspects allows for sustenance of that self similarity.
    We ought to also factor in the chaotic causes, not just the outcomes :)
    Ali Anani
    05/01/2017 #3 Ali Anani
    @Devesh Bhatt- you are not only a great poet, but also a very daring and authentic person.
    I was once called a fractal,

    It is a concept of self similarity.

    The word fractal got me curious,

    So I decided to get some clarity.

    This is an amazing quality. No fractal pattern is an exact copy of another. Trees are fractals but look how many different fractals they produce. May be you want your unique fractal. In this sense you got it.
    Devesh Bhatt
    05/01/2017 #2 Devesh Bhatt
    This is in continuation to discussions on Line with @Ali Anani and @Milos Djukic.
    They were good conversations, but here it emerged again from different sources, it needed a response
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    05/01/2017 #1 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Very good Devesh! Fractals forever defying the norm!
    @Milos Djukic,
  20. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    04/01/2017
    Juke Box
    Juke Box1978 I was not quite ten yet as I am a December baby but a part of me think it was quite a defining moment as far as my musical education is concerned. My parents were not really into culture, books or anything of the sort but somehow, we had a...
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    Pascal Derrien
    05/01/2017 #15 Pascal Derrien
    #11 yes indeed the F word had to written in its entirety to keep its integrity you don't break half an egg you break an egg or is it a leg ? thanks @Dean Owen :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    05/01/2017 #14 Pascal Derrien
    #13 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli I did not know that Sir so thank you for sharing this snapshot :-)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    05/01/2017 #13 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    For some reason, the deeply entangled chords of melody and melancholy in your buzz reminded me of Sir Wordsworth...
    “For I have learned
    To look on nature, not as in the hour
    Of thoughtless youth; but hearing oftentimes
    The still, sad music of humanity,
    Nor harsh nor grating, though of ample power
    To chasten and subdue.
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/01/2017 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    #10 "Sounds" like you know more than an expert @Pascal Derrien. Well said!
    Dean Owen
    05/01/2017 #11 Dean Owen
    For a minute I mistook confused Judas Priest with one of my favourites, Maxi Priest (just recalled a story which will make my next article). Bitter sweet memories. Thanks for the reminder to sons and daughter everywhere to once in a while say F^*k u to unworthy fathers everywhere. Made me feel better too!
    Just read that vinyl is making a comeback!
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38487837
    Pascal Derrien
    04/01/2017 #10 Pascal Derrien
    #9 thanks @Sara Jacobovici no expert but it seems music helps conveying emotions without having the gatekeeper asking for an ID, I often complement my posts with music as it does empower nicely the ideas and words it is more than just a supplement or a decorative element for me well at least in my book :-)
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/01/2017 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    Music is part of our beginning. Thanks for sharing your story @Pascal Derrien. I often ask my clients in Music Therapy to do a music autobiography. Very powerful work. I am always a privileged witness.
    Pascal Derrien
    04/01/2017 #8 Pascal Derrien
    #7 thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman appreciate you take time to share those personal thoughts with us :-)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    04/01/2017 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    I can relate, Pascal. I was a latchkey kid and once I got home with no one around but me, I went straight to our source of music. Music was and is a major part of my life. My mother also loved music, which wore off on me. Music has and always will be my refuge.

    “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”
    ― Maya Angelou
    Pascal Derrien
    04/01/2017 #6 Pascal Derrien
    #5 thanks @Renée 🐝 Cormier for sharing this story I like it :-)
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    04/01/2017 #5 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    You really took me back in time, Pascal. Music was everything in our lives when we were growing up. My maternal grandparents died when I was 4 ( 1968) and my mother bought a console colour television and a console stereo. We were anything but rich, but nobody else in the neighbourhood had that. The minute my parents would leave the house, the stereo went on full bast. I know the words to nearly every song on every album we had, and we all had such different tastes in music. Vinyl wasn't so bad with its scratches and skips. The memories are great.
    Pascal Derrien
    04/01/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    #3 Axel Bauer @Lyon Brave but the pop suckers say he is too rock :-) thanks for dropping by https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b4-FZY64bg&list=PLTWjDsbVqNoJ6MJVJyjYs3QwR40kz-uxB
    Lyon Brave
    04/01/2017 #3 Lyon Brave
    HAHA I've never listened to French Pop. Maybe i should start. Any suggestions?
    Pascal Derrien
    04/01/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    #1 thanks @Paul Walters I am taking a bow sir, thanks for dropping by :-)
    Paul Walters
    04/01/2017 #1 Paul Walters
    Love this piece @Pascal Derrien " when thirst and anxiety knocked at his door" great writing !
  21. John Vaughan

    John Vaughan

    04/01/2017
    We've all been there.
    "angels-with-an-edge"
    The Roches - Big Nuthin'
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    John Vaughan

    04/01/2017
    With a "Thursday Thoopidity" nod (and thanks) to @Susan Rooks
    Words matter.
    John Vaughan
    The Verb is not a Noun
    jcvtcsblog.wordpress.com The gerund is the “-ing” form of a verb when used as a noun.  You find this form a lot in topic titles and page headings for how-to directions (s.a. “Making your point” or...
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  23. ProducerLaura Mikolaitis
    My Magical Back Yard
    My Magical Back YardDecember 17th was a particularly snowy day in Western, MA. The place that I call home in a quiet yet quaint hill town. It was the start of my vacation. I had just come off of a turbulent stomach bug that wreaked havoc on me and was still catching...
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    Laura Mikolaitis
    04/01/2017 #6 Laura Mikolaitis
    #5 Me too, @Pascal Derrien! I'm glad that I got home when I did and that I sought out the music. Otherwise, I may have missed the magic entirely; especially since the next day we had warmer temps and rain and the ice was no longer. Talk about timing.
    Pascal Derrien
    04/01/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    Just following the music I like that :-)
    Laura Mikolaitis
    04/01/2017 #4 Laura Mikolaitis
    Thanks, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich! I'm glad that you enjoyed it. I love what you say here: "...if we get out of our minds and into our worlds." So true. Some days it is a battle to get out of my mind and into my world and I need to do it more. That will be something that I work on this year for sure. I think that was part of my problem. I was stuck in my mind and I was like a hamster in a wheel. But the minute I let that go, it was a whole different game and my perspective took on a great shift. I was reminded yesterday (thanks to John White's post) why I do this and why I like getting out of mind. So I'd say this is a good testament to doing just that. Relish in the moment. Live in the moment. Be in the moment. Thanks for contributing, Deb and Happy New Year!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    04/01/2017 #3 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    I was giggling by the end - what a tremendous little pop-up neighborhood flash mob skating party! Thanks for this lovely little slice of holiday unwinding, @Laura Mikolaitis. There are priceless sounds and sights and smells to be noticed everyday of our life, if we get out of our minds and into our worlds.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    03/01/2017 #2 Laura Mikolaitis
    #1 Thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman! They do indeed. And I really needed it that day. It was reaffirming in so many ways, and was truly a moment where I believe fate intervened. This post has been stirring in my brain for a couple of weeks, but with the busyness of the holidays it remained on the back burner. I'm glad that it finally came to fruition. Thanks for sharing and for the comments.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    03/01/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    I love this, Laura. It seems those magical moments pop up just at the right time. What would we do without them?
  24. ProducerLisa (Panaccione) Vaught
    Pitch An Awful Year Out, Ring In The New Year With Hope
    Pitch An Awful Year Out, Ring In The New Year With HopeThis is a sweet video, the singer Daniela Andrade is singing to her pup, who seems to enjoy the tune. Please rewind for the next viewer. Thanks!     This is 'Christmas Time of Year'...     It seemed the right way to close out 2016, one of the worst...
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    Lisa (Panaccione) Vaught
    08/01/2017 #5 Lisa (Panaccione) Vaught
    #1 Thank you for your good wishes for the New Year...and the Best to YOU and your's as well in 2017. God Bless.
    Lisa (Panaccione) Vaught
    08/01/2017 #4 Lisa (Panaccione) Vaught
    #1 Thank you Franci. I know I wouldn't be able to cope if I couldn't 'write it all out'. It's akin to getting a splinter out for me. It doesn't feel good coming out, but it is such a relief when it does come out finally. My dear hubby has been such a comfort. My service dog, Frax has been doing double time, cuddling whomever gets in his line of sight! lol. He really did help my sister alot. Even if she IS very allergic to him! He snuggled up to my mom during our gift exchange in her hospital room. We made sure to bring in some pink and purple hued roses, so she won't think about red and green so much with all the losses we've had. It's like this sometimes. My brother-in-law died of what we used to call "Holiday Heart" when I was in nursing. There are many, many more heart attacks of the severe kind like his, and also terrible strokes as well, during these four weeks of the year. (Think Carrie Fischer, and her mom Debbie Reynolds.) Poor folks.
    Lisa (Panaccione) Vaught
    08/01/2017 #3 Lisa (Panaccione) Vaught
    Thank you Mr. Wyatt. That means a whole lot. It's not easy to have someone you care about in the hospital at Christmas. I left out of my pity party, that my mom is in a rehab hospital after being septic with a very bad infection.
    My neice, fell two weeks before Christmas and dislocated AND fractured her right elbow. OUCH! Wound up having surgery to put her arm together, and two titanium pins.
    One of those times any thing can and does go wrong. But if we hadn't had all those lovely Christmases before...how could we cope when one or two don't come up to our expectations?#2
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    01/01/2017 #2 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    Christmas isn't always a joyous time of year for many. There always seems to be some sort of tragedy in my family this time of year. My sister spent Christmas in the hospital with a bad case of the flu and I was sick most of the month, as well, besides other challenges I faced. Nothing near as tragic as the events you faced. Your story helps me to appreciate the circumstances others face and I did get to spend Christmas Eve with my nephew, his wife and friends in their new home. I am thankful for the blessings I do have and wish blessings to come to you and your family after so many tragic events.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    01/01/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    @Lisa (Panaccione) Vaught, you are an amazing person to be able to share this sadness. I would not be able to talk about such sadness much less write about it. But then perhaps, writing helps ease the pain. Peace and light and sending hugs. I sincerely hope 2017 is full of hope and brighter for you.
  25. Producerdebasish majumder
    RESOLUTION WE NEED TO TAKE RELIGIOUSLY ON THE EVE OF NEW YEAR.
    RESOLUTION WE NEED TO TAKE RELIGIOUSLY ON THE EVE OF NEW YEAR. We live in a planet Where lives only vibrate and resonate with amaze Nowhere in the solar system People play their own anthem Segregated themselves with various rhythm Planet we dwell, really a mysterious quirk with queer realm...
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    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    31/12/2016 #20 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Words of Wisdom !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Many thx for sharing! regards, Bill Stankiewicz
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    31/12/2016 #19 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Your poem sends the perfect message for the New Year. @debasish majumder I look forward to enjoying your amazing poetry in 2017. BTW, I will feature your new hive in Hive Talk. https://www.bebee.com/group/poems-and-short-stories
    Deb🐝 Lange
    31/12/2016 #18 Deb🐝 Lange
    Wishing your creativity continues to flourish!
    debasish majumder
    31/12/2016 #17 debasish majumder
    #16 thank you very much @Pascal Derrien for your continuous support and appreciation. i am privileged and honored.
    Pascal Derrien
    31/12/2016 #16 Pascal Derrien
    I have been reading more poetry this year thanks to you @debasish majumder :-)
    debasish majumder
    31/12/2016 #15 debasish majumder
    #5 thank you very much @Pamela 🐝 Williams for your continuous appreciation. i am privileged and honored.
    debasish majumder
    31/12/2016 #14 debasish majumder
    #4 thank you very much @Lyon Brave! i am privileged and honored.
    debasish majumder
    31/12/2016 #13 debasish majumder
    #2 thank you very much @José Ramón 🐝 López!
    debasish majumder
    31/12/2016 #12 debasish majumder
    #3 thank you @Aurorasa Sima for your cordial appreciation. i am privileged and honored madam. wish you a very happy and prosperous new year ahead.
    debasish majumder
    31/12/2016 #11 debasish majumder
    #6 thank you very much madam @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher for your continuous support and appreciation. i am privileged and honored. wish you a happy and prosperous new year ahead.
    debasish majumder
    31/12/2016 #10 debasish majumder
    #7 thank you very much for your appreciation @Savvy Raj and wish you a happy and prosperous new year too.
    debasish majumder
    31/12/2016 #9 debasish majumder
    #8 thank you very much @Devesh Bhatt for your warm appreciation. wish you too a happy and prosperous new year. equally expecting your unique poetic rendition too, which may enrich us.
    Devesh Bhatt
    31/12/2016 #8 Devesh Bhatt
    all we will achieve is our extinction, the planet will remain. Wishing you a poetic, imaginative and delightful New Year @debasish majumder.
    thoroughly enjoyed your resonating words
    Savvy Raj
    31/12/2016 #7 Savvy Raj
    @ Debashish Majumder Appreciate the depth of resolution conveyed .in your heartful message ...Happy prosperous and a peaceful New Year 2017 .
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/12/2016 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Your writing is astounding @debasish majumder!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    31/12/2016 #5 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    You are a wise man @debasish majumder
    Lyon Brave
    31/12/2016 #4 Lyon Brave
    you are a poet
    Aurorasa Sima
    31/12/2016 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    Peace to you, Deb, and have a wonderful 2017!

    To a magical 2017!
    José Ramón  🐝 López
    30/12/2016 #2 José Ramón 🐝 López
    Good religion.
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