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    1. What a beautiful sentiment. I always fluctuate between an over-inflated sense that I am great to I really suck so this is something we all need to be working on.

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    2. Thank you for your post! It’s so very true…I too struggle to do this exact thing especially when in the grips of depression (Damn! How I wish it weren’t a part of me…sigh..!).
      Thankfully we get to keep on trying and wipe the slate clean😊

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    3. This is an amazing post! In a world where we all seek love, we tend to forget to love our own self first. I love the juxtaposition you have shown between the painting and our life.
      Beautiful indeed.

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    4. Thank you for putting it out there. It is a very difficult thing to acquire and find that balanced spot. It is even more difficult when you have daughters and are trying not to rub off on them. Keep up the good work.

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      1. I’m so sorry dear. When talking about illnesses, we often focus on the sick, but in truth they are hard on everybody. Stay strong. I hope the treatment goes well and she can recover, or at least get better, as quickly as possible. ♥

        Take care.

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    1. Usually I have some sway between liking either black and white photos or colored photos better; yours, though? I have no preference; they’re all beautiful! Thanks for the share!! 😊

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      1. Thanks very much! The locations are – Holy Island, in North-East England; Calanais and Carloway, which are on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides Islands off Scotland; Rannoch Moor, which is in the Scottish Central Highlands (those photos were taken by iPhone from a moving train with dirty windows – hence the blurriness!); and Knock Hill, which is near where I live in Central Scotland.

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    2. I love the mystic feels that you’re blog has, it’s really cool. The photos are really nice and goes well with the theme of the post.

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    1. Your approach, Chris, seems practical and easy to reach. Thanks for the share because it was well written and good advice! ~Kelsey ☺️

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    2. Interesting topic. I barely eat vegetables so it is more like eat more good and trash everything else, but I like that you explained it’s not going to be easy. I have tried many times to eat better, but my brain keeps telling me to have the pasta.

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      1. Haha! Yeah it is more difficult than people like to think it is. Therefore, I have designed a way to respect the level of difficulty, but to still be able to make progress over time in a way that our bodies may just appreciate more.

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  1. Hello to all the readers and writers out here!

    I love the art of poetry. I believe poems are the best ways for poets to express secrets that are hidden deep within them and for readers to unearth treasures stitched into words.

    I write poems and would love to know what you think about them!

    Here’s the link to one of my poems:

    Do you like to read/write poems? Let me know if you do!

    Would be glad to receive feedbacks!

    With love,


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    1. Hi Meher, your poem stuck out to me in its relatability. You are absolutely right in saying poetry is an artist’s means of expressing the feelings that are not easily spoken. As a poet myself, I genuinely understand.

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      1. Thanks for reading! I am glad you like them! All of my poems are written straight from the heart. I believe there’s no point in messing around with lies (until and unless it’s fiction)!


      1. I did check out your blog and have even followed you!
        You have a great blog; the layout and the contents are both great! I love the fact that you give in-depth details of all the places you visit!
        Happy blogging!🍀

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    1. I actually got my undergraduate degree in Political Science so anytime someone says they are about to get political I am all in. We don’t have caucuses where I live so this post was actually very interesting.

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      1. I’m so glad you found it interesting. I grew up in a state with a primary, but even after attending the 2016 presidential caucus, the chaos and confusion of this year’s caucus definitely caught me off guard.

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    1. I loved all the pictures and how aware you were of the small intricate details of nature. I am actually a little jealous of the humidity and possibly warmth?:) I am freezing here in the mid-western snowy-ness!:)

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  2. Who’s jumping today?? Happy Monday to everyone people, hope you keep up with enthusiasm the whole week, as I am trying. But it’s toooo hot outside. So how about we sip cold beverages like Sheldon does, but in this case no one is sad. 😉
    Recently I collaborated with Ushnish the Crown, the experience is still amazingly going awesome as we have several parts yet to release. 🙂
    Heres the link guys, it’s a mueder mystery/ detective/ drama/ gore/ fiction and so on…. Hope you I built the hype in you, so visit this link ri8 now and read it.
    Let me know how this one went, te next part is written by me. 😉

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  3. Happy Monday and a start of a new week, swimmers! How is everyone doing? 😃

    I run a daily blog where I dabble in creative writing through flash fiction and poetry while using British English. Essentially, I am not much different from a dictionary defining a word or a phrase and then using it in an example. Though I’d like to think of myself as more useful than a dictionary if only because my “examples” are longer than five words.

    I’ve been in a poetry kick recently, so if that’s your thing, please do check it out! The one today is about having Monday blues. And I wrote one on Saturday that’s very near and dear to my heart.

    I’m ready to swim my laps now. All the best, Kelsey 💜💫

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  4. Congratulations to all the Olympic ice swimmers at Pyeongchang, South Korea

    Happily, the waters of Naples, Florida are much warmer, and that’s the nature of my most recent travel post, as Leah and I are on the move again in search of “greener” pastures.

    I hope you enjoy For the Love of Money, and can comment accordingly. I look forward to reciprocating when time allows.

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    1. Really liked the look of your blog; very polished and extremely pleasant to look at! I love your optimistic take on the day; and well, I hope you’re never sad and alone on the day.
      (And that’s saying something; I usually wish everyone is sad and alone)

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  5. Hello Community Pool!

    James from James Proclaims here. If you enjoy blogs which serve no meaningful purpose and aren’t really about anything then you might like mine.

    I’ve written a lot of stuff recently and some of it might be quite good, (although it’s not for me to say).

    I always welcome positive feedback and blindly ignore any kind of criticism so if you like my stuff then feel free to tell me what you think and if you don’t then feel free to not tell me what you think.

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    1. Well, I didn’t expect that going in, but your blog’s genuinely great! From the artwork on every post to the engaging content, couldn’t have been any better. Keep it going!

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  6. Hey there beautiful bloggers!

    I’m super-excited about today’s post! I’ve created my first My Instruction Manual book to go along with the blog and podcast.

    The book – 18 Steps to Own Your Life: Simple Powers for a Healthier, Happier You – goes on sale on Tuesday March 6. But I’m giving away free advance copies to members of my launch team. What’s involved? Check out the post to find out.

    I would love it if you signed up for the launch team… or just let me know what you think of the blog post here or in the blog comments.


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  7. Hello,
    I started my blog because I got scared of the fact everyone’s going to uni and starting their lives whilst i’m here on a gap year not knowing what I want to do. I thought I love to write and read so why not start a blog and so I got the courage too. I don’t know where this will go but im writing about travel, health and food so if you’re willing to give it a read.
    I’d love that and to hear what people think. Hope you’re having a lovely day.

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    1. I love your blog; I really do. Went through your latest post a couple of weeks ago; and didn’t know that there was so much more on your blog yet to discover. Looks like I have a lot to catch up on! Keep it going, this is wonderful, all the love 😊

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    1. That’s great! Even I was also thinking the same but did it in a different way. I have a page dedicated to such posts i.e. WRITE TO INSPIRE PAGE. Where I link the inspirational posts. Even anyone can leave a link there.
      Good luck for this motivational step as we all need lot of inspiration and motivation in today’s stressful life.

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      1. That’s actually exact;y what I had in mind for this but I just wanted to establish some original posts first and get people into the idea before I dived into it! I love your method though, I might have to look into a page like that!

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    1. Am I missing something? Somehow I did not understand exactly what happened. It would have been better if you included more details.
      But I’m glad that you were able to vent. That’s all that matters.

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      1. I’m not sure what is not adding up for you about the story. The synopsis is that I was insulted based upon the assumption that I had little or no intelligence based upon my physical disability. After informing me of this, a stranger proceeded to request my assistance in educating her about how to interact with people with disabilities.

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      2. ” I was insulted based upon the assumption that I had little or no intelligence based upon my physical disability.” This part. It’s just my curiosity. What made them thing you had little to no intelligence? And how was it related to your disability.


      3. She interpreted the fact that I walk and speak differently to indicate my level of intelligence. And honestly, even if my intelligence where affected by my disability, that would be no excuse for her to treat me with inferiority.

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    1. Wonderful topic! Thank you for providing a window into your experiences within this sub group. I appreciate very much your inclusion of black women of all backgrounds, including those with disabilities, etc.

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    2. This was so deep yet eloquent. Discussions that center around race and gender are usually so targeted and attacking – as they should be – but it was pleasant reading yours

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    1. I think you hit on critical areas in your post, Makayla, but they’re also important. Now I have something to think over for the next couple hours…most likely even couple days. Thank you!! ~Kelsey 💜

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