Put As Much As You Can Into Your Heads – Nobody Can Take That Away From You

I had to share this beautiful and inspirational story that I found via the blog Thoughts on Theatre. It is wonderful. I invite you to watch the video; you will be blessed.

Thoughts on Theatre

“Every day in life is beautiful. Every day. It’s beautiful.”

Alice Herz-Sommer’s stellar heath at the age of 109 is not the only thing that makes her special. She is the oldest living pianist and Holocaust survivor, and arguably one of the most optimistic people you may ever meet. This touching preview for the upcoming documentary following her life,  “The Lady In Number 6,” shows how music not only saved her life in the camp, but also continues to carry her through each day after the ordeal.

The camp in which she was placed is a terrifying example of the ultimate living-theatre experiment. In 1944, the German leaders created a propaganda film and presented Theresienstadt as a model Jewish settlement to the visiting Red Cross; it was all an elaborate hoax.

Opera

The Germans “beautified” the ghetto, planting gardens and painting houses. Individuals received roles to play and the Nazis staged social and…

View original post 121 more words

Reblogged from Good Time Stories – The Story of the Wemmicks: Feeling Good About Ourselves

This is such a beautiful story that I had to reblogged for all of you. Original story – Max Lucado. Enjoy!

My Good Time Stories

There are many times that we feel “beat up”, insignificant and worthless. We focus so much of our time and energy of what we think other people think and say about us, that we sometimes we forget the most important thing…how we feel about OURSELVES…despite what others say. Today’s story is a beautiful example of how we should feel about ourselves.

The Wemmicks were small wooden people. Each of the wooden people was carved by a woodworker named Eli. His workshop sat on a hill overlooking their village.

Every Wemmick was different. Some had big noses, others had large eyes. Some were tall and others were short. Some wore hats, others wore coats. But all were made by the same carver and all lived in the village.

And all day, every day, the Wemmicks did the same thing: They gave each other stickers. Each Wemmick had a box of golden…

View original post 987 more words

7 Ways to Relieve Stress

I read this post from She’s Losing it! – a blog I enjoy, and I am sharing it. We all have different ways to deal with the difficult situations in our lives, and every little helps to aleviate the stress and turmoil, as we try to make the best of the situation. Enjoy!

She's Losing It!

A football game was on in the background and the announcer said that one player’s brother had just died that morning in a car crash.  The player was a wreck, crying on the bench between plays, but then went on to score a touchdown.  I remember thinking two things:  Why is this guy at work, and I don’t think I could ever focus that much while dealing with something so tragic.

But the more I thought about it, we do this type of grief compartmentalization in everyday life too, don’t we?  I have friends who have been downsized who have to go into work and train their replacement in India while managing to not go postal.  Other friends are dealing with incredibly stressful family situations, yet pretend nothing is wrong in front of their kids.  And recently heard my friend’s 23 year old daughter just got diagnosed with a rare…

View original post 483 more words

Watercolors Friday Giveaway!

Happy Watercolors Friday to all. Today, I want to announce that as part of Amazon KDP select promo for Ramblings of the Spirit (The Dinorah Chronicles, Book 1), I am giving away a free electronic copy of it, and all you have to do is go to Amazon and download it. If you would like to read it, this is my gift to you; I extended the promotion until tomorrow. If you so like, you may leave an honest review of it. You can find Ramblings of the Spirit here . Just click on the Kindle edition. You don’t need a kindle to be able to enjoy ebooks via Amazon, as you can download from Amazon a free kindle app to your computer, or any other apps for e-readers that they offer; they are free.

Cover for Ramblings of the Spirit (The Dinorah Chronicles) - Girl Image by Lunagirl Images. Design by Maria Antonia Diaz

Cover for Ramblings of the Spirit (The Dinorah Chronicles) – Girl Image by Lunagirl Images. Design by Maria Antonia Diaz

A bit about Ramblings of the Spirit – Dinorah Sandbeck, an introverted young librarian, resents her Human-Anarth origins and must find a way to fulfill her birthright duty, while keeping the secret.  As she learns the Anarth ways and follows the riddled teachings of an ancient tome, she falls in love and struggles to keep her secret. She must fight her archenemy Hael and The Other Side, but most of all, she must fight herself.  In this battle of Self, Love, and Duty, winning is the least of her concerns.

 

HAPPY WATERCOLORS FRIDAY!

Me, Me, Me

This is a "thought bubble". It is an...

This is a “thought bubble”. It is an illustration depicting thought. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am back after a few days of unplugging myself from social networks, blogging, and other internet endeavors; however, I have to say that one issue fluttered by my head more than a couple of times – the .com issue; yes, I have to say that I was upset with myself for being so lax about obtaining the .com for Inkspeare, after all, I have blogged for years now, see why? Now, another blog has obtained the .com, and my only concern is that since .com is the first thing you think when searching for a domain, I hope that my blog won’t be mixed up with the brand new site that holds the .com domain, although I don’t know the name of the new site (parked). In addition, I am concerned about the type of content as well – Am I worrying too much here? (it could also turn out to be an excellent and wonderful site, on a positive note).

If I am, it is only because I have put so much work, blood, and sweat, into the making of Inkspeare (as well as thinking of the perfect name). After all, Inkspeare has been all about me – my journey as a writer, artist, and the bits and pieces about my life that I love to share with all of you, and I enjoy it so much.

I have to say, that after thinking about it these couple of days, I decided to get the .ME domain, so Inkspeare will now be Inkspeare.me.  Although my first choice was the .com for obvious reasons – everyone looks for a .com first, when searching; it is almost a reflex – I think that a .ME would be easier to remember than a .net or .org, or any other variations. A comment by Roxana suggested that it is more personal, and I happen to agree. Besides, the original .wordpress.com will still work if someone searches for Inkspeare that way, or click in any of the live links I have all over, so there is no harm done.  I would have preferred the .com better, but that domain is parked by someone, so it is not available now. However, I am happy with my decision of purchasing the .me domain. After all, Inkspeare, this blog, is about me and my journey, as well as the joy of sharing bits and pieces of that journey.

Having the .me as well as the .wordpress is comforting, in a way.  Maybe, my concern may seem a bit irrational to some, but Inkspeare holds a very special place in my heart and I have to admit that part of my soul is in it as well. It may sound a bit silly, but it is how I feel. One thing I have learned over the years, and that is to accept my feelings and never think of them as “less than,” but to look at them and release them. Therefore, I let the mourning of the .com go, and embrace the Inkspeare.me wishing for the best. Dramatic? Maybe, however true to me. Over the years of blogging, Inkspeare has been like a second home, so I hope you understand why I feel so strong about it.  For now on Inkspeare.me (as well as inkspeare.wordpress.com) is the home of INKSPEARE.

Food for thought – How do you feel about domains? How do you search for a website; do you use the .com first or not? Have the internet capture too much of our attention and/or lives/identities? Is there such a thing as a virtual clone (your perception of your internet persona?

 

Dear Human

I was going to write a Watercolors Friday post today, however, I came across this post from Anacephalaeosis blog, and I loved it so much that I decided to share it today. Think of it as a celebration of your divine essence. HAPPY WATERCOLORS FRIDAY!

Don’t Buy Ivory

THIS IS A REBLOG. I found this blog post from ArchangelTravel very interesting and important to travelers, so I am sharing it here today. As you know, I care about this planet, and think that every action, big or small determines the fate of Earth. Here ArchangelTravel made what it may seem as a simple shopping choice; however the impact on this planet is immense. Just think about it.

REBLOGGED You ARE Beautiful

REBLOG FROM SIMPLE TOM

I enjoyed this video on his blog and as he points out, everyone needs to see it, as indeed it is a powerful message; therefore, I am sharing it, and hope that you keep sharing it as well. 🙂

Simple Tom

Please share this on your blog and with everyone. This is such a POWERFUL message and everyone needs to hear this! Its so incredibly powerful in shaping the way that we see ourselves.

– So that you TRULY see yourself as the beautiful person you are.

Please share this.

View original post

End of Year Cheer

I will be away from blogging until next year, so I want to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting and commenting on Inkspeare and for making the WordPress experience so enjoyable, and that goes for WordPress staff as well. My most sincere and loving wishes for the Holidays and for the new year. May your light keep shining and may you find joy and love in everything you do. This poem is from me to you 🙂

One in Many

On this day I shall wish
many blessings, harmony
 When the night gives in to day
and the day nestles the night,
we will be as one in many.

Shine your light for it will be
as the beacon one will see
Always seek your love to give
without measure, plenty and free.

As you give you will receive,
one in many it has been.
 Me, You, It, one and the same,
Love, One Source, is One in many.

As you wish it will be done,
may you wish, joy, peace, and love
For it returns the wish to wisher,
two ten fold, as one in many.

Hope that you enjoy the poem and may you have a blessed, prosperous, and happy New 2013!