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We Are All Beautiful People

-We Are All Beautiful People-


What color are our hearts that beat as one

our tears


Does our laughter move mountains when we’re surrounded by friends

Do we feel the same when we fall

Can we not feel the sadness of another

The happiness of lovers

Hopes of children



The light of a brand new day

tenderness of a hug

The perfect timing of a kind gesture when you’re feeling down


A gentle touch when your in pain

soft smile when you’ve lost something special


A warm meal


How long can we live against the grain

where togetherness should be

we draw the same breath






in a world where we can all be happy


Believe in a place where we uplift



and teach

kindness to all


And, where We Are All Beautiful People inside and out.


Here’s to Our Hopeful World 2017

rising above the unknown

Cheers, to our hopeful world 2017!

While scouting out a site for our New Year ‘Hot Spring’ Break weekend my mind wandered to seismic activity.  After a few clicks and one  National Geographic article titled One of Earth’s Most Dangerous Supervolcanoes is Rumbling, my mind wandered back to the hot springs here in Northern California.

Were recent earthquakes the precursors to a larger disaster?

(a few more clicks)

Yellowstone is behaving as it has for the past 140 years…Odds are very high that Yellowstone will be eruption- free for the coming centuries.

– U.S.G.S. (United States Geological Survey)

Dodged that one.

fear of the unknown, you dirty b


2016 was a whirlwind that brought the United States President-elect Donald Trump. “A complete meltdown of humanity” in Aleppo; ISIS genocide, Civil War in Yemen, global warming, drought, and the declaration by the World Wildlife Fund  that 2/3rds of all species could be extinct by 2020.

The President-elect’s stance on climate change runs counter to physical evidence, near-universal scientific consensus, and analyses by military experts and the U.S. Department of Defense.

National Geographic

Trump promises to cut the Clean Power Plan, Climate Action Plan and the Paris Agreement and expand fossil fuel exploration on federal lands and waters.


Close your eyes, breathe deep, expand the abdomen, exhale and release, now open your eyes.

Lets remember the beautiful things that happened last year.

In 2016 we saw

  • an increase in minimum wage
  • unemployment at its lowest levels since the recession
  • withdrawal of  plans to drill in the Antarctic
  • Chicago Cubs win the World Series and
  • women of color got prominent government positions for the first time in history.

And a Tumblr post went viral called “Good Things That Happened in 2016” .

Our Hopeful World in 2017

Guess Who left the Endangered Species List

Here are a few of those Really

“Good things that happened in 2016”

  • The O-ZONE layer is in repair.
  • Scientists can now link prosthetic limbs to the glands in the brain that control intent, allowing those who need them to move without thinking about how.
  • Heart Disease related deaths are down 70% in the United States.
  • The Ice Bucket Challenge raised enough awareness to help the discovery of the gene linked to ALS. Which means treatment is on the horizon.
  • Pokémon Go fanatics placed tons of modules near children’s hospitals for the kids.
  • Bank to pay college tuition for children whose parents (employees) died in 9/11.
  • Precision cancer treatments have reached clinical trials and are working. Far beyond applying one treatment for all types of cancer.
  • South African man flies 80 rhinos from Africa to Australia – to create a veritable ‘Eden’, to protect the species from extinction.
  • 500 elephants relocated to a safe sanctuary, and tiger, manatee and panda numbers are up!

Human-kind relies on its ability to learn and adapt. As we watch the unraveling of our nation’s government surely we can live in peace and watch hopefully as it all unfolds.

Do NOT live in fear.

As our dear friend, author and motivational powerhouse, Hal Elrod says, you “can’t change it”.  If what’s done is done why worry about it – why give it your energy? Instead, how can we move forward, redirecting that energy?

For now we can remain hopeful that our environmental associations will remain steadfast during this time of unknowns.

Learn, grow, enrich and be gracious

More than ever we need to focus on uniting and understanding each other.

Our lives, our real earthly human-ess relies on our ability to love; to love our bodies and minds with continual growth and improvement; to love others not for what they know or do, but for who they are and what their life’s purpose is; to love giving, not for what you’ll get in return but for the empathetic means of sheer gratitude; and finally, love to teach others to love.

Love to radiate the exact love that you feel inside. Be a beacon of light in a hopeful world. Do not burden others with your fear, for that is yours alone. Share only the messages that uplift and enlighten your peers.

Teach your children. Plan for emergencies, practice and develop drills . When we were young my sister and I took part in fire and tornado drills conducted by our parents. Even though we never had to use them, we were mentally prepared should a problem arise.

It’s always best to be ready. Garden – teach your children to survive. Teach them to swim, to run and jump. Play in the dirt. Dance in the rain.

The power of government relies on control. But don’t forget who’s in control of your life. Don’t believe everything you hear, think or even dream. Focus instead on the present. Be part of our hopeful world.

Be happy with your choices. Do not burden yourself with fear anger or sadness.

Our Hopeful World in 2017 - Simone Biles 2016 Olympics

Simone Biles – 14 World Medals & the title of the greatest female gymnast who ever lived.

Cheers to our hopeful world 2017 because now we’ve the fuel to rebuild.

Thank our mother earth for giving us this moment of realization. Thank humanity for continually amazing and for inherently loving, because when it is all said and done…that is why we are here.


Love is

Love is crisp white sheets softly brushing against my skin.

Love is a hug that melts your heart as your body is pulled in.

Love is a hidden treasure found in the strangest of places and its true it goes on even when it feels wasted.

Love is laughter and tears; talks of wishes and fears.

Love is a soft kiss on your hand or a nibble on your ear.

There is love that is beautiful, unconditional and strong.  There is love that is new and love that lasts long. Even though it seems effortless it takes so much strength to love and be loved is never a mistake.


Love with your whole heart and never in vain; for love is boundless and beautiful like the smell of fresh rain. We can run from love and we can run toward but one thing is for sure love helps us move forward.



The Ruins in Colonia, Uruguay

There are a few different theories behind the history of Valentine’s Day.


In Ancient Rome on February 14th there was a huge celebration of the Goddess Juno, Rome’s Goddess of love and marriage. The following day, February 15th, they had the Feast of Lupercalia, where young men and women would draw a lovers name out of a bowl for a years courtship. Which often lead to lasting love.


It is also said that on this day the valiant St. Valentine took it upon himself to secretly wed lovers against the ruling of Emperor Claudius II who forbade weddings so that his infantry could fight without missing their wives. On February 14, about 270 AD St. Valentine was sentenced to death; and on this day lovers began sending little notes and tokens of love coined ‘Valentines’.


History also notes that in the Middle Ages roughly 498 AD, Pope Gelasius declared the date an homage for martyr Valentinus and the end of the Pagan celebrations.


Or was it something more natural?


Also in the Middle Ages they cited that February 14th was the first day of the mating season for birds, which is the reason this date is so significant as a day for love and togetherness.

Whatever the reason, whomever created it, I’m thankful for the happiness that it continues to spread throughout the world.


Whether single, wed or dating you are sure to feel a bit of extra passion welling up inside you. Focus on the positivity of that love and the happiness you share with friends and family. Let us focus on the way we show thanks for this love.


Love is so beautiful so raw and free always there to lend comfort when you feel you can’t breathe.


Love is never alone so you need not be.

Love is the perfect elixir both for you and for me.