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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Visual Serenity Part two!

SERENITY - the state or quality of being serene, calm, or tranquil; composure, peacefulness, peace. [Serenity week begins here. Click for this week's Bliss Initiatives.]

Welcome Magic Carpet Riders! Looking for my One World One Heart Giveaway? Click here to go to my open house post and the giveaway! 

I'm calling this "part two" because I had a post of this name last serenity week.  We've all heard the saying "a picture is worth a thousand words,"  well in the case of serenity I'd have to say a picture is worth a thousand silences. No matter how busy, frenetic or otherwise crazed I am in any given moment, the right image can slow me right down. If it is only for a moment it still makes a diference. The ones that make me pause a little longer... well they are treasures!

As I was busily blog hopping in the One World One Heart Giveaway a couple of photos caught me by surprise. I lingered. I enjoyed. I hope you do too!

The photo above is from the header on Kathleen's blog 
Four Miles North of Nowhere.
She says the sunbeams through the tree are her gift on early mornings. 
If I could see this EVERY morning I would become a morning person!

This photo was taken on Jekyll Island by Lavender Dreamer. 
Visit her blog Lavender Dreams for more beautiful photos from her recent trip.  Growing up an east coast gal made this a very welcoming photo for me.  I have never been to Jekyll Island but it or one of its eastern beach cousins is calling for a visit!

Next Post: A Serenity Meander

My 13 bliss virtues: joy, order, creativity, passion, whimsy, serenity, inquiry, community, romance, gratitude, moxie, humility, surprise


  1. Hi Kathy,

    It absolutely makes my day that my photo moved you enough that you wanted to share it. Thank you!

    And I had fun wandering around your blog. Loved it. I'll be back again.


  2. hi kathy sprinkle, with a name like that one must say the whole thing. i'm so happy you found the bunnies and me. i read a little bit about your mission and i'm curios if my blog was somewhere on that trail? i will definitely be back feeling a similar cloth cut here. i'd follorw yours but i don't see the follow button. i will aslo add a link to your blog on my blog list. thanks again for stopping by and please keep up the inspirations!

  3. Thanks for including my photo in your beautiful post! I mentioned your blog on mine today and put a link! I know everyone will want to visit you!


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Ben Franklin's 13 Virtues

  • 1. TEMPERANCE - Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
  • 2. SILENCE - Speak not what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.
  • 3. ORDER - Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
  • 4. RESOLUTION - Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
  • 5. FRUGALITY - Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e. waste nothing.
  • 6. INDUSTRY - Lose no time; be always employ'd in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
  • 7. SINCERITY - Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and if you speak, speak accordingly.
  • 8. JUSTICE - Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
  • 9. MODERATION - Avoid extreams; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
  • 10. CLEANLINESS - Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths or habitation.
  • 11. TRANQUILITY - Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
  • 12. CHASTITY - Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or to the injury of your own or another's peace or reputation.
  • 13. HUMILITY - Imitate Jesus and Socrates.


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