Some Like It Hot

I definitely am one of those people…I like it hot: steaming hot baths/showers, jalepanos, the heat of the sun and don’t even give me a lukewarm coffee (even worse -iced coffee). Hot is my preference.

At least once in life, we all experience the flame going out. But it doesn’t have to remain dim. All it takes is a little spark of hope and kindness and love and perseverance to fan the flame.

Here are a few quotes that I’m hoping spark a little inspiration for you:

Of all the fires, love is the only inexhaustible one.—Pablo Nerudadeeclarknz.com Great things never came from comfort zones. deeclarknz.com Decide you want it more than you are afraid of it. – Cosby deeclarknz.com No longer bereft, you blaze.—Emilydeeclarknz.com When eyes have died in its gaze, know the heart had died in its blaze. -unknown deeclarknz.com Love what you do so that it sets others ablaze with inspiration. deeclarknz.com Accept things as they are or accept responsibility for changing them.deeclarknz.com Be who you were created to be and you will set the world on fire. -St Catherine of Sienadeeclarknz.com The antidote to exhaustion isn’t rest. It’s wholeheartedness.—David Whyte

The tongue is a little member, and it can boast of great things. See how much wood or how great a forest a tiny spark can set ablaze! -James

One Word Photo Challenge: Hot

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Liquids

  

   Pour a liquid out of its container, and it changes shape, fills the space you give it. If you give children a lot of space, it may surprise you where they’ll go and the shape they’ll take.

Nancy Gibbs

   
 

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

Langston Hughes

  
  
  
  Good coffee is a pleasure, good friends are a treasure.

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Liquids

When We Change The Way We Communicate, We Change Everything

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“The biggest communication problem is that we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply.” ~Unknown “The biggest communication problem is the illusion that it has taken place.” “I know you believe you think you know what I said, but … Continue reading

WordPress Photo Challenge: Orange

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You are beautiful, my darling, beautiful beyond words. Your eyes are like doves behind your veil. Your hair falls in waves, like a flock of goats winding down the slopes. ~Solomon

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When was the last time you took a leap of faith?

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As we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone. ~Paul

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Whatever the activity in which you engage, do it with all your ability, ~Solomon

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Like cold water to a thirsty soul,so is good news from a far country. ~Proverbs

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There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:~Solomon

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Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad. – Proverbs

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Sometimes losing your way is the only way to find your way. ~Unknown

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange

Bittersweet

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Finishing a book is bittersweet. You spend days getting to know the characters. Learning their nuances, their faults, their loves, their lives. They become your friends, acquaintances, enemies. And after the story ends, you miss them. Eventually you realise they aren’t a part of your world, you were just briefly visiting theirs.” ~Unknown

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(photo provided by my sister, Evie Hartness)

Memories, even bittersweet ones, are better than nothing. ~Jennifer Armentrout

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It’s kind of bittersweet. The human spirit is not measured by the size of the act, but by the size of the heart. ~Yakov Smirnoff

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Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bittersweet. Alive.” ― Joanne Harris, Chocolat

I adore the word bittersweet. I guess it because it describes so many moments in my life. Some days, I am ambivalent about that fact but even the bitter parts can taste the sweetest eventually.

My chocolate…must never be bittersweet, though. Never!

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One Word Weekly Photo Challenge: Bittersweet

Life Is A Mixture

Life is a mixture of sunshine and rain, teardrops and laughter, pleasure and pain.

2015/01/img_2646.jpgRemember, there was never a cloud that the sun wouldn’t shine through. -unknown

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Shadowed

2015/01/img_0575.jpgNever fear Shadows.

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that there is sunshine nearby. – Ruth E. Renkel

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The One You Will Never Lose

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She is always there.

Will you accept her?

Will you love her?

Will you value her?

Will you esteem her?

If you will, there will always be someone in the room who accepts her.

She, my dear, is YOU.

(A Word A Week Challange: Chilled)