Some Of My New Friends

Hello Friends,

Hope all is well. Today seems like a good day to give out some link love. I made some new friends over the weekend via the Blogcatalog. If you are a blogger, this is a good place to meet some talented people with great blogs.

The first person I would like to introduce is Sandpiper 727. The blog Sandpiper's Place has some of the best photographs of nature. As I was browsing through the pictures I could feel my whole body relaxing.

In EckHart Tolle's book A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (Oprah's Book Club, Selection 61) he encourages the reader to look at the beauty of a flower or a bird. He tells us to be like nature. Nature doesn't struggle to exist. You will never see a grass trying to go back into the dirt. It wants to grow and just simply does.

Humans are the only species that resists that natural laws of nature. Why do we make it so hared on ourselves? I am thankful for people like Sandpiper 727 who reminds us of the good that is right in front of our faces.

My next friend is Marcueto. I was browsing around and I came across The Fearless Blog. It was the title that got me. What a great theme for a blog. Marcueto wants us to be fearless in our endeavors. Her posts are a constant form of encouragement to move forward.

Being fearless is living in the moment. The Now. Most people become fearful because they are living either in the past of the future. Living in the past makes you handle decisions based on past events. If these past events were unfavorable, we tend to go the secure route out of fear of failing again.

When we live in the future, we tend to have built up anxiety for what is to come. The unknown makes us nervous and again rely on past events to make our decisions. Usually the safe decision. I'm finding out that in order to be successful we have to be fearless. That means living for the moment. Making decisions and standing by them. Having the wisdom to see when the decision may not have been the right one, but learning from that mistake to move forward. We will all fail from time to time. But it is these failures that fuel the huge victories that await us if we are persistant and Fearless.

The last friend I want to introduce you to is Tammy Burks. She is a rug-hooker with an excellent blog called Skip To My Ewe.
Last week I started to notice that I was getting visitors form her blog to my Articles of Intent blog. When I went to her blog I was greeted with the most beautiful array of colors. I noticed that she had put me as one her blogs she likes to visit. I was touched.

Her art work is unbelievable. It is amazing what can done with a simple string of yarn. This reminds me that beauty can come out of anything. If you have the imagination, you can create whatever you want. One string of yarn isn't anything on it's own. But when it is joined together in such a way, the creation process begins.

In her entry Huge Appetite she talks about how she keeps everything in her circle positive. This is a good lesson to learn. If we constantly surround ourselves with positive people and positive situations, it is hard for negativity to move in. It will try but you will be in such a state in which negativity cannot survive. Thanks for the reminder Tammy.

Many blessings to my new friends and to all of you that I will have the pleasure of meeting soon. Try to make a new friend today. Abraham Lincoln said, "Every time you make a friend, you destroy an enemy." Keep this in mind and soon we will be able to take the word enemy out of the dictionary as it will no longer exist. What a world that would be.


Reflections Magazine editor said...

Very good post!
Nice incorporation of blogs into your primary message. Thank you. Your words echo what so many of us strive for every day. I hear your "voice" and it most definitely moves me. Enjoy the journey!

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Anonymous said...

It is the "voice" that is in all of us. A positive "voice" that is becoming more and more common. Keep encouraging your readers to be "fearless." Many blessings!

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

Thanks for the note, QuoteGuy. Very nice blog today and thank you for the kind words. Your blog is most interesting and I'll be back to see more!

Duke said...

eace be with the moderator, as well as those reading this message.(if this is not censored :-)
The time has come.
I am here to bring judgment to the living and the dead. The harvest is ripe. Pass this message on to fellow believers.
There is 'love'and 'hate', then there is love.

The Faithful Witness

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your inspiration Sandpiper. Many blessings!

Anonymous said...

Hi Duke. Thanks for stopping by. I had to censor myself because I can't spell. LOL. I too believe that the time is NOW. Like you, I think I'll focus on love. Keep spreading the good word. Blessings!

nosmij20 said...

thakns again for the comments.... i added you to my site ,,, thanks...

Anonymous said...

Thanks nosmij20(Jimson). Thanks for adding me to your site. I am truly honored. Keep sharing your talents with the "world", in you own "words".