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  • Monica posted an update in the group Group logo of Music ~ The Universal LanguageMusic ~ The Universal Language 3 months ago

    Aguila got the ball rolling in this direction. Absolutely appreciate how they showcase talent from around the world.

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    A New York Times BestsellerA Washington Post Bestseller”Named a “Best Essay Collection of the Decade” by Literary HubAs a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nat […]

  • Being a mom is no easy job. You care for them from the time their little and on into adulthood. Being a mom never stops. I came here today to write because as a mom going through a difficult time with one of my […]

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      You are so right about how our caring and worries as mothers never end. But we do look forward to the day when we can sit back and see that our children are on a good path and we can put some of those worries aside. Well….we THINK those days will come.
      I am sorry you are going through something with one of your children.

      My advice would be…..and knowing someone like you most likely doesn’t need it…..but I would tell anyone…double up on the love. Give that child more of your love in this moment because they need it more. Assure them you will always be there anytime they need you. Sometimes they need to go through things on their own. Respect their process and again….let them know they are loved and needed. Throw in those extra long hugs too.
      I know I wanted to wrap my arms around my sons and protect them forever from all hurts that are out there in this world.

      If you need an ear…..I am here.

      Sending prayers 🙏🏼

      • Monica thank you. All great advice. Perhaps I love my kids to much and will always want to try and protect them even though I know I can’t.

        • You can never love your children too much. I start my days with prayers …which 99% are all for my sons. AND….through out the day I send positive energy to them. Of course they don’t know this…..but I will do this most likely forever 💜
          Our children hurt….we hurt. And depending on their age….and if there is or was anything I was able to do for them…I did it and will do. There is no set end date for that.
          Stay strong.

    • What’s the story in your mind when you are experiencing the constant ache?

    • I have spent a lot of the past few decades worrying about my children … 3 of the 5 are doing well; 1 is trying and making progress … 1 is really struggling. I am trying to learn to chill out and just be supportive and listen and not take on all of the stresses that their lives could generate in me. So, I understand at least some of what you are going through.

      Robert

      P.S. CrashingAngel is a pretty cool name.

  • My spooky little sister has been bugging me to watch these stories. If you remember….she is the Queen of Spooky Town and if she is saying these are scary I 1000% believe her. She texted the other night after […]

    • Ok….so I was wrong. You can not watch it on Youtube…(I think) My sister told me she watched them on Amazon Prime and rented them. I don’t know when I will get to watching the series….but I will. I just finished “Expedition Bigfoot” on Discovery +. And unless anyone else here is somewhat a believer I am not going to share my findings 🧐

    • Boy oh boy was I WRONG! This is the wrong movie. The correct movie is called “Backwell Ghost” and there are 5 episodes. We watched the first one and I was sooooo disappointed. VERY VERY disappointed. Granted I always make efforts to debunk everything so I debunked scenes as I watched the movie. MAYBE if I went in not thinking about that I might have been scared. 👎
      My little sister asked us to just watch one more before we give up on this….so we said we will watch it tomorrow.

    • Are you sure you’re sure this time?

    • There are lots of these type movies and series around. It is funny how I react with fear one time, and the next time something just as scary seeming on the surface doesn’t even made me gasp once. I don’t usually chose to watch things that are supposed be scary thought, most of the time.

  • So …I ended getting the first Vaccine a few weeks ago. I didn’t think my sons Tribe would include me in their Vaccination list but they asked my sons if I wanted it or anyone else in our household. I felt […]

  • Colorado Dreamin posted an update in the group Group logo of Thought of The DayThought of The Day 6 months ago

    To examine, to question, to discover and evolve — that is what it means to be alive. Cicely Tyson (1924 – 2021)

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  • If any one knows me they know I absolutely love DIY projects 🛠 and watching shows like this. I think because of the Covid slow down of new shows over here some of our channels are showing older UK shows. WHICH ar […]

    • I love, love, love shows like this.
      So interesting! I would buy up a Chateau like this in a heartbeat if I could. Reminds me of some of the pictures my dad’s godmother in Switzerland used to send.

      I also love watching Fixer Upper, Joanna and Chip. Tiny Houses. They truly amaze me!

      • YES…..I have to monitor how many shows I get into because they are addicting. AND…there are so many shows like this out there.
        I think from what I saw…they have lived there a few years and still have not got to half the rooms. Renovating them that is.

        • They really are very addicting.
          It’s been quite easy for me to get hooked on them last year. The company I work for has had all 150 of us working remotely, so I turn the TV on for noise, and of course, end up watching while doing tasks.

          I can’t even imagine renovating that many rooms. That is a LOT!!!

          • You got to work from home? Thank goodness for that. Being able to keep working through this pandemic. I would be horrible at it. I see those commercials where people are in pajama bottoms and nice tops doing conference calls. I know myself…..I would probably start watching soap operas all day and actually getting some work done at midnight ☺️
            YES….45 rooms in this Chateau. I definitely would have to marry a Journeyman to do all this work. You should start watching the show…..this man could do everything. He is ex military and a chef. He also is a trained gardener I think…he just knows it all. And she is so cute. She is so talented with design and unique ideas. And to do all of this with small children….AMAZING.

    • This is quite a lengthy documentary series which first began airing in June 2016.
      It has 7 seasons, and 32 episodes in all.
      So there’s much to see if you want to watch the entire series.

      There are several DIY shows which come and go in the UK and one of the stand-out programs is called “Grand Designs” – a program which follows the construction of a house from foundations to the roof. It may sound ordinary but it really isn’t.

    • Are you serious?
      I can’t wait for them to release more Chateau seasons.
      We also have MANY shows like this. But I was drawn to the Chateau because of the amazing castle like home….and the beautiful couple doing it all.

    • Someone remodeled the big house (Chateau) which is not my thing at all. I prefer getting an apartment as is, and not having to worry about it. Oh maybe pick out a picture or two. LOL This somehow brings to mind an interview I saw part of earlier today of Fran Lebowitz who emphasised that she is lazy. She got one bad job after another when she first moved to New York at 18, and finally just realized she didnt’ wanna work, period.

      That’s sort of me.

      • I kind of get this. I think we feel LAZY when its something we really are not passionate about. I never had to do a remodel….and I probably won’t ever. But I love the idea of it…I love how creative some people can get over it. My fun is designing a room. But….it is also draining too.
        I sometimes just want to hire a decorator to come and decorate every room in my house because I can never make my mind up. I can spend months debating over a chair…..and once I decide on the model….add a few more months on picking a color. And add a few more months after that for picking the fabric/texture. ITS HORRIBLE. But…. once I get going I am ok.

        Yeah…..pictures are an issue with me too. Because I only want to hang my own art work. But I don’t because I want to paint in a color scheme I decide on for the room. And ….and….and…..it doesn’t end you see. 😔
        😉

  • My sister “Queen of Horror” sent this to me earlier today and I didn’t watch it at the time because I wasn’t in the mood to watch a horror scene. But she assured me it was different. So….I just watched it. […]

    • There’s much one can read into this film – allegory or metaphor, but I wouldn’t consider it a horror film. 11 people all sat around a table feasting on what will become their last supper. The biblical last supper was attended by Jesus and his 12 disciples. Biblical connotations?

      The diners’ appear to be eating several endangered species with gusto, and have no moral compunction over the terrible consequences such attitudes will ultimately cause. So Mankind sinks under the weight of his own sins – this being gluttony, and again, another biblical reference is exposed. In a visual metaphor we see the diners’ and their table drop to the lower floor. . .are there no limits that mankind will sink to for momentary satisfaction?

      Maybe they are in purgatory forced to repeat their past sins before ascending to heaven?

      The script writer definitely had something in mind when this was written, and even to the casual viewer it is clear that there is so much more going on here then what is seen on the surface. It’s the insatiable appetite – primarily – the need to use up all the Earth’s resources rather than protect them. Mankind is descending rather than ascending as He should be.

      There is more, but I could go on forever.

      • After reading your response, I have to say my first reaction is “why didn’t I take it any deeper”. I seem to tend to be so literal about things like this. A group of people eating and falling through several floors, is just people eating while the floor falls out from under them…and I miss any “allegory” that might be there.

        Suspect you are right, don’t doubt it for a minute. I just don’t think in those terms.

        • I might have done the same thing as you….but I was asked my opinion of the movie so I had to look at it from as many angles as possible. My sister can get into some deeper discussions. So I have to “try” to dive as deep too. ☺️

    • I think you hit all areas that we discussed over this. Well….the thoughts the people in the group brought up to her and she shared with me. And I just realized DoDo bird me didn’t post my view. I thought for sure Gluttony ….that was the only thing I saw. But she brought up all the ideas she was discussing with other people….which was along the lines of what you wrote. Your very observant Jules.
      I also felt….this short film was not “Horror” unless of course you are a devout religious being 🙃 It is labeled Horror which is why I didnt watch it right away. So again….agree with Jules on this.
      But I also felt it was a nicely made short film.

      I started watching a show which distracted me from posting my view here last night. I can’t stand getting caught up in a series. 😁

    • Ok, I am going to respond without reading what you said so that you can get the closest thing to a “fresh” viewpoint as possible.

      First, I was wondering what the heck was going on. These intense people were really dedicated to eating whatever that was. Then the food stuff bothered me. It looked like they were eating baby chickens or something..I mean in the egg chickens, unhatched chickens, except they were fairly big so what were they really?!!

      Then as time went on, my attention went from “what the heck are they eating” to when is the next floor going to give way, and why didn’t these crazy people just start out on the ground floor in the first place.

      I think it ended up being more perplexing and sort of funny rather than “horror.”

      • YES…not horror in the sense that we thought. But I imagine a religious person could see the horror in it if they see the “Gluttony” and the “descending” floors.

        • Yeah, I think I would be pretty “horrorified” if the floors kept giving way. I wouldn’t be really happy for even one to give way.

  • I wish I could hand them all a fluffy pillow & a cup of hot tea 🍵

    • All this for one moment of national insanity.

      • Yes! We could have had this on the “day of insanity” but some people in the White House didn’t think it would “look” good.

    • And a warm blanket. Bless each and every one of them. I heard yesterday that at least 20,000 National Guard members are expected to be in Washington D.C. for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, which is roughly four times more than the amount of troops currently in Afghanistan and Iraq combined.

      • Uh huh…..my sister has been moved to a smaller base and smaller living quarters in Afghanistan since bases have been closing over there.
        Just seeing these soldiers sleeping there to keep everyone safe gave me such a feeling of good and warmth.

    • Are these the National Guard gathered in the Capitol to keep our Congresspersons safe? If so, give ’em a blanket and pillow for me. 🙂

  • Doing our part. Visit the F.B.I. site where you can find more pictures.

  • Horrible Picture…sorry about that.

  • It’s been years since I heard this song. Let’s hope we all have a “Perfect Day” 💜

  • Twitter actually suspended Trumps account for 24 hours for “Violating civil integrity”

  • So much I want to say….but trying to control what my tongue wants my fingers to type.

    • I praise you for showing restraint in such a volatile situation.

      • I have been listening to all stations over this and all seem to be saying the same thing about these Rioters. “Misinformed through Social Media Trump Supporters”
        I think…if those sites Twitter/Facebook/Youtube social media Titans are taking steps to stop “Misinformation” on their sites ….we may want to discuss what we should do here. I know I have deleted some post and deleted some accounts here due to hate/violence/racist post though not many.
        We are not even on the radar compared to their size….but we have a “One Love” philosophy that we as Admins here need to do our best to protect. And we of all people should not be spreading misinformation. So Yes…I have to shut my laptop at times and ponder.

    • Yes indeed.
      I think that by now the whole world knows that every claim relating to election fraud has been thrown out by the courts across the board due to no solid evidence. People believe what that will or what they want to believe because it suits their political stance regardless of validity or lack of it.

      And so conspiracy theories grow and filter down through the “global” population via social media and become POPULAR truth to the faithful, but popular truth and official truth are two very different things. So as Admins the task is whether or not to allow such political motivated conspiracy theories to prosper? – or delete them immediately on this site?

    • A woman lost her life today because of the events at congress: this happened at the heart of the American government because of an act of dosmestic terrorism. I think it’s obvious how we proceed.

  • Looks like Warnick & Ossoff took Georgia.

    • What!? You mean it went through without a counter claim due to fraud? . . .sarcasm intended. 🙂

      • … 🤨……………. 🤣 😂 🤣….. oh its been said even BEFORE the voting even happened. We kind of expect it anymore. But these 2 actually WON. Seems Americans are trying to make a point. Go figure 🙃

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