May is the Gateway – by Kat McCarthy


May is such a wonderful month. Warm days start to appear, nature is beginning to burst with colour and the bugs haven’t come out to play yet. I can’t imagine a better month in the year. Peter and I have begun talking about camping trips and holidays, we’ve started planting our flowers and veggies in our garden and we’ve started hiking. May is like the gate way to summer and it feels so good to breathe in the warm air and soak up some sun.

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How To Make God Laugh – By Devrah Laval


There are so many factors beyond the little personality/ego that we aren’t even aware of. We are part of a
great puzzle that has been designed by the Creator who knows the big picture, because ‘life’ has already been scripted. A flower can blossom with a beautiful scent, but no matter how great a gardener we are, we have no control over its blossoming. The blossoming is not our responsibility nor is it any of our business.

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A Moment In Time – Review by Hercules Invictus


A Moment in Time, by George L. Helmer, is a wonderful journey through the remarkable life of Steve Reeves. George was Steve’s close friend and business partner, with access to Steve’s records and momentos. He is very generous in sharing details, making this a rich and lavishly illustrated biography.

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Laugh and the World Laughs With You – by Nancy Zimmerman


Laugh, and the world  laughs with you;
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Weep, and you weep alone;
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For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
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But has trouble enough of its own.
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These words were penned by Ella Wheeler in 1883 after she had comforted a distraught young woman on a train ride to the Governor’s Inaugural Ball in Wisconsin.  The poem in its entirety was published as Solitude in her book, Poems of Passion.  The meaning is as fresh today as it has ever been.  When we are in good moods and being positive, we find others who want to share that emotion.  When, however, we stumble and have our times of sadness, we often find ourselves alone.

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Well, what do you know – by Annette Rochelle Aben


…thought, alone, can change the body.” Dr. Candace Pert Ph. D.
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Dr. Pert was a neuroscientist, whose work in the field of brain chemistry was as legendary as was her work in the field of alternative medicine. The above quote was taken from an interview with her in the movie, What the BLEEP Do We Know. Basically, what Dr. Pert was telling us, is, that the words we tell ourselves, the thoughts we own, is what creates our bodies.

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May You Bloom – by Annette Rochelle Aben


It’s been quite the Spring, thus far in my part of the world. We have seen tropical storm worthy winds, knocking out the power to hundreds of thousands of people for at least a week.  The temperatures have been so cold that the trees and flowering bushes were timid about budding and blooming. Finally, it appears that the tide is turning and we are in full rebirth.

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Live and Laugh Well – by David Little


How do you feel when you are in a state of joy? What is it that gets you there? When you’re with people you like or love and are telling stories about your day or your life ; does that bring a sense of joy to your heart?

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The Winds of Life – by Dean Nelson


It’s Easter Sunday, and my wife’s birthday… happy birthday Paula! I am enjoying a beautiful, warm, sunny afternoon. It is very breezy today here in central Florida as I sit on my lanai watching the trees sway rhythmically to the whim of the wind. The display of wonder it creates is mesmerizing as the trees move magically, dancing to Mother Nature’s pulse.

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How to be Creative – by Sheri Sennhauser


I would like to introduce you to my latest dining room table centerpiece.. I tend to change them seasonally but this not always a rule, it’s more of a guideline (lol)  depends on my mood!  I chose Aphrodite very carefully.  We are in Spring and the earth is renewing, the birds are singing, people are out enjoying the weather. It’s time for love and all things new.  She makes me smile every time I walk into the room.

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Laugh – by Cheryl Butterworth


To laugh, is to release all the stress you have been carrying.  You could have been carrying it for along time. Yet in just a few moments the stress can disappear, with a laugh coming from the belly which originates in the heart.

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Laughter: A Tonic for the Soul – by Sara Jane


A smile is contagious, let’s start an epidemic” – I first read this while I was waiting for a blood test, it was on the wall of the cubicle and it has stuck with me ever since. I did try researching the rest of these quotes about smiles and laughter but without much joy – hehe, please forgive the pun, it wasn’t intended.

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An Olympian Blessing – by Hercules Invictus


I call upon Heaven
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and the benevolent Powers
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that shaped us in the dawn of time
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and guide us still
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to bless this place, its people,
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and all that they hold dear.
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May all be blessed
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with optimal wellness,
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with abundance and prosperity,
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with love and peace,
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with joy and fulfillment!

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