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from “Being Kind” EmptyHandsMusic.org

 

Tuesday is muse day.  Who inspires you?

Nimo Patel of Empty Hands music has been one of my biggest inspirations.  I met Nimo in DC two years ago. It was one of the happiest days of my life.  Hearing Nimo perform was like being bathed in love, from start to finish, the kind of love that is pure and contagious and literally inspiring — filled with Spirit.

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Today Empty Hands released a beautiful new video, “We Shall Overcome.”  I hope it unites the entire world in song.  Small acts of kindness really can change the world. I believe that.  Do you?

 

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☼ A “Giftivism” Initiative
We are photographers,
writers, artists & advocates
serving and connecting
homeless creatives.

 

 

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Gems 4.69

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Photo by PicMonkey.com. Quote from ServiceSpace.org

 

Inspired by Mita Shah.  How does your garden grow? I’d love to know.

My Longing, My Bliss, My Kryptonite!

Gems 4.68

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Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

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“This past Saturday my wife, Rebecca, was taking my son Jonah and a few friends put-put golfing for his birthday party. On the way there he saw a man with a sign asking for help. Jonah, feeling concerned for the man, immediately asked Rebecca to do something. She could read between the lines that it didn’t feel right to him that he’d be off celebrating with his friends while this man seemed unsupported…”  -Ariel Nessel.  Continued here:  Jonah’s Birthday Wish by Ariel Nessel, on ServiceSpace.org

☼ Happy Birthday Jonah! ☼ Thank you for sharing from your heart on your birthday and, no doubt, every day. You are a very cool kid and an inspiration. ^_^ ♥.

under1000skies
☼ A “Giftivism” Initiative ☼
We are photographers,
writers, artists & advocates
serving and connecting
homeless creatives.

♥ Gems: A Thank-You Note ♥

Who Inspires You to Be Your Best Self?

Our homeless artists inspire me every day.  Johnny O has been on the street for 20 years, and he has never given up. He constantly focuses on helping others, on improving his life and on giving to the world with his uplifting and inspiring poetry.

Cord is a very gentle soul whose quiet presence and comments on Simbi made me feel so welcome there when I joined. He was homeless for a long time, but he keeps a gorgeous poetry blog that blew me away first time (and every time) I read it.  He’s so talented. He also takes some of the most stunning photos I’ve ever seen.

I was homeless as a teen in 1974 (a runaway for a week) and again in 1997 when I lost literally everything.  Both times, I met some really cool people who live in the cracks between everyone else’s reality. These are my people — the ones I feel most comfortable with.  I guess that’s because, in my own way, I live in the fringes too, made “homeless” in this world by my own demons. I live in shelter, in comfort, with abundance and with as much support as I could possibly need. Yet both these kind souls have never judged me and have been really supportive about under1000skies.

The irony of an agoraphobic trying to help the homeless is not lost on me. I hope some day it will be a really cool part of the story of how I overcame this thing; about how under1000skies thrived; and about how, together, we connected and helped homeless artists around the world.

Who inspires you to be your best self?

Posted on KindSpring here:   300 Days of Gratitude Day 13:  Who Inspires You to Be Your Best Self?  

300K+(VI) – 12: INSPIRATION

 

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I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

Gems 386 Adventure Helen Keller

Journey Notes

The suggested theme for August is “adventure.”  If you have a favorite quote about adventure or any other uplifting subject, please let us know.

Your Creativity

As always, we would love to feature your creative visions too! If you would like to contribute photos, art work, short poems/stories, quotes, time, etc., please see our “About Us” page for details.  When we show each other what we find beautiful, we get a glimpse into each others’ hearts.

May you find joy every day of your journey through life,

under1000skies logo 1
A “Giftivism” Initiative
We are photographers,
writers, artists & advocates
serving and connecting
homeless creatives.

Gems 3.85

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

Gems 385 Freedom Priceless Lech Walesa

Photo edited with PicMonkey.  Photographer unknown.

Journey Notes

The suggested theme for August is “adventure.”  If you have a favorite quote about adventure or any other uplifting subject, please let us know.

Your Creativity

As always, we would love to feature your creative visions too! If you would like to contribute photos, art work, short poems/stories, quotes, time, etc., please see our “About Us” page for details.  When we show each other what we find beautiful, we get a glimpse into each others’ hearts.

May you find joy every day of your journey through life,

under1000skies logo 1
A “Giftivism” Initiative
We are photographers,
writers, artists & advocates
serving and connecting
homeless creatives.

Gems 3.84

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

Freedom Courage Thucydides Gems 384 Niki Flow

Photo by Niki Flow

Journey Notes

Special thanks to “Leolady728” for today’s quote.  The suggested theme for July is “freedom,”  but if you have a favorite quote about any other uplifting subject, please let us know.  We’re always accepting favorite quotes.

Your Creativity

As always, we would love to feature your creative visions too! If you would like to contribute photos, art work, short poems/stories, quotes, time, etc., please see our “About Us” page for details.  When we show each other what we find beautiful, we get a glimpse into each others’ hearts.

May you find joy every day of your journey through life,

under1000skies logo 1
A “Giftivism” Initiative
We are photographers,
writers, artists & advocates
serving and connecting
homeless creatives.