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Looking at the beauty of nature~Seeing With 'New Eyes' ~

Beauty of nature~in our local Jersey Shore~Before Sandy's visit. Seeing with 'new eyes'...Being more aware of --keeping hope and love in our hearts-so our 'minds' can see with new eyes.

Could this be the 'Liquid Love' we are all longing for?....:-)

This is my wish for you. Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life ~ Theodore Roethke

Well, I really do believe that 'Love' is the only answer to just about everything, but I also know that no one else can 'make us happy'....Besides ourselves. It's always an inside job, if you know what I mean? But there's something so wonderful when you can find a way to share your own happiness with others!

So, I thought it would be nice to start the first post looking at some the magnificent nature in our local towns of Long Branch and Eatontown~so we can sent out some good positive energy to the Universe~ waves of appreciation~ of all the natural beauty that has been given to us -so freely.

“You’ll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. Airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living breathing screaming invitation to believe better things.”~ Jamie Tworkowski

Although our local areas might not look exactly like the beautiful photos I have posted here right now (and I have taken shots of-a bit of the diaster areas) I really don't believe that looking at them will do anything for us- to 'keep the faith' and/or love in our hearts for all involved -that will help in the restoration of it- hopefully as soon as- is possible. We ought to, or at least I'm hoping that you might enjoy looking at these 'sacred spaces' in nature (as I call them) with a great 'feeling of hope'- maybe even visit them very soon- with memories of what you see today.

“Most times, it's just a lot easier not to let the world know what's wrong.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

Whenever I have found myself stuck in the ways I relate to things, I return to nature. It is my principal teacher, and I try to open my whole being to what it has to say. –Wynn Bullock

Maybe you feel the same?

If you love nature as much as I do, and love pictures that make you say aaaah....Quotes that make you think, and also make you feel good, I have so much more in store.

As I end this for today....I want to say, thank you so much for being here. I hope this little introduction to what I'd like to share with you ~ might have just enough substance & beauty to keep you inspired to come back each and every day!

In the meantime, I wish you an abundance of -not only ☮ ❤ ☼ for your day....But also, great big *smiles & hugs.* You might feel the urge to pass them along ~ If you do, YOU just might make someone else's day! :-)

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nicole January 11, 2013 at 09:16 PM
Love the great spirit you lift us with. Please keep it up.
Tina Rizzitello January 12, 2013 at 01:45 AM
Hi Nicole, thank you for your comment! It's my pleasure and I hope you'll stop by- here & there when you need a little uplifting :-) Great to have you join in!! ((((Love & Hugs to you)))
richard holmes January 13, 2013 at 12:43 AM
Hey hey hey great to see you writing Tina. May this article be the first of many!!
Tina Rizzitello January 13, 2013 at 02:52 PM
Oh, hello Richard!! Thank you for your kind words...I feel so honored that you came by to visit like this, coming from an expert-and also, such an experienced successful inspirational writer that you are!! Sending love & big hugs your way :-)

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