Lovely Word Vol. 40

February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day and welcome to the February 14, 2012 edition of Lovely Words. Unfortunately, I have to announce Lovely Words will be going on hiatus until April 23, 2012. Inspired by a sincere desire to continue eating the editor has accepted an intense writing assignment that leaves little time for anything else. Thank you so very much, to all the authors and reader’s who have supported this sight. Please continue to check back as Writing as a Sacred Art will be updated by February 27, 2012. Once again, thank you for your support and enjoy this edition of Lovely Words.


Tom Hass presents Dare to Build an Empire? posted at Personal Hack, saying, “I?m building my empire. No I?m not talking about a business empire like the Fords, Hiltons or the Trumps. No disrespect, one can learn all sorts of things from them. I?m talking about a new kind of empire. One built on freedom, responsibility, craziness, randomness, and hard work.”
Byteful Travel presents Why Coit Tower is one of San Francisco’s Best-Kept Secrets posted at Byteful Travel, saying, “A sane person would have taken a bus or a car up to San Francisco’s Coit Tower, but I didn’t. Instead, I walked the wild San Francisco streets up to the top of Telegraph Hill. To scale that 83 meter hill, I even walked up stairs at points; and when I finally reached the Coit Tower parking lot, I was rewarded with a view of the bay and Alcatraz Island in the distance. But little did I know I was about to get my socks knocked off. (high-rez photos included)”
Pamela Jorrick presents Looking Back Before Looking Ahead posted at Blah, Blah, Blog.
AbideInSimplicity presents Time Better Spent posted at Abide In Simplicity.

Who Inspires You.

Laura Grace Weldon presents Let The Youngest Teach You Mindfulness posted at Laura Grace Weldon, saying, “Learn to live in the present moment, letting the very youngest be your guide.”
Byteful Travel presents What 3-Year-Old Me didn’t know about Wielding Power & Creating Freedom posted at Byteful Travel, saying, “I am three years old, throwing an ashtray across my grandfather’s living room. Actually, I’m getting ahead of myself. When I was about three years old, my family and I visited my grandparents in California. I loved spending time with them; and my grandmother, who grew up in France, was especially warm and loving. Just being around her was a comforting feeling. My grandfather was different.”
Laura Grace Weldon presents Peace Meeting Disrupted By Vegetation Attack posted at Laura Grace Weldon, saying, “A saintly man maintains his dignity even when a peace meeting is disrupted by vegetation.”

What Inspires You

Laura Grace Weldon presents Feast & Famine posted at Bit of Earth Farm, saying, “Even faltering attempts at self-reliance can teach us something essential about our ancestors.”
Isabel Anders presents Dancing Through Time and Tradition | BlogHer posted at BlogHer, saying, “Attuning oneself to the rhythms of the year by way of Scripture and holy tradition produces a certain kind of dance—of the mind and spirit. Phyllis Tickle has written that “Religion has always kept earth time. Liturgy only gives sanction to what the heart already knows.””


Cindy Jeffrey presents Prayer That My Heart Be Lifted to God posted at Christian Prayers Daily, saying, “The things of this world can get us down: fear, anxiety, worries and cares. In this prayer, we ask God to give us a heart to love Him in all things.”


jean chee presents My True Colours posted at The Phoenixplains.

Lovely Words

Leah Carey presents Walking my talk posted at The Miracle Journal, saying, “When a dear friend was injured (and ultimately died) in a fire that was deliberately set, my understanding of forgiveness was tested. This post discusses that, along with my prayers for myself to hold a space of forgiveness and peace. 
Tess Farnham presents Lily to Lily. . .Lost in the Moss and Fog of Loves Austere and Lonely Offices. . .Monet as Inspiration Once Removed posted at tessf, saying, “Memoir interwoven with art appreciation piece, single artist mom’s journey of artmaking, mothering, love, and loss”


Theresa Torres presents You Deserve A Break Today | The Mogul Mom posted at The Mogul Mom, saying, “Overwhelmed with running a business, caring for your family, and finding time for friends? It’s time for you to take a much-needed break and have peace and tranquility in your life by following these tips.”




David Leonhardt presents Proud to Be a Grinch [humour alert] posted at Self-Help Happiness Blog, saying, “It was my first meeting of “GA”. This is not AA (Alchoholics Anonymous). It is not even AAA (American Automobile Association). It is GA…Grinches Anonymous. This is roughly how the meeting went.”
Erin Pavlina presents Cultivating Command and Leadership posted at Erin Pavlina – Spiritual Wisdom for Conscious People, saying, “Are you a leader or a follower? Are you willing to step up and take command when the chips are down? Or are you content to let someone else lead? Can you bear the responsibility that comes with command? I’m a heart-centered person who’s very compassionate, kind, gentle, and caring. That’s my dominant energy.”

Writer’s Resource

Ken Lange presents 3 Writing Tips from Hemingway posted at Kenneth Lange.
Liz Shaw presents Ten Reasons to Carry a Blank Notebook posted at Liz Andra Shaw, saying, “Write in the moment…”  
Mark Samson presents 9 Smart Perseverance Tips posted at Personal Hack, saying, “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. ~ William Feather”
Charles Chua C K presents 7 Ways to be Optimistic posted at All About Living with Life. Jon Rhodes presents Automatic Writing posted at HypnoBusters, saying, “This article shows you the technique of automatic writing which can significantly aid your creativity.”
Theresa Torres presents Tips for Writing a Press Release posted at Brandi-Ann Uyemura, saying, “Here are some tips on how to effectively write a press release that will appeal to a reporter so that your company will have a better chance of being mentioned in a news article.”


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