Spherical Light …

Ship crossing at sunset ... Lake Ashi, Japan

Ship crossing at sunset … Lake Ashi, Japan

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An image featured a couple of years ago in this blog, but worth repeating for the purpose of this photo challenge.

This is my final NaPoBloMo contribution. Granted, not completely original but it’s the best I could produce while feeling under the weather … again.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy 🙂

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©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013

Are You Kidding Me?

Daily Prompt: Keeping up with those Jones People/Covet

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Bear Smiing

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It’s the day after Thanksgiving and we’re already coveting?

Is gratitude at Thanksgiving like kindness at Christmas? A seasonal (one-day) affair?

Surely we can do better than this.

Absolutely, there are things I’d like for my life that I do not have, Still, I need to be rooted in gratitude for the blessings I already enjoy if I am to be truly happy.

Let’s keep the spirit of Thanksgiving alive all year long.

And may we never want for anything.

Thanks for visiting,

Dorothy 🙂

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©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013

More …

ermahgerhd | Afford a Vacation
Covet Thy Love | The Magic Black Book
Covet | Insanitree
Daily Prompt: NOT Keeping up with the Jones’ but the birds & fishes | littlegirlstory
Tall Summer Dreams | Blue Loft
Fairy Dust | alienorajt
Thy Shall Not Covert | Dear Yolandi
Covet Artistically | Abstract Organized Chaos
A Horse, Of Course | A Sign Of Life
To be loved-Biggest luxury | મન ની વાત
I have what I need, and that’s fine by me really. Want is too expensive anyway… | thoughtsofrkh
Daily Prompt: Keeping up with the Jones’ | Under the Monkey Tree
Covet | Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This
All I Ever Wanted Was An MG Midget | The Jittery Goat
Daily Prompt: Keeping up with the Jones’ | Awl and Scribe
Daily Prompt: Keeping up with the Jones’ « cognitive reflection

Be the Light

Daily Prompt: Courage

Into the Light

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Lots of things take courage …

It takes courage to face each day with a sunny disposition.

It takes courage to pursue our potential.

It takes courage to apologize when we’re in the wrong.

It takes courage to step out of our comfort zone and try something new.

It takes courage to pull ourselves out of a rut and choose a new road.

It takes courage to open our hearts ~ to allow love to flow in, and flow out.

It takes courage to open our minds to new healing ideas, and to shed harmful old ones.

It takes courage to be responsible for our actions.

It takes courage to stand up for our truth; for what we believe in.

It takes courage to shine in a world increasingly dark.

It takes courage to step out of the shadow and into the light.

It takes courage to be the light you are.

Take courage … and be that light.

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Happy Thanksgiving …

Dorothy 🙂

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©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013

More Courage

Spinning a Web of Words | In Harmony
Courage | The Magic Black Book
DP : Irrational Fear | Experimental Fiction
Daily Prompt: Fear Factor | Everyday Adventures
It was November, and I was afraid | Butterfly Mind
Fanning the Flames of Fear | Spirit Lights The Way
Emotional Baggage | Kate Murray
My.Vivid.Visions | Daily Prompt: Fear Factor
Daily Prompt: Fear Factor | Under the Monkey Tree
227. Fear Factor | Barely Right of Center
Arthur Overcomes The Fear Of Books, (short fiction) | The Jittery Goat
Daily Prompt: Fear Factor | Insanitree
Fear Factor: A litany of phobias | James Clegg
Courage | Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This
Daily Prompt: Fear Factor | Finding Life
I ain’t afraid of no ghosts…or whatever the line is from “Ghostbusters” | thoughtsofrkh
theferkel | My Irrational Fear of Spiders
ermahgerhd | Darkness
Going through Childbirth | A mom’s blog
Daily Prompt: Fear Factor | On My Front Porch

Contemplation …

Daily Prompt: Contemplation

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Contemplation

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An elderly gentleman is lost in thought at the harbour of Port Olimpic in Barcelona.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy 🙂

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©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013

More Contemplation

Listening within | Words ‘n Pics
http://hayatalishah.multiply.com
Daily Prompt: To Boldly Go… | My Extraordinary Everyday Life
2014 To-Do List | Not a Punk Rocker
Daily Prompt: To Boldly Go and Take the Stand | Bowl of Rice
14 Random Goals for 2014
And All Old Aquaintance Be Forgot | Catching A Scent of Salt…
Daily Prompt: To Boldly Go… | Under the Monkey Tree
2014, Here I Come! | On Thick Ice – The Spurious Imaginings of Reality
Day by day | Life is great
Daily Prompt: To Boldly Go…. | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
To Help More… | Haiku By Ku
Un-goal My Soul | Momma Roars
A handful of goals for a new year | tornin2’s Blog
A new year, a new perspective | Random Encounters of an Inquisitive Mind
Men With Machetes, Bones With Souls, Mountains With Secrets | The Life NomadikThe Life Nomadik
To Boldy Go… | Lead us from the Unreal to the Real
Contemplation | Random Encounters of an Inquisitive Mind
DAILY POST: CONTEMPLATION « MY WALL
Thank you 2013 – Hello 2014 | Everyday Adventures
Daily Prompt: To Boldly Go… | Morrighan’s Muse

Get Thee Behind Me …

Daily Prompt: Temptation

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temptation

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Oh, my …

Is there anything more tempting than a shop window filled to capacity with a variety of delectable sweets?

In my European travels especially I have been mesmerized by many a display.

In this instance, Vienna was parading her high-caloric delicacies.

I find I’m always safe as long as I stay this side of the window and walk away really, really fast. 😉

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy 🙂

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©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013

Other Temptations

Eggs | crookedeyebrows
Daily Prompt; Simply Irresistible; marshmallows | sixty, single and surviving
What really tests my resolve … | 365 And Counting
Bacon Temptation… | Haiku By Ku
Daily Prompt: Simply Irresistible | Active Army Wife
Simply Irresistable: Daily Prompt | Pen Gryphon’s Blog
Gastronomic criticism | Life is great
Temptation | The Good Enough Housewife
Daily Prompt: Simply Irresistible « blogagaini
Simply Irresistible | The Nameless One
Simply Irresistible – Chocolate Lava Cake | Manolo’s Meals
Daily Prompt: Simply Irresistable | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
Mind Food – That’s my Hard Rock Hallelujah! | An Upturned Soul
TEMPTATION | Lost in Translation
Simply Irresistible | Lead us from the Unreal to the Real
DAILY POST: SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE « MY WALL
Daily Prompt: Simply Irresistible | SIM | ANTICS
Daily Post: Temptation | Different Isn’t Wrong, It’s Just Different
Fishy Times in Bergen, Norway | Life is a Vacation
Chocolate-Chocolate Cupcakes! | Miss Spicy Hat n’ Sugar Socks

Brothers

Daily Prompt: Close

Close

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Indiana and Jasper ~ as close as brothers can be.

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Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy 🙂

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©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013

More Closeness

Листья на заборе | Markovich Arts
Spinning a Web of Words | In Harmony
Silence in the Metro | MC’s Whispers
Close | The Magic Black Book
A knife and “you don’t love me so you have to die” | RPMAS
Daily Prompt: Close Call | 3 Nish on a Journey
Daily Prompt: Close Call | Insanitree
Daily Prompt: Close Call | Basically Beyond Basic

First Snow

First Snow

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Last night an unexpected, long-lasting snow squall hit our area creating an instant winter wonderland.

The first snowfall is always my favourite, especially when I can enjoy it from home. 😉

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy 🙂

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©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013