Magically Beautiful

Magic Reflection by Alberto Restifo
Picture Taken By: Alberto Restifo


This place is our home.

Vast waters, golden peaks

Time with nature and time alone.

So why does it seem so bleak?

Earth is in our charge,

So why do we just smoke and burn

Like purity is out of range?

When will we learn?

These vast realms

Are magically beautiful,

They are everything in our dreams.

They are the definition of powerful.

So why, why do we destroy?



Misty Mountains by Forrest Cavale
Picture Taken By: Forrest Cavale

Mountains cannot climb themselves,

Anymore than a piano can tune itself.

Mountains cannot move themselves,

Anymore than a statue can take a step.

Mountains cannot break apart,

Anymore than the earth can stop spinning.

Mountains cannot do anything,

But teach us how to climb.



Leaves by Tirza van Dijk
Picture Taken By: Tirza van Dijk

There’s no stopping you.

You’re a waging wind,

And a powerful chill.

We cannot stop this fall.

The leaves run as I walk,

They scurry and dance on the blacktop,

Until I’m silhouetted by

The colors of autumn.

Flags snap in the wind,

Declaring their indifference.

And it seems that, everywhere I look,

Harvest has come to plant the seeds of winter.

Dear Everything

Orginization by Vadim Sherbakov
Picture Taken by: Vadim Sherbakov

Dear Organization:

You’ve given me reason to believe,

That my life is a mess

If even one thing is out of place.

And I’m sorry, but you’re just lying.

Dear Social Media:

I am reduced to a status and 140 characters,

And you tell me my friends are haters.

My life in your hands is made of material things.

And I’m sorry, but you’re #justawasteoftime.

Dear Exercise:

Your voice tells me I’ve got to be 100 pounds,

It tells me I have to run a thousand rounds.

You whisper I need to look like that model.

And I’m sorry, but you need to get a life.



A Possibility

The Morning Jake Givens
Picture Taken By: Jake Givens

With an antique view, I see

Small blades of grass

Covered in pearly dew:

I see a possibility.

With fresh sunshine, I see

Orange drops of splendor.

Radiating in the early morning:

I see a possibility.

With a sapphire bolt of sky, I see

Oceans of endless beauty

Masked in a cloudy mask:

I see a possibility.

What do you see?


Restless by Jan Erik
Picture Taken By: Jan Erik


It pounds in my mind,

Like waves against cliffs.

It crosses every line,

Like water at a rift.

It comes and goes,

Like the wind and the tide.

It cries and laughs,

Like snapping wind.

Love is restless.

Beautiful Death

the rolling hills by aleksandra boguslawska
Picture Taken By: Aleksandra Boguslawska Image Courtesy:

These hills cry out in despair.

The skies rain down war

And clouds try to blanket the pain,

But they cannot.

I’ve seen these pathway many times,

I’ve heard the wind in the hills.

I try to frown,

But I cannot.

In the midst of death

I see nothing but beauty –

And even if my mind tells me to give up,

I will not.



I thought she was beautiful
Even with the airbrushed skin,
The perfected hair,
The overdone makeup.
The expensive clothes.
I thought she was beautiful
Even when her skin had flaws,
When her hair wasn’t brushed,
When she wore no makeup,
When her clothes were from a thrift store.
I thought she was beautiful.
– He taught me that beauty is on the inside,
Not the outside.
That’s why he’ll call me beautiful everyday,
For better for worse –
In sickness and in health.
He’ll think I’m beautiful.


Daily Tip: Day 12: You Are

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Daily Tip: You are loved.

This is simple.  It’s not complicated (so don’t make it).  You are loved, you are worth it, you are strong, you are beautiful, you are smart, you are kind, you are generous, you are enough.  You are.

I told myself I would not post something on Good Friday… I wouldn’t want to turn people away from why it is good.  But I ended up wanting to get the message out to people that He would never have died if they, if we, if you weren’t good enough.  Or if we weren’t worth it.  But we are.  The power in His final breath is enough to save us all.  No matter what you believe: you are loved.  And you are… enough.

This is different from any other daily tip I’ve done so far.  It’s about self-worth not about self-improvement (though they can be confused).  Even so, people need to know the truth.  Even if it’s in something as simple as this.  People tell themselves lies and in this post I want to deny that those lies have  ever existed: I want to tell people that they are enough.  Tell them that someone always loves them.

This big world tries to tell us different things.  Stand apart, stand tall (even stand alone if you have to): just believe that you are…

The truth…


Where to begin… all I know is that the people we see in our daily lives have a huge impact on us.  Even if we just see them for a few seconds or if their words are just a line of hate…. they impact us.  Take this for example,

Dara flipped through her magazine and crossed her legs – the airport was noisy, it was bothersome and most of all she couldn’t shake the feeling that the thinner, prettier lady standing across the room was staring at her.  Dara couldn’t focus: not with that lady watching her every move.  So she stood up, threw her magazine on her seat and stormed over to the lady.  “I would appreciate if you stopped – staring at me.”  Dara crossed her arms and tapped her foot. 

The lady let a smile cross her face, “Sorry.  I get that a lot.  I just… it’s just you’re so beautiful.” 

Dara let that sink in – let it sink in good.  This was the girl that had been profusely glaring at her and now the same girl was saying she was beautiful? 

“Hasn’t someone ever told you that before?”  The woman asked softly.  Dara just shook her head. “Well, as a celebrity makeup artist, I’m telling you now……”

That is just the beginning.  We see people all the time and we think their looks or their out-of-context words should mean the world.  They shouldn’t.  Don’t be like Dara – don’t assume something about a person until you know the truth about what they really think… Not that I would suggest walking up to someone and ask them to stop staring at you – but you get the point.