Friday, September 7, 2012

Sparkle

Please listen to the music


Contrasts can make 

a bold statement


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can communicate truth
 
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that set you on a lonely

but necessary path

of the 

heart and will 

to be  

totally YOUnique.



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Accept the qualities in you
  
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stand out
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stand up



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start walkin'

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125 comments:

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Anita,
I am finally the first to comment and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this post! I have always saw the beauty in contrasts... red and black, pink and silver, turquoise and white. There's something so dazzling about it. The pictures on here are amazing. The little girl with the tea cup made me laugh. Don't we all love to pretend sometimes? I think being unique is one of our greatest personality traits. Thank you for reminding me to always be myself and to SPARKLE. You shine inside and out, my dear friend. I will definately come back to see this precious post.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, I loved all the red on here, and the crown on your Header, can I have that? hehe
Much love,
~Sheri

SizzleandZoom said...

Anita,
Amazing, beautiful post!

Molly The Wally said...

Anita today your blog for us was so on the button. We loved the words and it made us smile in difficult times. Be different and make a difference was so true. Just a lovely lovely post and made us feel hopeful. Take Care friend.
Best wishes Molly

Gem said...

Evening beautiful Anita,
The girl with the tea cup is really good, you can get lost in her, infinity and beyond!
Mark Twain's quote and the one about not being able to start a new chapter if you still re read the old one is something I shall really focus on. Particularly the last one. So thank you.
By the way, I always read your comments out to my husband - he loves what you say. You have such soul and passion and he loves that you always cheer me up!!
Have a wonderful weekend and yes I listened to the music. Charming, a little haunting, melancholic yet uplifting....brilliant.
xx x x

FleaingFrance - French Shopping said...

I believe that you sparkle in your sleep my dear Anita.

Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for reminding me that it's time to write another chapter in my life and stop reading the last one.

Simone

Jade said...

Oh Anita, what a lovely, lovely post........you always make me shine..........and today I need your message so much!!!!!! Thank you for all your sparkles and love!!!! Last time you asked me for taking a picture for your sidebar, may be........you can take everything you want, it´s a great pleasure for me. Have a wonderful weekend, my dear friend,

Hugs Jade & Sheila ;))

PURA VIDA said...

I think I love the images of the crystal drops the most. I'm not sure why, they seem so pure.

I hope you have a blessed weekend precious lady

Mary Timmers said...

Anita,

You are so right! To sparkle is to flash out of the dark! It's that compact burst of light that draws attention. A bit scary, but that's okay. If we aren't scared once in a while, we won't value taking that chance to SPARKLE!

YOU sparkle, Anita. And so does your blog design. I love it.

Thanks for always encouraging the rest of us! Have a wonderful Fall-sh weekend! Love the cool!

Mary

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Love this idea for a a Ladies Day at our church--so much you could do with this theme, and your post is such a great kick-off!

EdenClare said...

i needed to read this...
be different
and make a difference!!!
xoxo

Michele said...

Hi Anita

Your post is super unique, dazzling, and inspirational to my heart, again.

Anita ~~~ I so enjoy your posts, keep on being creative and unique as I look forward to every single post you create.

Sincerely,
Michele
Pearl 13.1

Magia da Inês said...

彡♡` Olá, amiga!

Imagens lindas e agradáveis.

Linda noite!
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil ♡彡.
¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮

helen tilston said...

Dear Anita

You so beautifully illustrate contrasts and points of interest.

Another beautiful post and wishing you and Reuben a joyful weekend

Helen

Helen xx

Deborah said...

Yes, let your light shine...and yours does shine so very well Anita.
Love this and love you!
Weekend blessings my dear friend

Deborah xoxo

It's me said...

I do try not to look back in my life...but to sparkle every day every minute......love love love Ria....xxx...

Sarah said...

Anita, these are wonderful words to live by. And no question ~ you, my friend, definitely SPARKLE all the time............Sarah

Sandra van Doorn said...

Oh that’s my kind of magic! this was wonderful Anita, so inspiring to embrace who we are, what we want to be. i love it.
xo sandra (and that picture, with the red umbrella + snow? that’s just so pretty!)

Ruben Rivera said...

Hi bug,
Well this message is for me because I've always felt different, or people make one feel that way. So it's encouraging to know that it can be a shining and sparkling thing.
Love you,
Ruben

wendy said...

I think we ALL have some measure of sparkle within us.
You have to dust my sparkle off with all the country dust, but It's there.
No one wants to be the SAME ....how boring would that be. We are all different then each other...yet NOT BETTER then each other.
I loved Mark Twain's comment.
What a gift to realize within ourselves "why" we were born, and what exactly should I be doing with myself in this life.
one thing I DO KNOW
You sparkle Missy

Lisa Farmer Designs said...

I love, love, love this post Anita. Of course the music is wonderful, the images extraordinary and beautiful....but the words. They really hit home with me as Tim and I are at a place of new beginnings for a new chapter that will take us out of our comfort zone and into our destiny. It IS time to stand up, move out,start walking, and simply do it scared. Thanks for saying exactly what I needed to hear! Much love, Lisa

The enchanted home said...

LOOOOOOOVE this Anita! It is perfection and ranks right at the top of one of my most favorite posts yet!! So poignant, on the money, empowering and wonderful. Love the Mark Twain quote...I am trying to incorporate a little more "sparkle" in my life lately..little things but reminders of how lucky we are to have a day of being healthy, happy surrounded by those we love. That alone is reason for celebration....love this message!!
Bravo to you...well done!

"Create Beauty" said...

You reached deep within your heart and soul and said it all so perfectly.

How you can find these expressive words to describe the longings of the heart is beyond my imagination.

I am so glad you were born!!!

You ignite the sparkle!!!

Love love love,
Violet

Susan said...

Another wonderful post - thank you!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Good evening my dear friend. Your words have touched my heart tonight. Such beautiful images, especially the little girl, and you know how I feel about Chopin..
Thank you for the beautiful post, and ~ your Sparkle ~
With great admiration and love,
Penny

Palomasea said...

Amen, my sista!!!
Dearest Sparkling Star...what can I possibly say...
Your poetry, heart, and vision...it is HOW we see that is of essence, isn't it? I am getting a bit misty...oh dear! :))
Oh, this is beautiful....
THANK YOU for the message...unique is beautiful...dare to be yourself...dare to stand out...in a sea of conformity...complacency.
YOU are beautiful!
And dear Penny also loves Chopin???
How could one NOT? hee...
I am going back to re-read this wonder....
LOVE YOU!

Marie-Ange said...

Une jolie façon de se tenir debout ...
Je te souhaite un très beau week-end chère Anita ... teinté de rouge ou de bleu, qu'il fasse briller tes yeux.
Bisous du coeur
Marie-Ange

The Dutchess said...

This is a magical start of the weekend..and I will do just that...sparkle..at Elynn's birthday.. We are a couple of lucky girls my dear sister..Its so wonderful to see how you let your light shine..keep the sparkle going..xoxo..

Vicky said...

Wonderful pictures, wonderful music to start the weekend ♥ Thanks for sharing

ivana said...

magical combination of Chopin and words.

Catherine Robinson said...

Oh, Anita how I love that second image...absolutely BEAUTIFUL as is your wonderful post...you certainly SPARKLE in every way...thank you again for your lovely, kind comments on my blog...and it is very nice to know you too.
Have a wonderful weekend dear Anita...continue to
SPARKLE!
Catherine
xx

Jeni said...

Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful music
hugs

desde my ventana said...

Hello Anita...the perfect words to start a new season...thank you!!
Hope that all is well

Hugs

Cecilia

YONKS said...

I need this today! Just when life hits a wall along comes Anita and wisdom. Thanks my dear friend. Lesson learned!
Di
xxxxxx

High Heeled Life said...

Bonjour Mon ami.... I'm slowly getting back into blogging and your post today was perfect!!! your words and choice of images always speak to me and lift my day! merci ..xo HHL

koralee said...

Such an encouraging post my friend...thank you for this ...just what I need to start my day.
So what is on your plate today? The sun is shining here but there is that crispness in the air that is soooo lovely..perfect for apple picking...off I go. xoxox Hugs to you and hope you find yourself the perfect day.

Karena said...

Anita always so much inspiration to move forward and not look back, no regrets. We gain strength and yes then shine with our own uniqueness!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

fee @ chipper nelly said...

I love this post (no surprise there then!)
Cleggy came across a little girl who was called 'Sparkle' last week. I liked that!
Happy weekend to you two
love fee x

Lady of the Woods said...

It is just an amazing miracle of magic how you touch my self and others with such a perfection that can only come from a pristine heart. Your pictures always amaze and remind that there is soooo much more, to look around with larger eyes and see with the heart and its dreams. I love coming here! and thank you for your comments to me of late. There are some challenges I'm facing and so I go quiet in these times. But I hear you with my heart!

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, what a sparkling and shiny post! So true and courageous! Love the image with the girl and the teacup - magical! Do you have a lovely weekend? You know what? I just made your goat-cheese and pesto burgers, and the were totaly delicious!
I so need this weekend just for myself! Work is ...in the midst of changing. We're about to move into digital, multimedia publishing, which is a new trial. Plus i'm painting and feel i'm in tuned in again which is great. But part of me only wants to sit there and soak up the sunshine ;) I tell myself, there'll be time for all that needs to be done. Peace and love, M.

Roselie said...

I love contrasts!It's great to be bold...

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi Anita.....have not been by here in forever.....love your new direction and your new look.....I'll be back often.

xo

Jo

Teacup Mosaics said...

I look for the sparkle of life everyday. Quite often I find it on your blog. Lovely!
Kelley

Joanne said...

As always your blog post is just beautiful! I loved the music.
Blessings, Joanne

Renae said...

Thank you Anita!
thank you for being there for me.
thank you for writing for me.
thank you for writing what I needed to read.
thank you for the blonde with pink lipstick.
thank you for the genuine music.
thank you for the banner with alternating photos. -- i was so hoping you would do that with this new site.
thank you for your sweet comments to me.
thank you for the blog that is so completely unique that i thrill as I begin reading it each time.
and
thank you!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Bonjour dearest!
Thank you for coming over to visit me you dear friend you... Yes, we LOVE Chopin... I want to see your bunny and mouse!
I can't wait... Today I am needle felting and trying to stay out of the heat.. 110 in the shade..
BISOUS!!!!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh dear Anita...how beautiful...I think I will need to remember to not keep re-reading the last chapter...such good and wonderful advice. May your days just sparke on dearest...love to you, Dzintra xo

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Really enjoyed your post today! Thanks!

georgia ~ gi gi said...

Hellooooo My Anita Bonita!!!!!
I have missed you so!
I am sorry for my sporatic bloggin and visiting! What a busy busy busy summer! I don't feel a really had one, summer that is! I did sneak in a little summer fun tho'.
I am ready for fall! I LOVE FALL and all it's glory!

What a grand post! I see your still Fab!!!!
I am off to see what else I missed here!

Much love
gi gi

Ivy Clad said...

Yes! Yes! I feel like I'm on that lonely but necessary walk right now, separated from my blog buddies and other hobbies by obligations elsewhere. But I know, just like you said, if I keep walkin', I'll eventually forge a new path to fit my life now... or at least I hope.

I hope you're enjoying your weekend. It has finally cooled off enough here to be out piddling with my plants again!

Xo,
Keri

Beauty Follower said...

Great quotes and pictures!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh dearest Anita how sweet of you...yes we go back a few years now don't we...and what fun we have had getting to know each other through our blogs! The theatre is such fun and a place to learn...I have the part of a policeman and singing in the chorus! Tarantara! Oh I do hope you can get back there one day...I suspect you are a lovely talent! Much love to you on this fine Sunday...Dzintra xo

serena said...

Dear Anita, Just the words I needed to hear at just the right time. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Serena

GardenGirl said...

beautiful and encouraging words friend <3
thank you.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you for coming over dear friend. I just lOVED your little moussie on Etsy!!
Bisous!

Silvia C said...

My lovely friend...you surely shine, shine, shine! I think sometimes we keep on re-living the past because we have a hard time taking responsibility for it and for the present. It's so much better when we finally let go and we put our energy being happy today. Oh, my dearest, how I love coming over to visit you! As you probably saw already, I have decided to keep my Casa Bella blog open (do both blogs). I had withdrawal pains! I had to come back - with renewed energy -. A wonderful Sunday to you. Besos.

The Shop Around the Corner said...

As beautiful and inspiring as ever, my friend. Thank you for sharing your heart with us.
Thank you for the red and aqua stitched throughout the sentiments and images too. It almost felt like little winks. ;)
And just look how beautifully you've used those scrolled frames. Love the one with the dancer.

Have a beautiful Sunday, dear. The music was heavenly.
XOXO's,
Marcia

DolceDreams said...

Anita!!!! I LOVE sparkle! And I have missed your beautiful and inspiring posts...You bring sparkle and inspiration to so many, merci for YOU!
xo,
Nathalie

June said...

oh to sit here and take in your last three posts have truly been a blessing to my spirit dear Anita.
I know that a visit here will always satisfy something in my heart.
sending love...

Draffin Bears said...

Good morning, from here dear Anita,
and such a lovely way to start my new week.
Listening to Chopin's Nocturne and see all the wonderful inspiration and encouragement you have shared with us.
Thank you for everything and for visiting me, always so wonderful to hear from you and see a new post.
Love all the sparkle and contrasts, and hope you have a sparkly and happy week

Hugs
Carolyn

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Lovely post!
Wishing you a beautiful week~ xo

vicki archer said...

This is so beautiful Anita... I think I say that about all your posts... :) But it's true... this has a really wonderful message... Happy Sunday... xv

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thanks you so much dear Anita...hopefully you will be able to get back to the theatre one day! Wishing you a lovely week ahead...Dzintra xo

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Hi beautiful Anita!!!!!!!
I LOVE this post!!!!!
The sayings are so inspiring!!!!! The photos, as always, are fabulous!!!!!
How was your weekend!!!!!! It's difficult to believe NFL football has started up again!!!!
I've been buying some vintage jackets & coats as autumn gets closer. I did buy a new black leather jacket with a cream shaggy fur collar.... Photos are in my current blog post. I was reading my fashion magazines and burgundy, red, & pale grey are the big colors for fall. Burgundy is the "black".... I'll always wear lots of black- it's a favorite but I do love burgundy & oxblood hues too.
Two of my dog have ear infections so we're rotating ear drop treatments & antibiotics. My little chihuahua runs when he sees me with Q-tips & the ear drops.
For some reason this year has been worse for our dogs for allergies and ear issues.
Autumn is my favorite time of year; it goes by way too fast!!!!
Hope you had a great weekend!!!!
Luv & Hugs!!!!!!
Shannon

M.A.the2nd said...

Dearest Anita .... I am listening to the music and reading your beautiful, inspirational and sparkling post! I love it ....... Be Different and Make a Difference is a wonderful idea and one we all should embrace. You are so special and so incredible how you can reach out to people across the world and make their day so beautiful by what you write and by how you live your life! Sparkling!!!!! Thank-you dear friend!
with my best wishes always
Frances

La Petite Gallery said...

Dear Anita,
as always a gorgeous post. I am afraid I have lost my sparkle.
You Sparkle for both of us.
Be well and safe.
yvonne

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Hi beautiful Anita!!!!!!!
I forgot to tell you- I'm featured on the Bag Brag blog this week....
http://bagbrag.blogspot.com

I was so honored and thrilled they asked me to be a part of a blog feature they did... :-)

The weather has been cooler these past few days but is supposed to heat up again tomorrow....
I have been decorating for autumn and Halloween. When my mom was here we went to a fine antiques and decor shop. The style is Old World/French country....
They had these cool wide bright green silk ribbons with eyeball eyeball print embroidered on the ribbon for Halloween..... They had these cloth fake "hands"... I had them tie a bow around the hand and I placed the fake hand around a white serving dish displayed on the bakers rack in my kitchen.... it looks really cool.
Halloween is my favorite holiday!!!!!
Hope you have a wonderful Monday!!!!!!!
Luv & Hugs!!!!! :-)

"Create Beauty" said...

!!! * S P A R K L E *!!!

yes, I just had to come back for more. Love that image of the red shoes. Red SPARKLY shoes, on Dorothy of course : )

Fabulous!

In reading the comments I was struck {once again} at how much you bless each person who visits.

You inspire and delight.
I can't imagine having as much JOY without you!!!

~ Violet

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I know, Anita, that whenever I need encouragement, all I have to do it click on your blog! The image of the red flower is now seared in my brain as I walk through life...just a little bit different from the rest! Thank you!

Marie-Ange said...

J'ai beaucoup cherché et n'ai rien trouvé !
Alors je vais te dire ce que je pense : c'est une sorte de table avec un chauffe-plat pour présenter les repas aux malades ...
C'est en tous les cas un endroit magnifique qui mérite que l'on s'y attarde.
Gros bisous
Marie-Ange

Jennifer Beaudet said...

What an inspirational post Anita! Sometimes we really need to think of these things. I should probably print them out and hang them all over the place! Have a wonderful week!

Mary said...

This post is beautiful.... I love the music and the red accents to pictures. So sweet....I love the idea of be different and make a different.

koralee said...

So tell me sweet friend..what did you do today? My day was jammed packed but it was total joy! I am ready to put up my feet though.
I will not be down your way this Fall...no Creative Connection happening this year..which I am very sad about. Oh how I would of loved to see you once again.

Sending you oooooodles of love for a great evening...enjoy a cup of tea with your sweetie?!!

Debby Steele said...

Anita, as always this is just beautiful!!! I am all about celebrating uniqueness in individuals...Who wants to all be clones? You never fail to inspire us all. YOU NEED TO PUT THESE IN A BOOK!! I can see it sitting on a table in Anthropologie. xoxo

p.s. You've figure out the whole header/title dilemma just fine!!! So proud of you. You little Techie!! xo

Cindy said...

I needed to read this post today! You always seem to have just the right message! Beautiful!
xo
Cindy

Martina said...

Hey sweet one, thank you for visiting today! I often thought about doing cards of my paintings and put them in a store, but didn't get around to it yet ... i have some cards for private use though. I need to find someone doing the selling part for me ;) Still love your post here so much Anita, encouraging and uplifting! Have a sweet evening!

EdenClare said...

Anita!!!
Acrylic and Watercolor Paper
I used on those images
of Autumn....so happy you like
them...illustrating while writing
brings another dimension to one's
creative expression...making it
almost come alive before your
eyes...xoxo

Denise said...

You Dear Anita do stand out,you are unique and you do sparkle.OX Denise

Denise said...

You Dear Anita do stand out,you are unique and you do sparkle.OX Denise

lostpastremembered said...

I can't think of a better thing to say... you can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one. Whenever I feel bogged down, I try to put what's bothering me out of my mind... when I do, I feel 100 times lighter and solutions appear like magic.

Lovely post... as always it delights and inspires.

EdenClare said...

"All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened, and after you are finished reading one, you will feel that it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and the sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer. - Ernest Hemingway

just discovered this
bit of wisdom from
one who must have
known...

Maria said...

"Be different and make a difference". Love that saying!

Years ago .... My son, Jason, was shopping with me... I saw some decorative apples and picked one up to put on my desk at school... Jason saw pears in the basket right next to the apples... He put the apple back on the shelf and put a pear in my hands and said, "Mom, dare to be different!"
I still have that pear on my desk and will always remember his wisdom!
I know you abide by the same rule! Your creativity shows this, Anita!
I hope you are enjoying the beginnings of the fall season. It's one of my favorites, for sure!
God bless you always,
~ Maria

Mary said...

So nice to have you come by today..we I love to meet up regularly... Yes, I am back at teaching and I's ok...so far, good. I have some great little people...some not so little..hahah. 6 feet tall plus.

francis said...

You did it
for so so long I could not listen to this kind of music......
I seldom listen to music ....
A new chapter .....you are right ...
My new room ....the space and the freedom ..... they are inspiring .
As a child I wished I might learn to play the piano ......
That did not happen .
Always find it magical .....
When I already was a mother my oldest went to pianolesson and I went also ......
Turned out I had no talent ....
So I prefered my children could learn to play music .

Maybe I will go and find out some more thanks to you
What composer I like ?
Happy sunny septemberdays Anita

Khairul Islam said...

I’m really like it! Very, very dgdeeac good!
Laser Stafford VA

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thank you so much dearest Anita...I am well on the way to mending...and yes a tetanus shot eeeeek! Wishing you a happy day creating...Love Dzintra xo

EdenClare said...

thank you too...
for sharing your spirit
with me...
happy writing, creating
and just being.
xoxo

Marie-Ange said...

Nathalie vient de m'expliquer que l'objet qui se trouve sur le lit des Hospices de Beaune est en réalité une chaufferette ... qui servait donc à chauffer l'intérieur du lit.
Gros bisous
Marie-Ange

Marie-Ange said...

http://www.chaufferettes.com/pages/historique1.htm
Bises

Marie-Ange

Renae said...

o sweet Anita!

thank you for steering me to Ted Kooser. he speaks to me. Mary Oliver and Billy Collins are great studies, too. I see myself more in the vain of e.e. cummings or Maya Angelou and of course, you!

I think in poetry in my mind all the time. I have not thought of myself as a poet until now or in the past few months, anyway.

You are kind.

Renae said...

my emotions are whirling. thank you for the nudge to read MEMORY by Kooser. I did as you instructed and yes indeed, loved the ending. i specifically enjoyed the picking up of the people after the roof was lifted; was sheer imagery that was fabulous.

thank
you
!

Nella said...

Dear Anita, sometimes we all lose our sparkle for various reasons....life gets in the way of our dreams and ambitions...you bring it all back in your beautiful messages!
I am keeping an eye on your Etsy shop...just dreamy!! N.xo

Mary said...

Oh thank you...the sweet little MC deserves some cute pictures of herself..if she only knew..hahaha. Today was a good day at school...Thanks for the well wishes.

Ann Nichols said...

Oh my! I must say... I really needed this right now. Thanks so much for your beautiful poetry... it is so inspirational!
Blessings a many to you!
Ann

It's me said...

Hi darling...i saw your little gift by Marcia...you are so kind......love that post....but who is Irina ??...something i do not know about you......??... a lost child ??...i hope not !!..love Ria...xxx...

koralee said...

Morning sweet friend...I hope Thursday finds you filled with joy!
I am trying to muster up enough energy to get through my day as I sip my morning tea...hoping it to be some sort of magical energy potion. These students this year are filled with soooooo much vim and vigor...energy beyond normal! I am already tired just thinking about today. But off I go........hugs
Love to you .....xoxoxoox

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

Hi Anita! Yes , be different! And you do sparkle! I have downloaded Google Chrome, on Diane's advice and I want to see if this will work for me to be able to leave a comment...here goes...

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

WowWow Wubzie!! it worked!!!

Renae said...

Anita - your enthusiasm spills over on to me. thank you!!!! Are you publishing a post tomorrow? can't wait to see it. hope so.

carolyn bradford said...

Anita…in the first place I cannot fathom getting 99 comments on a blog…and now I guess I'm number 100! Wow! What a testament to you and your encouraging posts! I loved the music in this and I especially loved all that you said…and that picture of the precious little girl in blue with the fabulous blue tea cup and saucer…wow!! I want to remember everyday of my life to try and make a difference to someone else's.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.. I am speachless..
Loved talking to you this evening
BISOUS!
Penny

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hello Anita...I'm going to be struggling around on our old computer for the next few days...but of course I had to come visit you and read some of your magical words of wisdom...it sets my weekend off in the right direction..You never fail to shine!
Wishing you a beautiful, sparkly weekend,
Susan x

Martina said...

Happy friday Anita! Am so glad the weekend is here, am really tired today and it feels like autumn in the air. Some sparkle just brightens my mood here! Hope your weekend will be glamurous and fun! xx

Kerri said...

Oh Anita, I love this post! So inspirational. Thank-you, I really needed those words :)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo
Kerri

Ann said...

Love it Anita...
pretty pictures
and inspiring quotes.
You always inspire us.
Enjoy the weekend.

koralee said...

Happy weekend my sweet friend...boy oh boy am I happy about that! The weekends are so precious again!
I am off to a new store today with my daughter...hope to dress up my home a bit...have a funfilled day dear one. xoxoxoxo

Sylvia said...

My dear friend,
You are totally YOUnique and you do sparkle! Your words are beautiful, inspiring and encouraging as always. Thank you for visiting me and I will never stop repeating how much I LOVE seeing your comments on my blog. You are such a kind and positive person and I do hope you find the perfect camera ( your wonderful art creations deserve it :)
Have a splendid weekend!

Burlap Luxe said...

Anita, I am late in my visit, its a tired Saturday for me, long 2 weeks working on a model home and getting it staged to sell, whewwww! glad it is done.

I am glad, happy, and inspired with my visit here with you today.
Love all the sparkle you shine my friend.
xoxo
Dore

Mary said...

That is so right...about horses noeses...for such a huge animal...the nose is sooooooo soft. What magnificent animals, huh?

Splenderosa said...

Oh, I do love this !!!

deb famularo said...

Bonjour Anita,

It's nice to see your sPaRkLe, especially with all that's going on in the world right now. Your blog is definitely a bright place to visit...always.

Hope you are doing well mon amie!

love deb xoxox

Rhissanna said...

We can't see anything truly, until we see its reverse. Thank you for this.

And Chopin is always heartbreaking. Ballet exercise music. I'm nine years old again.

Red Rose Alley said...

Just came by to see your 'sparkle' post again. I have been trying to get well this weekend. This is such a bad cold, and I am wondering where I got it from. Drinking lots of tea, and coming over to visit to get some positive energy. Your posts always send it my way. Have a nice Sunday, dear.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Mimi said...

MY DEAR FRIEND ANITA!!!
I love that saying SPARKLE where ever you are.....My scrapbook theme for 2009 was sparkle and shine in 2009...and I tried to capture all of us doing something where we really did SHINE!!!I think as women we have to listen to ourselves and speak to OUR hearts and not allow anyone else to tell us how we should SPARKLE!!!!I love your pics....they do an amazing job telling this message in a vibrant colorful way!!!
Your talents reach so many
hugs and love,
jamie

RobinfromCA said...

Hi Anita! Such a gorgeous post with so much thought! Did you create these lovely images? They just speak to me!
Have a lovely weekend!
Robin

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, thank you for coming to my sparkly post! I can absolutely see you wearing sequins and looking fabulous - and it so fits with your post here! All the better, when the inner matchtches he outer sparkle! Hope your weekend is fun - i'll be out now, enjoying the last bit of sunshine for today! xox

koralee said...

Wishing you a blessed Sunday dear one...sounds like you had the perfect day yesterday. A 5 hour walk! Good for you! That will keep you in shape for sure.
Yes bought my home a gift yesterday...a huge old closet door made into a chalkboard...it is amazing! All chippy and worn with grey paint!
Hugs to you for a perfect day...off to make apple cake and later on prepare a big roast for our Sunday family dinner...xoxox

Sonja said...

I can't think of anyone else in the blog world who 'sparkles' more than you my friend!

xo

Sonja said...

Your comments on my page were so right! Sometimes I feel dumb praying about such small things, but what is important to me may be small by another's standards, but big to me, and in the mix... I just pray about all of it, since my world is often consumed by the little things, and since God made me, He understands.
You are a treasure!

xo

EdenClare said...

what are you doing here
my silly girlfriend...
picmonkey...i don't even
know what that is...let
me go and check it out
and i shall be back...
ps...what happen to
photoshop????

EdenClare said...

what are you doing here
my silly girlfriend...
picmonkey...i don't even
know what that is...let
me go and check it out
and i shall be back...
ps...what happen to
photoshop????

Mrs. Sutton said...

I am SO ready to sparkle! Just looking for some 'arrows' and 'life instructions' to tell me how to do it!!!
Much love,
Paula xxx

It's me said...

My dear friend...please send me an axample from your cards...they are more than welcome !!!...love love love Ria....♥♥♥

~CC Catherine said...

Anita...I adore the little pair of glittery red shoes. When I was growing up, I loved watching Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. It was SO fun catching up with you today. Keep the faith my friend...and follow the "light"!!! :) xoxo

Unknown said...

The post is talking about sparkle. Good post


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