Sunday, August 25, 2013

All You Need Is















Go out and happen to 



Art and Sand said...

You are an artist with your words and a teacher with your message.

Thank you.

angie said...

loooove your pics!!! angie

donna baker said...

Such a beautiful post. Need to post it each day to remind us.

Sarah said...

Beautiful as ever, Anita. Are you celebrating an anniversary? If so, congratulations and all the best. We are coming up on 38 years together next weekend. Life is good!

Seawashed said...

So encouraging. Thank you Anita for your insight. Live and love. Oxox

Unknown said...

going...going...gone! It's out of the park and up in that constellation you uncovered last week!
Love ya back, Anita!

Peeters Liliane said...

Love is the most powerfull word in the world!!!
Have a nice start to teach in a new school year!!!

millefeuilles said...

Dearest Anita,

This is such a exquisite post you have created for us today. Isn't the picture of the father giving away his daughter poignant?

Love is the key indeed and I most certainly agree with Leonardo da vinci!

Hugs from France.


ps Have you seen my flower meadow pictures? :-)

Lady of the Woods said...

such a very much needed smile I have now, thanks to you Anita. All of those pics and aqua colors were just what I needed in this moment. How full of life it all is! I am grateful you have reminded me of the colors of life! Namaste.

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Ivy Clad said...

Hello, friend! Happy Sunday. This is a beautiful & inspiring post. I'm so glad to read it. With the new school year starting & the last push on to finish this patio project, my energy to write has faded a bit. This encouragement of yours is just what I need. Thank you. ((Hugs))


Burlap Luxe said...

If you cant be the poet, be the poem. Your world is both you are it and you live it.
Words of beauty, this is why I painted Gather signs in my etsy, and typography letters spelling out love on vintage scraps of wood gathered and collected love.

I am inspired here today with you Anita, sharing time of gather and Love!
See you soon my dear soulful friend.


victorian parlor II said...

Beautiful:). What a lovely message for all to live!



Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

As always...beautiful and uplifting! Have a wonderful week, Anita!

It's me said...

All you need is is all you need...!!!!!

Karena said...

Dear Anita, your words, imagery and music all come together and make a special inspiring message, which I will think about all week!

Feature: Artist Anne Harwell

Deborah said...

Love is all we need.
Yes...lets make it happens..every moment, every day <3

All my heart,
Deborah xoxoxo

Deborah said...

Oh Anita...I adore that photo of father & daughter. I have seen it before and it always moves me deeply xo

Deborah xo

VM Creation Atelier said...


How vibrant and beautiful is you post:)*
Just very touched me all these photos...........

Oh,this is so true: all you need is only LOVE!

Wish you beautiful week,my dear friend:)*

Blessing and hugs to you,

Anonymous said...

go out and happen to
what a wonderful thought
indeed a beautiful event someone!

wonderfully put
my dear Anita!!!

xoxo EdenClare

Ivy Clad said...

Thanks for stopping by to chat. I sense that a lot of people are feeling that tiredness. It must be the dog days of summer. But yes-- I will show pictures of the patio. It has been one of those projects where the "finishing up" seems to keep dragging on & on. Today, we are at work on it again "finishing up". There's a little leveling left to do, some dirt to add to a few of the new flower beds, and clean up. I had hoped to enjoy it for summer but am glad we'll be able to use it for fall instead.
xo, Keri

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful, beautiful post- xo Diana

Sabrina said...

come sempre un post che fa sognare........

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

So incredibly lovely, Anita!!! I love every single picture, but especially the ones in your header. Thanks for making me happy today!xoxo

Victoria Sayer said...


YONKS said...

Oh Anita,
Of all your wonderful posts I have been privileged to read over the last 2 years, I think this is my favourite. In just a few words you have said everything that is important.

Beautiful dear friend!

You had me at the delicious looking toast stack on the banner :-). The flesh is weak!

Much love

erin's art and gardens said...

love this sentiment today.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Anita,
What a beautiful post! Inspiring words, and the photos have touched my heart..

Simply LKJ said...

Such a beautiful post Anita. And, perfect timing. Hubby and I are back from taking the baby girl back to school, so we will be spending our time together as a couple for awhile. While a bit nervous after we dropped her off last year, this year I am looking forward to our time together.

Debbie said...

Gosh, this was so beautiful and inspiring!!!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hello Anita.....yes, I am doing ok. Its just been a very hard year and I have been overwhelmed with "stuff". Trying not to let things bother me and trying to tame the worry wart inside of me. can be exhausting! Thanks for checking in on me friend. Yes, can you believe it's been almost that long!! Enjoy this last week of August! Hugs, Patti

Maria said...

Hi Anita!
"All we need is love," is a great theme for me to keep in mind as I start another school year ... and so will YOU!!!
No matter what... I always believe that we are where God wants us to be...
and that HIS LOVE is the most important thing to share.
God bless you as you venture forward into a new school year!
~ Maria

Stacey said...

On Friday, we celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary, so it feels like this post was written for me/us. LOVE it! xx

Tamera Beardsley said...

Anita... a visit here... always love.

French Girl in Seattle said...

And Anita is baaaaaaackkkk! :-) Très joli billet. Touchant et bien illustré. Bisous. Vero (French Girl in Seattle)

Unknown said...

Beautifully poetic, Anita..this is the way to live a good the quote and the images, as always magical
Have a wonderful week.

Maria said...

Life, pure and simple...Love incredible and overwhelmingly wonderful! Anita this is my most favourite post! I have a tiny tear in my eye....Thank you! with summer hugs and kisses **** Maria X

M.A. the 2nd ~ Frances Russell said...

So so gorgeous Anita!!!! I LOVE it!!! So true and so special! I will do exactly that ... thank-you! Have a wonderful week my dear friend!

francis said...


This is SO SO SO you again .

Your are such a joy ........

Thank you Anita for being here .

Unknown said...

Lovely Anita. Just beautiful. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Unknown said...

You did it again. I love that you are a romantic and you stir me up. I am in love with love also, and am married to the love of my life( 38 I am also in love with nature, animals, art, creativity--so many things! Love that horse image! Have a great first week of school Anita!
xo Nancy

Deana Sidney said...

Perfect sentiment. Don't let the world wash over you, reach out and affect the world and those around you.
I'll try to think that way this week.

Deana Sidney said...

Perfect sentiment. Don't let the world wash over you, reach out and affect the world and those around you.
I'll try to think that way this week.

Deana Sidney said...

Perfect sentiment. Don't let the world wash over you, reach out and affect the world and those around you.
I'll try to think that way this week.

The enchanted home said...

Anita, this is one of my all time favorites. Sooooo beautiful, it made me cry in a good way:) Cherish those we love and enjoy the precious gift of time, thank you for such a beautiful inspiring post to start my Monday!!

nélinha said...

Such a beautiful post!!!!
nous avons tous et toutes besoin d'Amour, de tendresse, de quiétude, la vie de nos jours n'est pas facile que cela soit aux USA ou en Europe!!!!j'adoooooooore la façon dont tu as illustré ton ravissant billet...
Merci de nous attendrir si joliment avec tes mots et tes photos
French kiss

Bonnie said...

Beautiful! I always love your images. How true dear Anita, love sees us through all the moments of life. I should always be remembered and nurtured. A lovely way to begin my week, thank you. Hugs, Bonnie

Leslie said...

Good Morning Anita! Well.. this is life, right? Love, giving, working together, GATHERING (love that!). Time goes by and we have to remember the details. Your posts always get me thinking AND feeling thankful and appreciative of all that I have. Some of the pictures make me feel emotional as I'm feeling some of these changes..

I hope your meetings go well today Anita. Happy Monday! xxleslie

"Create Beauty" said...


this is R I C H!!!!!!

I'm so glad you happened to me : )

thank you for such glorious beauty and inspiration to L O V E

~ Violet

Sylvia said...

This is so incredibly INSPIRING and amazingly beautiful...! I LOVE every single word and image here, my darling friend! All we need in life is love, indeed! I thank you humbly for sharing your wisdom! Have a successful school year! Thinking of you...

Red Rose Alley said...

Good Morning, Anita!

"Go out and happen to somebody" - I love that! YOU happen to somebody every day. Isn't that picture of the old man and dog precious? And the married couple for 86 years, oh my! I love the mailbox, as hand written letters mean so much to me. I just got one the other day from my mother-in-law, and it was four pages long!

What an inspirational post this is today, my dear. I really do love it.


Pura Vida said...

gosh darn I love that Leonardo!

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Leslie Harris said...

Simply beautiful. Thank you for taking me away from the busy details of my morning and making me smile from within. I've finally had a moment to begin catching up with my blog friends and I'm so glad I stopped by. I had read your hospital post in the middle of a shopping trip with my son and tried to leave a comment using my iphone but it didn't go through. I'm so glad you're well and creating your visual poetry as usual.

Anonymous said...

This was just precious! I hope that your school year is off to a super start. Your students are blessed to have you!

Madelief said...

Dear Anita,

I enjoyed your post from the beginning to the end. You are right: embrace love! What would life be without it?! Health and love are all you need indeed.

Wishing you a happy new week dear friend!

Madelief x

Rhonda said...

You've touched my heart, once again.
Beauty and Love surrounds on your blog. xo

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Dearest Anita-
Once again such an incredibly moving blog post!!!!
You sure know how to capture the heart!!!!!
How was your weekend? Can you believe we're approaching Labor Day?!!!! Ugh!!!!!
Aidan, my little Chihuahua, had a routine booster shot last week. He is 9 years old & never had any problems with shots at the vet. Well by that evening he was in extremes pain which isn't totally unusual but by the next day his chest was all puffy!!!! The vet out him on Benadryl right away which helped tremendously!!!! I was SO frightened!!!! The vet said it was good I called when I did because Aidan is much smaller and a reaction like that much harder on his system that medium size dogs.....
Never a dull moment!!!! But all is back to normal!!!!
Hope you are having a wonderful day!!!!
Love & Hugs,

Bilancia Designs said...

This is by far one of my most favorite blogs of yours ....
The pictures are beautiful and the emotion behind each is priceless.
THIS is what moves me to tears, to laughter...
This is the Anita I remember...'s time for a SKYPE visit, for sure. :)
Sending you huge hugs, my friend.

Fashion-isha said...

Oh how I needed to visit your blog today. Thanks for the inspiration. My favorite was your last sentence though.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you for coming over Anita, I know you had a big day, and will have a long week..
Will be thinking of you.

renae said...

Sweet Anita!

Time can possibly erase our errors in this life, but forgiveness and care live on. I am so thankful for a friend like you that is a great person, great sport and a fabulous artist!

Grow, study, learn and do are my words of goodness to you today.

I am grateful for forgiveness. I am even more grateful for great friends that are remarkably talented and share their talents!

♥ Renae

Palomasea said...

And the greatest of these.... :)))))

I think I've told you before...LOVE is my favorite word...
You not only write beautifully about it, but you LIVE IT!!!
This post is glorious in every are you. :)

So blessed and honored to call you friend and soul sister...thank you for the gift of you!
Love you, beautiful teacher...
BISOUS et a bientot!!

Barbara said...

Dear Anita, the picture of the man and his dog brought tears to my eyes, and your words caused them to fall. This is beautiful just like you! Barbara x

La Petite Gallery said...

Anita, you touched my heart strings again. What fantastic photos, the little girls and man and dog, they are all so great. Thanks for unzipping my feelings again.
Yvonne XXXXX

Unknown said...

Anita dear-ahhhhhh-I took a moment to breathe in the gorgeousness of this post and the mood they set for my day. Life, the stages of life and love. Celebrate....everything.
Thank you, my creative, beautiful friend! xx, Heather @ Stylemindchic

Pamela said...

And don't forget to say it in French today. . .

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful way of reminding us what is truly important in our lives. I feel truly blessed to have found your incredible blog, looking forward to following you. I think I'll now go out and make something happen to somebody today.

Down by the sea said...

Anita that is so beautiful it reminded me of what happened in my lunch hour today. I noticed my husband on the other side of the road as I was heading back to work. His face broke into a wide smile when he saw me. The words in the song say it all!
Sarah x

therelishedroost said...

Misty eyed while I read this, as I get ready to send my first born off to college! My children's well being is really all I need!
xo Karolyn

wendy said...

Great usual. I'd expect nothing less from you. Yes we NEED each other in many different ways.
and WE ourselves need to make sure we make Others feel needed back.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hello, Anita -
Thanks for keeping it fabulous once again! Your continue to inspire me!! Such powerful words and tender photos. Merci, mon amie ~ Loi

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Ooops, sorry for the typo. You continue to inspire me....all of us, actually!!! :)

Unknown said...

What a lovely post. This is one of my favorite songs, and your images are perfect too.

Karen said...

I do love the way you said this Anita... go out and happen to someone...

It's intentional!

God's unconditional love is what gives hope... the very thing everyone needs the most. :)

White Lace and Promises said...

What a wonderful expression of your thoughts in photos. Wow!

Khammany said...

Love. The photos you selected capture love in all its perfect forms. I just found your blog tonight and how wonderful to be introduced to it by Love.
I am a new follower. I know I will enjoy your posts!

Martina said...

Dearest Anitam so sorry i'm so late to see your pretty post! We were cut of the Internet for some days due to a change of our provider ... LOVE your post - and - you certainly found your special someone! Lat's make things happen - yes! xox

Mr Paul said...

I love the beautiful story you tell us in words and pictures dear Anita, pure magic!

Kirsten Steen said...

Even your photos make me tear up! You have such an inspiring way of touching people! Thank goodness for you. The last couple of days have been filled with the blues but you make me feel inspired! Some days it's so hard to find the beauty...but all I need to do is come here.

Cobalt Violet said...

Beautiful post Anita!!! Such lovely images and I just love that song! I used it on my sister's wedding video that I edited. :)

Madelief said...

Hi Anita,

Just popping over to thank you for your sweet 'hello' on my blog!

I hope you have a good and cheerful start of the new school year. The beginning of the new school year is always such an exciting period. Hope you will have lovely students, who are perceptible to your love of France and the French language !

I can still remember my English teacher vividly! He was a very charismatic and colourful person! Thanks to him I love everything English :-)

Happy first week at school Anita!

Madelief x

June said...

I just love the images you find for your beautiful messages Anita! I always feel like I've been transported somewhere amazing after visiting here.
many hugs...

Anonymous said...

Love the quote and the stunning photos! xo

The Dutchess said...

YES...I'M happening...hugs from Spain my dearest sister..xoxo

Jo Potter said...

Dear Anita,
Your posts are a joy to see, with touching images and quotes that really touch the heart!
Love the Beatles music too, that will stay my head for the rest of the day now!
Sending you love and best wishes,
Jo. x

Anonymous said...

"Go out and happen to somebody" what A GREAT ADVISE!

Marie Angelique

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

My dear Anita! Yes, I think you should bleach the floors in your upstairs loft bedroom/library :) And, I want to wish you a great school year ahead!!!
Enjoy the holiday weekend!

Vintage Home said...

love the saying!
I will try to implement that in my life!
Are you back in the classroom this year?
Thinking of you!

renae said...

Hola, Sweet Anita!

Thanks for taking time to see me prior to heading out the door. You are a busy gal, but a great wonderful busy knowing you have a fab job!

One more day and you get a holiday to recuperate, huh? ♥

hi-d said...

Ohhhhhhhh LOVE THAT---"Go out and happen to somebody." BRILLIANT!

Oh Anita, you are always such a positive you, sweet friend!


koralee said...

Hi sweet this post..every single one of us needs oodles of LOVE...your images filled me with joy.
Hope you are all ready for your students on we go...xoxox Make it a great weekend.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

We are both so lucky that we happened to our somebody's and they happened to us. ;)

Jade said...

Oh Anita, this post is so full of beauty and love and so are you!!!! Thank you so much for sharing all your lovely thoughts - you are such a great inspiration!! Have a wonderful weekend,

with love & hugs, Jade

Anonymous said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!! And that quote is priceless. I am so inspired.
Sorry I have not visited or emailed as much as I love to, my friend. It has been NON-STOP at our home with college activities and our family business too. I write some posts ahead for busy times so that I may keep the page active, but I have not been visiting as frequently.
I hope you're off to a wonderful school year, love. You know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Have a beautiful weekend, Anita fairest. ;)

Personally selected products said...

My dearest Anita !
i just arrive fron England enjoy my hollidays and was really ansious to writte you quiet, because i enjoy your always fantastic pictures, and reading every thihg you do.
Is maybe your aniversary?
lots lots kisss !!!

Personally selected products said...

My dearest Anita !
i just arrive fron England enjoy my hollidays and was really ansious to writte you quiet, because i enjoy your always fantastic pictures, and reading every thihg you do.
Is maybe your aniversary?
lots lots kisss !!!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Anita Dearest,
You really had some very heartwarming pictures in this post.
Take care,
XXOO Marie Antoinette

Magia da Inês said...


Muito lindo!
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil.¸¸

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh look Anita I am number 100...What can I say dear Anita, your messages are just so right! Oh yes and to happen to somebody...just perfect! Hoping all is well with good happenings to you this, Dzintra xo

Denise said...

100 comments ! Now that's totally amazing Anita. That fact alone must tell You how talented You are at this blogging thing and Your love and warmth shows through on Your comments back to Your followers.You don't need to get back to Me.I can't say anything others haven't already said.I just enjoy reading all Your posts.Thank You and hugs sent Your way-Denise

nélinha said...

merci chère Anita d'être fidèle à mon blog j'apprécie énormément...Je te souhaite une bonne rentrée 2013 en compagnie de tes 84 étudiants cela est " It 's GREAT!!!! félicitations je viens de voir que tu as atteint les 100 commentaires double bravo
merci chère aminaute dans l'attente de te lire
French kiss

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...


Willow said...

The content that you gather in your and beautifully mesh together with your wonderful words is always so touching and totally fabulous ! I love it .Thank you for evoking such thought and depth in us all !
Have an amazing weekend and thank you for your kind sweet comments today.
xo Willow

Unknown said...

Love what you have done....beautiful! xx

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