Firstly, a warm welcome to our new subscribers. They were among the first to jump on the free gifts being offered over the next three weeks in the Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Gifts 2 Giveaway.
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I was particularly excited when I saw THE LOVE LETTERS OF ARIELLE AND BRIAN PDF was being offered. It has 90 pages of letters, tips on writing love letters and a wide range of relationship tips.
Looking at the site, and all that's offered, may seem overwhelming initially. Thus I've put together some tips to simplify it for you. First scroll to the bottom of the page to sign up. Then trust that the pages will open to just the "right" gifts for you once you log in.
To make it easier for you, as a Treasure Your Life subscriber, I checked to find out if there was a site search. There is one by author name only. Simply click on Searching for Authors for the graphic instructions I've prepared for you. Thus you can easily search for Arielle Ford or any other author.
Today's Photos and Story -
The above pink tulip bud was first featured in Picture to Ponder more than seven years ago. How timeless and fresh it still looks here today.
Yet it's an image that could have been totally overlooked. It was in the midst of a plant I had purchased and put in the trunk of my car. When I opened the trunk this bud caught my eye and I went for the camera before the flower had a chance to open.
Seven years ago I wrote that the pink bud seemed to me "to be nestling comfortably in its 'womb', while preparing to shortly burst forth. I love the colors here and the sensuous curves."
I commented that focusing in so closely, with my macro lens, resulted in no background diversions. The query that followed:
"Are there areas in your life where you can unearth beauty or power, getting straight to the point, unconsciously eliminating the distractions?"
Two years later, I wrote, "I love it for its sensuality as well as for the feeling of gentleness, love and protection that I get from it."
And I asked: "What do you find most appealing?"
Yesterday, it's sensuality once again called to me as I was looking for an image for the Lifelong Romance Weekend at which I am exhibiting, wanting some of my own work in a gift basket. The tulip immediately popped out as being THE ONE for this all women retreat!
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Below are two views of the resultant mug, now in my Nature Art Gift Shop. As you see it's the same image. And do you get a difference in the feeling of it as we shift points of view?
Today's Relationship Tip -
Sometimes all that's necessary for expressing and feeling love is to stop whatever you are doing. Then quietly and soundlessly focus in on your loved one. Next gently fully embrace him or her. Create a sense of timelessness.
If you are alone, although it's not quite the same, I invite you to similar actions. Pause and quietly appreciate and fully embrace yourself.
As always have fun and please post your experience in the Comments Section on the blog post for this article.
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To Wonder, Joy and Love,
Living and Loving with No Regrets.
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