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September 7, 2012
formerly Picture to Ponder - Volume 8 - Issue 34

two lorikeets from Butterfly World

Today is one of those days when I'm stuck for what to write, along with what photo or photos to share with you for the week.

And, I've made a commitment to myself and to you to email one issue of Treasure Your Life Now each week. My statement on this is that there will be one to three inspirational photographs, along with the self-reflecting queries that evolve from them, plus a relationship tip.

Nowhere does it say anything about number of words, so in fulfilling on my commitment, today's issue brings you one photograph with a minimum number of words.

Today's Photo -
Earlier this week, I came across the above photo of two Lorikeets, taken several years ago at Butterfly World in Pompano Beach, FL.

The colors and imagery have been calling to me all week. Although it's watermarked with my eteletours URL, that which I used for the first couple of years in Picture to Ponder photos, it has never been featured here.

Self-Reflecting Queries and Relationship Tips -
Given you also are human, I suspect that there are times that you too get stuck and stall on taking action.

I invite you to look into your own life. Can you identify such times? If so, is there any kind of pattern? What actions did you take, or not, to move you forward? Even a decision for no action is, in effect, movement.

Are there reminders here that you can note to empower you in the future?

For the Relationship Tip for the week, let's go back to the photograph of the Lorikeets. The two birds seem to be quite engaged and very attentive to one another. One is talking, the other listening.

Visualizing these two birds, I invite you be equally attentive in the next conversations you have with someone. Remember to sit or stand erect and maintain eye contact as you both talk and LISTEN.

If appropriate, be in close proximity to the other, at the same time honoring the space that both you and the other person might need between you. Some people like physical closeness. Others are not always comfortable with that. Be sensitive to the others' needs.

As always, have fun and share on the blog your discoveries and practices.

Please Forward This and Invite Your Friends to the Following

Reminder - Upcoming Interview with Jerry Downs - If somehow you missed reading about it in last week's Treasure Your Life Now or the special maling I did:

The Present book by Jerry DownsThis upcoming Tuesday, September 11th, I will be interviewing Jerry Downs, Professional Photographer, author of THE PRESENT: Finding Myself in the Middle of NowHere

Details and Registration information for call can be found on INTERVIEW INVITE. There is a space on the form to add a question for Jerry, if you wish.

If you can't make the call live, on Tuesday evening, September 11th, sign up anyway.

You'll receive a recorded MP3 download of it within 24 hours after the end of the call.

Also Jerry is graciously gifting people a free download of his current book, I love the way, in addition to photo/seeing, Jerry plays with words. Nowhere = NOW HERE! Simply click on DOWNLOAD and the PDF eBook is yours. You'll discover word play throughout the book, along with beauty, other humor and poignant stories.

The book is rich in both the photography and the words. Go through it before our call and bring your questions with you. Better yet, email them to me in advance - Subject line: Questions for Jerry - and we'll get to as many as we can on the CALL, where you'll also learn all about Jerry's new book, in progress.

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If posting on a blog is not your style, please continue to send your comments directly to me. Learning what you are experiencing means a lot. It is part of the reward, for me, of publishing Picture to Ponder.

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To Wonder, Joy and Love,
Living and Loving with No Regrets.

Inspirationally,

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