Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Small is Beautiful

I have flown from my nest temporarily...I am guest posting on this lovely blog today. We are talking about passion...go have a look!

But I do want to write a little bit about my current thoughts, and the direction I want to take on this blog of mine...

I have been thinking about the world we live in, how chaotic things seem to be, how destructive we humans can be to ourselves, to others and to our fragile and precious environment ... Maybe I am oversensitive, but I can feel the weight of it on my soul. And I've been thinking about what I can do to counter it, because I am well aware that what I focus on expands.

Let me just say that I am also well aware that there are many many kind and loving and compassionate people all over our beautiful globe who are making things better each and every day. Amazing things happen every day. But why do we hear so much more of the negative? Why is the news so over-saturated with stories of doom and gloom? It gets me down sometimes, you know?

I know that I can't change the world no matter how many lightbulbs I turn off, no matter how many containers I recycle, no matter how frustrated and down-right devastated I feel with the human race and its capacity for cruelty. But, I do have the ability to change my mindset and put my focus on all that is positive and nurturing. And I can share it with others, so that we all feel a little less of that negative weight on our shoulders.

For the month of May, I want to share a daily project with you. Each day, I will post one beautiful thing. One photograph, one movie, perhaps a few words, some days maybe no words...One thing that reflects on what is good and true and beautiful to me, in hopes that it will carry itself forward and fill you up with goodness. I want to create a ripple effect. And I invite you to share with me what brings you peace within the crazy. What makes you happy? What allows you to tune out the negative and absorb the beauty?

My first post will be May 1st.
Perhaps it will be a month long project, but it just might become a much longer journey on this blog. I am hoping it will turn the tides within my thought streams, and bring you a tiny touch of happiness as well.
Please come with me...


  1. i'll share a bit of happiness with you.....and try my best to be and feel that way the whole month of may

  2. Your blog, words, and photography have already accomplished that for me. Coming here is like a breath of fresh air and beauty. I'm certainly "in" for more!

    In our family, we struggle with the same "doom and gloom" scenario that bombards us from the t.v. We opted several years ago to end cable programming. The news has become a exaggerated theatrical playground for everything negative in the world. We read news stories online and we don't miss the scare filled bombardment of hate and violence. We've been criticized for sheltering our kids too much but we just believe its HOW we deliver news not that we don't know what is happening in the world.

  3. visiting from Relyn's ... your images and words carry much beauty

  4. I love this idea of yours Jaime! Plus a post from you ever day? Fantastic!!! I look forward to my 'feel good' every day from popping over and visiting you.

    xo Catherine

  5. This news makes me happy. Such a wonderful idea, Jaime! I am so looking forward to May now. Maybe, if I can muster it, I will try the same.
    Miss you xox

  6. with the sadness in my state today, i am with you....and yes, i believe the ripple effect will help. :) you have a beautiful soul.

  7. Definitely on board to share the bits of beauty and happiness in this world. Each ripple creates another..and maybe we'll - together - be able to make a change. Looking forward to May!

  8. What a beautiful journey you have planned. Sometimes it only takes one, and the current then carries along many more.

  9. Yes! Terrific idea, I will pleasingly soak up your positiveness. Thanks in advance!

  10. pop over to mine some day too every so often... just mostly fun photos ... Portugal right now.... and only a bit of whining about weather here and when snow flakes fall in April..... but, the rest of it? you say...what's the point? Just post the beauty and fun stuff....

  11. One beautiful thing. I love it. I love it so much! And, if I know anyone who can capture beautiful things with their camera - it's you.

  12. I love this idea. Your blog always makes me happy and feel (again) how lovely the world is and how lucky I am to live here.

    I don't have a TV and don't watch or listen to the news so it's easier to tune out things and focus more selectively. Even with that, it's hard to ignore the collective consciousness. I'm working on it. :)

  13. What a wonderful way to spend my May...



  14. YOU are today my 1 beautiful thing...and the day just started! I'll have to send you an email, Linni xx

  15. Oh... *sigh* This is what happens when I vanish from the blogverse: I miss out on wonderful things like this. I'm sorry I missed participating in this with you, Jamie. It's an incredible idea, and I would have loved to be part of it. You are such a beautiful soul. It is an honor to know you.