Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

It’s a rainy day, and yet it is filled with such sunshine – The Sunshine Blogger Award to be specific. Thank you Didi’s Art Design for adding this light to my week and for sharing such warmth on your blog. Be sure to check out all poetic thoughts that Didi’s Art Design has to offer!

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The rules of the Sunshine Blogger Award are simple:

Rules:
1) Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.

2) Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.

3) Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.

4) List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

So for Didi’s Art Design’s 11 questions:

1) What are your hobbies?

I am a dental student by day and a writer by night; and in the in-between, you’ll find me on the comedy stage! It’s a busy life, and I love it!

2) What is most important to you?

Laughter carries me through every moment of every day.

3) How can we achieve harmony between nations and people?

Peace begins within each of us, and from there, we can share peace with others.

4) What kind of improvements you suggest for your our society?

There are oh so many opportunities for growth in our world, and they all stem from a growth in not only random, but intentional acts of kindness.

5) What is your biggest wish?

What a hard question! I am so caught up in the beauty of this moment that my mind can’t seem to land on something more I would want in my day!

6) What was your biggest mistake in your life?

There have been only endless opportunities before me, opportunities for growth and opportunities to learn.

7) If you could bring a new subject to a school, what would it be?

I have done just this! Crafting Yourself brings lessons in self-efficacy and resiliency to the hands of middle school children, all through the creativity of art!

8) How do we end poverty in our world?

We begin to create equity in our world by creating equal opportunity in each domain of our world: health care, education, employment, and more.

9) What book do you find most interesting?

There are so many options, but I do love the concept of “If on a winter’s night a traveler.”

10) What is the meaning of friendship to you?

Friendships is laughter and joy. It is sharing moments of both pain and hope with someone you trust, and exploring this world with someone who can share with you a new way of seeing things.

11) What does, “Man know thyself,” mean to you?

This question is truly wonderful, because each day that I grow, this sentence means something new. I simply can’t wait to see what this phrase will mean to me in the morning.

My Nominations for The Sunshine Blogger Award are:

  1. Safarii + Co
  2. Poeta da Garrafa
  3. In a Messy World
  4. Christine’s Collection
  5. Hope Dealer
  6. Written by an amateur human
  7. How to Climb a Mountain
  8. Safira’s Journey
  9. Naturally Nuri
  10. Forged from Reverie
  11. Write Ally! Write!
  12. And YOU! Add your blog url to the comments and share the sunshine with all of us! You most definitely deserve this blogger award!

As for your 11 questions:

  1. What are you most passionate about?
  2. How would anyone know?
  3. Who most influenced the person you are today?
  4. What is one thing you wish you could add to your day?
  5. What is stopping you from adding that in?
  6. What is one thing you could empty from your day?
  7. What would you do with that freed time?
  8. When did you decide to pursue your profession?
  9. What is one thing you love about your profession?
  10. Why are you so good at what you do?
  11. If you closed your eyes and imagined the perfect day, what would you do first?

Happy blogging, and enjoy the sunshine! I can’t wait to see how far this sunshine spreads!

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

Awakening to Love

A beautiful blogger and inspiring friend began a practice of daily gratitude in the reflection of Kelly Babcock’s meditations. And did I mention the word ‘inspired’?!

We all experience so much business and busyness in our lives. Many of us live off a to-do list and a vision of the future. Eventually, we forget why we are still running!

So today, let’s remember. Today, let’s pause and put away the to-do list. Let’s appreciate what is beautiful in this very moment and let’s give the present its due time. Today, let’s follow the inspiring lead of a friend and a blogger, and let’s begin our own practice – however it seems fit for you – from a mindset of mindfulness and gratitude.

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April 18, 2017*

Today, I love waking to the sleep in my eyes, letting it hold me in stillness for a second longer. I love stretching back my arms, and feeling my hand against the wall. I love the walls of my room, how softly they’re painted yellow. And how they turn and bend at the strangest of angles. I love lifting my head, and seeing the white of the fireplace. I love that the fireplace doesn’t work, but that it holds treasures – because I always forget what I throw in there. Today, I love feeling the cool hardwood against my toes, and feeling the cracks in the hundred year old floor. And I love how the cool floor brings out the warm kiss of the room. I love the humidity. I love how mother nature fights with my need to feel ‘pretty,’ just curling my hair to be ‘natural.’ I love turning back to the bed, and seeing the bedsheets slide off. But doing nothing about it. I love that they’ll wait tossled until I’m ready. Today, I love taking a bite of a bagel even though it’s still Passover. I love knowing that I don’t even have to think about the ‘rules’ anymore, that I only think about my health. I love that Judaism bows to my health. Today I love writing while contemplating comedy.

*Don’t mind the date. Responsibility happened ♥

Are you ready to take the TODAY I LOVE challenge? Comment or share on your own blog when you feel inspired.

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.