“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. On this day, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who had a beautiful vision of a nation of citizens who are all equally accepted and respected. As we are … More Only light can do that.
After Roswell, New Mexico, and the U.F.O. Museum and Research Center on that Sunday morning, July 17, 2016, Rick and I were committed to making up some time on the road as we headed home to the southeast coast of Virginia via Texas, Arkansas, and Tennessee (see previous blogs). We were back on the highway … More Road Trip: Texas
I am grateful for the sacrifice of our U.S. military heroes. Many faceless and courageous people have died defending freedom at home and abroad. May God bless them all and their families today and every day! Thank you so very much! All rights reserved. ©2016 by A. K. Orobko
Breathe in. Pause. Breathe out. According to Etty Hillesum, “Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes.” Esther “Etty” Hillesum was a Jewish woman whose letters and diaries, kept between 1941 and 1943, describe life … More Pause between your breaths.
Marc Chagall expressed that “In our life there is a single color, as on an artist’s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.” Marc Chagall was a Russian-French artist, born in 1887 and lived until 1985. As an early modernist, he was associated with several major artistic … More How are you adding color in your life?
As an empowerment coach, artist, and writer, I have used journals in a multitude of ways. On January 18th of this year I discussed ten ways to journal. In a series of articles, the art journal and the many ways to art journal will be discussed and explained, along with the artist’s journal, and the … More Demystifying the art journal. Part One.
Freedom, which many take for granted, is the power or right to act, speak or think without hindrance. Freedom is, also, that condition in which we are not restrained, encumbered, imprisoned, or enslaved. Freedom has not always been everyone’s right. As most of us know, slavery was legal and abundant in the United States until … More Freedom
A hug…it is like hot soup on a cold winter’s day; it is comfort and sustenance for the heart and soul! A hug is a wonderfully warm and loving embrace that represents our consideration, kindness, and affections. Hugging is therapeutic, as it transfers positive energy, resulting in an emotional lift to the person receiving the … More A hug.
I discovered a site called NATIONAL DAY CALENDAR over the weekend that has compiled a list of National (U.S.) Days and Months (with an expansion that is under construction to include International Days). National Day Calendar has given us over 365 reasons to celebrate every day. The site is at this URL: http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com When we … More Celebrate every day.
Yes, we are in the Christmas season that kicked off yesterday, December 25 and continues until the evening of January 5 with the eve of Epiphany (with the visit of the 3 kings). It is unfortunate that the commercial calendar has encouraged an incorrect assumption that the Twelve Days end on Christmas Day and must begin on … More The days of Christmas…