About

light beams thru treesHi! I’m Gina, and pointing out the positive makes my heart sing.

Welcome to my inspirational blog, named after declarations and statements, or ‘professions’, for peace.

Moments that make us feel happy deserve to be noticed. Let’s pause, observe, and truly notice whatever is happening in those moments when our hearts feel joyous and light.

Here’s a place where I enjoy sharing about things that make my heart sing.
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254 responses to About

  1. 

    Appreciate your recent visit and follow. I trust your readers can tell your joy and love for family is infectious. Starting to slowly poke around and read your site.

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      Thank you kindly for this dear comment. It means a lot to me! And your poetry is outstanding.

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      From SoundEagle, Happy New Year to you, Gina!

      May you have a new dawn and an even better beginning in 2013!

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts and stories so well on your beautiful blog, and for promulgating peace so caringly and consistently. I would like to wish you a fine year in 2013, happiness and good contacts within a world in less turmoil if possible.

      May the new year bring you and your family plenty of happiness, good health, peace and harmony! And may the world be a better place in 2013!

      I hope that you continue to do very well and find fulfillment in whatever you enjoy doing and savouring. . . . .

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        Hello and Thank you SoundEagle πŸ™‚ A very Happy New Year welcome to 2013 to you as well! Your kind comment here is delightful and cheers me on to continue enthusing over my professions for peace, and my hope that together we can make it real. I have enjoyed visiting your massive site and find so much to read and enjoy over there. Thanks for all you share as well.
        Warmest heartfelt wishes for a most fulfilling and magical year, and may you and yours enjoy abundant health, joy and love throughout this upcoming year, and beyond.
        Blessings, Gina

  2. 

    Thanks for the follow Gina.It matters.

  3. 

    Thank you for following my blog.

    I hope I don’t disappoint you and that each of your visits in my blog will always be a joyful ride. Thank you again and have a wonderful day! πŸ™‚

    Subhan Zein

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      Hello Subhan, it is my pleasure to follow your inspiring blog, and each of my visits is a joy indeed! Thank you for this kind comment, and for following my blog too! Best wishes, Gina

  4. 

    I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award. It’s okay if you choose not to accept the nomination, just know that I think your blog is inspiring. If you choose to accept the award, the guidelines are on my post: http://geniespeaks.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/the-sunshine-award.
    Blessings, Genie

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      Genie, your warm hearted gesture here has cheered me and made me smile a really big smile! Thank you so much! I am delighted to participate, and will do the required steps shortly. Thank you very much for this kind honor! Blessings to you, Gina

  5. 

    I’m glad to help you smile today, but you do know that you deserve the award. I enjoy your blog.
    Blessings,
    Genie

  6. 

    Gina, I nominated you for the sunshine award at http://arabwriterchick.com/2012/05/24/sunshine-award/. Hope you enjoy it but don’t feel pressured to participate at all πŸ™‚ Have a great day!

  7. 

    Great blog…I’ll be following!

  8. 

    Great to meet you! Thanks so much for the follow!

  9. 

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my post πŸ˜‰

  10. 

    Gina, Your blog is a special one! It continues to amaze me how many wonderful people are out there sharing what they know and love. Thanks for the follow and I will be following you as well.

  11. 

    Hi…I first thank you for liking my recent posts and for following my Not In India 2012 blog. I see that there is much here in your blog as well to interest and inspire me and look forward to exploring here further as well. Hope you will find further inspiration, in some small way, on my blog as well. You might also light to check out my long running blog-many years, at: http://mindfulnessjournal.wordpress.com
    with love light and JOY

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      Hello Jane, thanks for the comment & follow, and the link to your other blog. I look forward to visiting there as well. I anticipate many mutual inspirations in love and light and joy πŸ™‚ Blessings, Gina

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        been prowling around yours and loving every moment of it!!
        just need to find the time for my own blog, and for reading all the wonderful things others have to say to inspire me.
        have a great day…filled with love light and JOY

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          Hi Jane, I’m delighted you’re enjoying my musings and whatnot. I know exactly what you mean… the more wonderful blogs I find the more and more there is to read and learn! Then I get distracted from working on my own blog, but it’s all good. Love and Light, Gina

  12. 

    I nominated you for the Sunshine Award. I that I think your blog is inspiring. If you choose to accept the award, the guidelines are on my post: http://mysoulfulhealing.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/the-sunshine-award/

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      Krissy I am honored that you enjoy my blog and have included me on your list! Your blog is a delight, and I find it very inspiring πŸ˜€ Thanks very kindly. Love and Light, Gina

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        Thank you Gina for checking out my blog, it’s so encouraging to know that the one’s that inspire you, you also inspire. πŸ™‚ I know you’ve been nominated several times for this award but you truly deserve it, AGAIN! πŸ™‚

  13. 

    Hello Gina,

    For all the inspirations you have given me, I nominate you for Inspiring Blogger Award. Details are here: http://subhanzein.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/awards-galore-3-0/.

    Hope you like it. And congratulations!

    Subhan Zein

  14. 

    Gina, thank you for liking one of my posts and following my blog. I’m glad you did as it led me to your site and I’m now following you! I’m delighted each time I am led to a kindred spirit. I can feel the authenticity in your energy. Bless your heart and bless your work! Love & Light, namaste…~Nadine Marie

  15. 

    Like your blog, have a wonderful day!

  16. 

    once again-thanks for your

    “like”. most appreciated!!
    with love light and JOY

  17. 
    Marie Alesbury June 3, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Greetings!Beautiful blog! x so glad to have found your words πŸ™‚
    http://www.awakentoyourheart.wordpress.com

  18. 

    Hi there, I like your blog and I’ve nominated you for the Reader Appreciation Award. See here: http://mycoachingproj.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/a-little-surprise/

  19. 

    Hey I nominated your blog for The Commentator Award. http://thejolynproject.com/2012/06/04/give-the-gift-that-keeps-on-giving-the-commentator-awardreader-appreciation-award/ Thank you for commenting on my blog!

  20. 

    I nominated you for the One Lovely Blogger Award. Please check out my site to accept the award. Congrats!
    http://ladylovelyblogger.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/one-lovely-blog-award/

  21. 

    Hi there πŸ™‚ I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Your site is beautiful and so uplifting.

    For more info click here: http://defehrpoetry.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/versatile-blogger-award/

    Or here: http://worldlywinds.com/awards/

  22. 

    Thanks for liking my post. You are my soul-sister. We seem to care the same things.
    http://awarenessisfree.wordpress.com/

  23. 

    I nominated you for the Thanks for Writing Award. Please check out my site to accept the award. Congratulations! http://mysoulfulhealing.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/thanks-for-writing/

  24. 

    Dear Gina, good morning and greetings of peace from the other side of the planet! a first note to say that your blog is an Alice in wonderland space! So many interesting to look at and discover! I am on wordpress since a month and feel like a kid in front of a Christmas tree packed with treasures and mysteries ti unwrap! The second note to say I have been very touched by your visit and comment on Sharon’s blog. Many thanks for being and live like it’s even on earth – it will be one day, maybe sooner than we think. f

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      Hello dear heart ~ how delighted I am to hear from you! Your blog inspires and uplifts the hearts of so many. Lovely Sharon has a way of finding lovely like-minded, kindred spirits. I love how you wrote here, like a ‘kid in front of a Christmas Tree’. I know exactly what you mean! It’s amazing to discover so many similar souls! Be prepared: that feeling doesn’t go away! At least not for me (wise old blogger of a few months that I am! LOL). Thank you very much for your kind words about my humble blog. I do hope to inspire, to lift a heart if I can. And your blog certainly does that for me. Blessings, Gina

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        Dear Gina, 12 days already and I didn’t say hello or thanks for your wonderful words! It has been – and still is and will be – a bit busy but I wanted to stop by to say how much your presence matters and definitely lifts the heart! I feel it everytime I see you gravatar appear and when the words engraved in memory and associate to it start vibrating. and you are right, still overwhelmed by the diversity and quality of the WP community! Pure love to you and yours, f

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          I can definitely relate to the BUSY! So never worry about time passed, dear man. I am always delighted to hear back from you, no matter how much time has passed. I really enjoy your blog. Such wisdom shared! Thank you.
          This wonderful world of blogging finds me happily reading and enjoying the words and wisdom of a vast array of writers, poets and photographers. I hardly seem able to carve out enough time for my own writing! I am working with balance now, to write before signing on, or after logging off. I get happily distracted with so many wonderful things to read! Indeed the ‘kid in the candy store’ or Christmas morning feeling.
          Your kind words here warm my heart. I thank you so much. We are a growing family and, my brother, I am so happy we are both in it. Much love to you and yours as well. Gina

  25. 

    Hello Gina, thank you for following my blog.

  26. 

    Dear Gina. Please write more so I can read more! You;re such a tease! You got me hooked and this addict needs MORE!

    Russ

  27. 

    I resonate deeply with the idea of Professions for PEACE. I also have another hope with this idea. That people in business, in positions of responsibility, as heads of families – honour their spirituality and personal beliefs in their outward living. We need more heart, love and light in the world. Blessings to you, sister Lightworker xoxo

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      Bless your heart dear one, my kindred spirit. Yes I agree, and let’s here it for sharing more love and light in the world, with our actions and choices, by being a living example, and by sharing our highest aspirations in this communicative world of blogging. Namaste.
      Love and Light to you, Gina

  28. 

    Hi Gina…thanks for liking my recent post In Joy and Gratitude! You were certainly one of the people I had in mind when writing it!! πŸ˜€
    with love light and JOY

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      Awww… my goodness, how sweet! I was simply enjoying your delightful writing about ‘In Joy and Gratitude’. How kind you are to say I was on your mind! Allow me to return it to you dear blogger… keep up the great work and I look forward to more comments and connections between us, ongoing πŸ™‚ With love and light my friend, Gina

  29. 

    LOVE what you’re doing here and on your other blog!

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      Thank you ~ you are a dear one! You’ve brought a smile to my face! It means so much to meet lovely new people like yourself and be able to enjoy each others blogging adventures! Yours is a delight and I especially like the name you chose. Unsung poets are among my favorites πŸ™‚

  30. 

    Such lovely energy you have here. It makes me smile to bump into others who are being called to Uplift. Keep up the great – and invaluable – work!

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      Hello Julianna, it’s so nice to have you ‘bump into’ me here! Thank you so much for your kind words. What a delight to visit your blog. I am eager to follow and enjoy exploring more of your work, in our shared calling to Uplift. More kindred spirits! Hooray!

  31. 

    Hello, I nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. I know not everyone likes to participate in these, just think of it as my appreciation for you lovely and truly inspiring blog. If you do, the information can be found here:
    http://jennysserendipity.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/

  32. 

    Hi dear Gina.. I have nominated you for the Reader Appreciation Award and hope you will accept my appreciation. If you choose not to go ahead with the award process, please feel free. It was important for me to help others find their way to your wonderful blog and my way of saying “thank you” for taking the time to share. πŸ™‚
    with love light and JOY

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      Aww… I love it! Thank you SO much Jane. I am honored and so thankful to be included in your list. I appreciate you understanding that while I just cannot carve out the time and energy for following all the steps of Awards, I am happy to have added your info to my Awards Page, as well as including your delightful blog in my sidebar Blogroll. Look at us go! Still sharin’ all the love around, even as we gracefully opt out of the complete process from now on. Cheers to us (green tea cups clinking)! Hugs, Gina

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        LOL! you’ve said this so well! It has all gotten a little “too much” for me these days. want to sit back and enjoy all the wonderful things you and others put out there for me, share some of my own when I am able too, and ENJOY my blogging experience. I also keep thinking to make up a blogroll, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Thanks for adding me to yours! πŸ˜€
        with MUCH love light and JOY

  33. 

    Thanks for following Late Bloomer, Gina. Love your About page (I seriously need to work on mine) and your intentions! I look forward to reading more of your thoughts. Peace, Kaye

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      How wonderful to see you over here! Thank you so much. It is great to see you. I do hope you’ll take a moment to visit my new baby, my other blog about living more lightly on our planet. Blessings, Gina

  34. 

    Gina, really appreciate your decision to follow Learning from Dogs. Hope you continue to enjoy a wide range of musings from this old Brit living in Arizona.

  35. 

    Hi Dear Gina, Appreciate your recent like of the post “What Does it Mean to Live a Spiritual Life”…I thought it brilliant when I read it which is why I reblogged it. And a special thanks for adding me to your blogroll! I am honored πŸ™‚
    with much love light and JOY

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      Hello Jane, I am happy to have your blog listed πŸ™‚ and Yes what a powerful article she wrote, that you helped more people find. I too enjoyed her conclusion especially how living spirituality is “that you acknowledge a call to meet yourself more deeply.” Beautiful. Thanks, as always dear heart, for visiting and commenting.
      Love and Light, Gina

  36. 

    Your amazing sister. So Inspiring and always spreading good vibes. Thank you for being you and sharing your gift of love and light~ burn bright beauty
    shine on~ T

  37. 

    Hi Gina! You have an absolutely beautiful blog here! πŸ™‚ I got here through someone else’s blog and I’m so glad that I did. πŸ™‚

  38. 

    Best “About” page ever! Made me feel fuzzy, or should I say “peace-y” inside!

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      Thank you so much ‘Madame Croquette’ ~ I am delighted you came to visit this blog here. I found you from your like on my Non-GMO Projects post on my other site. Your lovely site makes me hungry for great homemade food! Thank you again for your sweet comment here dear one!

  39. 

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. They make me feel human.

  40. 

    You have been nominated for the Illuminating Blogger Award. πŸ™‚

  41. 

    Sorry for late stumble on GPFP: I promise I will catch up..

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      You are funny and kind! I too only recently discovered your amazing blog “Life is Mysterious” and I am loving every minute of it. You are brave and wise and sweet. Thank you for enjoying my humble blog as well. Your comment, and kindness, mean the world to me. Hugs, Gina

  42. 

    Arise, Awake and Stop Not till GPFP is consumed…

  43. 

    Gina, you know the beauteous soul you are blessed with?

  44. 

    Gina, our life is based on thought which is measurable. It measures God, it measures its relationship with another through the image. It tries to improve itself according to what it thinks it should be. So unnecessarily we live in a world of measurement and with that world we want to enter into a world in which there is no measurement at all. Meditation is the seeing of ‘what is’ and going beyond it, seeing the measure and going beyond the measure…You agree Gina…

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      What a thought-provoking comment here ~ thank you. Yes you are so right that meditation is indeed the seeing of what is and going beyond, and “seeing the measure and going beyond the measure”. Thank you again for your comment.

  45. 

    So very nice to “meet” you and to have found your blog today! You’ve got a lovely way with words, and a great eye – thanks for sharing!
    anne

  46. 

    You’ve a lovely blog and am happy you stopped in to check mine out.

  47. 

    I’ve tagged you in a game of blog tag. Here is the link to my blog if you would like to have some fun answering the questions. http://floatingwiththebreeze.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/lets-play-tag/ πŸ™‚

  48. 

    Thank you for stopping by – I look forward to know you through your writings and thoughts. A whole new world opened to me through blogging and it is a fun and adventurous trip!

    Your thoughts on peace reminds me of the song we often sing at church – …
    “Let there be peace on earth
    And let it begin with me.
    Let there be peace on earth
    The peace that was meant to be.
    With God as our father
    Brothers all are we.
    Let me walk with my brother
    In perfect harmony….”
    I just found out that Vince Gill wrote it…it is one of my favorite hymns we sing.
    Blessings ~ Patty

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      I LOVE that song, and I was humming along as I was reading πŸ™‚ Definitely a favorite song to sing in church.
      I am delighted we have met each other and I look forward to many visits and shares back and forth at both our blogs (well and my other one too πŸ˜‰ )
      Blessings to you as well, Gina

  49. 

    Hello Gina, just added you to ‘ Break-Free Patrons ‘. Visit http://oakworld.wordpress.com/ and click on your image.

  50. 

    I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. You can find it here: http://thoughtsfromanamericanwoman.wordpress.com/ Blessings – Patty

  51. 

    Thank you so much for following my blog! I am honored. AND delighted because it brought me here, to you. I’ve looked around, and will be following you as well. Beautiful, inspiring blog!

  52. 

    Hi Gina,..thank for your interest in http://www.servingothersblog.com. I am just beginning this journey, and will look forward to reading more wisdom for you. Jonathan

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      Hello Jonathan, welcome. Thank you for your visit and kind comment. I do enjoy your inspiring blog, and it is my hope that you will find something inspiring here as well. I hope to see you again soon. Blessings, Gina

  53. 

    It is a beautiful image you have for the header of your blog. I am unable to remember coming across a forest floor like that.

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      Thanks Alex. Yes I too have not experienced a mossy ‘floor’ like that yet, but a back-country-hiker friend described a place just like that photo. Maybe you and I will both find such a place someday πŸ™‚

  54. 

    I love your site Gina, inspiring thoughts and beautiful photos. Thank you . VΓ©ronique

  55. 

    I’m proud to inform you that you’ve been nominated for the β€œBeautiful Blogger Award”. The rules for the award and the award pic are at http://stickynotesandquotes.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/beautiful-blogger-award/ Congratulations!

  56. 

    I am honored to nominate you for the One Lovely Blog Award! Please pick-up your award at http://www.grandmothermusings.com . Copy and Paste the Award to your blog and follow the rules of acceptance. I wish you many blessings. Congratulations!!

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      First of all, congratulations to YOU for you do have a Lovely Blog. I am deeply grateful that you enjoy this blog and have included it in your list. I get too overwhelmed to participate in awards but I am very thankful to be included. Wishing you many blessings always.

  57. 

    I am grateful to connect with you, lets share a moment of divine silence together. Thank you.

  58. 

    I really loved your About, it is one of my favorites thus far. What a great blog tittle, topic, aspiration! I too Profess Peace! World Peace Now…Let us remember…let there be peace on Earth and let it begin with me.

    Much love,
    Sindy

  59. 

    Hi Gina:

    Thanks for following my blog. It gave me a chance to find you and yours. I like the fun way you describe yourself. I like your blog and have enjoyed exploring it. Keep on offering your professions of peace!

    Blessings.

  60. 

    Happy Thanksgiving Gina and Happy Inspiring Blogger Award day to you! I adore your blog and all the positivity you send out here to the universe! If you so choose to accept swing by my blog to pick it up! cheers!

  61. 

    Gina, I am looking forward to reading more of your posts. Fostering joy, hope and inspiration – who could ask for more. And I love the quote by C.S. Lewis – I’ve never seen it before, and it’s so true. Thanks for making a real contribution …. Jeanne

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      Hi Jeanne! It’s great to have you here. Thank you dearly for this very kind comment, and thank YOU for making a lovely contribution with your inspiring blog as well. Here’s to many more shared visits.
      Cheers! ~Gina

  62. 

    I was honored to receive The Blog of the Year 2012 Award and felt that you are deserving of the honor too. Please accept this award. Please follow the link http://wp.me/p28tjX-wm. If you don’t accept awards I do understand and only meant to acknowledge you as one of my peers.

  63. 

    Just when I was getting a little depressed because not enough people are reading me, there you are! Thank you so much, it really cheered me up! Really.

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      I am overjoyed to share with you that feeling of joy I’ve felt, to have someone come and visit just when I thought no one was enjoying my posts. You have a delightful blog and I am so glad my support cheered you. Please keep on posting πŸ™‚ Hugs, Gina

  64. 

    We need more like you in the world. Sounds wonderful. Jen

  65. 

    I really like this:
    β€˜I celebrate the precious common thread woven through all the world’s great religions that encourages us to Love.’
    Thanks for that, it says it all

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      Hello! Thank you for visiting, and I am delighted that particular comment of mine resonated with you. It is that thread that I grasp constantly. May you and I enjoy many more visits between our blogs. Namaste. ~Gina

  66. 

    Gina, i nominated you for the 2012 Blog Of The Year Award on December 7th on a post on my blog! I wanted to make sure you knew and you can read the particulars on my blog, congratulations dear one as your spirit is always close to me!

  67. 

    Hi Gina! I nominated you for the 2012 Blog of the Year Award. πŸ™‚ http://thejolynproject.com/2012/12/18/give-the-gifts-that-keep-on-giving-awards/ Thanks for spreading positive energy through your blog.

  68. 

    Hi Gina,

    Happy New Year to you. May 2013 bring you more love, happiness, and success.

    My subscription went messed up, so now I am resubscribing, looking forward to reading more of your posts! Take care, many blessings and much love to you. πŸ™‚

    Subhan Zein

    • 

      Subhan! Bless your kind heart, you have made my day πŸ™‚ I do notice who follows, and who doesn’t follow me back, and was surprised to not find you in the list of blogs following here, since I thought that was how we met long ago. I worried I’d posted something that had made you unfollow, but I stayed with your blog because it is so special. I am delighted that you are back my friend!
      This is a good example of why we must never ‘assume’ because things are not always as we may think πŸ˜‰
      Blessings and love to you, and all the best in this new year!
      ~Gina

  69. 

    Love it! Professing for peace!!!! ❀

  70. 

    I love connecting with people who share my belief in peace, hope, love and joy for all the world. thanks so much for dropping by my place! I look forward to a deeper connection. In peace!

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      How wonderful to have you come over here Louise! Connecting with like-minded individuals such as yourself is the most special part of blogging for me. I too look forward to developing a deeper connection and friendship. Namaste ~Gina

  71. 

    Thank you for visiting and following Bach Flower Remedies – OAK

  72. 

    I love the idea. I wish you well in 2013! Cheers πŸ™‚

  73. 
    The Commonzense of Saint James February 14, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    “please no more awards. Your comments and likes are always welcomed and appreciated!” my feelings exactly

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      Thanks for the cheer of support! I feel there are many bloggers such as you and I who enjoy blogging but don’t wish to participate in the ‘homework’ of special tasks that awards entail. I’m happy for those who enjoy it, and I happily refrain πŸ™‚ Cheers!

  74. 

    Thanks for stopping by my blog Gina

  75. 

    I’m so excited to have found you and your wonderful blog. Love coming your way!

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      Hello and Welcome! How wonderful it is to have you here πŸ™‚ I have been enjoying your wonderful blog as well. May this be the beginnings of a beautiful blogging friendship. Hugs, Gina

  76. 

    Hi! Reading your blog, I feel like I’ve found a kindred spirit :). I also create affirmations for peace & create illustrations around them in an effort to spread peace & invite peace within! I look forward to reading more of your blog & connecting :). Wishing you love, laughter & Oogobs of peace, ~Kyia, At Peace Arts

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      Hello Kyla! It’s wonderful to ‘meet’ you πŸ˜€ I’ve really enjoyed reading and soaking up all the love and wisdom over on your delightful site and have to say we’re definitely kindred spirits. Thanks so much for this delightful comment and your introduction helped me find your wonderful blog. I’m so glad I did. Looking forward to many more connections with you! With Love and Light, Gina xo

  77. 

    Wow! There is so much I like about what I just read above. What struck me the most is your statement that we all smile in the same language. I hope you do not mind if I start using that statement in my own life. I am also going to post if on Facebook with a link to your blog because I think it is such a powerful message. I agree that peacefulness starts from within. I like the fact that you study so many of the world’s religions. I believe that they all have important messages to share. Thank you for everything you are doing with your blog!

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      Hello Steve, and thank you! I deeply appreciate this kind and thoughtful comment. Yes, we all smile in the same language and that truth is a part of every breath I take. I celebrate that you might start using that statement yourself, and encourage us ALL to do the same! It’s a beautiful fact of life, that we are all the same, all breathing the same oxygen, all smiling our joy in the same way – no matter what our native tongue might be. It is wonderful to ‘meet you’ here, and I apologize for my delay in responding – only caused by a trip away from computers and et cetera. Blessings, Gina

  78. 

    I had a wonderful time reading your posts.
    Thank you for liking some of mine and for the follow.
    Blessings!
    ~Tisha~

  79. 

    Dear Gina, congratulations!

    I have nominated your blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

    The rules of this award are at

    http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/very-inspiring-blogger-award-thanks-shaun-2/

  80. 

    Hi, you have got a lovely blog I really enjoyed reading some of your posts. I am looking forward to reading more πŸ™‚ keep up the great work!

  81. 

    Hi Gina, I nominated you for the Thanks for Writing Award. Please check out my site to accept the award. Congratulations! http://imconfident.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/the-wordpress-family-award/

  82. 

    HI again, I made a mistake in the name of the award. I nominated you for a new award – the WordPress Family Award. It’s been a really long….day. Please check out my site to accept the award. Congratulations! http://imconfident.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/the-wordpress-family-award/

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      πŸ˜€ No worries at all. Thanks for the clarity now and I can totally relate to the ‘long day’ thing. Thanks again for sharing the love around by including this blog. Cheers πŸ™‚

  83. 

    Congratulations on your incredible vision. Tonight I joined Bloggers for Peace. May world peace prevail on this Earth. Love and blessings, Michele

    http://micheledacosta.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/weekly-photo-challenge-change/

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      Hello Michele!
      I’ve been away, and am delighted to return to find this comment and visit your wonderful blog. It is lovely to meet you!
      And I agree completely: May world peace prevail.
      Love and blessings, Gina

  84. 

    It’s good to discover you here! We all have gifts & purpose- best when shared.

  85. 
    Five Quick Minutes July 2, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Thank you, Gina, for following us! We hope to add more content in the coming weeks. Please check back with us! Tell a friend too…

    Christian

  86. 
    Five Quick Minutes July 5, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Congratulations! We have decided to share our “WordPress Family Award” with you. Drop by our site to get the details…

    Christian

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      Hello Christian! Bless your kind heart. I thank you for this generosity, and apologize for being away from my computer. I will come over to visit soon. πŸ™‚
      With gratitude, Gina

      • 
        Five Quick Minutes July 25, 2013 at 7:11 pm

        No problem, Gina. Your site seems very deserving and I still feel that way. Whenever you find the time, pop on by…

        Christian

  87. 
    Five Quick Minutes August 2, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Congrats! We’ve selected you as a “Versatile Blogger Award” winner. Pop over to our site and click on the post of the same name for details.

    Christian

  88. 

    thanks for following my blog ! u have great one here as well

  89. 

    I’ve nominated you for two awards! See here for details: http://juliannevictoria.com/2013/08/10/a-double-dose-of-thanks/
    Namaste _/l\_

  90. 

    I enjoyed your blog alot! I loved all the quotes you had ! πŸ˜€

  91. 
    refinedrandomness August 12, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Hello Gina, I discovered your blog in my recommendations section. Im glad I found it, it is so lovely and encouraging……thank you for sharing your inspiration !! ~Ellie

    • 

      Hello Ellie! How wonderful to have our blogging paths cross. I really appreciate your kindness and I look forward to visiting through your blog too! Thank you so much for visiting and sharing this lovely comment. πŸ™‚ Gina

  92. 

    Hello Gina, what a wonderful about page. I’m looking forward to reading your blog πŸ™‚

    • 

      Hello Heidi! Thank you so much for your welcomed visit and for sharing this kind comment. Now you’ve made it easy for me to visit you as well, and one of my favorite things about blogging is meeting new people like you! Cheers, Gina

  93. 

    You have such a beautiful and inspiring blog! πŸ™‚

  94. 

    Sounds like we have a lot in common! I look forward to getting to know you… My blessings.

  95. 

    HI. I made it over here. Very nice blog. Have a wonderful day. Renee πŸ™‚

  96. 

    Hi Gina,

    Thank you for your recent visit. I look forward to following your blog and to your presence on God is I am. Namaste, mary

  97. 

    Hello! I have nominated you for the β€œMost Influential Blogger” award! Click on the link below to find out more on this special award. Congratulations!!
    http://myfibrotasticlife.wordpress.com/2013/11/02/plus-one-more/

  98. 

    A beautiful blog with an inspiring theme.
    Cheers πŸ™‚

  99. 

    Hello there. Wow, you can certainly do a lot of things. In Brazil we call people that are multi-talented “Bom Bril”. Bom brill is a name brand for cleaning products and part of the marketing/advertising is to say that Bom Bril has 101 uses.
    Looking forward to checking out a bit more of your blog.
    Blessings =)
    Staci (A God Coloured Girl in a Grey World)

    • 

      Thank you Staci! That’s a great expression used in Brazil, sort of like calling someone a Jack-of-all-trades in a way, only Bom Bril sounds way more cool. πŸ˜‰ And I’m not really so multi-talented and am contemplating updating that opening paragraph, but it is fun. It’s just that I feel a bit different now, having been nearly 2 years since I wrote this. Thanks kindly for sharing your sweet comment. All the best!
      Blessings,
      Gina

      • 

        Hahahahaha. It’s so funny because, after living in Brazil for 11 1/2 years, sometimes I forget common expressions, and even the right way to say things in English. And then when I’m in Canada, sometimes I end up speaking to someone in English, and without even realizing it, I throw in a Portuguese preposition out of nowhere, only realizing it after saying it. Yes, it would be like a ‘jack-of-all-trades’
        Great to ‘virtually’ meet you.
        =)

  100. 

    About time I read this page.
    Theire are many paths some explor only one.
    This is one of the problems for peace on earth.
    May the force be with you.

    • 

      That is a very special expression in my family – May the force be with you. There is great spiritual wisdom in the Star Wars movies. Thank you my friend for coming here and commenting on my About page.
      Cheers, Gina

  101. 

    HoooOOOOOooooowWWWWWWLLLLoooooooo! Thank you so much for the like and the follow πŸ™‚ Very much appreciated, and you have a beautiful blog here πŸ™‚

  102. 

    Thank you for sharing and greetings πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  103. 

    “Whatever it is that makes our hearts happy and harms no one, let’s do more of that.” Reading your blogs is one of the things that makes my heart happy. I’ve learned that when my heart is happy, no one is ever harmed. It is a condition of happiness for me, and I believe, most likely nearly everyone else.
    Thank you all you do that brightens my world, Gina.
    Russ

    • 

      Bless your heart for sharing this kind comment here on my newly updated page! Yes I do suppose in a way doing what makes our heart happy should harm no one else, but I thought I’d include that as an affirmation. May what we share bless ourselves and every other living being around us! Thank you for the gift of your friendship Russ.
      Hugs, Gina

  104. 

    Hi,
    I appreciate your visit to my blog and your follow. I am glad to have discovered your blog.
    Peace and love,
    Jan

    • 

      Peace and love to you as well Jan, and I truly appreciate your visit in return. It’s so nice when kindred spirits can find each other and connect in this great big world of blogging. Namaste. Gina

  105. 

    Sister Gina, so happy you found my site, thanks for the likes & follow, so that I could find you to do the same. LOVE your blog, inspiring and soul-beautiful! In Oneness, namaste!

    • 

      Hi Eliza! Calling me Sister Gina brings me a big smile for that’s how I felt as soon as I began visiting your lovely site. Like we are indeed kindred spirits! Thank you kindly for coming to visit and sharing this delightfully encouraging comment. Namaste.

  106. 

    I am happy, happy, happy to sing with you in unison! I am grateful, grateful, grateful for this possibility to touch your beautiful world! Thank you for You, and I pray with you!

    • 

      Hello sweet Glorialana! Thank you so kindly for your delightful message and this nice cheer of support. We shall join hands in love and sing in unison to add brightness to our beautiful world. Hugs of gratitude, Gina xo

  107. 

    Gina, sending you thoughts dear one..

    Thank you for being such a wonderful Earth Angel.. There is an Angel Award awaiting you here at Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary..
    http://suedreamwalker.wordpress.com/2014/06/08/earth-angels-angel-award/
    May you continue to spread your inspiration, Love and Light around the world.. Love and Blessings.. Sue xx

  108. 

    Your writing is a lovely way to start the day. It keeps me grounded. Thank you.

  109. 

    Love your blog! Thanks for inspiring!

  110. 

    What a wonderful thing to blog about, peace. I see a common thread between our blogs. I don’t outright state what you have, but it is the essence of what I blog about. Peace can only come when we have joy and joy can only come from the heart of God. My belief is joy is eternal, happiness is fleeting. Joy is the pearl that God give us that we are to show to the world. Thank you for coming and visiting my blog. I will certainly be following your.

    • 

      Thank you Steve, for the kindness you share and for coming over to visit here and liking what you found. I appreciate being followed back and look forward to enjoying more of your wonderful blog. I cherish blogs that celebrate this vast, interesting, complicated and delightful family we all comprise. Rather like a marriage, as you put it in your About. Here’s to many more visits! Cheers! Gina

      • 

        This is were I say bottoms up, and pour another round of vodka if I was a true Russian, but alas I’m not and only drink on special occasions. Thank, Gina. May 2015 brings such peace and joy into the world.