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Frances Ann Osborne (Calliaste)
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Be encouraged just to be with your pain—do not try to rid yourself of it—and allow kindness and compassion to surround it. Paraphrased from: http://tinybuddha.com/blog/self-compassion-learning-to-be-nicer-to-ourselves/

Yes. Hard to do. But worthy of the effort of trying. If you have compassion and acceptance for others, then you deserve that for yourself.  You do not see yourself the same way that others see you. Others no doubt see you as wonderful and worthy. You probably do not see yourself that way. I know I don't. It is hard to accept one's own worth and essential worth sometimes.

But work and meaning and goal and purpose take us (take ME) somewhere meaningful. It is difficult to see ourselves as necessary, but we of course ARE NECESSARY.

I know that  you can think of at least one person that you are necessary for.  My person has always been my son: for the past 18 years I have been necessary for him.  He has needed me in a very fundamental way.  What has often motivated me to be good, healthy, well-adjusted is knowing that he needs a parent who embodies all those qualities. I am therefore HIGHLY MOTIVATED TO BE ALL THOSE THINGS. :)

I think the key to having a purpose in life is finding a reason to be your best self.
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Just reminding people that it's not us that elects the president... It's the Electoral College. A president can win the popular vote but can lose the election. Last time that happened was the Bush - Gore election of 2000. Gore won the popular vote, but the Electoral College chooses the president.
Even though the aggregate national popular vote is calculated by state officials, media organizations, and the Federal Election Commission, the people only indirectly elect the president, as the national popular vote is not the basis for electing the president or vice president. The President and Vice President of the United States are elected by the Electoral College, which consists of 538 presidential electors from the fifty states and Washington, D.C.. Presidential electors are selected on a state-by-state basis, as determined by the laws of each state.
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I went to Painting with a Twist in South Austin yesterday and painted this painting I don't think it turned out half bad.
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“You can use doodling as a tool ... to change your physical and neurological experience, in that moment.” Drawing with pencil, pen, or brush on paper isn’t just for artists. For anyone who actively exercises the brain, doodling and drawing are ideal for making ideas tangible. What’s more, according to a study published in the Journal of Applied Cognitive Psychology, doodlers find it easier to recall dull information (even 29 percent more) than non-doodlers, because the latter are more likely to daydream. Source: http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/07/doodling-for-cognitive-benefits/398027/
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For all my beloved friends. This is your pick me up for the day. This is my vote of confidence in you. This is for all the qualities I love in you. I believe in you, have faith in you; I hope you believe in me and have faith in me. Let us trust each other with our deepest emotions, our most frightening fears, our darkest angriest ugliest moments, and our moments of shining light.
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But is is REALLY a waste? Asking. Because I'm interested. Because maybe eventually you will be understood. Or maybe not. I know there is a philosophy that "if you say it enough times, it becomes true" so perhaps if you keep explaining yourself, eventually you will be understood? What are people's experiences on this? 2qqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq3
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What have you always wanted? Did you get it? Was it all you thought it would be when you got it?
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some new artwork is up in my  photo gallery...Lately I've really gotten into Zentangle (aka Tangle Art)
http://myteacup.com/photos/index.php?/category/13
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