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Erato Nyx

By Caballero_69, published on Jun 19, 2011

She glides in beauty through the night.

She reveals endowments, which excite.

She engorges us with sound, with scent and sight.

Be there men with souls so dead

They never to themselves have said

We crave this being of magic bred.

In times of old far in the past

She rose from foam men’s hearts to grasp

She wrung from them a yearning gasp.

Oh, vision of glamour, desire, and youth

Who rends not with fang, nor claw, nor tooth

But with wile and smile and scorching truth

Please hear our plea and soothe our plight

... (more)

Tags: love, inspiration, desire, passion, longing, beauty, fulfillment, charm

Beauty In Unlikely Places

By Lumiere, published on Jun 3, 2011

While sitting at a coffee shop, a soft voice politely asked if she could share my table. I obliged by moving over my cup of green tea and my newspaper. The young woman before me was very petite, dressed in a silk suit, and she had the most beautiful sea-green eyes. Immediately she attempted to hide half of her face with her hair, which had noticably been burned. She, having delt with peoples responses to her scars and appearence on a daily basis was waiting for my reaction, so I just smiled at her, "Don't hide your face, your beautiful. Own your beauty."

She sat down beside me a little... (more)

Tags: new york, inspiration, hope, lex lumiere, texas, true stories, kintsugi, self esteem, body image, burn surviors, beyonce knowles

Ode to a Beautiful Dreamer

By Caballero_69, published on Jun 1, 2011

...to look into the sky,

There the beautiful dreamer on her mount stirs a hopeful sigh

She is the radiant angel of a better world aborning.

Look upon her as a vision of the newly breaking morning

For in her splendid beauty unclad by deceit or greed

We see the inspiration that is our deepest need.

You see this beautiful dreamer is the hope of years to come

She soars above the vicious, the bitter and the dumb.

So let us hearken to her words as she showers us with pearls

For she speaks the truth relentlessly and writes of better... (more)

Tags: inspiration, hope, progress, betterment, aspiration, angel, benevolence, striving

You'll Never Know...

By Shari G, published on May 26, 2011

You’ll never know how something so simple as your smile can influence or change someone’s life. You’ll never know, until you’re told. I was and now I’m sharing it with you.

I’ve never been one to hold back a smile. It’s just always been a part of who I am. My mom always had one plastered on her face and its probably where I learned it from. I never TRULY knew how a smile can really change someone’s attitude until I started working in the restaurant industry as a server. I would see these people come in to eat and they would just be so unhappy when I approached the table. I would... (more)

Tags: suicide, inspiration, happiness, smile, purpose, warm smile

Chosen

By Cynthia Occelli, published on Mar 31, 2011

Imprisoned within the walls of unhealthy competition, criticism, self-doubt and insecurity, are crowds of people waiting for some illustrious person, authority or event to choose them.

For some, a love interest holds the jailhouse key. For others it's a career opportunity, title, status, money or accolade. The prisoners believe that being chosen will prove their talent, loveability or enoughness. They are certain that happiness is on the other side of being picked.

Who or what must select you for you to finally feel good enough, successful or complete?

No one... (more)

Tags: inspiration, motivation, happiness, success, thinking, beliefs, letting go, stability, taking action

Live To Inspire

By Barkha Dhar, published on Jan 29, 2011

Inspiration is like the lotus that rises from the sludge and is untouched by the impurity of pond. It’s the illumination of soul that is unstirred by repugnance of life. As spur of hope, inspiration is the internal mettle that keeps us moving even if the sun is down. As an internal coach, inspiration often emboldens us at the end of the road to be resilient and change the axis of our life. Such grit is a gift beyond age and above reasoning to uncountable souls across the globe. Today I am sharing the narratives of some such souls whose life is a sketch of inspiration.

At 9, she was impeccant... (more)

Tags: life, human rights, women, inspiration, hope, yemen, empowerment, child marriages, sana'a, slave

The Best (and Worst) Colors to Paint Your Office

By Allison Way, published on Jan 24, 2011

Sounds a little bogus, doesn't it? It's pretty bizarre that the color of your office can actually affect the way that your business is run. But it's true: the color that you surround yourself with while you work greatly affects your mood. And as all entrepreneurs know, your mood can greatly affect the direction that your business goes in.

There is a reason that McDonald's arches are bright yellow. Yellow is the color for happiness, joy, and youth.

There is a reason that the inside of a Starbucks is painted deep green and maroon. Both colors ignite feelings of warmth, comfort and... (more)

Tags: inspiration, office space, entrepreneurship, productivity, home office, paint colors

The Angel Inside Us All

By Paul Wylie, published on Jan 17, 2011

Bright flashing lights and sirens accompany screeching tires that turn into the emergency room driveway, the angels that dedicate their lives to the saving of others never stopping for one moment in their endeavor to save the one they now bring to other angels inside the hospital itself.

A warm smile, as the eyes of another angel looks deep into yours as the gurney rushes down hallways, he or she reassuring you that all will be well, don't you worry now. A doctor's hands probing and prodding, diagnosing the problem. Firm but gentle hands, all working in tandem, they lift you onto yet... (more)

Tags: love, inspiration, back page, compassion

Sea Lace and Sadness: A Short Commentary on Grief and Loss

By Lynda Lehmann, published on Nov 17, 2010

This has been a sad month for my husband and me. We have lost three friends in the past four weeks or so. Three people full of life and wonder and vitality. Where their energy has gone, no one can comprehend. I am reminded of the preciousness of life.

We are all buffeted by the tide, often surrounded by circumstances beyond our understanding or control. Yet life remains beautiful, offering us moments of beauty and contemplation at unexpected times and in unexpected places. Thank goodness for those times when visions of natural beauty quiet the mind and heart and give solace.Like... (more)

Tags: life, inspiration, nature, beauty, loss, grief, ocean, human condition, natural beauty

America's Most Compassionate City

By Paul Wylie, published on Aug 23, 2010

Using a criteria based on several factors, such as a population of 150,000 or more, services available per capita, quality of services, and access to services, I have come up with America's Most Compassionate City. It's not a city that most would think of in this day and age of made up divisions like 'red' states, 'blue' states, or the increasingly popular 'purple' state terms thrown about by talking heads in MSM.

Founded in 1856, Lincoln, Nebraska quickly grew to the seat of local government, and was named the capitol of the state in 1867. Nebraska, having lagged behind the rest of... (more)

Tags: love, poverty, inspiration, homeless, back page, compassion

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