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Happy New Year


By Jueseppi B.

 

 

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Jueseppi B.:

I wish you, your family & friends a wonderfully joyous and healthy, safe, fun Happy New Year….See you right back here next year….Namaste.

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      The solar wind blew but we are safe, despite the predictions, the earth stood still

We are alive and well. The year will bring good tidings of love and hope!

The sun, the moon, the stars and all other planets danced with the earth.

Another year,  hope reborn, desires rekindles.

To all my friends and people unknown, I wish you Joy, Peace, and

May all your dreams come true.

With love from me to you!

Happy New Year!!!

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MY Personal Choice For POTUS In Twenty Sixteen


By Jueseppi B.

 

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Yes, I know this is a pipe dream of mine and I stand all alone in my desire to witness history made a second time with Michelle LaVaughn Obama, elected by Americans as our first Black American Woman as President Of The United states as well as America’s first Woman POTUS.

 

BUT a brotha can dream…..

 

 

 

Hat Tip/Shout Out to The Grio:

 

 

Obama Accepts Nomination On Final Day Of Democratic National ConventionMrs. Obama chose a relatively unknown female African-American designer, Laura Smalls, for her dress when her husband accepted the Democratic nomination. We bet that designer’s social stock skyrocketed! Laura Smalls’ very feminine silhouette combined with a striking pattern and off-the-shoulder cut made this look flirty, yet formal. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

 

 

michelle-obama-full-length-thom-browneFirst lady Michelle Obama wears a designer who was new for her this year, Thom Browne, to a presidential debate in October. The first lady also wore this dress during the Democratic National Convention, an act that would for her become a trend. Her “victory” dress on election night was a previously worn Michael Kors piece. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

 

 

2012 White House Correspondents' Association DinnerFirst lady Michelle Obama wore Naeem Khan for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner held in April for a look that absolutely dazzled the public. Unlike recent first ladies, Michelle Obama is not afraid of color, large accessories, or showing her arms and shoulders. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

 

 

President And Mrs. Obama Host Official Visit Of UK Prime Minister CameronIn March, the president and first lady hosted the prime minister of Great Britain and his wife. Mrs. Obama wore a bold statement necklace and Marchesa gown in rich blue for the occasion. This updo hairstyles shows a versatility with her coiffure that she often exhibited in 2012. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

 

 

Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards - ShowIn (very cool) mom-mode, Michelle Obama attends the Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards with daughters Sasha and Malia. She rocked metallic skinny jeans by Helmut Lang and a sequined v-neck top by Wes Gordon, making mothers across the country proud. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

 

 

 

first-lady-michelle-obama-wave-gown1This Michael Kors gown worn to the Kennedy Center Honors this year in Washington, D.C. was another gasp-worthy dress. Drenched in gold and encrusted embellishments, the first lady is able to make what could appear gaudy effortlessly elegant. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

 

 

Michelle Obama And Samantha Cameron Attend Olympic-Themed Children's EventEver fashionable even while flexing her athletic skills, first lady Michelle Obama wore this gorgeous L’Wren Scott ensemble while attending a pro-fitness event for school children in Washington, D.C. in March. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

 

 

Democratic National Convention: Day 1Michelle Obama wowed in this Tracy Reese dress, creating an immediate demand for the custom creation worn for her speech at the Democratic National Convention. Somewhat body-conscious in construction it is outfits like these that made the first lady into a walking advertisement for her health and fitness initiatives. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

 

 

michelle-obama-j-mendel-jacket-1During her trip to the Olympics over the summer to support Team U.S.A. in London, the first lady wore this stunning jacket by J. Mendel. As beautiful as she looked, some balked at the frock’s $7,000 price tag. Yet as a style moment, it certainly helped etch Obama into one’s mind as a classic, timeless beauty. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

 

 

michelle-obama-red-dress-21First lady Michelle Obama wears J. Mendel to the BET Honors in January 2102, a show-stopping red number that takes advantage of her stature. Here is a woman who is not afraid to impress or be noticed. (Photo: INF)

 

 

Big Thank you to The Grio for these amazing photos.

 

 

 

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Ann Curry’s “26 Acts Of Kindness” Campaign


By Jueseppi B.

 

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I was surfing blogs, and sending out New Years greeting to my fellow bloggers in the bloggersphere (did I use the form of the word blog/blogger/bloggersphere…enough yet?) when I came upon Ms. Cara Olsen’s blog….”This Little Light“.

 

She had an idea that just floored me in it’s simplistic beauty, to honor the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School, and their families and friends/loved ones. Upon surfing I discovered an entire movement, for giving, in remembrance of the 26 victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School.

 

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By clicking on the link, you can fine the cards to print out….26 Acts Of Kindness

 

 

Visit the Facebook group…..26 Acts of Kindness

 

 

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Newtown’s heartbreak has a lot of us asking, “What can I do?” Thinking about this, Ann Curry took to social media and asked people to imagine what would happen if all of us committed to 26 acts of kindness to honor each life lost in Newtown.

 

 

#26Acts of Kindness. Are you in?

Published on Dec 18, 2012

Thousands are joining NBC News‘ Ann Curry to perform acts of kindness to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy and bring light to their own communities. Are you in? #26Acts

 

 

 

 

A massive, unexpected wave of goodwill began online with a simple idea: “Imagine if we all committed 20 acts of kindness to honor the lost children of Newtown.” NBC News National and International Correspondent Ann Curry sent the message on Twitter and Facebook. The idea has evolved into a viral effort known as “26 Acts of Kindness,” in honor of the students and faculty who died at Sandy Hook Elementary.

 

 

By Ann Curry, NBC News

 

“After being in Newtown, I woke up the next morning and thought about what could be done. What is the answer to this kind of national suffering?  And I remembered a moment on the edge of Darfur, when I came upon a woman who was elderly and in the hospital, recovering from burns after an attack by Janjaweed militias. She was surrounded in the hospital, by younger women carrying babies, and I asked her to tell the story of how she had suffered these terrible burns all over her body. I learned that she had tried to rescue her invalid husband when her village was attacked and her house was set on fire. She tried to carry her husband out of her house and stayed so long that the thatched roof of her house came down, the hot embers giving her 3rd degree burns.  But she was unable to save her husband. Her husband died.”

 

 

Ann Curry’s inspiration for #26Acts of Kindness dates back to an experience she had while reporting on the genocide in Darfur in 2007, and the joy that giving Polaroid pictures of children brought to mothers who had never held a photograph of their kids.

 

 

“I remember walking out of that hospital, and the producer saw the look on my face. He said, “Are you okay?” And I said, “No.” And without even thinking, I remember going to our team van and pulling out a Polaroid camera I had brought on that trip. And then I went to all of these women with their children who were in the  courtyard of the hospital, knowing that they had never owned a photograph – ever – of their child.”

 

 

“I went around from woman to woman, and I took pictures of them, I took pictures of them with their child, or just of their child alone – without even thinking, just snapping pictures. The first time I did it, I remember giving a photograph to a woman, and she looked at this black square with this quizzed look on her face, and I said, “Just wait one minute! Just wait one minute,” holding up one finger. And then I watched her face melt as she watched her child’s face slowly appear on that Polaroid.”

 

 

“It made me feel better. So I went from mother to mother to mother until I ran out of film.”

 

 

“After the experience in Newtown. I thought, “What if? Imagine if everyone could commit to doing one act of kindness for every one of those children killed in Newtown.” So that’s what I tweeted. And guess what? People committed. I said in my tweet, “I’m in. RT if you’re in.” Not only did they commit to 20 acts of kindness, they wanted to up it to 26 acts of kindness for every child and adult who was lost at the school. Some even debated maybe we should include the mother, who died, at 27 acts. Some debated maybe we should include the killer as well as he was struggling and in pain.”

 

 

“What’s really remarkable to me is how many people responded. They are the ones who carried the ball. They are the ones who chose what to do. People would tweet back, “I’ve done two!” “I bought coffee for a guy in line!” “I bought toys for homeless children!” “I’ve got 18 more to go!” or “24 more to go!” – whatever number they were trying to reach.”

 

 

“I was inspired by them. So I started tweeting about what people were doing. Some people thought it was boasting when they would say “I’ve done this” or “I’ve done that.” I don’t think so. I think that whenever you show by example an act of kindness – big or small – something that spends a lot of money, or because you don’t have the money, something that doesn’t, all of it is welcome.”

 

 

“There is no judgment. I think that’s the key. If people want to do it, great. But I think that if they do it, something great happens to you.”

 

 

“When I was tweeting, I noticed that the number one trending topic was something like “ThingsIlikeaboutmyself.”  I thought, “Well, if you do act of kindness, I bet you’ll like even more about yourself.” So that’s what I tweeted.”

 

“I know the truth: if you do good, you feel good. It’s the most selfish thing you can do. Right now, this country wants to heal. I think the only thing comforting in the face of a tragedy like this is to do something good with it if you can. Be a part of that wave.”

 

 

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Thank you Ms. Cara Olsen & your blog….”This Little Light“, for making me aware, in an indirect way, of this great cause & movement.

 

 

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Jueseppi B.:

Beautiful photo & the play on words title is brilliant. I wish you, your family & friends a wonderfully joyous and healthy, safe, fun Happy New Year….See you right back here next year….Namaste.

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I caught sight of this frozen web suspended between two metal gate posts – a very cold-looking field lays beyond.

I took this photograph a couple of weeks ago during a couple of days of very cold frosty weather sandwiched between the grey and the rain.

Wishing all followers and visitors to ‘The Lantern Room’ a Very Happy New Year. Many thanks for the wonderful warm and supportive comments and likes; I very much appreciate them. All the best!

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