Shared No. 129: “Family Photo Friday!” — by John Spiers (Blog: My Life With Gracie)

arts, Cartoons, Creatures, Gedichte, humor, Kunst, Nature, poems, Tipps, Uncategorized, Zen

How about showing your appreciation and love to your friends?

Let them know, you are always there, even if you don`t see them.
The beautifully illustrated book “Seasons of Friendship” might be a nice gesture to do so.

Or do you like to make a new friend? Then show your true colors… and be kind and mindful!

Same time, you can support the charity work of ladies of the St. John`s Church in Portsmouth / Virginia, who will benefit of the sales.

You are welcome on John` s blog: “My Life with Gracie”, where you can find further details about the eBook for download and its paperback version.

The latter offers the opportunity to make your gift even more special by personalizing the book. You can leave a private message, quote or poem with your signature (you can find many friendship poems here at wordpress).
For a preview of the book, please click here…

John`s first beautiful first book “SEASONS OF FRIENDSHIP”
A collection of heart-warming stories & wisdoms of his charming backyard chickens

“SEASONS OF FRIENDSHIP” now available also as paperback book

This book is perhaps best read outdoors in a shady peaceful spot, perhaps in your own little backyard garden, real or imagined. Whether you read just one chapter at a time, one seasonal section at a time, or the entire book all in one leisurely afternoon, it doesn’t matter. Whatever you choose as a reader, I hope you will imagine Gracie and the others sitting at your feet, bringing you peace and friendship. For more details…

CARING IS SHARING!

These are the stairs to the St. John`s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth which supports homeless people and all others who need help.
Let`s be kind and care for each other…

* DANKE * THANK YOU * MERCI * !!! *

Creatures, Insights, Uncategorized

…100 SHARED POSTS!

Today, the RedBox is filled with 940 posts
including 100 posts that you have contributed.
High time to thank all bloggers for sharing their inspiring, exciting, thoughtful and heart-warming posts with the RedBox and the worldpress community.

THANK YOU * DANKE * MERCI * !!! *

…Stay awesome! ❤

ABOUT SHARING…”A shared joy is a doubled joy.”

Poem No. 124: “Smile” by an unknown author

Gedichte, poems

A smile is cheer to you and me
It comforts the weary, gladdens the sad
consoles those in trouble, good or bad.
To rich and poor, beggar or thief,
it’s free to all of any belief.
A natural gesture of young and old
cheers on the faint, disarms the bold.
Unlike most blessings for which we pray,
it’s one thing we keep when we give it away.

Thank you * Danke * Merci!

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Yesterday, revisiting “The Red Box” after a break, I surprisingly noticed that The Red Box has hit respectively has already exceeded the 200 followers mark!

TIME TO THANK ALL OF YOU !!!

…not only for your interest in my sometimes a bit weird mix of posts but also for sharing your expertise, thoughts, opinions, emotions, poems, recipes (= culinary poems), teasers for traveling, arts and much more treasures with me and others. You are awesome and an enrichment.

The about 6-months old, tiny blog “The Red Box” was born spontaneously. I put my cartoons, a couple of pencil drawings and own Haikus online in order to gain some social media insight, frankly speaking.
Soon, I noticed that I apparently enjoy it to research, illustrate and write the posts very much. In times of struggling with my health, the blogging is also a nice distraction and the topics are a reminder of the diversity, beauty & uniqueness of life.

In the meantime, I`ve published a bouquet of 716 posts without really noticing it.
To be honest, I am in particular surprised about the huge global coverage of “The Red Box”.
I like the idea very much that all of us sharing so many interests and issues beyond geographical, culture-, gender-, age-related borders. Well, we are all human beings with the same basic needs, I guess.

Admittedly, I am often curious who is visiting my blog “The Red Box”…who are the readers on the remote island Vanuatu or in Nepal for instance? Are there any readers in my German neighborhood, I could meet in person? What do we have in common or not?

However, whereever and whoever you are…I wish all of you simply the best.

At this occasion, I finally have to thank all the amazing international artists who generously allowed me to publish photos of their art work accompanied by their CVs and artists statements – and who agreed on my personal thoughts & comments in regard of their fascinating work. Merci!

Of course, all visitors are welcome to provide some feedback or comments any time.

Stay awesome!

Insight No. 71: Cute Little-Free Libraries – Great Idea!

humor, Insights, Oddities, Tipps

BOOK SHARING….Simply take or leave a book! Happiness grows if you share it. Please, have a look at these cute, self-made little, free libraries for inspiration.

A libraray in a giant dead tree (Idaho / USA)
Growing your assets.
Beautiful library in a tree – Everett / USA
A growing trend in Germany – little-free libaries in discarded call boxes
A grounded UFO with gifts on board.
inside of the UFO
Cute – this library even possess flower boxes…
R2D2 offers some quality time …May the Force be with you!
Mobilize your books and share them!
Free Books and Free WiFi as add-on
A wonderful gesture of kindness….sharing.
“Slow Reading” is joining “Slow Food”- Take your time, take a book!
AI helps to grow “OI – Organic Intelligence” (=humanoids)!
Open House
Giving books a 5-star home.