24-I by B e v e r l y

 

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I is for Imagination

From the dictionary : Imagination is “the faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses.”s.

Imagination – we know what it is, we often wish we were imaginative and yet we often doubt that we have it. We think of artists and musicians as imaginative

Yet we all have it and we can all express it. It is important, it is as necessary as breathing.

From   Tao de Haas

“The ability to imagine things pervades our entire existence. It influences everything we do, think about and create. It leads to elaborate theories, dreams and inventions in any profession from the realms of academia to engineering and the arts. Ultimately, imagination influences everything we do regardless of our profession.

Imagination is the key to innovation.”

 

We may need to work at it, but we can be creative, imaginative, innovative. It is just a matter of degree.

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24-F by Beverly

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This week at ABC Wednesday, F is our letter of focus.

F is for FAITH – something we all need in these uncertain times.

So many religions exist around the world and each has their own expressions of faith. What a wonderful world it would be if we could all have faith, let our actions show how we live our faith and that love would triumph over hate and evil.

Here is my journal page on some favourite faith quotes:

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There are so many quotes about faith.. Here are a few more:

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. Mother Teresa

Creativity is always a leap of faith. You’re faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage. Julia Cameron

He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery! Anne Frank

 

F is also for fear – and if we have faith, we can overcome our fears.

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24-C by Beverly

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Another week, and another letter. This week we focus on C.

C is for Compassion and courage..

As we make connections with people, we come to care for them and show compassion. It takes courage to love, to share our lives and hearts with others. It also takes courage to live an honest, compassionate  life, one where others are treated with respect and dignity.

In this day and age, we need both compassion and courage – to face down the hate, the bigotry that surround us.

There are many role models for us to be inspired by: – Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr., Desmond Tutu, Anne Frank, Helen Keller, Eleanor Roosevelt ,Princess Di, Jimmy Carter.

Step up. Actively cultivate compassion and courage. Make our world a better place.

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