I initially wrote the “letter” below as an email to a dear friend of mine who uses the written word to inspire others and promote healing. Everything he posts online are shared with his intent to promote positivity, inclusion and love. I have since decided to share my correspondence as a blog post, in light of recent tragedies around the world, to remind people that whether or not you have money or status, is of no consequence when it comes to helping others. All that matters is your intent. If you have kindness in your heart, then you can be of service to others and help those suffering and in need of hope or comfort. Your words hold great power, whether written or spoken. Think about that the next time you are tempted to make a sarcastic remark or minimize someone’s feelings over what you deem to be inconsequential. Take a moment to breathe, ask yourself the following questions: Are my chosen words going to make this person feel loved, inspired or understood? Are my words going to hurt someone’s feelings? Are my words going to make me feel better, at the expense of someone else’s feelings? Are my words coming from my heart, or my head? Only after considering these questions, should you speak or write or type words to express yourself. You matter, others matter, and so do the words you use to interact with the outside world. That being said, remember you are never truly powerless – you choose the words you use, based on your intent, and that choice in and of itself hold great power! Without further ado, here it is.
Your words, as well as your deeds, will live on forever, as your everlasting legacy. You create timeless masterpieces with your willfully woven words of truth and sincerity. Your art is a reflection of your delicate heart…a written revelation of sorts that serves as testament to your strength of spirit and purity of soul. The key to the kingdom lies within you, and that is the Love that you share and express through your carefully crafted words. Love moves mountains and creates reality out of possibilities…Love is the force within and without, the miracle that transforms the field of pure potentiality into dynamic energy, the life-force that animates all forms of life.
©️2017 Lisa Pearlman
“Silence echoed through the chilly air like soundwaves frozen in time, reverbing off trees throughout the sparsely populated forest, nature’s vibrations muffled under a blanket of fluffy snow, a woodsy winter wonderland bathed in a soft, frosty glow.” ~ Lisa Pearlman 12/15/14
Posted in iphoneography, Landscape, nature, photography, Poem, Poetry
Tagged iphoneography, nature, photo, poetry, prose, silence, snow, trees, winter
My sweet Babyboy became suddenly ill last week with a rare, genetic virus “Feline Infectious Peritonitis.” Within 3 days he was hospitalized inpatient in diabetic shock with acute ketoacidosis.
I am heartbroken and devastated. Spaz, my beloved companion for the past 8 years has left his earthly body, after being stricken ill suddenly last week, by a rare untreatable genetic FIP virus “Feline Infectious Peritonitis.” It rapidly took him down and took over his body and organ systems within days. I held him in my arms as he took his last breath. The week before he was my spazzy full of life cat with a voracious appetite and a mischievous mind. Now he is gone and don’t know how I will go on…I feel like I will never be happy again. He is forever in my heart.
Sleep with the Angels sweet baby boy. I love you. Until we meet again…
Posted in Animals, Grief & Loss, Love
Tagged cat, compassion, death, end of life, euthanasia, grief, life, loss, love, rip
My dear friends,
Please pray for my Babyboy SPAZ…during the past week he became ill, saw the vet Wednesday, then over a 24-hour period he stopped all activity & stopped eating. I brought him to hospital for inpatient emergency care – he may have a rare virus called Feline Infectious Peritonitis for which there is no treatment & breaks his systems down rapidly. On top of that, he is in diabetic crisis with acute ketoacidosis. He was a normal healthy active cat up until 2 weeks ago – now he is unable to eat or drink or move. I am devastated – he has always been strong & hardy…only 8 years old! PLEASE PRAY FOR HIM, PRAY FOR A MIRACLE. I already have paid $3,800 in 2 days to at least give him a fighting chance – I owe that to him & more – he is the light of my life! It is in God’s hands now. He is my miracle cat, I got him at 8 weeks old on the day my brother passed, 8 years ago. He was born from a miraculous conception, his feline mom mating with a Siamese male who lived in the same household & had just been NEUTERED!
Thank you for your prayers… Love & Light … Namasté … Lisa #OneLove
May we learn from history and not repeat the same mistakes. May we learn from non-human animals that gratuitous violence and killing is not inherent in our animal nature, but rather a result of the deliberative process and conscious free-will by which humans choose to act (ironically, it is this evolved higher order of thinking that separates humans from animals.)
It is, ultimately, up to us, as rational, thinking beings to decide our common fate. Together, as one cohesive unit, we must make a choice that benefits and preserves humankind, the animal kingdom and our shared home planet.
Choose LOVE not Hate, PEACE not War!
©️ Lisa Pearlman December/2015 (photo & words)
Here is an animated gif created from several of my sunset shots, allowing me to revisit one moment in time.