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Meredith β˜€οΈ

Right-brained life devourer, contemplator, and sometime IG circus jumping act.

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This photo of @belhoughton describes how I feel about her being one of my very best friends in all the land: YAY YAY YAYYYY! πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰ . Today is her birthday!! πŸŽˆπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰ Well, not really. I do technically have 1 hour left of October 20th (because here it may be midnight, but where she lives, it’s still 11 p.m.πŸ˜…) to send her this birthday greeting. But even so, she celebrated her birthday the day before (on 10/19), because she was born in Australia. Every year she tries to milk her husband and kids for BOTH days as her birthday, but they never buy into the idea πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I so love how that describes her: always happy and ready to have fun, be silly and laugh ... add in kind, compassionate, loving, smart, and genuine and you still haven’t scratched the surface. . Since this IG card is so tardy on her US birthday, please let’s indulge this birthday milking and add yet ONE MORE DAY onto her celebration! Please join me in wishing her a happy birthday for all of 10/21 as well!! She deserves 3 days! . πŸ’ HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEL! πŸ’ . #ig_namaste #global_ladies #wow_america #girlscreating #feature_the_best #amazingtravelbeauty #theamericancollective #feedyouradventure #lifehappensoutdoors #joysofearth #thevisionaryhub #snapwire #galleryoflightfeature #rsa_outdoors #rsa_folknature #folkscenery #usaprimeshot at Sedona, Arizona

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I was wondering whether, or not, I should save this photo for our anniversary in a couple months, but I decided not to. You know why? Because this is the only moment I’m sure of. Carpe diem and all that. And this man is worth celebrating every single day. He’s that amazing. Human (πŸ˜‰), but amazing. And I have no idea why I’ve been blessed with him, but I sure as hell am doing whatever I can to be worthy. . Tag someone and/or tell me about someone you want to celebrate today β€” just because it’s another day with them in your lives. ❀️ . . . . . #ig_namaste #global_ladies #wow_america #girlscreating #feature_the_best #amazingtravelbeauty #theamericancollective #feedyouradventure #lifehappensoutdoors #joysofearth #thevisionaryhub #snapwire #galleryoflightfeature #dofnature #the_gallery_of_magic #rsa_fog #topnewyorkphoto #wildnewyork #loves_NYC #abc7ny #new_york_shots #unlimitednewyork #iloveny at Montauk, New York

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Thankfully, this is just a fiery sunset and not fire in the sky, like they’re seeing Northern California. It hurts my heart to think of what’s happening out there. Fires, hurricanes, earthquakes ... Seems like it’s one thing after another, doesn’t it? . The amazing thing about prayers is that we all have an unlimited bank account of them. Do what pro active thing you can (donate, volunteer), then pray your butt off. Or send good vibes, if praying isn’t your thing. It’s all the same. . I believe in it. Do you? . . . . . #ig_namaste #global_ladies #wow_america #girlscreating #feature_the_best #amazingtravelbeauty #theamericancollective #feedyouradventure #lifehappensoutdoors #joysofearth #thevisionaryhub #snapwire #galleryoflightfeature #rsa_outdoors #landscape_focus_on #rsa_folknature #dofnature #fifty_shades_of_nature #folkscenery #the_gallery_of_magic #rsa_rural_ #rsa_fog at Millerton, New York

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Ever feel like people are judging you? Or that no one could understand something you're going through? . Consider that, not only are they too busy worrying the same things about themselves, but also this: . "Everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something." . We are all the same in so many ways. Maybe next time, share your story with someone and see what they have to share in return. . . . . . #ig_namaste #global_ladies #wow_america #girlscreating #feature_the_best #amazingtravelbeauty #theamericancollective #feedyouradventure #lifehappensoutdoors #joysofearth #thevisionaryhub #snapwire #galleryoflightfeature #ig_nycity #topnewyorkphoto #wildnewyork #loves_NYC #what_i_saw_in_nyc #abc7ny #new_york_shots #unlimitednewyork #iloveny at New York, New York

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When the world feels like it's being attacked by hurricanes, earthquakes, and humans ... when we feel helpless to help and powerless to the powerful ... remember that love is the greatest power we have. Love overcomes all. . Don't be stingy with your love. Share it. Spread it to the deserving and those you think don't deserve it, because they need it most. . Give out love like it's free tickets to see God Himself. . Because it is. . . . . . #ig_namaste #global_ladies #wow_america #girlscreating #feature_the_best #theamericancollective #lifehappensoutdoors #joysofearth #thevisionaryhub #snapwire #galleryoflightfeature #dof.nature #the_gallery_of_magic #rsa_fog #mistbestshots

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I downloaded this app for a minute this summer, made this, decided I didn't enjoy using it, then deleted it. So here is my big premiere and close of that show! . On another note, my dog had minor surgery yesterday and now wears the cone of shame. The vet tried to call it a "Victorian Collar" πŸ™„, like it's for a royal dog. πŸ‘‘πŸΆ "His Highness" is not a fan. Like, all night long he wasn't a fan. My daughter slept on the floor with him. How cute is that?? (That's her up there πŸ‘†πŸ»@kenril01 ) . . . . #ig_namaste #global_ladies #wow_america #girlscreating #feature_the_best #amazingtravelbeauty #theamericancollective #feedyouradventure #lifehappensoutdoors #joysofearth #thevisionaryhub #snapwire #galleryoflightfeature #landscape_focus_on #folkscenery #the_gallery_of_magic #topnewyorkphoto #wildnewyork #abc7ny #new_york_shots #unlimitednewyork #iloveny at Shawangunk, New York

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"Light obviously isn't for itself. Rather, we see things by it. It illuminates things upon which it shines. . We are light by which people around us come to see what is worth seeing. By the very quality and integrity of our lives, we shed light, illumining what is beautiful and revealing what is ugly." -- Bishop Barron . What I sent my kids (with that πŸ‘†πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸ»), because we all have a duty to be the light, if we want this life thing to be a joyful, illuminating experience: . Go be the light. β˜€οΈ . Be patient and kind Give others the benefit of doubt Be positive in all places and spaces Be thoughtful of others Love yourself so you can love others Be proud of your faith Trust that all will be well Say prayers of gratitude daily . #ig_namaste #global_ladies #wow_america #girlscreating #feature_the_best #amazingtravelbeauty #theamericancollective #feedyouradventure #lifehappensoutdoors #joysofearth #thevisionaryhub #snapwire #galleryoflightfeature at Block Island Southeast Light

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Sooooo ... long time, no see! . How's everyone doiiiing? In the comments below, give me 3 words about your last 3 months. I've missed you! . Why was I gone? No big drama reason really, but here's why: . 1. IG takes time, so I chose quality family time ❀️❀️❀️❀️ 2. Algorithms frustrated me 😀😬 3. Most (not all) of my closest IG friends I was connected with on FB ... except FB disabled me this week and I'm too sociable to not have contact. That's another story. Next post? Know that I was just being happy 'ole me and they booted me. . . . . . #ig_namaste #global_ladies #wow_america #girlscreating #feature_the_best #amazingtravelbeauty #feedyouradventure #lifehappensoutdoors #galleryoflightfeature #dofnature #thegalleryofmagic at Block Island

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BAM! POW! Holy first world influence, Batman! The contradiction of the Hollywood Superhero tees on these beautifully innocent, yet impoverished people from a remote and isolated area of the Philippines was the reason I asked this mother and [not her] child if I could take their portrait. . It astounded me every time I saw western influences on people who lived without many basic needs. . Our reach is wide. Our influence is large. Let's make our impact on the world a meaningful one. You never know where the impact will resound. . . . . . #freedomthinkers #theimaged #ig_namaste #global_ladies #ffa_only #artofvisuals #world_great #girlscreating #visualquest #instagood10k #feature_the_best #theIMAGED #rsa_ladies #royalsnappingartists #infinity_worldshoot #thevisionaryhub #snapwire #portraitpage #portrait_perfection #theportraitpr0ject at Mamburao

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"Freedom is never given; It is won." -- A. Philip Randolph (1889-1979), Civil Rights Leader . I'd like to add that freedom and the truths that we, as a nation, have written into our constitutional blood, are not kept just because we say so. They are kept when we are led by and live with integrity, wisdom, intelligence, and a respectful understanding of history so that we may learn from it. . This freedom is not a permanent guarantee. And this is not a partisan issue. This is a pivotal time when we must come together as a country and find a leader who, like the new French President, has a vision for the future that includes respect and equality for all. . Just sayin'. πŸ˜¬πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ . #freedomthinkers #theimaged #ig_namaste #global_ladies #ffa_only #artofvisuals #wow_america #girlscreating #lifeofadventure #visualquest #instagood10k #feature_the_best #theIMAGED #rsa_ladies #royalsnappingartists #theamericancollective #feedyouradventure #lifehappensoutdoors #thevisionaryhub #snapwire #galleryoflightfeature #vzcomacro #folkscenery #the_gallery_of_magic #VSCO at Montauk End Of The World

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I know it's a holiday weekend (for the USA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ AND Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦-- happy 150 to my Canadian friends!!) and not many people are on IG, so if you're here and are reading this, tell me the most romantic or unusual (or both) place you've ever been kissed! . I'm not sure this qualifies, since I jimmy-rigged my phone on a gorilla cam mini tripod with counter balancing stones and a big stick to prop it all up, then ran in for the kiss in 10 seconds! Buuuut, I did get kissed a few times in the attempt at this shot. That worked out well for me! πŸ˜¬πŸ’‹πŸ¦‹ . . . . . #freedomthinkers #theimaged #ig_namaste #global_ladies #ffa_only #artofvisuals #wow_america #girlscreating #folkcreative #folkgood #lifeofadventure #visualquest #instagood10k #feature_the_best #theIMAGED #rsa_ladies #royalsnappingartists #theamericancollective #feedyouradventure #lifehappensoutdoors #thevisionaryhub #snapwire #galleryoflightfeature at Ditch Plains, New York

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While this massive fog bank rolled toward us at an alarming speed this morning at sunrise, we were both mesmerized and also a little creeped out by the fact that we were about to be swallowed whole. Nature never fails to mesmerize, intimidate, and fill me with awe and wonder. I am as filled to the top by the little glow of sun hitting the water spray at the bottom (right) of the bluff as I am by the enormity and speed of a fog bank. Counting my blessings to be a witness to all of that today. πŸ™πŸ» . . . . . #freedomthinkers #ig_namaste #global_ladies #amazingplacesonearth #wow_america #girlscreating #lifeofadventure #visualquest #expeditionearth #amazingtravelbeauty #theIMAGED #rsa_ladies #royalsnappingartists #infinity_worldshoot #theamericancollective #lifehappensoutdoors #joysofearth #thevisionaryhub #snapwire #galleryoflightfeature #landscape_focus_on #fifty_shades_of_nature #the_gallery_of_magic #rsa_fog at Montauk End Of The World

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In honor of @alyfromuk2us birthday: . "... Where my friends' portraits hang and look thereon; Ireland's history in their lineaments trace; Think where man's glory most begins and ends, And say my glory was I had such friends." . -- Yeats . This poem is so Γ  propos: Many of Aly's portraits "hang" in my ig gallery; She's Irish and [some of] my lineaments trace to Ireland; Some of my glory moments have been traveling with her; She is a special and dear friend. . Happy birthday, Aly!! πŸ’πŸŽ‰ Thank you for being a glory-ous friend. Love you! πŸ€ . . . . . #freedomthinkers #theimaged #ig_namaste #global_ladies #wow_america #girlscreating #lifeofadventure #expeditionearth #feature_the_best #theamericancollective #feedyouradventure #lifehappensoutdoors #joysofearth #thevisionaryhub #rsa_outdoors #rsa_folknature #folkscenery #folkgreen #the_gallery_of_magic #ig_northamerica

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A Summer Solstice homage to @wattsoflove for their commitment in making every day the longest day of the year for the 1.1 billion people without electricity and safe light. . Have you followed them, yet? If yes, let me know ... If not, get your light filled self over there and show them some #wattsoflovin ! πŸ˜‰β˜€οΈπŸ’‘πŸ’› . Yesterday (Summer Solstice) is one of my favorite days of the year. It's my dream to spend it hiking or cycling somewhere in the arctic circle. I'm gonna make that baby happen! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ» . . . . . #freedomthinkers #theimaged #ig_namaste #global_ladies #ffa_only #amazingplacesonearth #artofvisuals #world_great #wow_america #girlscreating #folkcreative #folkgood #lifeofadventure #visualquest #instagood10k #expeditionearth #feature_the_best #amazingtravelbeauty #theIMAGED #rsa_ladies #royalsnappingartists #infinity_worldshoot #theamericancollective #feedyouradventure #lifehappensoutdoors #joysofearth #thevisionaryhub #snapwire #galleryoflightfeature at Pootatuck State Forest

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