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Meredith ☀️

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

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Have you ever woken up singing a song? I do all the time. This morning I woke up singing one of my favorite hymns. What do you think that’s about? . Here’s my favorite verse: . “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace” . Oh, master grant that I may never seek So much to be consoled as to console To be understood as to understand To be loved as to love with all my soul . I love that. . #ig_namaste #global_ladies #wow_america #girlscreating #feature_the_best #theamericancollective #thevisionaryhub #snapwire #the_gallery_of_magic #naturalnewengland #naturalconnecticut #iheartconnecticut #connecticutgram #connecticutlife #mist_bestshots #mistyfoggymilkymoody #rsa_fog #lifehappensoutdoors #feedyouradventure #joysofearth #thevisionaryhub #rsa_outdoors #outdoorwomen #illegalvisuals #magicalplaces #usaprimeshot #yourshotphotographer #natgeoyourshot #ourplanetdaily #earthofficial at Squantz Pond State Park

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“Your spirit is my sunshine. Together, we are Summer.” — me . Dedicated to the man whose light still warms me and brightens my day after all these years. Every day, I work to be worthy. Happy 24th anniversary @brilley ❤️❤️❤️❤️ . . . . . #ig_namaste #global_ladies #wow_america #girlscreating #feature_the_best #theamericancollective #thevisionaryhub #snapwire #dofnature #folkscenery #folkgreen #the_gallery_of_magic #rsa_fog #galleryoflightfeature at Pootatuck State Forest

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Here’s a fun little Science Sunday (just made that up) tip for all of us who struggle with science: . You can distinguish an alligator from a crocodile by paying attention to whether the animal sees you later or in a while. . Thank you. Thank you. I’ll be here all week ... and way longer than you’ll be able to tolerate me! 😂😂 . . . . . #ig_namaste #global_ladies #wow_america #girlscreating #feature_the_best #theamericancollective #thevisionaryhub #snapwire #dofnature #the_gallery_of_magic #jj_silhouette #silhouettecameo #silhouette_creative

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I forgive you. . 😂😂 no, not you, personally. You’re safe! Whew! ... But I’m curious about forgiveness. How good are you at forgiving when someone has truly hurt you? Which one of these has ever applied to you: . 1. Can you move on past something and mend the relationship? 2. Or do you forgive, but have trouble moving on in relationship with them? 3. Or even moreso, do you ever say you’ve forgiven someone, continued in relationship, but built up resentment, because the forgiveness wasn’t genuine? 4. Any other options? . Forgiveness isn’t just for the other person, the “offender”. It’s also about you. Holding back forgiveness is the seed of disease, not to mention the first brick in a wall of hard, black muck in your heart that will weigh you down more and more over time. Even if someone’s behavior is baffling or downright intentionally hurtful, stepping out of your shoes and into theirs can help see their point of view. And while you may not agree with it, understanding it can help you find the forgiveness to clear your own heart from the unhealthy muck of sadness, anger and resentment. . Rx: Exercise, eat healthy, love, and FORGIVE. . PS #realactuabirds ! 😬 . #ig_namaste #global_ladies #wow_america #girlscreating #feature_the_best #amazingtravelbeauty #theamericancollective #feedyouradventure #thevisionaryhub #snapwire #the_gallery_of_magic #rsa_rural_ #dofnature #galleryoflightfeature #illegalvisuals #magicalplaces #ig_nycity #usaprimeshot #topnewyorkphoto #abc7ny #new_york_shots #unlimitednewyork #iloveny #nycprimeshot #yourshotphotographer at Brooklyn Bridge

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The other day, a friend (@thepaulgarrett), with whom I am very aligned philosophically, posted about giving gratitude for 5 things in your life before getting out of bed in the morning. Then yesterday, I was speaking with a different friend about living in scarcity and the fear of not living in abundance. . After these 2 conversations, I began wondering what kind of things people give thanks for. Is it just the obvious things (family, health, etc.)? How many people give genuine thanks for what they lack the most? It is my belief that the Law of Attraction begins with gratitude — and gratitude for what we lack abundance of is the secret key to abundance, I think. I’ve seen it happen in my own life. It could be coincidence, but I like to think it’s not. Do you agree? I’d love to hear your thoughts. . **** Model: the lovely @michelle_crd **** Maybe I should give thanks for IG’s vertical option, instead of being annoyed that it’s shorter than the iPhone vertical ratio and that it cropped the gorgeous scale right outta this photo! 😬 . #ig_namaste #global_ladies #wow_america #girlscreating #feature_the_best #theamericancollective #lifehappensoutdoors #thevisionaryhub #snapwire #folkgreen #the_gallery_of_magic #outdoorwomen #watchthisinstagood #moodygrams #SombreSociety #sombrescapes #createcommune #igersmood #at_moods #rsa_portraits #theportraitpr0ject #bodylanguage_bnc at Allegheny National Forest

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If you ever wanted to make a SMALL difference mean A LOT, TODAY, @GivingTuesday, is the day! Thanks to the @GatesFoundation, every single dollar you donate to @wattsoflove becomes double. Little guys like us don’t have money doubled every day, so if you’ve got $5, €5, or even 5 drachmas (or more) to give, please do and watch it turn into 10! ** Donations must be made via their FB page to be doubled — Facebook.com/wattsoflove ** . You all know about Watts of Love by now, but did you know that ONE LIGHT CAN: . Earn income Alleviate extreme poverty Reduce respiratory disease Eliminate burns Provide safety Promote Productivity Aid disaster relief Charge a cell phone Reduce black carbon emissions Educate a community . I chose this charity to give my time, treasure and talent to 2 years ago, because of the good people helping give a hand UP, not a hand out, to good people all across the globe. Their work truly makes a difference. #MyGivingStory . #DoTheBrightThing #GivingTuesday . #ig_namaste #global_ladies #wow_america #girlscreating #yourshotphotographer #natgeoyourshot #feature_the_best #amazingtravelbeauty at Ilin Island

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Hey, hey guys! We celebrated Thanksgiving in the US last week and we all have so much to be thankful for ... but not everyone does. . Thanks to @gatesfoundation , every dollar you donate to @wattsoflove (or any charity) **through Facebook only ** starting at 8 a.m. EST tomorrow, #GivingTuesday , will be matched! . It is SO exciting that we all get to give back and double our blessings ... even $1 will become $2!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 . AND a shout out to my friend @mywitsend on his birthday, today! Hope you’re having a good one, J! 🎈🎉🍰 . . . . . #ig_namaste #global_ladies #wow_america #girlscreating #feature_the_best #theamericancollective #feedyouradventure #lifehappensoutdoors #joysofearth #thevisionaryhub #rsa_outdoors #folkscenery #the_gallery_of_magic #fifty_shades_of_nature #hiking_hobby #outdoorwomen #illegalvisuals #magicalplaces #usaprimeshot #topnewyorkphoto #wildnewyork #new_york_shots #unlimitednewyork #iloveny #yourshotphotographer #natgeoyourshot #ourplanetdaily #earthofficial at Sam's Point Preserve

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Thanksgiving week always starts off my holiday season with the reminder that we don’t actually need a reason to show our gratitude, but I cherish any time to be surrounded by my wonderful family. . I am so deeply grateful for my relationships of family and friends. The ones who stick around when it matters most — who have your back no matter what — and then celebrate life’s victories, small and large, are all family to me. I can’t imagine a more important thing to be grateful for ... . Though living in this beauty doesn’t stink! 😉🍂🍃🍂🍃 . #whpthankful . . . . #ig_namaste #global_ladies #wow_america #girlscreating #feature_the_best #amazingtravelbeauty #theamericancollective #feedyouradventure #lifehappensoutdoors #landscape_focus_on #joysofearth #thevisionaryhub #snapwire #rsa_outdoors #rsa_folknature #the_gallery_of_magic #rsa_rural_ #dofnature #fifty_shades_of_nature #folkscenery #the_gallery_of_magic #newenglandphotography #mistyfoggymilkymoody #mist_bestshots #newenglandoutdoors #connecticutlife #yourshotphotographer #ourplanetdaily at Squantz Pond State Park

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I’d like to make a formal thank you to this year’s cast of leaves for hanging on so long when the show was supposed to close a few weeks ago. Never been so thankful to have my front row seat at during this year’s longest running foliage spectacular! 🍁🍂🍁 . . . . . #ig_namaste #global_ladies #wow_america #girlscreating #feature_the_best #amazingtravelbeauty #theamericancollective #feedyouradventure #lifehappensoutdoors #joysofearth #thevisionaryhub #snapwire #rsa_outdoors #rsa_folknature #folkscenery #folkgreen #the_gallery_of_magic #rsa_rural_ #dofnature #fifty_shades_of_nature #folkscenery #newenglandphotography #newenglandoutdoors at Pootatuck State Forest

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While I learn a lot from those who are smarter, it’s those who are kinder who teach me the most. — D.A. Schulman . Amen to that! ... but on a slightly unkind note, to the person who wrote the code making the IG vertical posting length shorter than the iPhone vertical length: I hope someone sticks their tongue out at you every day for a week. 🤪 ... I really don’t want to be meaner than that, but it makes me really stinkin irked! 😬 . . . . . #ig_namaste #global_ladies #wow_america #girlscreating #feature_the_best #theamericancollective #thevisionaryhub #snapwire #dofnature #folkscenery #folkgreen #the_gallery_of_magic #rsa_fog #VSCO #connecticutgram #iheartconnecticut #connecticutlife #newenglandfall at Pootatuck State Forest

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A reminder I need right now that I’m sharing in case one of you do, too: . God is working in your life right now in ways you cannot understand. . My very dear friend, a priest who passed away earlier this year, used to say that life is like a tapestry. We only see the crazy stitches on the reverse side that make no sense. And God sees the bigger picture — where all the stitches come together in a beautiful creation — this amazing tapestry of life, where all those stitches make sense. . Don’t you love that? His analogy has brought me so much peace over the years. If it touches you today, please let me know. . . . . . #ig_namaste #global_ladies #wow_america #girlscreating #feature_the_best #theamericancollective #thevisionaryhub #snapwire #dofnature #folkscenery #folkgreen #the_gallery_of_magic #iheartconnecticut at Pootatuck State Forest

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The price of a good time in NYC isn’t so deer — it’s only a buck. 🦌 💰 . Happy Halloween 🎃 everyone! Play dress up and laugh with strangers, like @alyfromuk2us and I did last week. It is the best way to meet people and fill your hearts with a case of the happies! . And major props to Aly for having “you-know-whats” the size of a giant buck’s for standing there like this in a Grand Central for several minutes!! . #ohdeerdiary @ohdeerdiary . . . . . #wow_america #girlscreating #feature_the_best #ig_nycity #topnewyorkphoto #wildnewyork #loves_NYC #what_i_saw_in_nyc #abc7ny #new_york_shots #unlimitednewyork #iloveny #sharegct #shotoniphone #street_ig #killyourcity #citykillerz #agameoftones #urbex #shoot2kill #urbanandstreet at Grand Central Terminal

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And here you thought I was all fun and games. But a girl’s gotta get real. When times are dark and gloomy, if you can’t find sunshine, you’re not looking hard enough. Commit to seeing it. Then bask in it and the clouds will part. ☀️ . ** Disclaimer: this is only intended for people just “having a bad day” and was never intended to be addressed to those with mental illness. ** 💝🙏🏻 . . . . . #createthelove #ig_namaste #global_ladies #wow_america #girlscreating #feature_the_best #theamericancollective #thevisionaryhub #snapwire #dofnature #folkscenery #folkgreen #the_gallery_of_magic #rsa_fog #handsinframe #folkcreative #folkgood at Pootatuck State Forest

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