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Because Diversity Adds Life to Our Lives 

Hi All....

Without diversity, we would be reduced to robots - and the world would fade to blah! Since the flip side of goodness is not an option for us, I'm trying to wrap my arms (via my words) around all of us everywhere, everywhere, everywhere. Because we care. And so that our diversity can continue to help us stretch, grow, and add life to our lives.

Like soo many of you - of us - I've been glued to my computer for so many days since (and before) the election, that I feel like my chair is part of my body. (Like if I stand up, it will come with me.) I've been posting to my website, FB, LinkedIn, and Twitter. So my apologies if you see some of my posts more than once. But if they can help us to laugh, feel safer, and help take the hard edge off of life - maybe we'll all sleep a little better at night.

Miracles Do Happen! 

Right now, because so many of us need to know, or remember, that miracles do happen - I want to share that my daughter, Jennifer Strulowitz, is living proof. 45 years ago today, she was born 3 months prematurely, at 2 lbs. 3 1/2 oz. - dropped to 1 lb. 15 oz. - and was given less than a 5% chance of survival.

Today, she has a smile that can light up a room, boundless compassion, and is an Outsider Intuitive Visionary Artist who says on her website below, "I am extremely honored that some of my works can be found in private collections around the United States, alongside works by celebrated artists who include: Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Ed Paschke, and Lee Godie." 

This is NOT to brag about my daughter, and NOT to advertise for her. It is to remind us that, as David Ben-Gurion once said, "Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles is not a realist." To remind us to keep celebrating life. And to say Happy, Happy Birthday, gorgeous girl!!

www.jsintuitiveart.com
 

Cheers to Peace, Hugs, Health, Diversity, & White Light!!!  

Hi All....
    
Have you ever wanted to see the inside of hope, and of miracles, but you couldn't turn off your mind long enough to see them? And even running away wouldn't help - because you'd have to take yourself with you? Been there, done that - and sometimes I do it again. 
    
The changes that we're all seeing, experiencing, and worrying about right now are what I call, "Not fun". So stick with me. Because I truly believe that together we will be both stronger, and softer. That together we can help to take the hard edge off of life, and make the world a kinder place to be. And because, as I say on this site: "I joke that writing takes me inside myself, the other arts take me outside myself - and together they keep me sane. If my words can make you laugh, feel safer, and help keep the craving for the arts within us - then they will have served their purpose!" 
    
Cheers to Peace, Hugs, Health, Diversity, & White Light!!! 
    
xoxo, Joanie


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