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He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them,

but that life obliges them over and over again

to give birth to themselves.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Green Leaves

"There are two seasons when the leaves are in their glory, their green and perfect youth in June and this their ripe old age."  
Henry David Thoreau

About June, did you know......

+ June 20 is the Northern Hemispher's summer solstice, marking the season's beginning.  It has the longest daylight hours, so make the most of it.  

+ June's full moon is called the Strawberry moon.

+ June 11th is the International Day of Play. UN

+ June 15th is World Elder Abuse Day. UN

+ June 26 is the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking. UN

+ June 29 is the International Day of the Tropics. UN

+ In the U.S., June is LGBTPride Month, Great Outdoors Month and National Oceans Month. 

+ In the U.K. June is National Smile Month.

June's full moon is also known as 'Strawberry Moon.'  According to NASA

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The Little Prince
by, Antoine de Saint-Exipery

It's madness to hate all roses, 

because you get scratched with one thorn.

To give up your dreams, because one didn't come true

To lose faith in prayers because one was not answered

To condemn all your friends, because someone betrayed you,

Not to believe in love, 

because one was unfaithful or didn't have your back

Throwing away all your chances to be happy because you didn't succeed on the first attempt.

There will always be another opportunity, another friend, another love, a new strength.  

For every end, there is always a new beginning.......

And now here is my secret,

a very simple secret;

It is only with the heart, that one can see rightly;

what is essential is invisible to the eye. 

The Power of a Smile

A few more fun facts...

7 Powerful Lessons from 'Good-bye, Things.' The New Japanese Minimalism" by Fumio Sasaki

1.  Happiness Comes From Within, Not Possessions.  True happiness comes from cultivating meaningful relationships, pursuing passions, and living in alignment with your values.

2.  Decluttering is a Liberating Experience.  Letting go of excess belongings can be a deeply liberating experience. It can free up your physical space, mental energy and emotional baggage.  This allows you to focus on what truly matters.

3. Quality Over Quantity.  Invest in fewer, well-made items that you truly cherish and use regularly, rather than accumulating cheap, disposable stuff.

4. Be Grateful for What You Have. Focus on what you have rather than what you want.

This cultivates a sense of gratitude and contentment leading to a fulfilled life.

5.  Curate Your Space to reflect Your Values. Surround yourself with objects that bring you joy, utility or beauty fostering a sense of peace and well-being.

6. Less is More.  With fewer possessions, you have more time, energy and freedom to pursue your passions and experience life to the fullest.  

7. Minimalism is a journey, not a destination.  Letting go of things is challenging.  By embracing minimalism, one can create a life that is more intentional, creative and fulfilling.  It is a process, free from the burdens of material possessions. 

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"Don't count the days, make the days count." Muhammed Ali

White Structure

Chango's Fire
a novel by Ernesto Quinonez

In NYC's Spanish Harlem, Julio and Maritza are each searching for a path that will give their lives meaning, even if it's shadowed by controversy.  Julio is an arsonist for hire, pocketing thousands of dollars from investors eager to capitalize on more expensive real estate.  "Quinonez offers a bolder, more realistic look at the search for self and fulfillment in our constantly changing society."  USA Today, 2004.   Get your copy by clicking below.   This site is affiliated with Amazon, commission earned. 

Welcome to this online hub for uplifting, inspiring and informative content for the global community.

At, we understand that life is full of love and laughter along with delays and disappointments. Patience is the key to triumph as we navigate, on this life journey. Every month should be mental health awareness month as we learn more about ourselves and others.. We are all in this together, like the sun and the moon.  As SGI President Ikeda stated so eloquently, "We have different roles.  There are times when the burning intensity and power of the sun are called for, and times when the soothing luminescence and serene wisdom of the moon is what's needed. 

Life itself is the greatest joy.  Power, fame, wealth and learning are all powerless in the face of death, (Sasaki).   Cheers to living your best life.  

One love, Ivonne

Preocupate por t, los otros no se fijan tanto en ti.  Vive tu vida por que es unica, y el tiempo pasa rápido. A grádece todo hoy, porque los buenos y malos momentos pasan.  Estas en casa!  Llegaste!  Tanto tiempo te llevo para llegar a tu casa.  Tu fe y escencia de abundancia te trajo aquí.  La vida es única, no desperdicies todo lo que te encanta y las bendiciones que te hacen única.  Cuando ya no puedas hacer para ti, tienes que saber que hiciste todo posible para que el mundo sea mejor.  Tienes un regalo de sentir cosas que a veces tienes miedo decir.  Jamas tengas miedo porque tienes protección desde los cielos.  Solo, escucha y aprenderás.  Nunca tengas miedo!  El futuro es tuyo.  Vive tu vida.  La vida es un carnaval.  

"A wise man  does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has."

Epictetus, Greek stoic philosopher