All posts tagged: animals

Birthday Wishes, With Love xo

    On this lovely Sunday Morning, I am thankful to be celebrating another birthday.  My birthday wish this year, is more compassion and selflessness in the world.  A couple of years ago I started a tradition on my birthday, and that was donating to different charities.  The older I got, the less I was interested in presents for myself, but rather I wanted to focus on how I could give back.  God has truly blessed me, and there really are no gifts that I need, a lot of wants but no real needs.  I believe in blessing others with the blessings God has given me.  So for all of my lovely friends, and family who are reading this if you feel inspired to make a donation to one of the charities I have mentioned below in honor of my birthday please do.  It is far better that we give, even on a small scale, than to give nothing at all. Now, I would like to share with you the charities/ non-proift organizations I have …

World Rhino Day 2013…

Today is World Rhino Day!  These incredible animals are sadly being poached for their horns, based on the mistaken belief that their horn can be used as a form of medicine to cure cancer.  The population of Rhinos has drastically depleted.  For example, the current population of Black Rhinos as of February 2013, there are about 4,880. (World Wildlife Fund).  There are 5 species of Rhinos, and they are all critically endangered.  It is imperative that we work together to make every effort to save these amazing animals.  One reason that it is important to help protect Rhinos is that by helping protect them other animals such as “elephants, buffalo and small game” are also protected (World Wildlife Fund). Please help spread awareness and educate others about the Rhinos and the critical state that they are in.  We cannot afford to lose these incredible animals.  They deserve better, we need to fight for them, and help save the Rhinos.  Help stop the illegal trade of the Rhino Horn. Check out this video to learn more about …

Poetry, Art + Saving the Planet

Recently, I was listening to the song Dream Catch Me, by Newton Faulkner and it reminded me of my many trips to Australia.  I love how songs can transport you back to different places you have visited and times in your life.  The lyrics of this song ignited inspiration in me, to write.  It’s been a long time since I have written anything.  A passion of mine is writing poetry and short stories.  As for the blog, sorry everyone, that I haven’t made any recent posts until now.  I guess it’s best to write when you are inspired and can produce quality writing.  Writing that I hope will inspire. Some years ago I was humbled, when a poem I wrote was featured in a local news paper for Earth Day.  I’d like to believe that when writing or producing art in any form, it is not just for the sake of creating art, but to inspire and make a positive difference in the world. Art is an incredible gift and absolutely fascinating.  I think of …

Summer Essentials: Beach Days, Road Trips & Travel

If you’re like me you love summer days! So far summer has been pretty awesome.  One of my favorite things to do is to take photos.  I love photography and experimenting with different filters and camera/video apps.  Taking photos isn’t just about capturing a moment so a memory can last a lifetime, or freeze a moment in time forever, it is also a means of expressing yourself creatively and in some instances capturing the natural beauty of a place. I think of all the places I have traveled to and of course my home is probably my absolute favorite place in the world.  Regardless of where I am in the world taking photos, is my way of taking a piece of that place home with me.  More than that, I have come to find that the more I take pictures of the beautiful landscape of my home or other places, I realize how beautiful this world is and how important it is to fight to save the planet and work towards finding solutions for todays …