“To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.” Buddha
For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge assignment on Abundance, I selected a few pictures I took at a busy farmers market (marché de producteurs), on a lovely Sunday morning, in Caen, France … I will have to edit them and add one more later. Also below, I added shots from the deer and ducks around my neighborhood. Last but not least, today is Spread The Word to End The Word Day. It is a day to bring awareness to our use of certain words that are offensive to others; specifically towards people with disabilities. The information is below and please read up on it and support the site that raises funds for the Special Olympics. Thank you! 🙂
“Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.” Epicurus
Because of the weather conditions this winter, the deer and ducks linger around longer, foraging for food. The day I took the picture of the deer, there were two groups of about 20 deer (10 each) in our backyard. They were startled when we came home and then ignored us and went back to foraging for food. The ducks were at a local park and they completely ignored us. The duck photo was taken with a cellphone camera; hence the fuzziness… 🙂
March 2, 2011 is Spread the Word to End the Word day…
“Spread the Word to End the Word is an ongoing effort by Special Olympics, Best Buddies International and our supporters to raise the consciousness of society about the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the word “retard(ed)” and encourage people to pledge to stop using the R-word.”
If you are unfamiliar with the issues raised by the Special Olympics and other group mentioned above, do check out their websites. Show your support by signing a simple pledge to not use demeaning words; especially the “r” word. There is much we can learn about matters that affect people with disabilities. What are your thoughts?
In terms of the Weekly Photo Challenge on Abundance, What abundant things did you share? Do Tell!
Positive Motivation Tip: Abundance is inside us and around us; all we need to do is look and then share…
- March 2 kicks off national campaign against the “R-Word” (psychologytoday.com)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: ABUNDANCE (staceyarcher.wordpress.com)
- Weekly Photo Challenge…Abundance 02.28.11 (nolagirlatheart.wordpress.com)
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos for this post are from my personal collection… Divinely inspired, yes 😉