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My first blog post is a fairly long one but serves 2 purposes….first and foremost it is about believing in yourself and taking chances no matter what people may say.  In the words of J.R.R. Tolkien from Lord of the Rings…

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door.  You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

I can’t wait to see where this road takes me and I hope you will come along.

The second is about a cause that is near and dear to my heart.   At some point in all our lives we have been touched by the dreaded disease Cancer.  Whether it be a family member, friend, co-worker or just an aquaintence we have seen first hand the damage cancer can cause.
    
Fashion For LIfe will begin on March 9th and runs through March 17th.  All proceeds raised go to The American Cancer Society. Hundreds of content creators have created special items for this event covering 9 sims.  I hope you plan to attend FFL. I know I will be there and will gladly spend my lindens for such a worthy cause.   TWMA  (Till We Meet Again)
I BELIEVE I CAN FLY
They believe… be sensible, prepare now, save for the future, work hard while young, enjoy when old, no pain no gain

They believe… compromise, follow the crowd, stay within the lines, keep your head clear, keep your eyes  straight ahead, feet on the ground

What about now?  What about roses? What about stars?  What about chasing rainbows, floating clouds, butterflies…?  What about silver linings, serendipity, spontaneity…?  What about moonbeams, sun-rays, raindrops?

I believe….
I believe I can cut my own pathway
I believe I can step off the edge and not fall
I believe I can close my eyes and follow my heart and soul
I believe I can walk in the rain and not get wet
I believe in today and have hope for tomorrow
I believe in dreams, I believe in me….

I believe I can fly!

MY FIRST BLOG POST :)Photo taken at Lost Horizon, Azumi

You can see the uncropped picture here  http://www.flickr.com/photos/cougarsangria/

 

On The Wings of Hope
According to Native American Legend 

If anyone desires a wish to come true they must first capture a butterfly and whisper that wish to it.

Since a butterfly can make no sound, the butterfly can not reveal the wish to anyone but the Great Spirit who hears and sees all.
In gratitude for giving the beautiful butterfly its freedom, the Great Spirit always grants the wish.
So, according to legend, by making a wish and giving the butterfly its freedom the wish will be taken to the heavens and granted.
 
Although this legend implies that we should keep our wishes silent,
there are some wishes that need to be expressed out loud.
To those that have been touched by the disease we are helping to fight today,
We wish the caregivers strength and tranquility,
and thank them for their gifted labor of love.
We wish the survivors a long and happy life,
and thank them for showing us how to fight with courage and determination.
We wish those currently fighting the battle energy and hope,
and thank them for showing us what true bravery is all about.
And finally, we wish the victims peace and love,
and thank them for the joy and happiness they brought to us.
With this symbolic gesture, we honor those that have left us and encourage those left behind to continue the fight “On the Wings of Hope”.
Ralph Charles Ritchie

CREDITS

Hair – D!va – D!va2 (Fat Pack)  Group Gift

Feet –

[Gos] Boutique – Mesh Barefeet Arched

Wings –

Angel & Daemons  – Multi Butterfly Wings

Bird Cage – [monaya G] – Bird Cage Copper – available on MarketPlace