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‘Red Echo Date’ #5


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Do you ever feel like no matter how hard you try, it might not be enough to take you where you want to be?

…that there are things which are out of your control and reaching your destination it’s not just up to you?

The world we live in is built on rules and games that we do not remember setting up but which we have to follow even if sometimes it doesn’t feel fair.

There are moments when doing everything right it’s not that straight forward…when our journey it’s not a path we laid out…when how we meet our goal depends so much on others.

Every now and then we stumble upon situations that need a bit of strategy from our part…we cannot do everything on our own and occasionally we find ourselves playing a contest.

The question is…are we in it to win it?


Red Echo Date

Thank you to everyone who joined us last week for R.E.D #4 with their words of wisdom:)

Here is an amazing entry from Jessica called Terry Marks-Tarlow and Penney Peirce…take a moment and read her post about intuition inspired by last week’s quote: ” Your big opportunity maybe right where you are now.”


Join us and find some inspiration behind the echo of the week:)

How can you join?
The challenge is about sharing your thoughts behind the quote of the week…it will be your choice the way you do it, it is your echo:)
Write a story…capture the words in a photo or come up with a new quote which shares the same topic!
You can leave your own quote in the comment box or write a new post!
If you decide to write a brand new post about it, copy the R.E.D logo, ping back to the last Red Echo Date post and tag it #redechodate so others can find it in the Reader or leave a link of your entry in the comment box:)
With each post I will share all of the entries from the previous week:)

Your R.E.D host,

Julia

xxx

My Red Page © 2015 All rights reserved

‘Red Echo Date’ #4


Hello:)

I wanted to start this week’s R.E.D post by extending a huge thank you to all of you who’ve been absolutely amazing…supporting the launch of ‘One quote…endless stories’!

Your feedback and encouragement means the world to me and I hope more of you will feel inspired and join our quote challenge.

From today you can also find Red Echo Date on the The Daily Post – Blogging Events…which makes me so so so happy:)


This week’s echo…tell us your own take on it!

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Did you ever think about were you are right now?

Are you where you want to be?

I ask myself constantly…what do I really want and if one day I will achieve it, will I know?

Though questions…

I guess life will always be a long journey to destination we sometimes know or we will be surprised by it when we’ll get there!

The moment we live right now, should be the only one on our mind…so stop thinking about what once was or what one day will be and be sure you’re not missing anything NOW!

…the biggest regret we can have is that we are to overwhelmed with things we cannot change anymore or too tangled in what we could change for the future and miss the opportunities life is offering us today.

Those little moments that mean so much…memories we could never recreate again…don’t let them pass you by…live your life in the present!

What if your only chance is now?

Let the past be behind you and stop worrying about things that didn’t happen yet!

…you might miss a chance of a lifetime.

Carpe diem is not just an ancient expression…it’s the core ingredient to our journey.

Live today…now…this second!

Look around you…listen to that voice inside you…and live each moment as it is today because you might be in the right place at the right time…and you definitely don’t want to miss that:)


Red Echo Date

I’ve added Red Echo Date to my blog to be a source of inspiration for myself and for others…

From my previous R.E.D posts I have to share with you one entry that is pure inspiration and that belongs to MasterSelfTherapy. Please take a moment and read this post…these are the moments when I feel that what I do truly makes a difference!

For all the words of wisdom from my previous quotes, just visit R.E.D #3 🙂

How can you join?
The challenge is about sharing your thoughts behind the quote of the week…it will be your choice the way you do it, it is your echo:)
Write a story…capture the words in a photo or come up with a new quote which shares the same topic!
You can leave your own quote in the comment box or write a new post!
If you decide to write a brand new post about it, copy the R.E.D logo, ping back to the last Red Echo Date post and tag it #redechodate so others can find it in the Reader or leave a link of your entry in the comment box:)
With each post I will share all of the entries from the previous week:)

Thank you all for your support and hope to read your words of wisdom soon!

Love,

Julia

xxx

My Red Page © 2015 All rights reserved

‘The Passage’


Dark | Side | Thursday

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Join us and cross the boundaries of your comfort zone…discover your other side!

This post it’s linked to a challenge that Andy started a few weeks ago…I love to go beyond my usual style of writing and uncover something new!

Part One of this story you can find it here…Dark Corner.

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The wind stopped…it was quiet.

…her heart started racing, her mind was juggling several scenarios…none of them were in her favour.

She knew he was getting closer but all she could hear was the sound of the sword cutting through the heavy fog, which made it impossible for her to see her nemesis.

Only if she could have found the house…she would have been saved.

It was too late…there was no time to run.

She looked up, her eyes turned red…she felt a sudden power rushing through her veins; maybe it was the impossible situation she found herself in or just the intense desire to stay alive.

She pulled out her weapon…made a few steps back, not because she wanted to run…but because she had to defend herself no matter what the consequences might be.

As his steps were more real…she could now see a shape of a man walking towards her, she could hear his breathing…she couldn’t stop stepping back.

All of the sudden she realised what was at the end of the alley…the passage.

She never experienced it before…her ancestors told fables about it…

It never crossed her mind that the passage was real.

The legend was saying that whoever crosses the bridge will have a chance to undo all the wrongs in their past life…was that true?

It didn’t matter now…an opportunity presented itself…she had a choice; stay and fight with the possibility of defeat or believe that the passage might undo all the dark corners she took throughout her life.

Maybe she had a chance…the light on the other side could be her salvation…

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First week of Blogging 101 and Photo 101 finished…I am loving every second of it:)

For the first weekend our assignment was to continue and connect with other bloggers, share the love, write something different and take our camera for a walk…hope that I managed to do all this…

Happy reading:)

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Try something different…

Be bold…

Never stay still…

Take a look around the corner…

There is another side of you,

Waiting to be discovered!

From the Weekend with Love,

Julia

xxx

© myredpage 2015 All rights reserved

‘The Spring of Life’


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Life…

The meaning of life…

I do think sometimes, what does life actually mean…in general and for me!? …and it does not come as a surprise, I hope:)…I don’t have the answer!

Does anyone…?

I know what does make me feel alive…I know who and what makes my life worth living each day…and maybe all these put together can somehow define the meaning of life!

I love and cherish everything in my life…and each day I am grateful for every second I feel happy and every moment that I can share with the people I care about.

I’ve read books…watched videos of people trying to find an answer…maybe a hidden secret behind all these questions we have about…life, the meaning of it, the purpose of it…and I’ve arrived to one conclusion:

Life means different things to each of us…and the way we live it or we don’t, it’s entirely up to us. At the end of the day we all have a purpose in this world…we might know it or we might not…but as soon as we realise and accept that, we can truly begin to shape our lives towards a better future.

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This post is an answer to a Free Style Writing Challenge from http://baliinfoblog.com

Thank you very much for the invite…it was a learning experience as I need time when I write and the 10 minutes challenge was an eye opener:))))

The Free Style Writing Challenge Rules:

1. Set a stop watch or your mobile to 5 minutes or 10 minutes whichever challenge you think you can beat.

2. Your topic is at the foot of this post BUT DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH A TIMER.

3. Fill the word doc with as many words as you want. Once you began writing do not stop even to turn.

4. Do not cheat by going back and correcting spellings and grammar with spell check in MS WORD (it is only meant for you to reflect on your own control of sensible thought flow and for you to reflect on your ability to write the right spelling and stick to grammar rules)

5. You may or may not pay attention to punctuation and capitals. However, if you do, it would be best.

6. At the end of your post write down ‘Word count =_____’ so that we would have an idea of how much you can write within the time frame.

7. Do not forget to copy paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new Topic for your nominees and copy paste these rules with your nominations (at least 5 bloggers).

So it’s my pleasure to nominate the following bloggers:

https://nesswithlove.wordpress.com

https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com

https://belowaveragewriter.wordpress.com

http://luciledegodoy.com

http://saneteachers.com

https://kirstydavies1990.wordpress.com

http://andytownend.com

Timer set…READY…STEADY…WRITE:)

Your topic is… WHAT DOES MAKE YOU SMILE?      

 


I have the extreme pleasure to announce that I’ve joined the Photo 101 Rehab Clinic and I am more than just excited…I love photography and my collection of pictures reflect the way I see the world.  I hope you will join me in this new adventure and take a peek every now and then at how my recovery is going:)))))

Photo taken with a smart phone, colours-slightly enhanced on the computer for a better visual effect!

Thank you so much Lucile for showing me the fast and efficient way of joining The Clinic – Photo Rehab!

If you present the same symptoms as we are, here is the admission guide:

This blog hosted ‘The Photo101 Rehab Clinic’ from 04 to 31 December 2014 and featured over 170 photos made by Photobloggers Andy Townend, Mara Eastern, Cardinal Guzman, DesleyJane, Justine, Amy, Teresa, Albert, Terri, Giving Thought, Ellen, Nalinki, Mariangeles, DwayCrafts, Lucy, Terri, Bampa’s Views, PeaceCrafting, Dreaming of Leaving and Project Easier.

As former patients informed me that the withdrawal symptoms remained active, and new patients recognized the same symptoms, The Clinic – Photo Rehab  reopened its doors.

You can do a self-examination. If you detect any of the following symptoms, as carefully described by Albert from the blog Passionately Curious, come and join us: “Withdrawal symptoms may include the incessant need to carry your camera everywhere with you, the need to wake up in the wee hours to take photos during the golden hour, and checking up on others you met during the course to see what their newfound knowledge has brought fruit to.”

How to join: 

Time: The Clinic is open 24 x 7 until the healing process ends.

Camera: You can use any camera, from DSLR, mirror less, compact, to smartphones.

Theme: Bring your creativity and photograph a theme of your liking in B&W or Color. With or without edition. We like learning techniques as well, if you want to share it with everyone.

Who can join: Anyone can join; and not only former Photo 101 bloggers. All you need is passion. Passion to speak up through images – or words, if you may want to add your thoughts to it as well – showing what you see and how much that is important to you.

Thanks for joining and enjoy it.

The Clinic – Photo Rehab 

Here is the link to  add your photos. Knock the wall… and click on the image below:

‘The Adjustment Bureau’


” Your world has been adjusted “

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Director: George Nolfi

Writers: George Nolfi, Philip K. Dick

Lead actors: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt

2011 Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Would you defy fate?

Small things in our daily routine, like missing the bus in the morning, spilling coffee, forgetting something and turning back…we see them as chance. What if they’re not, what if everything has a higher purpose?

I’ve read a book recently that was based on the existence of Protective Angels. It is believed that each of us has someone up there constantly in our proximity, taking care of us …and every time we forget or miss something, it’s our angel trying to adjust our path, trying to prevent something negative happening.

I’ve found this idea really interesting and I’ve realized this movie was wrote on a similar ideology…

On the edge of winning a Senate seat, David Norris meets a ballerina named Elise. David learns that he is facing the agents of fate, who are trying to do everything to keep him on a predetermined path.

Creating a change in the future laid out for him, he must either accept an already written path that does not include Elise or else defy Fate to be with her.

When you make a decision, your mind is weighing options on how, when, where and what, those options are not always the right ones and when we tend to choose the wrong one, there is a glitch, a moment when a simple action gives us time to take a step back and re-think our next move. We don’t always notice this moment but that doesn’t mean it’s not there.

This movie it’s one of my favourite stories because it has some truth to it…I’ll be honest, sometimes I believe that our life was set way before we were born but it can change according to how soon we’ll realise that we have a choice…we all do…we have the ability to choose.

We don’t give ourselves always the option of choice, but that’s because it means we actually take responsibility for our life..and that is scary…to not be able to blame it on destiny if we might fail.

If you didn’t watch this movie, you should…yes, it has a bit of sci-fi but the message behind the curtain…that is, if you choose to reveal it…it’s much more meaningful!

Your destiny might be written but you still have free will to create your own path.

Enjoy movie night:)

Writing 101 – Day Sixteen


Happy Amazing Monday:)

Today’s assignment: ‘Third Time’s the Charm’ – Today’s Prompt: Imagine you had a job in which you had to sift through forgotten or lost belongings. Describe a day in which you come upon something peculiar, or tell a story about something interesting you find in a pile.

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” Memory box “

It’s been hours since it started raining, the sky turned dark but every now and then a strong light followed by a loud strike crossed the horizon in a hurry.

She’s never been afraid of thunder but the noise of the heavy rain drops bashing the window from each side made her feel nervous.

There were tens of boxes around the room, some of them already sealed and some just half full…she felt like she was packing up her entire life, closing a chapter but excited of what was waiting for her on the other side of that red door she kept dreaming about for the past four nights.

…she wasn’t sad for leaving, after all this promotion was what she always wanted, the best opportunity to prove what she could achieve.

It would be the first time she would ever leave her hometown…the only place she’s ever known, the only place she called home and the only people she felt close to.

She turned the radio a little bit louder to cover the sound of the storm from outside and continued packing.

Without even realising she picked up a small red box, slightly heavy and wanted to pack it up with the rest of her book collection…when by mistake a small yellow note fell out of it.

She gave the box another look and memories came back flooding her heart with joy and pain…all at the same time.

…she picked up the note, “ Love you forever “, she smiled.

She couldn’t remember how old she was when she fell in love for the first time but she remembered every little detail about it…when she first saw him in the schoolyard with his friends, how she felt when he looked at her with his curious eyes, how she couldn’t stop her heart from following him…how sweet his first kiss was, the old tree on the hill where they’ve carved their eternal love and how broken she felt when it all ended.

‘All these emotions, from a single piece of paper’, she was surprised she still remembered so much and how a small piece of memory can bring to life feelings you thought you’ve lost a long time ago.

She opened the red box and in a second, she saw her past unveiling in front of her eyes…every object, letter, picture in that box told a story….parts of her life long forgotten or just buried deep somewhere because they’ve only brought tears.

Why was she keeping all these?

For a moment she couldn’t understand why people keep memories of their painful past…’we should all just keep what made us happy’, she thought.

She turned to the window and looked outside…the rain seemed to have stopped and the sun was trying desperately to break through the clouds and burst into a beautiful warm light.

She picked up the box once again…her past and her future, all in one small red box.

…between pictures and letters she found two very old cinema tickets…her eyes smiled and she felt joy and love overwhelming her completely.

Two cinema tickets…

The first ever movie they saw together… she remembered the cold air, the long walk holding hands…and an empty cinema with just the two of them watching a movie they will never forget.

She wondered if he would still remember that night…she would definitely ask him once he would get home!

She closed her eyes for a moment and she felt love…love for the first boy who ever kissed her…love for the one who stole her heart for the first time…love for the memories of the past…love for the tears she once lost…love for what she became… love for The One that finally found her…love for him, who was now her present and her future.

She felt lost and she was found…

…she realised now why she kept that box full of memories of joy and heartbreak…because what she once thought she’ve lost was never really hers…it was just a part of her journey…a path that brought her where she was today…happy and in love with the man who once held her hand in an empty cinema and didn’t let go since…

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Picture, courtesy of The Daily Post, Writing 101

Note from the author:

What we lost it never was truly ours…but if we lost it, maybe it was to learn how to appreciate better, next time.

Everything joins a circle, like a lost and found box…some things are meant to be lost so they can be found.

Just trust that the journey you’re following has a purpose…for you to find your own heaven!