Day 17 - To Give Gratitude

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
- Marcel Proust

“Dare to Be

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.
When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.
When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.
When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.
When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.
When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.
When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.
When times are tough, dare to be tougher.
When love hurts you, dare to love again.
When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.
When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.
When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.
When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.
When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.
When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.
Dare to be the best you can –
At all times, Dare to be!”
- Steve Maraboli

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”
- Epicurus

My neighbors who are like my Portland family, had a birthday in the house this evening. It felt wonderful to be able to afford to give a little gift beyond just my gratitude for how much I appreciate them. This family has extended such selfless, kindness to me for several years now. Their love they have shared over the years reminds me that I am on the right path.

“You’re doing a fucking great job!” was a gift from a dear friend of mine back in Australia. It has become a personal mantra I like to remember daily. Such a perfect gift she left me on her last visit.

I am so grateful for all my loved ones and to have attracted such beautiful people in my life.

#gratitude #friendfamily #letgrow #daybyday

NEW RELEASE : BOOK OF SAND - “Destruction, Not Reformation” CD - Out Now

And following in the wake of our recent Murmuüre release, Paradigms is proud to be working with BOOK OF SAND from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Another pioneering artist redefining the artistic and experimental possibilities of black metal as a building block to creating vast cathedrals of intoxicating sound. ‘Destruction, Not Reformation’ is a visionary work of outside black metal. Gamelan influenced, atmospheric, hazy cello driven, modern classical chamber black metal if you will. Epic and truly unique.

buying this now. so proud of daniel for the music, so proud of john for the artwork. will play the cd on my new stereo in the livingroom! need to buy records, we have speakers now!!


puro instinct - stilyagi (featuring ariel pink)

for claire. i mean MELS.