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How Many Of Our Followers Are Genuine?

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I have a strong suspicion that some bloggers are only following others, so the person whom they are following can follow them back (And when this is done, they unfollow them).

Have you ever noticed that certain people would only follow you for a day?

As I have said in a past post, check out the contents of my blog before following me and don’t follow me blindly, or for the sake of following another blogger.

Most people hate being dumped (myself included) and please don’t use me to increase the number of your followers and leave me hanging to the proverbial wind.

I am also aware that there are lot of genuine followers on WordPress; but unfortunately, not all of them are genuine.

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No Wrong Turns By Ann Albers

Ann AlbersMy dear friends, we love you so very much,

There are no mistakes dear ones. There are no “wrong turns.” There is no such thing as being truly “lost” or “off the path.” In truth you are always connected to God. You are always loved. You are always guided. The question is not whether or not God loves you, or whether or not we love you. The question is simply, “Do you love yourself enough to slow down and receive what is always there for the taking?”

So when you feel lost, slow down. Breathe. Ask us for assistance and trust what comes to your heart. When you feel you have made what you consider to be a mistake, learn from it, release it, and move on. When you feel disconnected from God, stop. Choose to do something, anything, that helps you focus on love once again. Look a a picture you enjoy. Watch a show that makes you happy. Breathe and feel the air filling your lungs. Love is everywhere.

There are no wrong turns. There are no mistakes. There is never a time you can stray from God. The sun shines behind the clouds even in the worst storms. The love of the creator is there for you no matter what you have done or not done, said or not said, who you have been or not been. Will you receive it? Will you give yourself enough love to connect to the greater love? Dear ones, nothing can disconnect you. Your entire journey here upon the earth is to help you remember and experience this one simple, and yet deeply profound truth.

God Bless You! We love you so very much.
– The Angels

Message From Ann

I’m laughing at the angels’ mention of “No Wrong Turns.” As you read last week, I finally took a big road trip to see the glorious slot canyons in Northern, AZ. One of the things that kept me from doing it so long, in addition to the many other excuses I had, was a subtle fear of getting lost on the highways. I like taking off on my own but in doing that I have no one else with whom to confirm directions. I do not have a cell phone because I don’t need one, and I don’t have a car that talks to give me directions. So when I go anywhere I do things the old fashioned way. I print out maps and memorize the turns.

I was enjoying a beautiful sunrise drive on Route 66 north of Flagstaff, that turned into Highway 89. The pine forests gave way to grassy meadows. In time the highway was bordered by beautiful mountains on the Navajo reservation, and dotted by roadside stands, farm country, and the rare gas stations. I had wonderful songs blasting on my iPod and was deeply enjoying the scenery when I realized that I had driven over 100 miles and the turnoff to Page, AZ was supposed to be at the 82 mile mark. I could not, for the life of me, recall seeing an intersecting highway. I decided to drive farther to the next gas station since I couldn’t remember where the last one had been!

The highway snaked and rolled through beautiful countryside. Red rock mountains in the distance were dotted with white bands of what appeared to be limestone. A mixture of cactus and scrub brush carpeted the landscape. A house here, a church there, and just as I started getting nervous, I found myself crossing a beautiful huge bridge over a sapphire blue River into the entrance to Lee’s Ferry at Glenn Canyon, and the Vermillion Cliffs. I pulled the car over and started laughing! Just last week I had seen the Vermillion Cliffs online and made a mental note that I’d like to visit them “some day.” I had decided that including them into this weekend trip would be too much. Yet, here I was at 8:00am in the morning staring at these treasures!

I drove up to the lone Chevron gas station where the kind clerk informed me I had to drive back 40 miles to get to the turn-off to Page, AZ. Thanking the angels for waking me up early, I realized I’d make it to the canyons just in time to catch the perfect late morning light. In the meanwhile I fueled up the car, snapped some photos and finally turned around to continue to my original destination. No wrong turns indeed!

Of course, as I wrote last week, the trip was breathtaking and beautiful. Nature’s splendor and raw power held me in an awe-inspired embrace the entire time. And even though I drove over 630 miles in two days I was not at all tired. I was overjoyed!

The lessons weren’t over however! On the way home, Zippy, my car angel, reminded me I needed to take the car in for service as soon as I got back. Prior to the trip the car felt like it was wobbling. I had the tires checked and asked the angels if I’d be safe on the road. “Yes you’ll be fine but take me in right after you get back,” my car angel replied! A few days later at the repair shop, I was simultaneously appalled, and delighted to find out that my brakes were shot, my engine and transmission mounts had collapsed (which explained the wobble!), and there were a variety of other things wrong with the car. It was a HUGE repair bill but I have a credit card, thank God, and I was SAFE! Had I known all this before the trip I would have canceled it and missed my opportunity once again to do something I’d always wanted to do. No wrong turns… once again.

So when you think you’ve made a mistake, think again. Maybe you created a great lesson. Maybe you’re giving yourself a new opportunity. Maybe you’re really doing the right thing, but just not what you thought you wanted. Every opportunity is an opportunity to see love. I could have been frustrated with my first wrong turn and ruined my mood and my entire trip. Instead I saw divine synchronicity! I could have freaked out about the car problems and the scary-big bill, but instead I saw the Divine protection that I always pray for, and the grace I was given to enjoy the trip without worry. Every time we do something we think is “wrong” we can turn it around by seeing the love within it.

Try it this week – when you find yourself in a situation where you feel you’ve done or said the “wrong” thing, look for the love. “Seek and ye shall find. Knock and the door will be opened.” Have a blessed week.

Love you all,
Ann

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Let’s Talk About Windows

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Blogs And The SEO Madness

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A Quotation About 19-Year-Olds And Mistakes From Fiona Apple

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When the Pawn… (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I don’t want to give advice to a 19-year-old, because I want a 19-year-old to make mistakes and learn from them. Make mistakes, make mistakes, make mistakes. Just make sure they’re your mistakes. — Fiona Apple

One Of My Favourite Songs From Fiona Apple

Fiona Apple

Cover of Fiona Apple

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Hist! By Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Hist! . . . . . . Hark!
The night is very dark,
And we’ve to go a mile or so
Across the Possum Park.

Step . . . . . . light,
Keeping to the right;
If we delay, and lose our way,
We’ll be out half the night.
The clouds are low and gloomy. Oh!
It’s just begun to mist!
We haven’t any overcoats
And – Hist! . . . . . . Hist!

(Mo . . . . . . poke!)
Who was that that spoke?
This is not a fitting spot
To make a silly joke.

Dear . . . . . . me!
A mopoke in a tree!
It jarred me so, I didn’t know
Whatever it could be.
But come along; creep along;
Soon we shall be missed.
They’ll get a scare and wonder where
We – Hush! . . . . . . Hist!

Ssh! . . . . . . Soft!
I’ve told you oft and oft
We should not stray so far away
Without a moon aloft.

Oo! . . . . . . Scat!
Goodness! What was that?
Upon my word, it’s quite absurd,
It’s only just a cat.
But come along; haste along;
Soon we’ll have to rush,
Or we’ll be late and find the gate
Is – Hist! . . . . . . Hush!

(Kok!. . . . . . Korrock!)
Oh! I’ve had a shock!
I hope and trust it’s only just
A frog behind a rock.

Shoo! . . . . . . Shoo!
We’ve had enough of you;
Scaring folk just for a joke
Is not the thing to do.
But come along, slip along -
Isn’t it a lark
Just to roam so far from home
On – Hist! . . . . . . Hark!

Look! . . . . . . See!
Shining through the tree,
The window-light is glowing bright
To welcome you and me.

Shout! . . . . . . Shout!
There’s someone round about,
And through the door I see some more
And supper all laid out.
Now, run! Run! Run!
Oh, we’ve had such splendid fun -
Through the park in the dark,
As brave as anyone.

Laughed, we did, and chaffed, we did,
And whistled all the way,
And we’re home again! Home again!
Hip . . . . . . Hooray!

One Of My Favourites Songs From Lisa Standsfield

Lisa Stansfield

Cover of Lisa Stansfield

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Back In The Swing Of Things

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Does WordPress Need To Upgrade So Often?

WordPressAll those people who have WordPress accounts are fully aware that WordPress likes to roll out upgrades on a regular basis (So often that if a person were to stay away from WordPress for a few months, they would have trouble finding their way around the Dashboard).

The truth is: that not everyone is pleased with those changes.

At times, they make me wonder if the WordPress engineers have intentions of giving us grey hairs before our time; we don’t need anything to complicate our lives further.

Now, you can just imagine what went through my mind when I saw the beep beep boop a few weeks ago for the first time and to make matters even worse, nothing worked the way it was supposed to work.

Before rolling up something new, I would expect WordPress’s engineering staff to test it out first.

Are we supposed to be their darn beta testers? Hell no!

Why do upgrades have to be such a pain in one’s rear end?

I know that upgrades are necessary to keep WordPress running smoothly; but I want the engineering staff to do reliable upgrades and not the type that fails on its user.

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