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A blog by Louise Gallagher

Friday Fascinations


As in Friday’s past, I am choosing to share things of wonder, things of humour, things that simply make me smile or go, Ah Ha! simply because I find them fascinating.

Fascination 1:

The lovely Fi Biederman over at Inspiration to Dream, shared a delightful story on her blog yesterday – she also shared a photo of her ‘dream home’ a la Hobbit style. Not my style but it sure is cute!

The story goes…

You Gotta Love Kids

An atheist was seated next to a little girl on an airplane and he turned to her and said, “Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.”

The little girl, who had just started to read her book, replied to the total stranger, “What would you want to talk about?”

“Oh, I don’t know,” said the atheist. “How about why there is no God, or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death?” as he smiled smugly.

“Okay,” she said. “Those could be interesting topics but let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff – grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that is?”

To read the rest, click HERE — you’ll smile when you find the answer!

Fascination 2:

The amazing and talented artist, writer, wise woman, Joyce Wycoff at Imagine Joy Art asks a really profound question on her post, Reconnecting with SkyStone. Joyce, who always stirs my creative soul and awakens my muse writes in her post, “when poetry began to flow through the cracks in my life and painting said, “I don’t care if you do it badly, just do it.” — and then she did it. Read about what she did, and what she asked HERE.  Your heart will be joyful!

Fascination 3:

Rosemary at Hope Building, writes a measured and informed piece on what it takes to create “government as platforms” as opposed to government as control which is prevalent today.  Rosemary inspires me with her focus on sustainability, peace-building and change creation that evolves from the bottom up. You can read her article, “The Opportunities for ‘government as platforms” HERE.  Your peace of mind and action-oriented soul will be delighted in her insight into creating the change you want to see in the world.

Fascination Just Because…

And…. just to stir your soul and raise your spirits, here’s one of my favourite groups — why do I feel like I just discovered them when they’ve been around for quite awhile? — Is it like getting a red car and suddenly seeing only red cars?  One of life’s fascinating questions, I guess, but none-the-less, here is one of my favourites from Of Monsters and Men.

Author: Louise Gallagher

I believe we each have the capacity to be the change we want to see in the world, to make a world of difference. I believe we are creative beings on the journey of our lifetimes. It's up to each of us to Live It Up and SHINE!

11 thoughts on “Friday Fascinations

  1. I was so happy for Joyce.

    Have a great weekend.


  2. Great post-links today. LOVED the little girls response in # 1. It made me smile 🙂


  3. Ahh facinations always make me smile!


  4. Great post all made me smile but the first one was the best………………..


  5. It seems it made us all smile 🙂


  6. thank you for getting me grinning so early this morning;)
    i love your fascinations:)
    sweet joy to you this day,


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