#592 For there is nothing lost that may be found if sought...

We have all heard this story in one fashion or another.  For you guys you can tune out if you wish this time. In the beginning, she falls in love with someone who seems to be the end-all. He sweeps her off of her feet; he turns her world upside down and seems like the perfect man. He nearly is, but not quite. He breaks her heart, shatters it into a million pieces. She is overcome with distraught; she can barely breathe when she thinks of all that she gave and all he gave back. She then thinks her life will never go on, how can she live any longer and drowns in her sorrow.

Just when you think that she cannot cope, she gasps for air, breaths again, and the heart begins to heal. Her life goes on.  I think we have all experienced this in some type of version first hand and truly believe that time itself heals all wounds. You just have to have faith and a little hope.

Towards the end of these mushy love stories, the real prince charming comes along her path and they live happily ever after.  The person may not necessarily be someone who she would have pictured herself with earlier but they make her feel special and loved, he makes her feel so special and takes care of her and loves her completely. It's just perfect. Okay okay, cheezy, I know.

As it is written – “For there is nothing lost that may be found if sought”. Lost being the one that left and found is the new person that comes along and lifts you off your feet.  Love is a crazy thing, you never know what the future holds. Reading stories like this can give you hope that yes, even though they are fiction, true love can exist. It is real and it is possible to find, it can be just around the corner.. (found if sought).

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Destinations: - Shiny Shabby , and Black Fashion Fair

Hair: - Entwined – Hannah (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Dress: - Legal Insanity - Daisy dress lace black (New) @Black Fashion Fair
Booth: - Nomad Changing Booth (Rare) (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Garden Table: - Nomad Garden Table (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Garden Recliner: - Nomad Garden Recliner (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Crown Décor: - Nomad Crown Décor (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Rug: - Nomad Just Lazy Rug/v.4 (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Piano: - 22769 Bauwerk Piano – Planter Brown (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Planter Tuba: - 22769 Bauwerk Piano – Tuba Planter (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Trees: - Little Branch Greenford {Seasons} (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Old Pier: - Apple Fall Old Pier Truss
Fence: - We’re Closed Old Fence v 1

Pose: - Anlar Poses – The Greta Series – Two (New) @ Shiny Shabby



#591 I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones....

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones (from Albert Einstein).

Einstein stated: “I have always condemned the use of the atomic bomb against Japan.” Five months before his November 1954 death, he explained “one great mistake in my life…when I signed the letter to President Roosevelt recommending that atom bombs be made…" Separately he said: "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." Some of his quotes included saying “Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” “It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder, using force always attracts men of low morality.”  “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” 
Whilst we generally can’t stop a world war, our inaction however, often allows evil to flourish. Taking action can be dangerous as well, time consuming, tedious, and a real pain in the neck, but it is the thing that is most effective at minimizing the danger and evil in the world. So why is action important?   Action is what gets things done. Inaction means nothing gets done. Action, in the case of this quote, is about doing things to thwart, retard or deter the evil acts of others. The actions necessary to thwart evil acts is probably the most dangerous and the rarest. Such as breaking up a fight, scaring off a robber (or worse), these are actions of extreme bravery. It is an action the evil-doer is not expecting, as it is so rarely done. For example: - How many of you know of someone that is being abused by their partner, ex, bashed even and have done nothing.

The actions necessary to retard or deter evil acts are what most of us can do most easily, and with little to no risk. These might include joining a neighbourhood watch group, keeping your neighbourhood clean, well-lit, and unappealing to thieves, or in the case of the abuse reporting the absue so the person can get help. You can always remain anonymous. There are lots of things one can do to help in the eternal fight against evil, and to make the world less dangerous. Unfortunately evil is everywhere, and the wolf is always at the door.

What are you willing to do to make your part of the world less dangerous, and to help diminish the evil in your back yard? It won’t be easy, but I believe it will be worth the effort.
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Destinations: - Shiny Shabby , and Black Fashion Fair
Teddy: - Apple May Designs - Silk Teddy (Maitreya) - Antique White (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Gun: - Bauhaus  Movement - Ella - Anti-Pollen GUN No P (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Hat/Goggles: - Bauhaus  Movement  - Ella - Hat/Goggles - Fem BROWN (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Hair: - Moon. Hair. // Code Uma (New) @ Black Fashion Fair

Pose: - Bauhaus Movement - Manga Stream 30

#590 This is what it feels like when doves cry..

How can you just leave me standing;

Alone in a world that's so cold (So cold);

Maybe I'm just too demanding;

Maybe I'm just like my father.. too bold;

Maybe you're just like my mother;

She's never satisfied (She's never satisfied);

Why do we scream at each other;

This is what it sounds like;

When doves cry.

This is what it feels like when doves cry…

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Destinations: - Shiny Shabby
Hair: - Tableau Vivant \\ Akira hair – Blonds (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Earring: - Kibitz - Kandra earring [right] – onyx (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Necklace: - Kibitz - Kandra necklace – onyx (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Skin 1: -[MUDSKIN ]_Maddie#9 (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Skin 2: - [MUDSKIN ]_Mesh Head Base Skin_S5 (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Eyes: - [theSkinnery] Sona eye collection 1
Head: - LeLutka Mesh Head-STELLA 1.3

Pose: - RKPoses_Mags_6 (New) @ Shiny Shabby


#589 I look for answers...If I don't laugh and smile there is fear of howling like a baby.

These last few weeks I've been dealing with some pretty intense fears. I'm not afraid to admit that I'm only human and fear rears it’s ugly head in my life too. Whilst every post I try and be positive for you all, today my fear has taken hold and I wanted to share. 

Way back I mentioned that my mother was suffering from severe dementia and well she's a stubborn woman if I must say and wasn't meant to last past Christmas. Two Christmas later, it happens again and the call goes out to the family that her body is shutting down. Again now we are in April and she fighting with all her life but still whenever we make plans (those plans), she fights with all her strength...

Whilst my mother is available to see not like some of my friends who have lost their loved ones, I look at my mother who is now blind, tell her that I love her, hold her hand, wipe her face, kiss her head, and tell her I am always by her side. My mother you see is my heart. I share stories and even though she nods, I am not sure she understands who I am and what I am saying to her. Mum did everything for me and did it well. I never looked for anything, I had the best upbringing, and without her love I wouldn't be the same as I am now. In saying that my mother she can't talk, she can't feed herself, she can't wash herself, she has no independence and gives the nurses hell. I guess I would do the same. 

My fear apart from losing her.. I now have another shock of fear and that is my father now has been diagnosed with dementia, and his dementia is progressing quite rapidly. My father is in the same position my mother was in a few years back. To explain my father is my rock. I have accepted my mother's dementia and whilst the tears flow every time I see her, I am in complete shock that the doctors – specialists now state my father has moderate dementia as well and will need to go to a home now. I honestly can't cope. 

Well, I've noticed a few things about fear over the last few weeks. The first thing is our reluctance to feel it. There is so MUCH god-damn resistance and dogma around fear. First up, it’s pretty much viewed as a sign of weakness if you admit to anyone that you’re scared or experiencing fear. I never call out for help myself, and admit that I broke down last week at work when i heard the news from the doctors.

Yet we ALL feel it. No one wants to admit it, so we bury it away and deny it’s own very existence. The problem with that is – the more you hide it, the stronger it gets. Fear for me is my life changing a direction I can't control. My father being the hero in my life, my heart wants to explode as I hear him stumble for words and memory loss quite significant, repeating his stories over and over again. When all I want to do is scream, shake him and tell him to wake up. I went through these emotions with my mother and eventually accepted it. I know I can't do any of the above to Dad, so I hold back the tears when I see him, only to howl like a baby that I now have two parents that need care and whilst my mother does not know who I am and hasn't for quite some time, my fear takes hold will I ever be able to accept my father not recognizing me in a few months.. My fear in this case is shock. Denial that life can be this mean. Understanding to overcome this fear I have to be strong, but will I be able to cope with the change that is most definitely coming....

Amidst the backdrop of Neva River, with some added scenery from Little Branch with their new LB_HoneyTree, and  LB_SpringBrise_v2 {With Flowers Menu} @ Lost and Found.
Wearing the gorgeous new outfit from Clef de Peau called "Sarah", sitting upon the delicately made Farum furniture set in brown from Elysium @ Shiny Shabby, with the stunning new hair from Moon called "Uma" @ Black Fashion Fair, and some other exciting items available to you right now, I bring to you our destinations for today: - 
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Dress: - Clef de Peau Outlet.Sarah Ruffled Dress.Creme (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Hair: - Moon. Hair. // Code Uma - (New) @ Black Fashion Fair
Necklace: - Chrysta Silver by Tracei - (New) @ The Lost and Found
Chair: -Elysium - Farum furniture set - brown - (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Honey Tree: - LB_HoneyTree{Seasons} @ (New) @  Lost and Found
SpringBrise: - LB_SpringBrise_v2{With Flowers Menu} (New) Lost and Found
Wild Grass: - LB_WildGrass*1Li{Dry} (New) Lost and Found
Face:LeLutka Mesh Head-STELLA 1.3 with Glam Affair

Pose: - Bauhaus Movement - Peace


#588 Battle of the Decorators - 'Fancy Decor'

On April 29th, FANCY DECOR will be holding a fun challenge that everyone can participate in, especially for those who love to decorate!
The FANCY DECOR BATTLE will be a time decorating challenge.
Selected decorators will be given 30 minutes to decorate a booth using items rezzed by a game official.
The winner of the contest will receive a gold trophy and a $L10,000 shopping spree at FANCY DECOR!
Love to Decorate will also be giving the winner an additional $L10,000,
plus featuring the winning design in the May/June 2016 Issue of LTD MAGAZINE.
If you are interesting in applying, please complete the attached form below: -
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#587 I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done....

Life can be hard. Confronting. Shitty even. We've all faced devastating soul-destroying moments, found ourselves lost and hurt, searching in the darkness for a sliver of light knowing that life isn't fair, that some people's lives are more deeply scarred and damaged by the darkness. In saying that, it becomes hard to look forward and to not look back. Just a quick few words about this.. Just remember,

 “Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful, avoid looking back at past moments and think to you self, Your life is always moving toward something” – Ralph Marston

Happy Weekend to Everyone!! (Well weekend for me is almost upon me, in Australia)

Can I say counting down?? That’s looking ahead..:)

I’m being spoilt with a long weekend here :) #yay

Have a good one,

Love, Mischa

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Tatami: - Serenity Style- Natural Way Tatami RARE (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Basket: - Serenity Style- Natural Way Basket (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Stool: -Serenity Style- Natural Way Stool (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Tray: - Serenity Style- Natural Way Tray (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Wall Art: - Serenity Style- Natural Way Wall Art (New) @ Shiny Shabby (Wall art separated for this pic)
Bench: - Knick Knacks - ::KKs:: cena sotto le stelle – Bench (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Bowls: - Knick Knacks - ::KKs:: cena sotto le stelle – Bowls (New) @ Shiny Shabby
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Bench: - Knick Knacks - ::KKs:: cena sotto le stelle – Bench (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Cupboard: - Knick Knacks - ::KKs:: cena sotto le stelle - Cupboard RARE (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Milk Bottles: - Knick Knacks - ::KKs:: cena sotto le stelle - Milk bottles (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Milk Can: - Knick Knacks - ::KKs:: cena sotto le stelle - milk can (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Olive Oil Bottle: - Knick Knacks - ::KKs:: cena sotto le stelle - olive oil bottle (New) @ Shiny Shabby
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Bracelet: - Empyrean Forge EF: Ankara Bracelet Right – Gold (New) @ Shiny Shabby
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Bag: - [sYs] COPINE bag (rigged shoulder ) (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Skin Applier: - *YS&YS* Malika Tone02 Skin Applier – Catwa (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Pose: - RKPoses Mags 2 (New) @ Shiny Shabby