Monday, May 11, 2009

Haiku Festival ... & ... 10 Commandments

In my blog travels this morning, I happily stumbled upon:

(click the image to be directed to the details)

I have visited a number of Festival contributors and have to say that my day has been made better through these travels. If you have some time, I highly recommend the festival tour.

Here's my offering:

Flowing through my thoughts
Creative juices travel
Yearning to emerge
MDWalker 05.11.09

For a list of participants, please visit HERE and HERE.

Not long ago I was lead to the Joy Rebel (with a name like that, how could I not check it out?) ... anyway, I've been visiting fairly often and have decided that I, too, am a Joy Rebel. Big surprise, right? If you'd like to learn more about the "army", please visit THIS post - it's worth your time.

All this leads to today's mission Monday ... 10 Commandments ... the whole scoop is HERE. I have to admit that after reading Brandi's, it's hard to not want to adopt all 10 of hers, but I have a feeling that if I let it, my own 10 Commandments will simply fall into place.

Michelle's 10 Commandments
(or ... Practice, Practice, Practice)

1. be mindful

2. act in kindness

3. accept grace

4. wonder

5. hope

6. breathe well

7. be open

8. love wholeheartedly

9. play often

10. laugh from the inside out

Live in the moment
A loving heart wide open
You've become the gift.
MDWalker 05.11.09


Margaret Ann said...

Your post today gave me chill bumps...the good kind! How touching both pieces were! :)

I will be happy to trade with you whenever you are ready...Just let me know! :) LOL :)

Marilyn said...

Oh my gosh! Your haiku/s (is that yours at the bottom of your post too?) and 10 commandments fill the soul and lift me up! Lovely-you, thank you!

Snowbrush said...

I like the 10 Commandments, and I like the bottom haiku, which I'm hoping is also yours so you won't be insulted, maybe. The waterfall picture is great too.

Stephanie said...

Michelle, BEautiful Haiku..really! AND I whole heartedly agree with your 10 commandments.


Chris said...

Wow, look at you! These are great haikus!
Thanks for the head's up on this festival going around. I've seen a few this morning, too. Just catching up with my blogs, and I bet I find more! Haikus are fun and impactful in their brevity.

You are definitely a Joy Rebel.

rebecca said...

resounding choir
haiku, distilling our hearts
singing we are one

i am so loving this!!!

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Oh Michelle your pieces are just beautiful and I love your commandments! True, True True...LOL Oh and by the way, you have been tagged! hehehe
Cheers my friend!

Nikki Lee Anne Ghilain said...

Beautiful.....just like your heart!

Lea said...

What a treat! I find haiku and these wonderful commandments!

Michelle, you are a gift and brighten my day, here and when you visit! Your joy is effusive and I cherish having this connection with you in bloglandia! XO You are indeed a "Joy Rebel"!!!

Denise said...

These are beautiful Michelle! I felt so good after reading these posts. I think I will sleep well and rise tomorrow with some really good chi and remember these 10 throughout my day.

Sue said...

Beautiful post! I love the ten commandments!

Lorraine said...

yeah I think they are pretty good creative life commandments

Brandi said...

OMG-# 6 and #10! awesome!!! love yours-so centered and kind. :-)

thank you for the shout out :-)

Sandy Michelle said...

Such inspirational words to live by! Have a great week girl friend!

Sandy xox

Seth said...

Beautiful haiku! And image too!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love your 10 commandments, could you imagine if everyone lived this way? This would be a fun, happy, peaceful world :)

Love the name Joy Rebel!

AwtemNymf said...

I love these 10 Commandments! Lovely! :O)

Janet said...

Funny how I needed to read this today :-) Thank you!

bindu said...

I like your commandments, and haiku. Great picture too.

Misty's Creations said...

Michelle, your post was great, I'm a little behind in my blog visiting forgive me, turning inward a bit. Times are worrisome, I need to get out of this slump, thanks for the help! You always make me smile!

shiborigirl said...

Hey Michelle!

Your photo is a Haiku-for-the-eyes... no words needed. Then there is the actual poem, so fitting and perfect.

I like your list of commandments as well: words to live by for sure.



Cat said...

Very touching and beautiful - all of it!

dkuroiwa said...

your words...haiku, poem, list and all...touch my heart and soul.
when i can see very little beauty or warmth around me, i can come here...and all will be okay.

Robyn said...

Your commandments should be adopted by us all...this world would be a better place if we did.
Great haiku, Michelle!

Christine said...

I like your commandments..they are simple,positive and really if followed, you need no others.Everything falls into place:)
Here's to a wonderful and creative week ahead!

lynne h said...

michelle! what a stunning post! you're a natural haiku writer... oh my... and your ten commandments couldn't be more perfect for me.

a joy rebel? surely i can be one too. i'm gonna go see right now!

have a beauty filled week, and i know you will...


lynne h said...

i'm back, and i'm a joy rebel for sure!!! thank you for pointing me in brandi's direction! xo

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

pssstt...I left you something on my blog...eeekk..Love ya

shiborigirl said...

Hi Michelle,

Thanks so much for your kind comment on my last post... it helped.



Chris said...

hey, you!
I can't find your email address!

Thank you so much for your constant support. Hope all is going well with you! I've been off the net much of the time. Will be back in the groove soon. oh! I think I remember your addy! let's see...

Clevelandgirlie said...

Beautiful commandments - beautiful Haiku - beautiful YOU!

Pursuing Art... said...

Beautiful Michelle...the whole nine yards! Your haiku, photo, pen art and ten commandments are so heart felt...great heart art! ~Lisa ;-)