In Positively Newsworthy: The Little Things, our editors offer some reflections and positive thoughts on subjects that have recently moved them. Enjoy the Autumn 2021 edition below!
By Vanessa Shipman
I am thankful to be here, right now, for my two feet standing on solid ground and for the heart pounding in my chest. I am thankful for the last 12 months, all of them, easy and hard, that oiled that lock in my heart making that key a little easier to turn. I am thankful for the life force that runs through me that connects me to all nature on this planet. I am thankful for the knowledge that everyone is good and for the soulmates you drop in front of me and for the hands to greet them and the eyes to see them.
I am thankful for my tears that mingle with the raindrops to wash away my sadness. I am thankful that I can feel that sadness. I am thankful for the love of others and thanks for loving me. Thanks for knowing that I am enough and for waiting on the other side of that knowing so that I can join you there. Thanks for your patience because this travelator moving under my soul is moving backwards and it feels like it is taking forever.
Thanks for letting me know that there is no rush and that everything is as it should be. And thank you for giving so many portals for finding my own wisdom for seeing the true beauty in all nature, even me! And thanks for those little hands that pull me from my speeding mind, to feel the earth beneath my feet and literally smell the flowers. The flowers whose colours had blended grey in the background of the whirring wheel that is my mind until those small, wise souls drag me back into the place where my own soul resides, to smell the flowers.
“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Facebook page|Thursday, December 8th, 2016, 7:00pm | Eur 15 euros | Location: The Powerscourt Theatre, Dublin 2
It’s the annual positive nights / Buddha bag Xmas party! Yes the 2 are joining forces to welcome oldies and newbies into our gorgeous new venue which we love! We have a stage , we have lights & We have action. Positive Nights will be taking a break until the new year and we have a wonderful line up ready to thank you and to celebrate the cosiest month! Check out below and get ready to celebrate and to have a Positive Night!
- Opening Meditation of Appreciation with Alison Canavan
- Doireann mulvihill Christmas songs with Ukelele
- Maya and Helen more magical tunes
- Clodagh swords poetry
- Niall Mac Giolla Rua on the Piano
- Natasha with Santa baby
- Scenes from Xmas movies
Comedy, Dance and of course, love, peace, kindness & laughter!!!
Everyone will get a little gifts courtesy of Emma’s Eco-Soy Candles
‘Tis the season for even more kindness and positivity so all attendants will also be entered into a draw for two tickets to the Pendulum Summit in January at the Dublin Convention Centre!).
& Many more surprise guests plus comedy, dance and of course, love, peace, kindness & laughter!!!
For the night we will have the tasty juices from Cornucopia and delicious mince pies!
The event will finish at 10:30pm with an after party at Kokoro Ramen Bar with a DJ, some mingling and some more dancing!
We love you all! Thank you for supporting us this year and every year! Get your tickets here.
Happy Christmas and and an abundant 2017!
“Since every end is always a beginning, we can say that is a story that begins again after 74 years of the life of a man.”
Four years ago, a woman named Shalla Monteiro was given a poem by Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho, a homeless man she approached in Brazil. Though neither of them knew it at the time, they were about to become firm friends and very important to each other’s lives. In learning that Raimundo had always wanted to publish a book of his poetry, Shalla set up a Facebook page for him and began to publish his work, or ‘mini pages’ as he likes to call them. He built up quite the following. Not only was Raimundo touched to be able to share his work somewhere, it resulted in his family discovering his whereabouts for the first time in years and his brother inviting him to come and live with him.
In July of this year, the delightful news came out that after support pouring in from all over the world for his work, his life and his story, Raimundo’s first book is now close to being published.
A night to rest your soul, and bathe in the bliss of devotional, spiritual poetry and chant
with Venus CúMara
“Venus. In memory of your performance in Dublin, it was one of the most memorable artistic experiences of my entire lifetime and I weigh my words. Deep grattitude and Love”.
Pierre Prandervand, Author of The Gentle Art Of Blessing
At The Living Room, corner of Clarendon Street and Coppinger Row, Dublin 2.
Friday the 19th of October.