CelebraZine: 03 Sept 08

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”~ Maya Angelou
photo by Amor Ministries
Welcome to the First Edition of the CelebraZine (Celebration eZine) blog carnival.

Our focus dictates what we see, which reinforces our focus, further confining the possibility of what we will see. Initially, twice a month we will put together of collection of blogs containing text, image, video, and audio from talented people empowering others and Celebrating What’s Right in the World!

May you be blessed by these offerings reminding us of the beauty, wonder, and sacredness in the world around us and within us.
This first edition heavily leans toward the written celebration. I have included some of my recent favorites from across the web.

Let’s start the celebration of yourself!


We will start off our premiere edition with Dewitt Jones’ “Celebrate What’s Right in the World” (http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=28163893 ) video. For those of you who do not already know, this carnival was inspired by the sublime genius of the message in this 22 minute video, provided for your viewing in conjunction with Dewitt and Starthrower.

My friend Satya-Seer presents http://www.findingjoymovie.com/ at Satya-Seer
“Life can be pretty complicated, but happiness is really quite simple.”

Be a part of the expression of celebration. Submit your video blog for the next submission deadline Thurs, 18 Sept 08


Kala Ambrose presents Sacred Choices with Christel Nani at Explore Your Spirit with Kala
In Nani’s new book, SACRED CHOICES: Thinking Outside the Tribe to Heal Your Spirit (Harmony Books), she helps identify what tribal beliefs are limiting full potential in all areas of life.

John Wolfe presents Our Origin and Purpose at The Wind of the Soul.
Access the information within you.

Be a part of the expression of celebration. Submit your audio blog/podcast for the next submission deadline Thurs, 18 Sept 08


Anand Dhillon presents 3 Easy Ways to Change Your Emotional State Instantly posted at Anand Dhillon.com, saying, “The quality of our lives is the quality of our emotions. This article details 3 unique ways to instantly put yourself in a positive emotional state when you are feeling down.”

Anja Merret presents Singing like Angels posted at anja merret.
What happens to the psychology when the mindset of a ‘given’ is rewritten?

Axel G presents Learning To Trust posted at axel g
Let’s meet life and people with trust!!

Cindy Holbrook presents 21 Habits of Happy People at PickTheBrain. We’ve all seen people who are always happy – even amidst agonizing life trials. I’m not saying happy people don’t feel grief, sorrow or sadness; they just don’t let it overtake their life. The following are 21 things happy people make a habit of doing. Note: When not writing of PickTheBrain, Cindy blogs at Overcoming Life’s Obstacles.
Elaine Bolduc presents “Diamonds in the Rough” posted at Peaceful Inspirations.
“The precision of the cut is what brings out the greatest beauty of the diamond.”


Henrik Edberg presents Mark Twain’s Top 9 Tips for Living a Kick-Ass Life at ThePositivityBlog. “Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.”–Mark Twain

Jennifer Mannion presents Living the Law of Attraction — Real Stories of Manifestations and Healing posted at Heal Pain Naturally.
By reading “Living the Law of Attraction” you discover JUST how powerful the Law of Attraction is by real life examples.

Leo Babauta presents a great idea in Random Acts of Kindness: A Social Site I’d Love to See posted at Zen Habits.
This site would be a way to do nice things for other people, and get rewarded for it.

Mary Jaksch presents What Nelson Mandela Can Teach Us About Peace at GoodLife Zen.
Nelson Mandela is one of the secular saints of our times. His approach to peace can teach us how to resolve conflict in our lives. Here are 8 lessons on how to foster peace.

Todd Goldfarb presents From Caterpillar to Butterfly: A New Realm of Consciousness For Humanity at WeTheChange.
Todd shares this story with you and discusses how the caterpillar’s transformation is highly symbolic with what’s going on in our world today.

Be a part of the expression of celebration. Submit your article for the next submission deadline Thurs, 18 Sept 08



photo by Matthew Fang

Be a part of the expression of celebration. Submit your image blog/photo album for the next submission deadline Thursday, 18 Sept 08

Please be part of spreading the positive into the world around you! If you have enjoyed or benefited by any of these encouraging perspectives, please be sure to bookmark this carnival and our contributors’ pages in your favorite service—StumbleUpon, Digg, etc. (click below). Also, let your those dear to you, your co-workers, everyone around you know What’s Right in the World! It makes the world better for us all.

Submit a single submission for our 21 Sept 08 edition (deadline, Thursday, 18 Sept) or contact me concerning suggestions you’d like to see added to or featured in the carnival.

Note: Even if you are not the blogger of the work you’d like to suggest, but have noticed someone’s work that you think should be included in a Celebration of What’s Right in the World, –empowering people and spirit–please point out the work to us.




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