live.love.laugh.

Dagmara Almand


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Without change there would be no butterflies!!

imagesThese past few weeks I have been making calls and getting activities sponsored for kids through All Love Always Charity so they can see the beauty and joy of this amazing life. One of the contacts I made has been super sweet, amazing and just really helpful about getting stuff done with her company.

We spoke the other day and she shared some terrible news with me.
She said…
Between meeting you and now my father past away and I have a 5 year old half sister who I am now responsible for. If we hadn’t met I wouldn’t even know there were any programs out there that she could be a part of and that could help her. I will definitely be contacting you.

I am so very sorry for her loss and for the loss of her half sisterimages

But I am so glad that I chose this path. Because I  just helped one person that I wouldn’t have otherwise helped. I am so glad that I enlarged my circle of possibility and opened a door that I had never opened before and found myself in the middle of this new possibility!
Isn’t that what we all aspire to? To make changes. Whether it’s in someone else’s life or our own. Don’t we all want to make a change? Open up an unrealized and unexpected possibility?

imagesMove forward. Make one change in your life today. Dare to do something you have never done before. Go to the local coffee shop and strike up a conversation with someone sitting next to you. Sign up for a class you never would. Do something so grand, so different from your norm that it excites you. It doesn’t have to be big. It just has to be big for you. And choose to enjoy it. Really enjoy it!  Make it something that gives you butterflies and makes you tingle with excitement! It won”t be the same for everyone. We are all on different paths of our journey. Make it something right for you and soar with it! Find something that puts a smile on your face and happiness to your heart!


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National Poetry Month- the Promise

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I closed my eyes

to the sound of emptiness

As the rush of longing encapsulated my every cell

I breathed in the new day

The air of revived serenity, each particle reminding me

That I found love in the depths of a world

tormented by its insecurities

That I found faith in the depths of a world

broken by its empty promises

And as I lift my head to the heights of

unseen fortunes

Within me is where the

greatest gifts lay

And within the emptiness is the whisper of

a promise of what is to come


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National Poetry Month- Motherhood

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I press my lips gently to the soft touch of your newborn skin

All the promise of tomorrow lay in your yet uncluttered mind

Only the gentlest touch of love has filled your thoughts with their wonder

Only the kindest word has filled your heart with its love

You lay peacefully in your slumber and dream of the flight of love that has brought you here

That has laid your peaceful breath upon mine breast and filled my heart

Brimming with a fullness you will never understand

Until one day you lay

Your child upon your breast