Apple Named Calm Sparkle

Hey, everyone! Are you wondering who Calm Sparkle is? If you answered yes, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to find out.

Once there lived a small apple whose name was Calamity. The apple didn’t know how to say Calamity but she was able to say,”Calm Sparkle.” So her name was shortened to Calm S.

True to her name, she grew to be a big calm sparkly apple. One day, she didn’t seem so calm. She explained,”I’m just anxious to see my relatives. The last time I saw them was when I was a small applet.”

So as time went on, she wasn’t calm at all. After her relatives left, she admitted she outgrown her calmness. The apple asked for help and everyone tried to help.

One spring morning, she felt unusually calm. She suddenly realized her calmness had returned. When she announced her calmness had returned, everyone clapped and cheered.

To this day forward, she can be found in everyone’s heart. She might be hiding or showing her calmness to your inner self.

Yummy pink apples!

I hope you enjoyed!

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Emotions With Animals: Calm Monarch Butterflies

Hey, everyone! Welcome back to this week’s Emotion With Animals. (You get 2 Emotions With Animals editions this week). This edition of Emotions With Animals is in honor of a monarch butterfly flying so close to my head and my home. I hope you enjoy!

Monarch butterflies are calm when they’re flying. They might also be calmer after they eat some monarch butterfly friendly plants.

When you or someone else is calm, you will feel a lot better. You will be more confident and relaxed. You will be happy, mindful, grateful, thankful and joyful.

Take a moment to read this quote. If you want to, share it with family, friends, and relatives.

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” – Buddha

How To Be Calm:

If you have anger: You should talk it out with someone you trust. See Angry Ducks for more ideas.

If you have sadness: It’s okay to be sad. See Sad Cats for more ideas.

If you have jealousy: Go to Emotions With Animals: Jealous Parrots to find what to do.

If you have mischief: Go to Emotions With Animals: Mischievous Pelicans to find out what to do.

Om Shanti Om: It’s a mantra.

Take a deep breath.

Step outside for a moment.

Draw or write.

Go for a walk.

Connecting with whatever feeling that is making you feel not calm.

Meditate.

I hope you enjoyed.

A calm monarch butterfly touching the water rippling it’s reflection.

Come back this week for another edition of Emotions With Animals. Go to http://www.camilladowns.com/ to see Camilla’s blog posts.

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Instagram Review for Spring 2016

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Tweet Hey, everyone! This is a Instagram review for spring 2016. I hope you enjoy! “Good nature for beauty is healthy for your skin.” – Lillian

Books I Recommend: The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

Hey, everyone! This is my 44th book recommendation. I hope you enjoy!

1. The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

2. The Life of Grant Wood by John Duggleby

3. Hungary by Richard S. Esbenshade

4. An African Princess by Lyra Edmonds

5. Hallie and the Wild Waves by Barbara Cooney

6. Moon Mother by Ed Young

7. Magic by the Lake by Edward Eager

8. Honk, Honk, Goose! by April Pulley Sayre

9. Birds of Prey by Jonathan P. Latimer and Karen Stray Nolting

10. Changes For Molly by Valerie Tripp

11. Nancy Clancy Sees the Future by Jane O’Connor

12. Secret of the Silver Key by Jane O’Connor

13. Alan Shepard by Tamra B. Orr

14. The Underneath by Kathi Appelt

15.  A Crazy Day with Cobras by Mary Pope Osborne

16. Ramona’s World by Beverly Cleary

17. Guide to Photography by Nancy Honovich

18. Belle the Birthday Fairy by Daisy Meadows

19. Henry Cicada’s Extraordinary Elktonium Escapade by David Teague

20. The Stinky Cheese Vacation by Geronimo Stilton

21. Holly the Christmas Fairy by Daisy Meadows

22. Treasure by Tennant Redbank

23. Courtney the Clownfish Fairy by Daisy Meadows

24. Whitney the Whale Fairy by Daisy Meadows

25. Thea Stilton and the Missing Myth by Geronimo Stilton

26. The Tale of Rescue by Michael J. Rosen

27. Two Times the Fun by Beverly Cleary

28. Who Was Milton Hershey? by James Buckley Jr.

29. Who Were The Beatles? by Geoff Edgers

30. Who Was Clara Barton? by Stephanie Spinner

31. Who Was Alexander Graham Bell? by Bonnie Bader

32. Who Was Maya Angelou? by Ellen Labrecque

33. Little House on Rocky Ridge by Roger Lea MacBride

34. Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe by Tricia Springstubb

35. Brother Bear by Lisa Ann Marsoli

36. I Wonder Where Butterflies Go In Winter by Molly Marr

37. Who Is Michelle Obama? by Megan Stine

38. Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

39. Million Dots by Andrew Clements

40. Papa and the Pioneer Quilt by Jean Van Leeuwen

41. Julio’s Magic by Arthur Dorros

42. One City, Two Brothers by Chris Smith

43. Dinosaur Disaster by Geronimo Stilton

44. You’re Mine, Captain! by Geronimo Stilton

45. Thea and the Great Tulip Heist by Geronimo Stilton

46. Alien Escape by Geronimo Stilton

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Rainbow Love

Hey, everyone! This story is about rainbows and love. I hope you enjoy!

Once there lived 2 rainbows who didn’t want to separate for the love of nature. Their names were Candy Rainbow and Princess Rainbow. One day, Candy Rainbow was accidentally separated from Princess. What they didn’t know was the Nature fairy had split them in half.

Candy desperately looked for Princess but there was no sign of her. Meanwhile, Princess was where Candy wasn’t. She was anxious to find him but the Nature fairy wouldn’t let her. Candy got up to ask the Nature Fairy. What the fairy said, “No, I haven’t seen her. I didn’t separate you.”

Candy thought the fairy was being suspicious. Princess started suspecting the fairy. After a year past, they accidentally ran into each other. When the fairy found out, she was furious.

The fairy decided to put Princess invisible so she couldn’t be seen when they bumped into each other. Candy tried to explain to the Nature fairy that rainbow magic was more powerful than fairy magic. Since the nature fairy wouldn’t listen, Candy decided to show her what he tried to explain.

So his plan was to use his magic and power to get Princess out of the invisible world. So when Princess saw he was stretching out to use his power, she decided to reach over and touch his stretched arc. Candy felt lighter somehow but he didn’t know how.

Suddenly the invisible spell broke. The fairy was shocked at what happened but the fairy had to vanish. “It was me who helped you, Candy”, said Princess softly. “Thank you, Princess!” and the rainbows’ love was returned.

Princess thought if people saw them, it would be easier to have 1 rainbow be invisible. Princess decided to go invisible but Candy was able to see her. Every once in awhile, Princess appeared behind Candy. That is why some people see double or triple rainbows.

Bright rainbow!

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The Last Cookie: What Bellina and Mermaidia Will Do Next

Hey, everyone! The final part of The Last Cookie was delayed because I forgotten until Friday. So here it is:

Mermaidia sat down with Bellina. While Mermaidia and Bellina were eating their half of a cookie, they began to talk. Here is one of the things Mermaidia said, “I waited 108 hours to find out whether you would say yes.”

After they were done talking, they went to bed. When they woke up in the morning, they were very proud. After that, when they wanted a cookie they used the technique that Mermaidia used. You can use this very technique.

This is the end of part 4. Tune in for more stories, facts, photos, and more! Go to Camilla’s, Thomas’s, and Team TLC’s blog here.

Yummy Chocolate Chip Cookie!

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Emotions For Animals: Love as Chimpanzees

Hey, everyone! (I know this edition was a little late). Welcome back to this week’s edition of Emotions For Animals! This time, it’s Chimps (also known as Chimpanzees). I hope you enjoy!

Chimp love is almost like a person love. They kiss, embrace, hug, talk and, groom. Are you wondering how much chimps are like people? (Visit the next paragraph to find out).

People love is basically kissing, hugging, talking, kind teasing, and living together. If you’re a kid, it’s usually a bit more filtered than your parent(s). They will tuck you in, brush your hair, brush your teeth, floss your teeth, take your clothes off, reading to you, and put on clothes.

How To Feel (or Be) Loved: 

Initiate meaningful conversations: Create bonds or relationships is the first step in being deeply loved.

You can do  this with anyone at almost any time simply by asking about the other person, fully listening to what they have to say, and then finding common ground. Some people might choose to shut down but it may be worth the riskiness of feeling powerless to find people who won’t shut down.

Open up your love value: Like a heart keeps blood from flowing backward, the love value blocks the flow of energy in your given influence. Come into the moment, take the pressure off the situation, and avoid the urge to fill silences with chatter. Instead, picture the interaction as something cyclical in nature, where there’s a balance of sharing and listening, giving and receiving.

When we clear the mental clutter and allow this type of flow, we are in essence choosing to be love.

Change your beliefs about the world and love:

If you tell yourself that people don’t care, you’ll put that energy into the world and then easily find evidence to back it up. If you tell yourself you’ll never experience love, you’ll create mental barriers and then subconsciously repel it. Tell yourself a different story from this paragraph: There’s a lot of love in the world, there’s plenty to go around, you deserve it, and it’s coming to you every day.

Love Yourself: Don’t say judgemental things or say bad things about yourself.

Chimp love!

I hope you enjoyed! Tune in this week for the next Emotions With Animals blog post. Also don’t forget to check out Camilla’s blog for more love themed blog posts.

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Books I Recommend: Buffalo Bird Girl by S. D. Nelson

Hey, everyone! This is my 44th book recommendation. I hope you enjoy!

1. Buffalo Bird Girl by S. D. Nelson

2. Jack by Tomie DePaola

3. Welcome to Kit’s World by Harriet Brown

4. Dancing Shoes by Noel Streatfield

5. Ruby the Red Fairy by Daisy Meadows

6. Ava the Sunset Fairy by Daisy Meadows

7. Delicious by Susan Goldman Rubin

8. Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary

9. The Highest and Lowest by Katie Marsico

10. Florence the Friendship Fairy by Daisy Meadows

11. Wild Boy by Mary Losure

12. Wyoming by G.S. Prentzas

13. Montana by R. Conrad Stein

14. J. K. Rowling by Victoria Peterson Hilleque

15.  My Book of Birds by Geraldo Valério

16. Lives of the Writers by Kathleen Krull

17. The Greatest Treasure by Demi

18. The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy

19. Colorado by Barbara A. Somervill

20. Ohio by Darlene R. Stille

21. Talking With Tebé by Mary E. Lyons

22. Girls Think of Everything by Catherine Thimmesh

23. Nelson Mandela by Beatrice Gormley

24. Nobel’s Women of Peace by Michelle Benjamin and Maggie Mooney

25. Modern Art Adventures by Maja Pitamic and Jill Laidlaw

26. Humidity by Kristin Schuetz

27. Diana, Princess of Wales by Beatrice Gormley

28. The Ghost Wind Stallion by Emma Carlson Berne

29. The Trouble Begins At 8 by Sid Fleischman

30. Oprah Winfrey by Ilene Cooper

31. Clara Schumann by Susanna Reich

32. Name That Style by Bob Raczka

33.  Drawing From Memory by Allen Say

34. Polar Bear, Arctic Hare by Eileen Spinelli

35. Mallards by Margaret Hall

36. Native American Rock Art by Yvette La Pierre

37. Regarding The Bees by Kate Klise

38. Fair Weather by Richard Peck

39. Temperature by Kristin Schuetz

40. The Netherlands by Martin Hintz

41. Having Fun With Hair Feathering by Dana Meachen Rau

42. Scott of the Antarctic by Evelyn Dowdeswell, Julian Dowdeswell, and Angela Seddon

43. Mother’s Day Crafts by Arlene and Herbert Erlbach

44. Oregon by Deborah Kent

45. Louisiana by Allison Lassieur

Books I Recommend: The Biggest Snowball Ever! by John Rogan

Hey, everyone! This is my 43rd book recommendation. I hope you enjoy!

1. The Biggest Snowball Ever! by John Rogan

2. Gifts of the Heart by Patricia Polacco

3. For the Love of Autumn by Patricia Polacco

4. The Art of Miss Chew by Patricia Polacco

5. The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco

6. Abstract Expressionism by Richard Spilsbury

7.  Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary

8.  Where Is Mount Everest? by Nico Medina

9. Here And Now by Michael Bond

10. Where Is Mount Rushmore? by True Kelley

11. Where Is the White House? by Megan Stine

12. Scarlett the Garnet Fairy by Daisy Meadows

13. What Was D-Day? by Patricia Brennan Demuth

14. Electric Storm by Anne Capeci

15. The California Current by Stan Ulanski

16. The Warm Place by Nancy Farmer

17. Hayley the Rain Fairy by Daisy Meadows

18. Sir Francis Drake and the Struggle for an Ocean Empire by Alice Smith Duncan

19. Wilhelm Roentgen and the Discovery of X Rays by Kimberly Garcia

20. Juliet the Valentine Fairy by Daisy Meadows

27. Monday with a Mad Genius by Mary Pope Osborne

28.  Sophie the Sapphire Fairy by Daisy Meadows

29. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

30. Pippi in the South Seas by Astrid Lindgren

31. Jade the Disco Fairy by Daisy Meadows

32. Afternoon on the Amazon by Mary Pope Osborne

33. The Lincoln Project by Dan Gutman

34. The Boy On The Wooden Box by Leon Leyson with Mary J. Harran and Elisabeth B. Leyson

35. Crystal the Snow Fairy by Daisy Meadows

36. Stella the Star Fairy by Daisy Meadows

37.  Luna and The Well of Secrets by J. H. Sweet

38.  Spectacles by Ellen Raskin

39. Pax by Sara Pennypacker

40. Ballet Stories by Noel Streatfeild

41. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

42. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

43. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

44. Greenling by Levi Pinfold

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Books I Recommend: Josephine by Patricia Hruby Powell

Hey, everyone! This is my 43rd book recommendation. I hope you enjoy!

1. Josephine by Patricia Hruby Powell

2. Dorothea Dix by Barbara Wineman

3. Mary Cassatt by Cos Ferrara

4. Bag in the Wind by Ted Kooser

5. The Piano by William Miller

6. Painting the Wild Frontier by Susanna Reich

7. Frightful’s Daughter Meets The Baron Weasel by Jean Craighead George

8.  My Penguin Osbert by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

9. Song Lee And The “I Hate You” Notes by Suzy Kline

10.  Who Was William Shakespeare? by Celeste Davidson Mannis

11.  Who Was Nelson Mandela? by Pam Pollock and Meg Belviso

12. Who Was Blackbeard? by James Buckley Jr.

13. Who Was Mark Twain? by April Jones Prince

14. Who Was Roberto Clemente? by James Buckley Jr.

15.  Just Grace and the Super Sleepover by Charise Mericle Harper

16. Buddha by Demi

17. You Can Do It! by Jacqueline A. Ball

18. Who Stole Mona Lisa? by Ruthie Knapp

19. Babushka’s Doll by Patricia Polacco

20. Night of the New Magicians by Mary Pope Osborne

21. Rebecca Goes To The Movies by Jacqueline Dembar Greene

22. Little Author in the Big Woods by Yona Zeldis McDonough

23. Dian Fossey by Robin S. Doak

24. Iceland by Barbara A. Somervill

25.  Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson

26. James and the Giant Peach by Ronald Dahl

27. Because Of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

28. Sway by Amber McRee Turner

29. Mae Jemison by Magdalena Alagna

30. The Flame Trees Of Thika by Elspeth Huxley

31. Lavender’s Midsummer Mix-Up by Kay Woodward

32. A Promising Day by S.R. Baecker

33. Over Under in the Garden by Pat Schories

34. The Princess And The God by Doris Orgel

35. Poem Speaks Who I Am by Elise Paschen

36. Ariel’s Dolphin Adventure by Lyra Spenser

37. Snow White’s New Friend by Lara Bergen

38. Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century by Jane O’Connor

39. How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham

40. Fancy Nancy’s Favorite Fancy Words From Accessories to Zany by Jane O’Connor

41. Goodbye, Havana! Hola, New York! by Edie Colón

42. The Sand Castle Contest by Sonali Fry

43. New Mexico by Michael Burgan