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As I was preparing this post, a friend emailed this video to me. Based on the blog I’m showcasing, I found it very fitting

When watching this video, make sure you turn on the sound. Watching it in full screen will give you the best effect (I apologize for the ads – they are part of the embedded code) If you’re unable to watch the video here, it can also be viewed on YouTube – titled Deer and Cat.

Now, on to the blog.

What I enjoy about this author’s writings is the positive message, as well as the beautiful photos.

When she registered her blog in the Blog Registry she wrote,

I have a blog called ********, which I invite you to visit. Each post consists of a beautiful [photo] and a brief observation about some of life’s distractions, and how to see them, not as annoying interruptions, but as beautiful breaks in a busy life….

And each post does just that. As I look at the photos she shares, my thoughts drift to different place and time. Indeed, a wonderful distraction in the middle of harried days.

From her post titled, 14 Unusual Ways To Make Your Own Happy Moments she writes,

Rather than drowning us in a constant state of bliss, happiness comes to us in moments, those sweet commas in the long soliloquy of life. Did you know that happiness lies within you rather than somewhere on the outside?

One of my favorites from her list is:

3. Become a “guerrilla gardener.” This consists of mixing damp soil and wildflower seeds and rolling them into tennis ball size. Whenever you see a vacant spot in your area that could use some beautifying, toss a few “seed bombs” into the area. Nature will do the rest. This is also a great way to prevent soil erosion on sloped areas.

Just think. If everyone did that how beautiful our towns and countrysides could become. Needless to say, I’m partial to wildflowers. 🙂

In Learning To Embrace The Uniqueness In Others, she shares,

Can you imagine, though, how little we would grow if we embraced only those who mirrored us? And how boring the world would be.

Imagine a world where only one skill or one way of living existed and all that would be missing because of that, all that would go undone

Yes, indeed. The world would be very boring if were all alike. Embracing our differences and learning from others makes each of us a more rounded individual.

Without further ado, I’d like to introduce Karen Chaffee of A Beautiful Distraction.

Karen, welcome to the Blogging Without A Blog community.

It’s a joy to have you here and an honor to showcase your blog.

Enjoy your reign.

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P.S. Karen can also be found on her blog titled Building A Positive Life, as well as on Twitter.

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  1. J.D. MeierNo Gravatar says:

    Welcome Karen and great choice Barbara.

    I like the continuity of the blog title and the content. It’s a great focus too since one of the best things in life really is a beautiful distraction.
    .-= Check out J.D. Meier´s awesome post: Finding a Way to Do the Things You Hate =-.

  2. Barbara, thank you for sharing the link to Karen’s blog. For me, it’s a nice place I plan to visit once in a while if I need a distraction. But, the person that will be really happy about it is my Mom. Since she’s retired, I figured I’d teach her all about the internet and she’s doing quite well.
    But you know what convinced me 100% ? Guerilla gardening 🙂 My mom’s been doing that for years!
    Thanks again 🙂

  3. Hi Barbara – Wildflower bombs! I love this! Off to visit. Thanks for what sounds like another great pick!
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  4. Barbara – OMG!!! Karen is from my hometown in Michigan! Awesome! 🙂
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  5. Evelyn LimNo Gravatar says:

    Love the song in the video. Indeed it is a wonderful world…with all its beautiful distractions….including Karen’s blog and yours 🙂
    .-= Check out Evelyn Lim´s awesome post: Love The Man In The Mirror =-.

  6. RibbonNo Gravatar says:

    Yes… Life is beautiful

    best wishes

  7. How could you not fall in love with a wildflower bomber?! Or that video?

    Sounds like one Beautiful Distraction of a blog indeed. Can’t wait to read more.

  8. Lori HoeckNo Gravatar says:

    As a cat lover, the video as left me smiling and feeling all warm and fuzzy. Awwww….

    Seed bombs as a modern, guerrilla version of Johnny Appleseed — I like it!

    Thanks Barbara for bringing Karen Chaffee of A Beautiful Distraction to our attention!

    Welcome to the community, Karen!
    .-= Check out Lori Hoeck´s awesome post: Getting to know your intuition =-.

  9. Barbara 🙂

    What an honor to be welcomed by you. I’ve followed Blogging Without A Blog for a while now, and through you, have found many other blogs with which I’ve “fallen in love.”

    The video is a perfect example of embracing those who differ from us! And I love Louis Armstrong’s song.

    Thank you again for such an honor.

    (Waving to Evelyn) Hello neighbor 🙂

    Karen Chaffee
    .-= Check out Karen Chaffee´s awesome post: Learning To Embrace The Uniqueness Of Others =-.

  10. Wonderful post on a wonderful site! While I was aware of Karen’s online presence, I wasn’t aware of this particular site so I’m glad you brought it to my attention. Thanks!
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  11. Hi Karen, nice to see you round these parts. Welcome.
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  12. LanceNo Gravatar says:

    Welcome, Karen, to this wonderful community that Barbara has created here. I just checked out your blog, and what a wonderful visit! Congratulations on being in this space here this week!
    .-= Check out Lance´s awesome post: There Is Greatness Within =-.

  13. BunnygotblogNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Karen, It is a pleasure to meet you.
    Great choice, Barbara, you find some many great new blogs and I love the video !
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  14. CarolineNo Gravatar says:

    I have seen this video…so cute, I thought it was not real! I am excited to check out this new blog! Thank you Barbara!

  15. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Thank you all for giving Karen such a warm welcome. I truly appreciate it.

    I discovered Karen when she started visiting here awhile back. It was then I started reading her “Building A Positive Life” blog. When she started this one, I instantly liked it. The photos and her words are so uplifting, I knew I had to share it with all of you.

    Hi Karen,

    You’re welcome.

    It’s my pleasure to showcase you here. All of the BWABers have such a positive attitude, I knew you and your blogs would be a perfect fit. Keep doing what you’re doing. Your writings are a wonderful addition to blogosphere.

  16. TracyNo Gravatar says:

    Great choice, Barbara.

    Karen, I love the premise of your blog. Very nice!
    .-= Check out Tracy´s awesome post: Beautiful Boy, A book review =-.

  17. What a wonderful blog! Added it to my feedreader….thanks for the find!
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  18. janiceNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Karen,
    Great to see you showcased! Looking forward to checking out the new blog.
    .-= Check out janice´s awesome post: How to Breathe Life Into Your Writing =-.

  19. DavinaNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara. Embracing the distractions in life is a great title. Congrats Karen, and welcome to the BWAB community. That video is a favourite of mine — had it on my blog for a few months.
    .-= Check out Davina´s awesome post: On the Edge of Being =-.

  20. Petra NorrisNo Gravatar says:

    Barbara, this is one of the reasons I come back to your blog posts to recharge my life.
    .-= Check out Petra Norris´s awesome post: Lakeland Homes for Sale – Bi-weekly Update on New Listings 06/28/09 – 07/12/09 =-.

  21. Barbara,

    That video is so touching. I loved the ending. Thanks for sharing it with us and for introducing me to Karen’s site. I’ve already visited and I like her writings very much.

    You have such a knack for finding for finding the special ones. Thanks:~)
    .-= Check out Sara B. Healy´s awesome post: A Good Story: Check it Out! =-.