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Me-Myself-n-I
Paul Stevens
Artist
New Zealand
Current Residence: Auckland, New Zealand
Favourite genre of music: Dance, pop
Favourite photographer: Duane Michals, Annie Liebowitz
Operating System: Windows XP, Mac OS X
MP3 player of choice: IPod Shuffle
Favourite cartoon character: The Pink Panther, Stewie Griffin
Personal Quote: "Obsession supersedes motivation."
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Be a Lover, not a Hater!

Sun Jun 10, 2007, 3:29 AM
I've been thinking. Life is better when you focus on the positive. It's obvious really, and very simply. Yet too often as humans we seem to focus on what is wrong with everything. Look at the newspaper. Any positive news is rarely on the front page, if in the paper at all.

As a person I want to be defined by what I love, not by what I hate. I want to be defined what I am, not by what I am not. Think of the Pro-Family movement for example. To make their message palatable they need to appear to be "pro" something. When in reality they are anti-gay. Or 'ex-gays'. Have they not considered the absurdity of that? They don't define themselves as straight, but rather 'not gay'. It's crazy! What they need to be doing is asking themselves, with honesty, what Christ would be doing if He were on earth (in person) again. The last thing He would do would be to politically work to rob people of their rights and tell people that they must 'change' to be a part of His kingdom!

The day I realised that who I am is not someone I should hate, or who God hates, was the day I began walking towards freedom.

What the world really needs is honesty. We all need to be honest about who we are and how we feel. But again, in saying that, we must focus on the good. It is way too easy to start complaining about all that is wrong. Why not see instead how far we have come? Why not instead see the inevitability of justice? See all the hearts that have changed and continue to?

We must not be distracted by those who oppose us. You can only reach a goal if you keep your eyes and heart focused on it, not on all that is in your way.

A great resource: Whosoever.org

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Paul Stevens

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Shadowfax2009 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Dear Paul,

Greetings from India. I, Dr Aparna, am a doctor (Pediatrician) working in Delhi for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. While searching for copyright free pictures of Indian children, for a National training module on pediatric Illness we found your picture "Happyness No. 03" which is stunning.

If you kindly allow us, we will like to use the picture as the cover slide of the presentation. It is a non-commercial, academic use and we will be mentioning your name in the credits.

The presentation itself will not be published but will be used to teach pediatricians all over the country about protocol based management of common childhood disorders.

This being a government, non-commercial venture we do not have any funds to provide any remuneration for your work, apart from our heart felt gratitude.

We tried to contact you but the website link provided above cant be reached. So I am writing this from the account of a friend of mine who has a DevianArt id.

Please contact me over e-mail at aparna.sinha.deb@gmail.com

Thanking you
Dr Aparna Mukherjee (MD PhD)
Scientist
Department of Pediatrics
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
New Delhi
India
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nemo-craig007 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007   Photographer
Hey Sexy!

Will see you tonight! I thought I would finally update my profile lols

Nemo xoxox
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