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My Ideal World In a Nutshell

Updated on August 04, 2016
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A product of a dysfunctional family, Audrey's burning desire to help others to love themselves led her to the study of psychology at UCLA.

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My Ideal World Begins With Me

Have you ever taken a minute to visualize what your ideal world would be like? It isn't as easy as you might think. It's easier to think about what you don't like about the world you're living in. But focusing on what you dislike will not bring about change. In fact, complaining consistently usually makes things worse. To complain is an act you create all by yourself. When you begin complaining about one thing, you attract negative energy and patterns making it easier to complain about more. Don't confuse complaining with having a negative reaction, which is perfectly ok. Complaining can become addictive and the more you do it the harder it is to stop.

So, in my ideal world, I choose to stay away from complainers and I am careful about any negative seed I may be on the verge of planting.

I really do prefer the "glass have full" type of people. Compassionate and caring personalites definitely have a place in my ideal world.

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.~ Maya Angelou"

Me and Clancey who is now in doggie heaven.
Me and Clancey who is now in doggie heaven. | Source

Children, Animals and Unconditional Love

My ideal world is filled with animals. I know that my Clancey has given me unconditional love for 11 years. Living with this little human clothed in fur with a tail that is royal, teaches me everything I need to know about love.

Puppy mills, animal abuse in any form including slaughtering for food is outlawed.

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

My ideal world is safe and children run free and play without fear. Child abuse does not exist at all in any form. Bullying is unheard of and children are reared in light and love.

Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime.” ~ Herbert Ward

Five Favorite Quotes On Peace

Why do we fight instead of loving each other? I've been given many reasons why we fight, which are all unacceptable to my heart. I really think that peace comes from the soul and from living a moral life. In my ideal world, fighting is replaced by love and joy.

Inspirational Quotes always seem to bring me a certain feeling of peace. Here are five of my favorite quotes:


  • All we are saying is: give peace a chance. ~John Lennon~
  • Either war is obsolete or men are. ~R. Buckminster Fuller~
  • There are no warlike people, just warlike leaders. ~Ralph Bunche~
  • Permanent good can never be the outcome of untruth and violence. ~Gandhi~
  • When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. ~Jimi Hendrix, American Musician, Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter~

Peace on earth - brotherly love
Peace on earth - brotherly love | Source
Mother Nature deserves respect
Mother Nature deserves respect

Mother Nature and Her Children

We must never take Mother Nature for granted and always, always appreciate and protect her.

George Washington Carver said it best~

"Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.”

How anyone can enjoy a picnic in the "living room" of Mother Nature, then walk away leaving litter, is something I just don't understand. We don't throw left-overs, cans, bags and garbage on our own floor. When I see someone doing this, I walk over to their spot and without saying a word, clean everything up. Do actions speak louder than words? I think our actions hold a most powerful message. In my ideal world there is no litter.

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Images of Peace And Tranquility

Live your childhood dreams.
Live your childhood dreams. | Source
Rejoice and be in complete peace.
Rejoice and be in complete peace. | Source

Rejoice And Be At Peace

My ideal world would be filled with fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, everything healthy and plenty for all. No one would ever go hungry. Pure clean water is always available to quench the thirst. All food would be grown organically, of course.

There is music in the air accompanied by laughter and delight. We dance to the rythym of the oceans waves, the wind as it strolls through tree branches and droplets of rain kissing each flowers waiting face.

In my world, I sing like an angel, uniting the heart with it's soul. My nimble and pain-free fingers dance amongst the piano keys. At last I can play all 32 Beethoven Sonatas, the complete works of Bach, and every Chopin Prelude with ease and accomplishment.

I am surrounded by children of all ages, colors and forms. I live my childhood as I once dreamed it would be. I am again with my brothers and sisters . . . all of them. We rejoice and are at complete peace.

My Ideal World in a Nutshell~My family

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. ~ Ogden Nash

My ideal world is complete because I am with my family and friends. All those, so dear to me, including my beautiful son, who have passed on, have re-joined me along with my children and grand-children. We are all together again.

I am the proud mother of three children, two beautiful boys whom I gave birth to and a beautiful girl, and In my ideal world, each one is living their dream and having the time-of their-lives.

. . . and last, but certainly not least, my ideal world connects me with all of my hubpage buddies and friends whom I have never met, except through their hubs and comments.

There is certainly more to mention ~ but for nowl ~ this is "My Ideal World in a Nutshell".

What a Wonderful World - Hawaiian Style

© 2011 Audrey Hunt

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      tamron 5 years ago

      I had the same question why does everybody resort to violence? Not only resort to violence but profit from it do men like to fight and kill each other is it in their jeans. I don't get it! I share the same views of what the world should be like.

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      H P Roychoudhury 5 years ago from Guwahati, India

      It is an excellent hub. Your writing has values. How many of us realize it. What you said “Compassionate and caring personalities definitely have a place in my ideal world. Memory of the past is the sweat bits of moment of pleasure” is wonderful to visualize. I bow down to your greatness of mind.

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      tamron - First, I want to thank you for being the first one to read my latest hub. Second, I wish I knew why violence permeates in certain people. Thank you for your comments. I hope to see you again very soon tamron- :)vocalcoach

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      mtsi1098 5 years ago

      kudos toy your for at least two reasons - 1. appreciate the little things in life 2. stay positive and eliminate negative energy...a great reminder on both...thanks

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      Fay Paxton 5 years ago

      I always play your wonderful selections as I read and I'd say you've done an excellent job of describing the perfect world. Except for the children...I'm not sure about the children.:)

      A little something for your amusement: yesterday I played some Ella Fitzgerald. Later, I kept seeing my two-year-old grandson walking around, his head bobbing....he was scatting.:) Beats rapping anyday. :)

      up/beautiful

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      This hub, Audrey, is praiseworthy, your photos are beautiful, the quotes are perfect and memorable, and the videos - the icing on the cake. Thank you for a welcome beginning to my day.

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      Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      You have important and beautiful needs vocalcoach.;)

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      Christina M. Castro 5 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      Very nicely done, vocalcoach. There should be Peace On Earth.

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      benny Faye Douglass 5 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you for such a wonder for hub. Thank you for sharing it. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      Tamarajo 5 years ago from Southern Minnesota

      "focusing on what you dislike will not bring about change" this is so true and you are right complaining can be addictive.

      I think it is good to have ideals.

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      Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      No comments to make other than "Move over Vicalcoach, is there room for one more in your world?" I can't imagine any sane person not wanting it just like that.

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      May all your dreams come true.

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      When you finish the place, I'll take the little house down the lane.

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Twilight Lawns - well there is certainly plenty of room for you! Thanks so much and stay close by. :)vocalcoach

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I love your messages and your writing is always so beautiful. That is such a perfect world!

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      sergs_pogi 5 years ago

      Hello, Vocalcoach. This hub is indeed great! It is very relaxing and inspiring. It portrays your clean and simple personality. Simple is really beautiful. Hope to read more of your hubs very soon.

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      Kathy 5 years ago from California

      Yes Audrey - in a perfect world. Maybe if we all believe strong enough then so it will be. You my friend are an ideal and shining example and an inspiration for family and friends! Beautiful Hub and concept! May it be contagious. Rated up & beautiful.

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      chspublish 5 years ago from Ireland

      Hi vocalcoach, thanks for upholding the path to peace and happiness for us all.

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      vocalcoach~~ I want to live in your world... it is a BEAUTIFUL & AWESOME one... as I see John Lennon's name, I am reminded of my favorite song "IMAGINE..." and still pray in our lifetime... thank you ~~ Voted UP...!

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      James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

      Beautifully said! Your ideal world is a wonderful place. Let us hope and pray that it comes true.

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      James - You will be in my ideal world, where I can meet the great James Watkins, hear his music, feel his spirit and continue to glean from his remarkable hubs. VC

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      Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for your wonderful hub and this is also my ideal world.

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      Support Med. 5 years ago from Michigan

      Sweet hub! A world of positivity, joy and peace and the beauty of nature - wish it could be an everyday experience. Thanks for the quotes - and that tree, WOW!!!

      Looks like a naked lady dancing - Did it grow like that? Do you know where it is located? v/r

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      Support Med. 5 years ago from Michigan

      I found it via your source link - photographer says it was already like that - amazing!!!

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Beautiful and so very true, my sentiments exactly. I know that our inner beings shows in our writing and yours shows a truly beautiful soul.

      Take care and God Bless.

      Eiddwen.

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Support Med. - Glad you found the souce for the tree photo. Imagine - the tree actually growing like that. I was thinking that someone carved it. Wow! Thanks for the history, my friend. Appreciate your kind words. Peace to you. :) vocalcoach

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Eiddwen - And you also have a beautiful soul and one which I am so very grateful for. Meeting you on HP is a gift to me - one that I am most grateful for. Stay close, my friend and I wish you a day to smile about. :)vocalcoach

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      marcoujor - I am thrilled to find that you would like to join me in my ideal world. And I am going to edit this hub and add John Lennons Imagine video. Thank you, dear friend for suggesting this. Peace and love to you!

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      CMCastro - Great to see you, my friend and I thank you for your comments. Peace on earth these days, must come from within. Take care and blessings to you. :)

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Fay - I would have to say that Ella is my favorite vocalist of all time. I had no trouble picturing your little grandson "scatting" like the great Ella. How adorable that is. Wish I could have been there to see that! Stay wonderful - hugs VC :)

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      mitsi1098 - I want to thank you very much for your lovely comments. You have made my day! :)

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      H P - Dear friend. . .I am very humbled by your remarks and will always do my best to be worthy of such. It brings me peace when I go to my Ideal World. There exsists, no hunger, no pain, no lies, no jealousy, no hurt, no crimes and everywhere is love from the heart. And, in my perfect world - you will be there! Thank you.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Such a beautiful write Audrey--happy birthday!

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      drbj - You are too kind, my friend. (But I love hearing these kind of compliments.) I get a "rush" and want to keep writing and getting better. Thank you...Thank you.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Excellent hub and an even better message, Audrey! VUMS.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi, wouldn't it be wonderful? what a beautiful Ideal World. My ideal place on earth would be somewhere near the ocean. apart from all you have mentioned I have always wanted to live by the sea. In fact I had a great dream once, I lived in a huge house by the ocean and had loads of garden fetes and sales in the grounds! where that came from I have no idea! lol! wonderful, cheers nell

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      Annie Fenn 4 years ago from Australia

      Audrey you have painted a picture of the most beautiful place where people and families can flourish and the foundation of your beautiful, ideal world is one thing we all have within us - its LOVE!!! If only we could cordon off a section of the world and make entry conditional that all hate, greed and selfishness stay outside the gate!!!

      Your "ideal world in a nutshell" is a way of life we should all strive for. It is achievable as we do all have that magic essential requirement, thank you for inspiring us. My votes to you and sharing your wisdom and wishes!!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      this is a wonderful hub.. I feel the same way you do..that would be my perfect world to.. No child abuse.. simply love.. lots of food. Sharing this on Facebook

      Debbie

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Hi Audrey,

      I so want to live in your world.

      Voted up and away!

      Take care :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Audrey,

      This is beautiful! Awesome little glimpse into you world! You are a loving and compassionate woman. Your world looks so precious and phenomenal! Thanks for sharing this with us! Love is the foundation of life! You hit the nail head on with this!

      P.S. Voted across the board and sharing!

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Oh this is lovely Audrey. I would sing like an angel and be surrounded by organic vegetables as well. What a wonderful vision xx

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      This hub is a perfect example of why you are highlighted in my hub tomorrow....great message for all!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 4 years ago from California

      I can't believe I haven't seen this hub. It's beautiful momma... just like you. Everyone needs to read this hub and be reminded on just what a wonderful world we live in, therefore treat it and each other as such!

      Love you. Thumbs up and shared all over! :)

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      Sannel 4 years ago

      If more people could be as compassionate, unselfish, loving and beautiful like yourself and your daughter Lisa, then there would definitely be less hate, greed and selfishness on this planet. I just wish people took the time to give a stranger a polite smile or perhaps share a kind word. It could bring someone an unexpected happiness. Thank you for this wonderful read. Take care, Sannel

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      TToombs08 - Good day my friend. It's great to see you. I want to thank you for supporting this hub by taking time to both read and comment. Have you pictured your ideal world? Thank you!

      Nell Rose - Your ideal world sounds very much like the island of Kauai, Hawaii. I lived their for 8 years. There are many houses right on the beach and what beaches there are! Just magnificent. Thanks for your support!

      Fennelseed - You have given the answer to finding our ideal world - LOVE! Your thoughts about "cordoning off a section of the world and make entry conditional that all hate, greed and selfishness stay outside the gate!!! " is just magnificent.

      Thank you so much for adding so much more to my hub. You have described exactly how I feel and most likely how most of us feel. Hugs.

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      Weestro 4 years ago from Virginia

      Your world sounds like a beautiful place, thanks for sharing!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Deborah Brooks - I'm always a happy camper when I see you have read one of my hubs and even happier when I read your comments. If you come across anything I write and say to yourself, "Self, if Audrey would just do "this" instead of "that" her hubs would be awesome" - please let me know. I'd love your feedback. Thanks so much!

      Sueswan - Didn't you know? I'm taking you with me. You are part of what I love in my ideal world!

      Josh3418 - Oh thank you Josh. Your generous vote up with across the board ratings have me on top of the world. Thank you for liking my hub and giving me your loving support. You are such an asset to all of us here at hubpages!

      ChristyWrites - Well heck Christy I can teach you to sing like an angel now! As for the organic vegetables - yes, absolutely - I'm adding that to my ideal world. Thank you so much!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      billybuc - Really? Honest? You're highliting ME in your hub tomorrow? Gee, Billy. I'm surprised and sitting here all giggley and wide-eyed. What an honor. I can hardly wait to read your hub. And thank you dear man for taking your valuable time to read this.

      Rusticliving - Hi babygirl. You realize that you're gonna be right at my side in my ideal world don't you? Oh dear...I can almost read your mind. Now behave! Seriously, you're so sweet to leave such beautiful comments. I wrote this a very long time ago close to when I first joined HP. I saw a double rainbow here in Nashville lingering right over my little house and thought of you and Kauai :-)

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Oh, dearSannel - It's so good to see you here. I miss you so much. Your beautiful comments have touched me so. I want to thank you for making time to read my hub and for commenting. It's people like you who bring heaven to earth. Your love for others knows no bounds. Like you have said if people just take a minute and give a smile or say a kind word to someone else it can make all the difference in the world.

      Thank you Sannel for making a difference!

      weestro - Yes, my friend - my ideal world is filled with love. There is so much love available, no one is exempt or left out. At the end of the day, love is all that really matters. Thankyou!

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      kaneez faraz 4 years ago

      no any interestng

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Sounds like heaven to me. Beautiful thoughts.

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Jackie - Thanks for sharing your feelings about my hub. Hope your day is as wonderful as you!

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      Arun Dev 20 months ago from United Countries of the World

      I agree. Everyone should really respect Mother Nature.

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      Audrey Hunt 20 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      adevwriting - Thank you for your comments on respecting Mother Nature. Have a wonderful day!

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