Monday, August 22, 2011

Jack Layton died :(

In a letter to Canadians,

"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world."

Jack Layton

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Fruit of the Spirit

I've seen this around..I don't know who put it together so simply.

Love ~ Joy ~ Peace ~ Patience ~ Kindness ~ Goodness ~ Faithfulness ~ Gentleness ~ Self control.

I would like to paint it somewhere in our home...such a great reminder of what qualities we could possess.

Monday, August 8, 2011


"Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify."

~ Henry David Thoreau

I love to live's something I am constantly striving for. I like being quiet...I'm a great listener. I like to observe and try to not judge. Live and let live. I am trying to borrow more books from the library and friends and if I feel I need it forever, then I'll purchase it...I need to do that with movies and tv series on dvd! I like real, whole food..mostly because its healthiest. I have no desire to shop and try not to have a list of wants. I like feeling grounded..(I don't really know what that means but I think I know how it feels). I don't want to over consume. I am generous with my heart. I often brag to Chris and the girls that I could live out of a back pack and I'm fairly certain that I mean it. I try to stop myself from saying things that don't need to be said...don't ask my teens about this one. I am enjoying starting my day with an hour long walk at 6 am.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Oh My Goodness!

Look at the new format!! Thanks Grace! It's so new and fresh!

Bonjour!'s well into August already ;)
August 2010 Me and my Chi
This summer has been marked by many things that inspire, so many I can't possibly list them all but the ones that stand out the most for me concern relationships and the positive effects a couple/people have on a their community and individuals who surround them, even folks unknown to them.  Chi and I were invited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of dear friends of ours last month, what a day!   They renewed their vows to each other, acknowledged a life so far that has been full adventure and the potential for so much more.  Marg and Stew, I know,  just by association have laid a foundation for more compassion, peace, empathy and love in this world. Even if you don't know them personally, you know them because that energy has be passed on and has imprinted on someone who I'm certain has passed it on, kinda like the Wella Balsam commercial from the 70's  you nurture two people and they nurture two people.... an so on, and so on.

This weekend Chi and I will be off to celebrate with Alvin and Donna,  40 years married!  I am so looking forward to many more years with my Chi and I think in 17 years, we'll throw a 40 year bash of our own!  Keep on, keepin' on Chris & Lee, Greg & Kathy, you too inspire!

Life is Good!