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Month: November 2013

Today’s Quote

Originally posted on Soul Gatherings:
For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) ~ _________________________________

Giving Thanks

Before you head off for parts known, before you begin developing a familiar intimacy with your ovens and stoves, before your refrigerator begs you to refrain from adding one more thing… There are so many clichés associated with being thankful – and I doubt that I will come up with anything new. Yet, in advance of the arrival of our family, I felt the need to extend my thoughts to all of you.  I’m thankful for so much and words fail me (which I submit is a good thing).  I… Read more Giving Thanks

The greatest kindness

Originally posted on Dr Bill Wooten:
“Love is sometimes shown in the things you don’t say, don’t keep track of and don’t notice. The greatest kindness is often shown in letting things go. None of us is perfect, but we can all be perfect friends and perfect partners by allowing those that we love to be imperfect. Give those around you the “break” that you hope the world will give you on your own “bad day” and you’ll never, ever regret it.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch

Awords

If you have yet to discover charronschatter.com, you are depriving yourself of a consistent reason to smile, marvel and delight. While I appreciate her acknowledgement in this post, I appreciate her generous talent even more…

Loads Of Questions, Fewer Answers

“When I was One I had just begun When I was Two I was nearly new When I was Three I was hardly me When I was Four I was not much more When I was Five I was just alive But now I’m Six, I’m as clever as clever So I think I’ll be Six now for ever and ever”  — A.A. Milne So, my cohort group is turning sixty next year.  Sixty.  It’s an impressive number.  Jo will enter this decade first (though at the end of the… Read more Loads Of Questions, Fewer Answers

Thursday Re-View — “Thoughts for My Son”

Originally posted on Soul Gatherings:
Call Mom. Pick your battles. Be kind. Thoughts matter. Breathe. Count to five before you speak. Look beyond what you see. Don’t judge. Rescue an animal. Keep your word. Give back. Be present. Apologize. Give thanks. Choose your words with care. Dance to your own music. Character matters. Listen with your heart. Honor your family. Respect your elders. Share. Play fair. Be honest. Remember where you came from. Root for the underdog. Volunteer. Be charitable. Keep the faith. Look people in the eye. Mean what…

If The Mountain Won’t Come To The Sirs…

…one brings the Sirs to the mountains.  We came up here last night to check on a heating system which I left in a questionable state on Wednesday and a pending installation of shades and blinds.  Up here, you leave a house key at the lodge and people come and go whether or not you’re around.  A little strange for me, but a little instructive too.  No one trashed the house, took anything, scratched any walls.  They do their thing and they leave.  I like being a part of a… Read more If The Mountain Won’t Come To The Sirs…

Stuck In The Mud

That feeling of spinning your wheels, your body rocking with the car thinking it’s going to help in your efforts to dislodge it.  Wishing someone would come along to give you a push, yet recognizing that you haven’t seen another car for miles. The karma truck is stuck in the mud.  I think it’s ok though – either I’m on the verge of getting back on the road or I’m making peace with the fact that sometimes you just have to put the damn thing in park. Why so stuck?… Read more Stuck In The Mud