Friday, November 30, 2007


"Joy is not in things -
it is in us."
Richard Wagner

Friday, November 23, 2007

MUCH to be Thankful About.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Quote of the Day
"If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt,
it means you never take any chances."
--Julia Sorel

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Thankful People

Yes, of course, it's the Sunday before Thanksgiving.
Are we all "counting blessings?"
I find myself in the middle of someone else's friction. Now, what that heck does that say? What am I to learn about it? After a few hours of doing my best to please from my corner - I still don't know the answer.
But . . .

I did hear a cool little snippet that makes my heart happy.

Someone was quoting a song . . . "I'm drinkin' from my saucer because my cup is overflowin'."

Whatever else is going on in the world, or anywhere around me - My Cup is Overflowing with great gobs of GOODNESS. Am I sipping from the saucer? Nope, even though it's a spiffy lyric, I am splashing all around in the Flow AND I hope lots of it splashes around and spills over on everyone.

hi-de-ho from the grateful one.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


"One person with a belief
is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests."
--John Stuart Mill

Saturday, November 03, 2007


I have been thinking about class last Tuesday.

One of my beautiful classmates wondered
how she would ever be able to do what was expected.
She studies everyday and practices what she learns.
She also works.
It was brought up in class about "Torah Study."
Her concern was about how many hours in a day.
Where could she find more time to study scripture?

Our teacher is wise.
He explained that "Torah"
means "Teaching."
It's true that it also means the five books of Moses,
and the Psalms, and the Prophets
But - it means study or the teaching of things that lead us to God
To Our True Self
The One

So, it reminded me of a story I learned from our teacher
about the Holiday that is celebrated when we come to the end of the Book
and start over.
There is a day - a Holiday
when we dance with the Torah.

So, there was a group of students dancing with their teacher
(The Baal Shem Tove - Master of the Good Name)
and the Torah
(The scrolls they learn from)
and, as it was being handed from the teacher
to a student
someone in the room realized the teacher
became the Torah.
His Life Is A Torah.

We all become the
Word of God
by dancing/living in Joy
the things we learn
about who we are
The One.

What do you think?