Monday, March 31, 2008

Life Is Good

Today I feel much like my favorite comic strip
"Rose Is Rose"

I can see God's Hand in Life
All Is Well

Friday, March 28, 2008

Good Morning!
It's raining, raining, raining. To me, this is a very good thing. I enjoy inclement weather. I have long realized I'm a little out of step from the norm but recently it's been necessary to temper my joy because we've had so much rain the region is flooded. Not the Noah kind of flood, but enough to ruin millions of dollars worth of property. Most people seem to not have flood insurance. I can understand that because, first, insurance seemed like betting against yourself, and second, dollars - when you live in a flood plain, flood insurance will cost a lot. Let's face it, here in the Midwest, surrounded on all sides by major rivers and a few tributaries, this is a flood prone piece of geography. The local news gives information about insurance, and about clean up. I'm sure that helps. The media does point out to people, if they get insurance today, it does not kick in for thirty days so, as it continues to pour this week and next, their new insurance will be no recourse this round of high water.

Still and all, I love the rain.

It's Friday. Today I get to do chores. So, I better grab my list and some galoshes and off i go.
Hi-De-Ho to you all!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Unfortunately - True:

Quote of the Day

"A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well." --Dan Rather

Monday, March 24, 2008

It's Spring!

It's Spring.
This year it's made a memorable entrance.
The full moon brought out the intensity in personalities around me, giving me opportunity to look closely for personal flaws to work on.
We had a lot of rain that caused wide spread flooding in the immediate region,
many people are dealing with receding waters in their homes, businesses and highways.
Yesterday it actually snowed off and on all day.
There were large, fluffy flakes.
It was beautiful.

It's Spring.

136 days to Olympics

Very early this morning we watched the ceremony - happening live - in Greece. The Olympic Torch is ready has been set off for it's trip around the world. I long to see it unify, lift, inspire the world.

I admit there are challenges.
I dearly hope we all hold to the ideal
and not allow darkness to spoil the beautiful possibilities.

136 days and counting.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Quote for the Morning

"The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials."
--Chinese Proverb

What a brilliant reminder, don't you think?

Happy Day of Rain!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

From - Beautiful -

Especially at "work" I search for the Holy One.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Quote this morning:

"Self-respect is the fruit of discipline -
the ability to say no to oneself."
--Abraham Heschel

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Yep -

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
-- Frank A. Clark

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Into One Grain, there come a hundred harvests
In a single heart is a whole world contained.

- People of the Book, pg. 278

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

"Where we love is home,
home that our feet may leave,
but not our hearts."

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

missing my friends -

Monday, March 03, 2008

Yes! That's it.

You probably know my favorite comic strip "Rose is Rose" by Brady/Wimmer - Today they have it perfect, don't you think? Someone "upstairs" is having issues with the new weather equipment. Yesterday we had super spring, over 70 degrees, neighbors runn9ng around in shorts. Now it's cold headed toward colder, icy rain headed to sleet - and, the promise of accumulating rain for tomorrow. Not that I'm complaining. It all seems perfect to me.

Speaking of perfect. Last night's event (Sunday Night Live) was wonderful. I'm really looking forward to the rest of the series.

I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.
---George Burns


Except, I'd rather be happy, doing something I love
and be well supported

yes, I expect a lot.
Don't you?