Saturday, February 28, 2009

"Inspire Yourself to Life"

Use your imagination
not to scare yourself to death
but to inspire yourself to life.

-- Adele Brookman

There it is, and there you have it.
I'm following a course much like this thought,
imagining myself into a New Life.
Since i know it can be done, i know I can do it.

That might be the name
flashing above my head on some cosmic neon billboard -
Lately, it seems, there's a chorus of angels chanting "you can do this!"
I suppose they are tiny tot angels,
because the chant sounds suspiciously like
"The Little Engine That Could."
Well, that can't be bad, so color me grateful for angel voices.

Inspire -
that means breathing in - taking in -
OR -
when God (Life, Breath, Love, Power, Principle) breathes into us
(ever better - MUCH BETTER.)
That's gotta be Good, right?

So, let's go out and have an adventure -
let's see what we can do with a New Day,
New Idea,
New Thought . . .
a New Life.

Happy Day!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Saturday, February 21, 2009

One King

We all are children of the King
The King of everything
And at those times when we feel small
We'll just look up and sing
- - georgy (from "the Prince of Everything")

Better to rely on one powerful king than on many little princes.
-- Jean de La Fontaine

(and so say all of us!)

Friday, February 20, 2009

be what I desire . . to appear???? Our just Be mySelf - that would be easier . . .

Regard your good name
as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of -
for credit is like fire;
when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it,
but if you once extinguish it,
you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.

-- Socrates

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


There are two kinds of talent,
man-made talent and God-given talent.
With man-made talent you have to work very hard.
With God-given talent you just touch it up once in a while.

Pearl Bailey

Monday, February 16, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I'm thinkin' there's a bit of truth in this:

Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Monday, February 09, 2009

Oooh, this one is interesting -

Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun.

— George Scialabba

(works for me)

Friday, February 06, 2009


It's no surprise I'm from California.
Anyone here speaking with me for more than, say, two minutes - or moments
comes to the sudden realization I'm from "somewhere else."
Here, in the MidWest - people often make fun of California

It's also no secret I miss everything that seems "HomeLike."
Someone was sharing with me the other day and let slide (in conversation) information about an herbalist. I knew about her, but did not know she lives (and has her business) here.
Not only that
She is only one bus ride away from me.

So, at the beginning of the week - on a day that was sunny and cold, I bundled up and took a ride into Maplewood. (IN case you are looking - as soon as you see the marker for Saint Louis City - get off the bus - you are there.)

When I lived in the mountains, there was a lady who partnered with me to manage and at times even overcome the challenges I faced. She was an herbalist and a terrific baker. She made zucchini bread every other week (a personal favorite.) She would give me a jingle when it was coming out of the oven and I would get myself down to her store. She'd sell me a small loaf (she made some in "tiny" size for single people, like me) - only if I'd drink a glass of fresh juice. Do you know fresh carrot juice is sweet and wonderful - not at all like the canned stuff?????

Well, here's the place I went:
No baked bread. But, a world class good reputation.
There's a library we are all encouraged to use - so we can learn for ourselves.
I made a small purchase.
After making sure i saw as much as my eyes could take in
After asking as many questions as i could think of
After making sure it felt "HomeLike."
I don't know if I've made new friends
(yep, I have openings in my life for a few)
But, it's possible I have a new place to visit - every once in a while.

Now, if we could just convince Luyties to return to Saint Louis.
At least they are reachable via internet, huh?

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

"How Can I Keep From Singing" - remember that song? This quote reminded me -

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
-- Chinese Proverb